Turn your rearview mirror upside down. You'll be able to see better out the back.
Stubby antenna is good...see Antenna-X in the vendor section, or check out thread below:
Replace stock antenna...
First time you drive at night, you'll realize that headlights are pretty important.
Rallylight/Hella headlight upgrade install
Tons of other stuff. Look around, read some threads, you'll empty your wallet in nothing flat.
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