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Di-Tech Mirror Relocation Bracket - A Review

Doors Off Mirror Relocation Bracket

Just a quick review of a product that I just acquired and really like. This bracket attaches to your body attached upper door hinge. It basically uses your stock mirrors and positions them in the same location that they would be in if the doors were on. Its all metal and very well constructed. Easy to install and is VERY solid. Only takes about 2 minutes to install.

Price seems high but for the $70 you get a solid and sharp looking solution to the doors off / mirror issue. You can reuse your mirrors off of your doors (they come off very easy) or do as I did, pick up a set of pulled ones from a salvaged JK.

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What is the height difference at top from original factory mount location? Looks to be a bit lower?
Do they still fold in or out?

I like them....
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I use them. They are in the exact same location as they would be on your doors. They are really well made, solid, and have no real wind vibration.

They were worth the money to me. I would like to have a spare set of mirrors to throw on them and avoid one more step.
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What is the height difference at top from original factory mount location? Looks to be a bit lower?
Do they still fold in or out?

I like them....
Height is same as when they ae on the door. And yes they do still fold in.


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I use them. They are in the exact same location as they would be on your doors. They are really well made, solid, and have no real wind vibration.

They were worth the money to me. I would like to have a spare set of mirrors to throw on them and avoid one more step.
Yeah that's what I did. Got a set of pulled mirrors from a parts JK. Sweet setup.

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No one has mentioned the viewing angle from the drivers seat. Are these going to finally let us see out of the passenger mirror? Picture please!

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No one has mentioned the viewing angle from the drivers seat. Are these going to finally let us see out of the passenger mirror? Picture please!
The mirror is in EXACTLY the same position as if it was on the door.

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Great timing! I'll be picking up a set of these this weekend.

Thanks for the write-up!

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No one has mentioned the viewing angle from the drivers seat. Are these going to finally let us see out of the passenger mirror? Picture please!
I adjust the passenger mirror so that I can just see my back corner and lots of road. Same as with the doors on.

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I have been pondering the idea of buying these also I just wish the company offered a discount to forum members!
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i want them, just not going to pay 70 bucks for brackets. i may have a buddy build me something similar (not going to copy exactly so no patent infringment), no way its going to cost that much.
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i want them, just not going to pay 70 bucks for brackets. i may have a buddy build me something similar (not going to copy exactly so no patent infringment), no way its going to cost that much.
That is the same reason I haven't bit the bullet yet! I don't really see why they have such a high price tag!
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That is the same reason I haven't bit the bullet yet! I don't really see why they have such a high price tag!
Yeah they are over priced imo. But I went for them for this reason:

1) I don't have to fab anything up.
2) don't like any of the other relocation options out there.
3) they look factory.

After getting them, I was VERY impressed by the quality. Very solid and well built. The powercoat is thick and well finished. I'll be keeping this jeep for years and years. So 70 bucks for a well designed and built part that will last forever was well worth it to me.

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Yeah they are over priced imo. But I went for them for this reason:

1) I don't have to fab anything up.
2) don't like any of the other relocation options out there.
3) they look factory.

After getting them, I was VERY impressed by the quality. Very solid and well built. The powercoat is thick and well finished. I'll be keeping this jeep for years and years. So 70 bucks for a well designed and built part that will last forever was well worth it to me.
I agree with all three of your points. I just hate when companies price items so high. Out of all of the threads I have seen, not one person has complained about the brackets so I unfortunately will probably break down and buy them long before the company reduces the price.
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I have thought about it, but truth is that my wife and I aren't ready to take the doors off yet with the kids so it will be a couple years until the youngest is "old" enough to ride without doors.

Still a great design and although sees a few bucks high worth not having to do any fab work and still have it in a stock mount point to be useful!
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doesnt look like they're compatible with a rockhard cage


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I have to add my thumbs up these as well. I went wheeling a few weeks ago with my doors off and drove 2+ hours on the hwy with these and had no vibrations and could actually see out of the passenger side since it sits in the same position. Some of the trails we hit were obviously not made with a JK unlimited in mind so having the mirrors still be able to fold was awesome.

I honestly don't know how people can drive without side mirrors, especially off-road! I rely on mine way too much so I needed/wanted a solution that gave me the stock look and usability. The relocation kits I looked at all had some visibility loss. These fit the bill perfectly so I can't be any happier...and they are solid as can be! Hell, I've spent way more on item for my Jeep that are either useless or I have never used...can you say seat covers.....

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doesnt look like they're compatible with a rockhard cage
I had just about ordered these when my search turned this post up. I have the rockhard cage that has a mounting plate along the side of the dash.

These brackets have that spacer to locate the mirror in the exact o.e.m. position. Would the post just be rotated slightly more outboard, and could be compensated for by adjusting the mirror differently?

Or are they totally incompatible?

My $16.00 eurotrash mirrors suck, and I'm looking for a better solution.

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doesnt look like they're compatible with a rockhard cage
This bracket uses the same bolt to hold them to the bracket as the mirror uses to be attached to the stock door. So the bracket is the same thickness as the door. So if your cage works with your doors then it'll work with this bracket.

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This bracket uses the same bolt to hold them to the bracket as the mirror uses to be attached to the stock door. So the bracket is the same thickness as the door. So if your cage works with your doors then it'll work with this bracket.
x2 on this. in theory, if the mirrors are in the same spot, then the bolts are in the same spot and nothing on the bracket extends beyond the bolt head towards the dash.

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ahh ok just looked again and I thought that they attached to the dash side somehow too, but if they just bolt to the door hinge then yeah they'll work just fine with the cage


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