So I've been looking for some relocation brackets for my mirrors, but everyone seems to be back ordered. My question is what do you guys do for mirrors when the doors are off? Running with no mirrors is not a question, because this one cop seems to not leave me alone
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I use the DieTech brackets with a set of Quadratec replacement mirrors that look like stock mirrors. Originally, I just used a Lange mirror, but it whistled. The DieTech brackets are really solid and the mirrors don't vibrate.
I second the vote for Die-tech. One of the biggest drawbacks with most mirror relocation brackets is that you have a hard time seeing the one on the passenger side. I use my side mirrors allot and these brackets use the stock mirrors and locate them in the same spot as with the doors on.
I made my own too for under $12 bucks and 15 min work.
Mirror Pep Boys $9.95
Rod 12" long 1/4 all thread Home Depot $1.25
4 nuts and washers had
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06 TJ Rubi 4.0 and alot of other crap
But at least they put the controls on the center so that you can still operate them while the doors are off.
There's two reasons I can come up for why the window controls are in the center. For the first, I have a feeling one of the reasons they designed the controls like that for the Unlimiteds. That way if you have the frontdoors off, you can still control the rear windows. Also, two, it makes for a simpler and cheaper harness.
I can't get a photo on here. What I did, was remove the two torx bolts on each side of the windshield frame. I cut 2 1/2" flatstock about 9 " long. Then I cut two slots in one end of each to match the hole spacing. I bought 4 wing bolts with the same thread as the torx. I mounted an inexpensive mirror, with a base that would fit on the flatstock. All I do, is loosen the wing bolts and slide in the rig and tighten the wing bolts. Very little vibration, quick and easy. I'll post a shot or more, once I figure out how to load photos in my replies.
I ordered the Rampage quick release ones but they are back ordered. So I just went down to the automotive store, got a blind spot mirror with the metal arm and a 3 inch 5/16 bolt and hardware from Lowe's. Less than $20.
I have roughly 20 bucks for both in mine. 3/8" round stock, mirrors from the parts house, nuts and a few washers. I threaded the round stock, if I were to make another set I will use all thread. Then two coats of rattle can black and bam the satisfaction of self reliance
With the harley mirrors, do the stock door nuts fit the harley stem? With the ones I bought, if I use the stopper that came with the mirror at the top of the threads, the stem doesn't come out below the hinge for the nut that came with it. If I take the stopper fof, the stem goes down, but adds 3 inches which I then need to put something up top near the bend. When I tried them for the first time, the family was ready for a ride, so I just threw on a couple inches of rubber fuel line which made them tight enough to stay in one place, but wasn't very nice. After I got the doors back on, I though I should try the stock nuts but haven't had the time to try it.