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rugged ridge mirror relocate & fuel door? anyone have them?

does anyone have the rugged ridge mirror relocation kit? i seem to remember reading that they had fitment or rattling problems or some type of problem.
anyone have this kit and happy with it, or anyone have it and hate it?

also, what about the rugged ridge fuel door? anyone have it? any recommendations or comments about it?

thanks for any help!
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Ive had the mirror relocation brackets since last december. They dont fit good, but it's not bad. The mirror misses seating all the way into the bracket by about 1/4", but I've yet to meet anyone that noticed.

I did away w/ the plugs you put in the door. They are butt ugly. I leave the original brackets in the door and leave the other brackets on and just move the mirror back and forth.

Lately though, Ive been lazy and just leave the mirror on the relocation brackets. I should note, if you dont arleady know, that the passenger side mirror is about 60% blocked (less if you are tall) by the dash when the doors are on and the mirror is on the relocation bracket. So it's not a COMPLETE solution to running w/ no doors. All in all though, I'd buy it again. But then again, my comfort zone is pretty wide open.

Another note: RR has had some problems getting the screw sizes right. The screws they provide to put the mirror into the bracket were too short (for me). I used one of the screws from the mopar bracket and it worked fine. I hear tell they have corrected this problem - but who knows.
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thanks for the reply.

60% blocked huh? their website says "slightly blocked." i'd say 60% is a little more than "slightly blocked."

can you not just leave the mirrors in the relocated position all the time? if you were to do that, do you have to worry about banging the doors on them when you open the door?
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thanks for the reply.

60% blocked huh? their website says "slightly blocked." i'd say 60% is a little more than "slightly blocked."

can you not just leave the mirrors in the relocated position all the time? if you were to do that, do you have to worry about banging the doors on them when you open the door?
Yeah, when the mirrors are relocated and the doors are on, taht's when it's blocked. If you move the mirrors back, naturally it's back to normal. You can leave both brackets on and they never touch. Regardless of where you put the mirror.

Edit: it sounds bad, but I would buy this product again knowing that it's not perfect by a long shot.
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i wonder if it would be difficult to weld an extra piece onto the passenger side bracket to raise it up so it won't be blocked?
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lol..it'd be difficult for me w/ my LIMITED skills. I dont think it'd be too hard if you knew what you was doing. Just extend it out an extra 1-2" and I reckon you'd have a better field of view.

edit: I dont know if I ever stated it, bu thtey work PERFECT w/ the doors off. It's doors on where it gets tricky.
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I have the mirror brackets and I agree with what he said. They're great with the doors off, but the passenger side is at least 60% blocked with the doors on. Moving it up won't help. It needs to be moved out.

You get used to it and just have to make sure you give a good head check when changing lanes. I'd buy them again too since they're fairly cheap, but I'm still looking for a better solution. The doors don't hit them.
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I've got a set myself, and I have the same problems as everyone else....

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I got a lange mirror and really like it. took off the factory brackets and got a door nob hole repair thing at home depot. painted it black and stuck it on over the hole. Only put one on the driver side but I think it will work OK on the passenger side.



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I never even bothered to list the RR version on our site. The WP ones now that they've been revised are a better product. It seems like they sit higher too.

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I never even bothered to list the RR version on our site. The WP ones now that they've been revised are a better product. It seems like they sit higher too.
got a link to it? i couldn't find it on your site.
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The link is here, however the picture is of the unrevised version.

http://www.rjroffroad.com/warrior-mi...-pr-16731.html

The tube the mirror mounts in now is shorter/better fitting, and the back side is now gussetted as well to keep the mirrors from moving as much.

They also do a mirror hole plug kit for the doors in diamond plate, black diamond plate, and steel.
http://www.rjroffroad.com/warrior-mi...-pr-17005.html

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