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Old 05-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Doorless Mirror - Options

Hello,

I've been looking into different options for having mirrors when going doorless. I've found two options on Quadratec, but I'm not very happy with either as I've read reviews.

The relocation brackets seem to have visibility issues on the passanger side when the doors are on (which really just changes the mirror issue from doorless to doors) and the Quick Mirrors seem to be of really poor quality and break easily/pain peels off.

Are there any other options that people have found?

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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I got these rr mirrors. The best part is that you just keep that mounting bracket on the jeep while the doors are on. When its time to take them off just put in the wing nut and its done. No vibration just a little whistle when the mirrors are on. love em.

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It's pretty silly when there's no good solution to something as simple as mirrors on a vehicle that uses "doorless" as a major marketing point.
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It's pretty silly when there's no good solution to something as simple as mirrors on a vehicle that uses "doorless" as a major marketing point.
No solution?? Hm, Rugged Ridge Relocation bracket, Rugged Ridge quick release mirrors, Olympic Safari Mirrors....There a lot of solutions including one to use a motorcycle mirror

I used the relocation. You lose most of your passenger mirror with the door on but I put a big blind spot mirror on it and it's a habit to glance over my shoulder prior to lane changes so it works for me.

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I got these rr mirrors. The best part is that you just keep that mounting bracket on the jeep while the doors are on. When its time to take them off just put in the wing nut and its done. No vibration just a little whistle when the mirrors are on. love em.

Rugged Ridge 11025.10 - Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit for 97-12 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK, TJ Unlimited & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

^this...but exchange the crappy flat mirrors this kit comes with and buy some better convex mirrors. i bought some k-source mirrors (model CL062E) and just painted them black.
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You lose most of your passenger mirror with the door on but I put a big blind spot mirror on it and it's a habit to glance over my shoulder prior to lane changes so it works for me.
So you can either have A: Mirror relocation brackets that don't work well with the doors on, or B: Shoddy, expensive aftermarket mirrors that vibrate and don't match the overall profile of the vehicle.

This is exactly what I'm talking about. Something as simple as mirrors shouldn't have these problems. Jeep should have had a quick solution for using the stock mirrors with the doors off from the factory. It's as simple as that.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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I used a pilot brand generic mirror bolted to the driver side windshield frame. I had to drill one of the mounting holes to fit the bolt size for the window. It doesn't vibrate and is a decent mirror for $15.

Pilot Automotive/Euro styled black car mirror (MI-024) | Side View Mirror | AutoZone.com
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Hi,

just subscribing because I am starting to look into this. Happy Jeeping!
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I did this: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ng-156556.html

Not an elegant solution, but very cheap, very easy, and both mirrors function well.
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From my old 4 door. Cost less than 4 bucks. Paint it black if you care how it looks.













full write up here if you like

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So you can either have A: Mirror relocation brackets that don't work well with the doors on, or B: Shoddy, expensive aftermarket mirrors that vibrate and don't match the overall profile of the vehicle.

This is exactly what I'm talking about. Something as simple as mirrors shouldn't have these problems. Jeep should have had a quick solution for using the stock mirrors with the doors off from the factory. It's as simple as that.
Mine work fine. A) I agree Chrysler should have the answer to the problem although B) you are pigeon holing all other options as shoddy, expensive and big on vibrato?? That is a generalization. There are some that are expensive and some that don't fit well but there are some that do. Saying that there is "no solution" and "everything out is shit" is just being lazy.

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I guess what he is saying is that there is no factory option from Chrysler. Sure there are a bunch of aftermarket options and even DIY options but it would be nice to have the Chrysler engineers work out a simple bracket solution that provides a stable and easy mirror option when you want to take the doors off.

Personally, I'm going to give this a try. Just stick small blind spot mirrors over the vents. I just want to come up with something that clips on rather then glue it onto the vent.
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I use DieTech brackets that put the mirrors in the same position as with the doors on. Most people don't like them because they are pricey and take a while to install and remove but I love 'em.

