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Old 06-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Door removal ? what do yall do about mirrors

May be a silly question but for you guys who run doorless what do you do mirror wise. I know they have relocating mounts available but is that what most do or take chance with tix. If so how much is tix. Want to pull my doors off but since Im a newbie want to cover basics

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For $60 you can get some nice relocation brackets on Amazon or EBay. Your jeep will retain the original look too. I also have a 95 and bought just the mirrors that sit in the empty hinge pins but I'm not to picky about the look for that jeep its just my kick around

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You definitely don't want to run without mirrors, its very distracting. I ran without mirrors for a few weeks and found I spent a lot of my concentration on looking over my shoulder instead of at the road.

I run the Rugged Ridge relocation mirrors personally. You leave the mount on the A-pillar permanently and just attach the mirrors when you're doorless. My only complaint with the RR mirrors is that they're flat instead of convex, which makes it a little harder to see.
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I use small stick on convex mirrors I bought from Tractor Supply CO. They cost less then 5 bucks a piece and have adhesive to stick where ever. I put velcro on mine.

It keeps you legal and they work great! There's also a couple larger sizes you can buy them in.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #6
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Order some die tech mirror brackets. They put the mirror in the stock location, so no line of sight problems on the passenger side and are very well made.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #7
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I went to a bicycle shop and got a drivers side mirror. I'll post a pic before end of today. Cost me ~15.00
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i converted to soft doors so i have to have alternate mirrors all summer. So i use ruggged ridge relocation brackets aka mopar. Looks factory.

Lange quick mirror 2s look nice too.

Any mirror that uses the hinge wont work for me so....
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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$2 blind spot stick on mirrors from Auto Zone. Popped them onto the AC vents and they work great.
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Here are the one I use. They are easy to take on and off in about 5 minutes. I didn't want to add relocation brackets, so these fit what I was looking for.

Olympic 4x4 Products 117-124 - Olympic 4X4 Products Safari Mirrors for 76-13 Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 Scrambler, Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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Those are what I have on my 95 beater but I would never put them on my 2007. The relocation brackets are much better looking with original mirrors
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Here are the one I use. They are easy to take on and off in about 5 minutes. I didn't want to add relocation brackets, so these fit what I was looking for.

Olympic 4x4 Products 117-124 - Olympic 4X4 Products Safari Mirrors for 76-13 Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 Scrambler, Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec
I use those too. Dont like them. Do yours vibrate? Mine do a lot and annoys the crap out of me!
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Yes on the 95 they shake no matter how tight you make the hardware. You get what you pay for.
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Search for Defiant Systems in the JK forum. He sells some sweet mirrors for 50 bucks.
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Look at just add mud they have JAMirrors, got them.

, drop right in the hinge, no vibrations. Look great.
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Thats rugged ridge. I cant see the passenger mirror with the upper door on though.
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+1 for DieTech... Awesome product... I bought a set of bestop mirrors and keep them mounted on the brackets for quick assembly (and due to the fact that I can't use my power/heated mirrors with all the wires)... I'd suggest you check them out... Very solid steel construction. Link below:





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Old 06-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #19
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Those look nice. So far the best I've seen. I'll get those next time.
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They look low
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #21
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Went to the harley store and picked up a long stem mirror and drop it in the hinge and use the supplied nut. No vibrations, actually usable and keeps me legal.
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I use those too. Dont like them. Do yours vibrate? Mine do a lot and annoys the crap out of me!
They do vibrate some when I get up in speed on the highway. Around town, or on the way to the trails from wherever I'm staying, they suit my needs. I usually have my doors on 80% of the time (not by choice). The easy on/easy off works for my needs when I get the chance to take the doors off.

If I could find something more stable for daily use that didn't require the filler plates on the doors, I'd be interested. I know it's only cosmetic, but the black circles on the doors would drive me crazy.
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No vibration at any speed. Don't mind me I'm holding up the car cover

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+1 for DieTech... Awesome product... I bought a set of bestop mirrors and keep them mounted on the brackets for quick assembly (and due to the fact that I can't use my power/heated mirrors with all the wires)... I'd suggest you check them out... Very solid steel construction. Link below:
I posted too soon. "If I could find something more stable for daily use that didn't require the filler plates on the doors, I'd be interested." Well, you got me interested. That's a great solution with the extra mirrors. Thanks.
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I got some cheap drop in mirrors for the door hinge.

They shake, even when snug. I rode an HD for years, so I don't mind the shake. Still functional.
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I'll put in another vote for Die-Tech. I use my side mirrors allot and the majority of mirror replacement brackets move the mirrors into wierd positions. Additionally, the complete mirror replacements (i.e. motorcycle mirrors) tend to vibrate and hard to see out of. These mirror replacement ideas are fine for someone that dosen't use their side mirrors and just wants to keep the cops off their backs but aren't for me. For useable side mirrors the Die-Tech brackets are great because they put the mirrors in the same place as when the doors are on.They use your stock mirrors so you can either take the ones off your doors or go buy an extra set.
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I got these at O'reilly for $15...just take off the clamps on one end and replace with a nut and bolt that would fit the door hinge and your done.Very similar to the Olympic but it does not have the bend on the arm.

Best part is I can use it on both Jeeps.

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Here is mine. A bicycle mirror.
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I posted too soon. "If I could find something more stable for daily use that didn't require the filler plates on the doors, I'd be interested." Well, you got me interested. That's a great solution with the extra mirrors. Thanks.
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Anyone using the DieTech brackets on a 2013? Their site says 07-10.

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