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Trunk lip antenna suggestions?

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May 17, 2009
I'm currently running a K40 attached to my Cobra 29 on my daily driver. I destroyed my K40 mount bracket while trying to shorten the screws used to hold it on, as they were contacting my rear glass and causing chips. Now that it seems K40 is out of the business, I'm looking for other equivalent options. The Wilson 1000 seems like a popular choice, but I'd like to know if there's anything else out there worth looking at.

I'd like to have better weather band reception than the K40 provided, but it's not a priority. I use the CB almost exclusively to listen in on traffic and bear reports on the highway, so CB reception is key.

Before anyone suggests it, no I won't drill. Filled in holes can pass on a Crown Vic or similar when it comes time to sell, but not so much on a BMW. Magnets also don't work, I've tried a number of magnet bases and they all fall off even at the speed limit on a windy day. This car seems to have thin metal.
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