(Note: the pics are just showing position, the braclets can only be used with the doors off)

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Mine work fine. A) I agree Chrysler should have the answer to the problem although B) you are pigeon holing all other options as shoddy, expensive and big on vibrato?? That is a generalization. There are some that are expensive and some that don't fit well but there are some that do. Saying that there is "no solution" and "everything out is shit" is just being lazy.

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While there are some I do like, such as the RR quick release mirrors, it still doesn't change the fact that Jeep should have offered a solution from the factory.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #15
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Here are mine, as viewed from the driver's seat:



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does your state require an outside mirror? a blind spot mirror on the a pillar is awesome for me
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #17
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Hey y'all,

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on these:

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

From what I've been hearing, these seem to fit what I'm looking for, and they're on sale right now (couldn't get free shipping though, I even tried calling them).

Thanks for everyone's input,
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For anyone with personal experience with the Olympic Safari Mirrors on his JK, do they vibrate so badly at highway speeds that they are useless? I mean all you need to know is whether or not there is a vehicle back there. You don't have to be able to read the license plate on it or anything.

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=Beastmaster;2350918]I use DieTech brackets that put the mirrors in the same position as with the doors on. Most people don't like them because they are pricey and take a while to install and remove but I love 'em.

These look like the best option and i have a spare set of oem mirrors , but brackets out of stock right now at Die Tech.
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Just bought a $9 replacement mirror at advanced auto and used extra hardware I had lying around. Works great.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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Good lord sorry for the duplicate photos. Android app kept crashing and it didn't show any of the attachments went through. Welp, guess they did!
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If you have tube doors, will the OEM mirrors bolt right on and will the passenger blind spot still be there?
To me the jeep with no mirrors looks stupid and I want to retain the OEM miirors with doors off but hate the passenger blind spot.
I had the RR brackets and took them off.
I will be looking at tube doors that work with OEM mirrors soon.
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FWIW, I went with Rugged Ridge mirrors. I took the stock ones off the doors and attached the RR mirrors to the bracket on the outside of the front window pillar. I'm rolling with these when the doors are on or off. I then bought filler plates for the door holes and I'm good to go.

The only draw back with the RR mirrors, and some have mentioned this in the past, is the whistling. It doesn't bother me as it just blends in with the rest of the road noise.
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^^^^ I did the same so I don't have to worry about taking them on and off as I will be taking doors on and off a lot. Here's what they look like:





Also posted a couple more pics on "What did you do to your JK" thread....
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i love this set up
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Using the Harley mirrors. Work very well and little to no vibration (rather heavy little suckers). Only downside is the passenger mirror could be a bit taller. I may play with fab'ing spacers to raise them off the hinge a bit.
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The only thing I don't like about the harley mirrors is the pressure it puts on the edges of the hinge, it sometimes cracks the paint and that's when you start having rust issues.
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The only thing I don't like about the harley mirrors is the pressure it puts on the edges of the hinge, it sometimes cracks the paint and that's when you start having rust issues.
might be able to use one or two of those fiber or rubber washers to prevent that.

I use an old sportster mirror on my mine and just snug the nut.
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I did this: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ng-156556.html

Not an elegant solution, but very cheap, very easy, and both mirrors function well.
Thanks for the link. Great write up and pictures!
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I use DieTech brackets that put the mirrors in the same position as with the doors on. Most people don't like them because they are pricey and take a while to install and remove but I love 'em.
I just got mine in the mail (along with a spare set of OEM mirrors) and installed them the other day on my TJ! I couldn't be happier and ordered them after seeing your before and after pictures... so I must thank you for that. To all, like BM said, they're a smidge on the pricy side and they do take a few extra minutes to take on and off, but man are they well worth it... plus I love the OEM look. Vibration wise... I get a little on my driver side, but passenger side has none.

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