well i went out and bought all new wires between the antenna and radio. no help there. Now i have purchased a completely new antenna. it is a glass mount cell phone like am/fm radio. It has the same problems as my factory radio.
One more thing i think is worth noting. My gain switch never worked when i had my factory radio installed. Is there a ground or something that may be disconnected causing crappy reception and that gain amp to not work? I did replace the amp under the radio when i had the stock stereo and the light to the switch works too. What do you guys/girls think? This is the biggest problem with my car right now\
BTW I did get new dual rolled exhaust tips and if you guys are helpful, maybe I will post some pics when I get them developed.