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Old 02-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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CJ style side mirrors from Rugged Ridge

Does anyone have a set of these mirrors on their rig? I purchased a pair in a scratch and dent sell and there were no instructions. I e-mailed Rugged Ridge with no reply.
If you have them can you post a couple of pics showing how you mounted yours? I know it isn't anything major but I would still like to see others ideas.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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pics would help. Are they "CJ" mirrors? if so you'll need to drill and tap your windshield hinges to accept the mirror bolts. It's pretty easy I've got them on my YJ. Or you could simply buy some CJ windshield hinges and bolt them on.

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I tried to up load pics of my mirrors but cant. I got my windshield hinges and mirrors from Quadratec. You might be able to at their web site and take a look.

But they do bolt to the hinge of the windshield. Sorry not much help.
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There are different kinds of "CJ" style mirrors that mount to the windshield hinge.

The original style has four small bolts that attach it to a hinge designed to accept that mirror. You either need a CJ hinge with the holes already there, or you need to tap the holes in the YJ hinge.

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There is also a CJ style for the YJ that can be used with the YJ hinge without modifications. This style doesn't require tapping holes for the "true" CJ style mirror, yet still allows you to mount it in the same location on the front face of the lower windshield hinge using the existing bolts. I currently have these on my YJ. I bought these new and they didn't come with useful instructions. They can be mounted on the upper or lower hinge. I might be able to dig up some photos of them mounted if this is the style you have.

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There is a third style that mounts to the upper bracket on the side of the Jeep.
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I just installed the CJ style ones like the third ones. They were from Omix and quadratec has them for $26. The were easy to put on but the bolts that came with them are easy to strip.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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I hate the CJ style mirrors cuz of the way you have to mount the RS to actually see it. No real option there tho.
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I have the same question as the OP. My jeep came with a set, uninstalled, with no instructions on how to put them on. Looks like I have the first ones listed there by NonRubicon, with four bolts per side. So drilling and tapping the windshield hinges, eh? Sounds like "fun"

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I hate the CJ style mirrors cuz of the way you have to mount the RS to actually see it. No real option there tho.
I agree it's annoying, but imagine how long the arm would have to be so that you didn't have to look through the windshield at it! seriously, at least 18 inches. Would look kinda funny.

The thing I LIKE about the CJ style mirrors is that you can take the doors off and still be legal around the city.
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Hello all my name is Ryan and I work with Omix-ADA and Rugged Ridge. We do not have a current account here so I had to revive an old personal account, so sorry for the name and lack of detail.

You should not need to drill anything to install any of our mirrors. The brackets for the CJ style mirrors on a YJ/TJ allow you to remove factory screws, hold the mirror in place and re-install the screws. Please remember that the passenger mirror sits out in front of the windshield and is viewed through the windshield while the drive side mirror hangs off the side of the Jeep.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Ryan, thanks for jumping in. I emailed Rugged Ridge asking for instructions since mine came with none. You are the first one I have heard from. Anyway, I had a CJ so I know how the right side should fit and I have it mounted that way. I had to bend it a little to get it where I could adjust it but it works. The driver side is something different. The bracket matches the factory screws but there is no way I can twist it to make it work. The mirror will either be facing straight up or straight down.

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