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Old 05-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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For those "Doors Off" Folks?

For those of you who like to ride with your Wrangler doors off - Have any of you found a way to still have side mirrows?

If other mirrows availible "online" please post links. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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There are a number of "safari" mirrors or mirror relocation brackets that will work. Check the Quadratec web site. I would post a link but I'm not on my computer and I haven't figured out how to do that from the iPad.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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there have been mirror relocation brackets on the market for manny manny years now.. Probably as long as the wrangler has been around or close to it.. Some will even use bicycle or motorcylce mirrors that can be insterted into a door hinge or something like that..

Google is good news Mirror Relocation Brackets for Jeep Wrangler - Quadratec
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I do not suggest the Quadratec Relocation Mirrors as you will lose your passanger side mirror when the doors are on. I have just ordered these:

Jeep Mirrors, Jeep Quick Release Mirror Relocation Kit Black for 97-12 Jeep Wrangler

I did some research and people highly suggested them as easy to add on and easy to take off with the doors. I'm going to install them today, pretty excited!
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ah yeah my link was just a example.. the ones ekia linked are a solid option
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I did this ( http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ng-156556.html ) with older Ford truck/van mirrors (available in large quantities at your local salvage yard); not elegent, but very cheap and very easy. All's it takes is to drill a single hole in the junk-yard mirror, then hook it up!!!





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Old 05-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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Heres another vote for the RR quick release mirrors. Tho I permantetly installed mine and I can see fine out of the pass one with my full hard doors on. I added a small convex mirror from walmart on the driver side and I actually replaced my pass side flat mirror with a 6" convex mirror from advanced auto. They work great and I'm really happy with them with the doors on or off. Heres a pic of how they look installed on a 2000 TJ:


I dont have a pic of how they look from in the driver seat but its been raining alot lately and I have the doors on now so I will take one and post it up if you like.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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This is what I'm running. They are ok, but while driving they do vibrate.

Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors
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You can go from one extreme to another.

Some people bolt on a motorcycle mirror to the door hinge just to keep legal. This solution is inexpensive buy you can't see out of them very well either because of placement or vibration.

I went to the other extreme. I bought brackets from DieTech that use the factory mirrors. They run around $70 but are firm and locate the mirrors in the exact same position as with the doors on.

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I use a scooter mirror in the hinge and a 2" round in the vents and they work great.
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I went to my local auto parts store and found a clamp on towing mirror, unscrewed the clamp and use my windshied hinge bolt to bolt it on. I don't have a pic on my phone, but can get one if you'd like.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:37 AM   #13
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Here is a drivers view of the RR quick release mirrors.
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I have one of these that I purchased more than 10 years ago for another jeep. It has held up beautifully. I dont remember what I paid, but it was worth it whatever it was.

Opentip.com: Lange Originals LAN023-100 Quick Release I Mirror
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Here is a drivers view of the RR quick release mirrors.
Wow I like those! How much do they run?
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like $50ish if I remember correctly
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like $50ish if I remember correctly
Is that for the set?
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I got some ones that go on the windshield brackets for about 40$ but I only used the drivers side one and gave the other one away. It wobbles a little bit but I don't use the side mirrors much anyways
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HD motorcycle mirrors..they're a bit smaller than 'door on' mirrors but you get used to it.
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I just bought the mirror relocator brackets and mounted them to the windshield hinge. Can't use passenger one when windows are in but I don't care. I turn my head to see if someone is there before changing lanes.

They are there year round so I can take the doors off anytime and have both mirrors. I am not into having to bolt and unbolt when I want doors off/on.
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I just bought the mirror relocator brackets and mounted them to the windshield hinge. Can't use passenger one when windows are in but I don't care. I turn my head to see if someone is there before changing lanes.

They are there year round so I can take the doors off anytime and have both mirrors. I am not into having to bolt and unbolt when I want doors off/on.
I wonder how much it'd cost you to purchase another side mirror to leave on passenger door all the time while keeping the other on the windshield. That way on or off you'd have one you could see.
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I picked up some cheap mirrors at Pep Boys.

Then I used a muffler clamp, a 6" bolt, a cushioned clamp, and a couple tack welds.



These bolt around my roll bar. Especially useful when I'm running soft half doors.







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Old 06-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #24
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I have my doors off and use CIPA CJ mirrors with 3/4" Rigid counduit.... They move a bit at freeway speeds, but Im ok with it.....

Welded a 3/8 x 16 bolt in the end of the tube and fits great in the upper hinge... held on with nyloc nut....



Found a closeup older pic...

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I have the ones that bolt onto the windshield frame however I would love to trade you for your stock mounts!
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I picked up some cheap mirrors at Pep Boys.

Then I used a muffler clamp, a 6" bolt, a cushioned clamp, and a couple tack welds.

I did something really similar, except I don't weld. So I got these same mirrors, pinched the clamps down around a 4" bolt that fit down into my hinges. I used JB Weld to secure the clamp around the bolt. I also used Jb Weld to bond a washer to the bolt so that I could set the height of the mirror. I put rubber washers both above and below the hinge to eliminate vibration. They work really well! I can see the passenger side one just fine when I'm driving. I'll paint the whole thing black when I do my fender flares. But here they are as of now:
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I do not suggest the Quadratec Relocation Mirrors as you will lose your passanger side mirror when the doors are on. I have just ordered these:

Jeep Mirrors, Jeep Quick Release Mirror Relocation Kit Black for 97-12 Jeep Wrangler

I did some research and people highly suggested them as easy to add on and easy to take off with the doors. I'm going to install them today, pretty excited!
This is what I go with. I ordered some filler plates from 4wd.com to fill in the holes when I put the doors back on. I leave the stock mirrors in the garage and just go with the rugged ridge mirrors full time.
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Figured I'd update with a few more pictures...

(1) drivers side mirror, from drivers seat
(2) passenger side mirror, from drivers seat
(3) drivers side mirror, from outside the jeep
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^ does the trick!

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<$20 solution... not too shabby!

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