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Old 04-06-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Door vs Window side mirrors

I just installed some Rugged Ridge side mirrors that mount to the windshild frame and removed the factory door mirrors. I like the fact that I don't have to worry about installing mirrors now when I remove the doors. My question is do I need to cover up the three screw holes where the factory mirrors bolted on my '97 TJ or is it OK to just leave them open?

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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i have left mine "open" for the past 4 years and have not had any problems.

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Most companies (I thought Rugged Ridge did, actually) include a cover for those bolt holes. I would sure as hell cover them up so your doors don't rot out from the inside. Especially in the Northeast, since we get salt/sand, rain, snow, and everything else on our cars Mark W.
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I put the factory screws back in.
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i have left mine "open" for the past 4 years and have not had any problems.
Me too. About the same time frame too.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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Now this is not a Jeep bashing, but IMHO the mirrors are a design flaw on the jeeps. If you can remove the doors, why would they put the mirrors on the doors? Wouldn't it make more sense to mount them to the body in the first place?
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You are an enemy of the after market folks my friend. For shame...
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:49 AM   #8
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Design fault!? Let's talk about all the changes from the YJ to the TJ. Like the t case linkage being moved to the body. Or the upper rear shock mounts being changed to bar pins. If they made them the way we wanted in the factory they'd be a $50,000 vehicle! Plus then what reason do I have to break stuff?
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Sorry, I have after market mirrors that work very well on my jeep and also look good when the doors are removed. I just think in that case it would be nice if the mirrors were on the body.Like I said it is not a jeep bashing I was just stating my opinion.
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I'd have to agree with Joe- the MA had the mirrors on the body 68 years ago...
Granted, they had no doors, but still! They had it right there Mark W.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:23 AM   #11
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Well I removed the RR mirrors. I didn't like them after all. They whistled at speed and vibrated too much. I am going to get something that mounts the factory mirrors to the body instead.
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Did you call Rugged Ridge? They may be able to help you figure something out- Mark W.

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