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post #1 of 19 Old 08-10-2009, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Visibility on re-located mirrors

Gonna pick up a pair of re-location brackets for the side mirriors, they just seem to be the best choice .Dont have a garage so mirrors would have to go back on everytime I put up top and re-installed doors, just one less thing to do especially after a nite out . Also like the look, not sure about the round cover for the old mirrors though. Is the visibility really that bad on the passanger side ?
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what visibility?

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The only thing the passenger side mirror is good for with the doors on is knocking on trees.

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The only thing the passenger side mirror is good for with the doors on is knocking on trees.
and keeping the law happy
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im pretty sure here you only need one.
(or at least in TN)
so its more for symmetry

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i pulled my passenger side mirror off and put it back on the door, but left the post sticking out in case we ever get another drought and I can leave my doors off 24/7 again. People ask me whats that post stickin out for? I just smile and say its the mount for my JK's machine gun.

Really the passenger side is worthless. They didn't think that out very much.

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yep my brackets are in the box on the shelf.

found a chrome angle bracket in my basement put a 5" fish eye mirror on it put it under the back seat. when i take the doors off i bolt the bracket to the w/shield hinge bolt. works good free and legal. (probably should be flat to be legal)

most states require two mirrors,drivers side mandatory, either center or pass side , some may say if it left the factory with it it has to be there.

got Jeep got stuff, never enough of the right stuff tho

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You really need a round safety mirror on the passengers side to make it functional. JKBRIT put the small safety mirrors on his outer vents. Helps with the doors off and they are fully adjustable

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I forgot I had a passenger mirror. Mine is blocked by my door. It really only serves as a tree guard for my doors.

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I forgot I had a passenger mirror. Mine is blocked by my door. It really only serves as a tree guard for my doors.
Same, I forgot about mine. Then I took my doors off and looked over and was like "WTF? what is that for? How do I use that?" Even with the doors off, the mirror is less usefull than leaning over and looking out the side of the Jeep.
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Rugged Ridge

Is what I have, and yes the passenger you need a rubber neck for a great view, but it is possible without having to fully stretch out to get a partial view.
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I still say the ones below are the best out there

Relo brackets

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you can look at getting a rollbar mounted bracket that will accept something like a 5" or 3" round mirror.

rotate inside when the doors go on, outside or down when the doors are off.

something like this, maybe




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Let's face it. There are no elegantly perfect solutions to this dilema. All the options have pluses and minuses. It's just what you're willing to live with.

For example. I have the Lange II mirrors and I have a set of Bestop soft doors.

Plus:
Easy on and off-mounting bracket stays on even without mirror mounted.
Good viewing surface area.
Relatively good price.
Retain factory mirrors on doors for quick change-over.

Minus:
Whistle like crazy @ speed.
Vibrates.
When using full soft doors, can't open door fully or will knock mirror out of alignment.
Don't even think of looking @ the passenger side one...its useless and I don't even use it anymore.

Still, even then. It's the best option I had.
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As others have said above, the Rugged Ridge brackets make the passenger mirrors all but invisible if your doors are on or if the tops of your half doors are on. The passenger mirror IS visible if top half of half doors are removed.

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you would think that by now someone would make a mirror brkt that works and sell them like crazy.

i guess the problem is it would stick out so far it would look stupid.

got Jeep got stuff, never enough of the right stuff tho

Am I in deep enough yet?
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like others on here I went down to the local Yamaha dealer and picked up a pair of 3 inch motorcycle mirrors. They fit perfectly in the hinge. I added a rubber grommet on top/bottom so I could tighten the nuts to keep the wind from readjusting it for me.
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like others on here I went down to the local Yamaha dealer and picked up a pair of 3 inch motorcycle mirrors
You wouldn't happen to remember the part number, would you?

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