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JK mirror relocation Sucks

Want to remove your doors and relocate your mirrors?

Ok this is for you folks who have been searching or will be in the future for relocation brackets for your mirrors when you take your doors off.

First, Lets all give thanks to the brilliant engineers at Chrysler who designed and manufactured such a cheap mirror. ( Why would you design a mirror that was mounted to a door that is removable, and not make that mirror easily mountable elsewhere once the door is removed without having to buy other hardware?)

Second, my personal thanks go out to Rugged Ridge and their team of design engineers. I have to know, did they really test their product on a real Jeep once completed? The passenger mirror, once relocated to the "A" pillar using the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets, is completely useless.


*IF* you do decide to use the RR brackets, DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN the torx screw holding the mirror to the bracket. I would suggest hand tightening them and then maybe one to two turns with a ratchet. They have this warning in bold in their instructions for a reason. Yes, I stripped the threads on the mirror base. Luckily, there were more threads deeper and I was able to purchase a longer M8-1.25x40 bolt and washer.

I would suggest reading other members experiences on relocating the mirrors and choose wisely.

The old saying, "you get what you pay for" is true. I would not recommend the RR brackets if you want to

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There is another thread posted that has the new mirror relocation brackets that places the mirror in the stock door mount location without the doors on....looks badass and functional!

For the RR ones, it might be a cheaper option if you are only doing it to be legal having mirrors mounted. The driver side is still functional, but the right side sucks to look out of without bending over a little to peer around the corner of the dash.

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There is another thread posted that has the new mirror relocation brackets that places the mirror in the stock door mount location without the doors on....looks badass and functional!

For the RR ones, it might be a cheaper option if you are only doing it to be legal having mirrors mounted. The driver side is still functional, but the right side sucks to look out of without bending over a little to peer around the corner of the dash.
I mounted the rr on the passenger side with longer bolts and a ton of washers and its not bad, not perfect. But livable

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I mounted the rr on the passenger side with longer bolts and a ton of washers and its not bad, not perfect. But livable
hmmm.....that's a thought. Do you notice any vibration/jiggle out of it with all the spacers or does it hold pretty steady?

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hmmm.....that's a thought. Do you notice any vibration/jiggle out of it with all the spacers or does it hold pretty steady?
Totally solid
No vibration at all
I used fender washers cause they are bigger, covered more area

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My wife got hers from Quadra and they work pretty good, hinge mount, one freaking nut, no vibes, $60 for a pair.
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I read a thread a couple of years ago about some mirrors called Euro mirrors that were sold at AutoZone for about $16 for both. I bought them. they fit the bolt pattern on the A pillar flange. You can see pretty good out the drivers side mirror but the passenger side sucks and it's there mainly for the cops in case passenger side mirrors are required in your state. I used to remove them whenever I put the doors back on, but then I got lazy and left them on. I just push them forward so the door mounted mirrors don't hit them.

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I used the RR driver side only. All I am required is the rear view and the drivers mirror with doors off. With doors on most people dont notice the difference between the drivers and passenger mirror locations.

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I mounted the rr on the passenger side with longer bolts and a ton of washers and its not bad, not perfect. But livable
Pictures???? I have the RR on drivers and would like to move the passenger over during the summer.

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I use the RR for cpl years now, I just leave the stock brackets on the doors also, bought slightly longer 13mm bolts, the stock bolts barely thread into the mirror on the RR brackets. I leave a 13mm socket in the glove box, it takes less then a minute to move the passenger mirror to the door bracket if I put them back on.


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I use the RR brackets as well.
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There are also these mirror brackets, I don't know if they are any good or not. http://www.dietechoffroad.com/produc...rorbracket.htm

What brackets would you guys recommend? I was gonna pick up the RR tomorrow as There doesn't seem to be much else on the market.
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I just got the Mopar driver's side bracket and leave the bracket in place all year round. If I want the doors on, I just rotate it forward so it is parallell to the body.

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I have the RR brackets. The stock mirrors have a longer threaded bolt which is what I used for mine. It's been a couple of years since I did this so I don't remember many details but the original bolt they suggest just barely reaches the mirror. I nearly stripped mine out too. When I realized the mirrors had a longer bolt I just used it. Works fine. No additional hardware purchase

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mine work great. Mounted the passenger side on the bottom hinge and it works fine for me



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I used the RR driver side only. All I am required is the rear view and the drivers mirror with doors off. With doors on most people dont notice the difference between the drivers and passenger mirror locations.
^^^^This goes for me, too. And since I had the leftover filler plate from the unused passenger side, I was good to go when I got the 2nd set of doors.

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I read a thread a couple of years ago about some mirrors called Euro mirrors that were sold at AutoZone for about $16 for both. I bought them. they fit the bolt pattern on the A pillar flange. You can see pretty good out the drivers side mirror but the passenger side sucks and it's there mainly for the cops in case passenger side mirrors are required in your state. I used to remove them whenever I put the doors back on, but then I got lazy and left them on. I just push them forward so the door mounted mirrors don't hit them.
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Oh yeah, fixed it a couple of days after we got back.

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I use the Lange, drivers side only. It's not bad but it whisltes constantly. Guess thats what the stereo if for.
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Mark Allen is the design chief at Fiat-owned Chrysler, and he is proud of bringing back (SLOWLY) some of the features that were on original CJ's-- such as the folding windshield and the trapezoidal shaped front grille. But if he truly drives what he designs, and wants to use his jeep the way most Americans want to use theirs, he should simply take his doors off and realize how idiotic his design happens to be. We want to take the doors off and GO! Not fumble around with washers, third-party aftermarket mirrors to go in some moronic location (empty door hinge, etc.) C'mon man, get your butt in a jeep at the factory and take the doors off and use some of that executive salary for some critical thinking on this mirror location problem you have created. The JL is a step in the right direction, but I'm not going to fork over any money to buy one until you at least get the mirror problem solved-meaning Mr. Allen has finally decided to mount the mirror on the body similar to a CJ solution. While you are at it Mark, put the windshield wipers on the windshield frame so we can truly fold down the windshield without removing the wipers from the hood location (again, moron award for engineering). Not negative, but it is almost 2020 and AMC got it right in 1976? C'mon man!
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Quadratec makes a nice system albeit expensive as shit but it works really well. https://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_0220_07.htm

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@superstu ....you revieved a 9 yr old post for that?
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