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post #1 of 10 Old 03-01-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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mirror relocate with snorkel

I have an aev snorkel and rugged ridge mirror relocating kit. I put the drivers side on but have not yet attempted the passenger side. Any chance at all that you can make it fit. Doesn't look like its going to fit

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-01-2011, 07:50 PM
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Have to mod the bracket-have a pic somewhere of it done-might be able to add some spacer/longer bolts also. I just left the pass side off and just change lanes when I need to!

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I think I'm going to leave it off. On the highway I have no problems changing lanes without mirrors. I've been doing it for a while now. Only thing I like having the drivers side mirror for is getting on the highway.

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-08-2011, 08:02 AM
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I am in the process of modding the passenger side bracket to fit with the snorkel right now. it's my first attempt at real fab work so it's not all that pretty but I will post up some picks of the process and the finished product hopefully tonight.
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Only problem is that legally you need side-view mirrors. Just saying that if the cop wants to be a pain he can and will.

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Depends on the state. In VA and MI all you need are 2 rear facing mirrors, in VA, one has to be the inside rear view so riding with out the passenger one is legal. I know other states that is not the case. The google machine will help you check it out locally pretty easy.
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Only problem is that legally you need side-view mirrors. Just saying that if the cop wants to be a pain he can and will.
PA regs are only one mirror required so side mirrors are not needed as long as you have the rearview inside. I drive by state troopers when I'm doorless all the time, never had an issue.

Granted, if you read the PA driving regs REALLY closely, you're not allowed to run doorless, but I don't know anyone who's ever been pulled over, let alone ticketed for doing so - but that's another issue altogether.



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Depends on the state. In VA and MI all you need are 2 rear facing mirrors, in VA, one has to be the inside rear view so riding with out the passenger one is legal. I know other states that is not the case. The google machine will help you check it out locally pretty easy.
Agreed it definitely depends on the state and yes most laws (including NJ) only require the rearview and the driver-side side-view. However I do know that (friends/family in law enforcment) if it comes from the factory then it should be maintained. You may not need all of the items on your vehicle but if they are there from the factory but defective then you can be fined/ticketed or not even pass inspections. For instance brake lights are the most common incident.

For instance in NY vehicles built before 1952 only need 1 brake light. After 1952 need 2. Most vehicles are built with three now for added safety (esp since that 3rd light and the intensity are the only separating factors bw the brake and the running lights).

But if it comes from the factory then it should be treated as necessary (esp safety equipment) and can be held accountable for it.

3rd brake lights are constantly an issue when upgrading tire sizes on our jeeps (spare tire). I just removed my 3rd on my TJ. But that was technically "illegal" bc it was OEM. However on the YJs I think the 3rd brake light didnt start being manufactured till '92. Maybe...

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If you are using the rugged ridge relocation bracket, you can drill out the hole enough to move it back enough and will be a snug fit. That is what I did with my last JK.

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Just drilling it out and sliding it back a bit doesn't seem to provide clearance when the mirror is actually attached to the bracket. Did you do something else to get it to fit?
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