Same thing happened to me when i was bending down to try and take off interior trunk panels. Once my eye stopped watering I fired up the computer and ordered the stubby. Loving it ever since!Almost poked my eye out drying my car with stock antenna, 3 days later Stubby installed. Safety first gotta see where I am going.
For those of you that listen to the radio and do not live in an urban area you will probably be better off with the stock one due to reception issues (as in my case). And it only takes a few seconds to unscrew it and lie it at the bottom of your soft top when using a cover.Yeah, it was the cover that got me to get the stubby. The cover is too tight a fit for the whip. It came with sticky grommets for punching an antenna hole, but just putting a Stubby on there is so much less hassle. I like the look of the OEM antenna, but Stubby looks fine, too.