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Old 09-18-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Doorless mirrors

Want to start this by saying I do not want to use motorcycle mirrors as I have read on other threads. That out of the way, does anyone have any recommended mirrors I can use for when I take the doors off my JK? Preferably something that fits into the empty door hinge. I don't think I want to relocate the main mirrors either. Thanks

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I remember seeing these before but couldn't find the website again, thanks!
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I used the Mopar relocation brackets to put the stock mirrors on the frame. I'm going that way again. It looks good and since it stays on the frame, you don't have to worry about losing the mirrors. Quadratec sells them for something like $70
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I have a single rugged ridge quick release mirror on the driver's side.

When the doors are on and you remove the rr mirror, all that it leaves behind is a small bracket you can't see from inside the jeep, nice and unobtrusive. I've been happy with it.
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I have a single rugged ridge quick release mirror on the driver's side.

When the doors are on and you remove the rr mirror, all that it leaves behind is a small bracket you can't see from inside the jeep, nice and unobtrusive. I've been happy with it.

I have the same ones. I like them.

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I hear the mirror relocation brackets/mirrors dont work on the passenger side. You cant see passenger mirror. Salesman said that the passenger mirror is just to conform with DOT regs and is a non functioning mirror.
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The rugged ridge ones don't leave any permanent marks or holes right? Do you recommend them over the Olympic ones? Do they provide a good range of vision?
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I hear the mirror relocation brackets/mirrors dont work on the passenger side. You cant see passenger mirror. Salesman said that the passenger mirror is just to conform with DOT regs and is a non functioning mirror.
The location isn't the best, but to say that they don't work is a bit of an overstatement. I actually just left the right mirror on the door and ran without it when I took the doors off. CA and NV don't require a passenger-side mirror. and the hinge-mounts that I saw wouldn't work with my fabric half-doors anyhow.

I just don't like the look of the hinge-mount mirrors; I think they look like you took some mirrors off your motorcycle at the last minute.
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The rugged ridge ones don't leave any permanent marks or holes right? Do you recommend them over the Olympic ones? Do they provide a good range of vision?
There is a rectangular foam piece glued to the flat side of the bracket that acts as a barrier to keep metal from touching metal, and you use already existing holes and screws from the windshield bracket.

I think the range of vision on the driver's side is great, though i had gotten used to driving with only the in-cab mirror, so having that mirror to my left feels kind of like cheating

As for the passenger side, i don't know how the view fairs, in KS we are only required to have a driver's side mirror and one other.

I had debated between olympic and rr, but went with rr so should i ever decide to buy half doors of any kind i can still use the mirror. Olympic goes into the door hinge, which will work with certain types of tube doors, but not half doors or softies. That was the deciding factor for me.
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I went to Canadian Tire up here and bought a $5.00 black bike mirror.

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I was considering half doors but then I realized i like the feel of having no door at all, save the money for a different mod the Olympic ones seem a little wider and don't leave any adhesive behind since you said the RR has a glue on the foam. Maybe I'll tick with the Olympics....
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I went to Canadian Tire up here and bought a $5.00 black bike mirror.
Did you have to do any specific cutting to the mirror? Doesn't look like it would naturally for in the hinge from what I see on the website
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I was considering half doors but then I realized i like the feel of having no door at all, save the money for a different mod the Olympic ones seem a little wider and don't leave any adhesive behind since you said the RR has a glue on the foam. Maybe I'll tick with the Olympics....
The foam is adhered to the bracket, not the jeep.

I think you'll be happy with either choice. Also, check out Lange originals quick release II.

And if you like the olympics, check out the mirrors that defiant systems sells on this forum
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The foam is adhered to the bracket, not the jeep.

I think you'll be happy with either choice. Also, check out Lange originals quick release II.

And if you like the olympics, check out the mirrors that defiant systems sells on this forum
Ugh decisions decisions! Looks like I have 6 months until the spring to devise which mirrors to get. For some reason I'm a big fan of the Olympic mirrors, but looks like I'll have to wait and see
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I used these mirrors basically from the first time I ran with doors off, however, after about a year, I had to order mirrors that had a better field of view. So I went with a 5" diameter set of convex mirrors that gives me a fantastic field of view and really almost completely cuts the blind spot(s) out, but kept the arms and the brackets.

The 5" mirrors I used are these from Amazon:
CIPA 48500,5" Round Convex Black : Amazon.com : Automotive
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I just bought some from the vendor spotlight threads

Off road Jeep mirrors by Defiant Systems!


Take a look at the thread
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #18
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I have these.. Outlaw Mirrors | American Outlaw Jeep Parts


I need to take some new pictures of my jeep..

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Olympic here

i use these,work great. keep them in their own canvas bag in the cargo area in case last minute decision to go doorless at the shore.
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Did you have to do any specific cutting to the mirror? Doesn't look like it would naturally for in the hinge from what I see on the website
It dropped right in. I just had to extend the threads further up the shaft. Made a set for son-in laws rubicon. Works great.
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Off road Jeep mirrors by Defiant Systems!


Take a look at the thread
I bought and use these too! and luv them
I think I have better vision with these than I do with the stock mirrors
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Link for the canadian tire mirrors? I can't find them on their site?
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Link for the canadian tire mirrors? I can't find them on their site?
Go to the website, they're under the bike accessories tab
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I went to the local O'Reillys and got a cheap $15 4x6 mirror. I then went to HomeDepot and got some stainless bolts, washers, and a lock thread nut. Total cost $22. Looks clean and doesn't shake. Ill post a pic when I get home
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They where all black which was a bonus. Easy and cheap.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
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Stock mirror relocation system using the existing door hinge. Have heard great first hand reviews about these (stay steady, no wobble), and its a 5 minute switch for both sides when you take your doors off. Nice option if you don't feel you need a 2nd set of mirrors. Just purchased a pair for myself, they're on the way!

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so you unbolt your mirrors off the doors each time you swap them? and you have to remove a door bracket bolt each time? if it gets rid of the vibration maybe it would be worth it.... the safari mirrors do vibrate at night you can tell something is back they but the lights could almost get you dizzy if you watched them to long.
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I used these mirrors basically from the first time I ran with doors off, however, after about a year, I had to order mirrors that had a better field of view. So I went with a 5" diameter set of convex mirrors that gives me a fantastic field of view and really almost completely cuts the blind spot(s) out, but kept the arms and the brackets.

The 5" mirrors I used are these from Amazon:
CIPA 48500,5" Round Convex Black : Amazon.com : Automotive
What I did as well, really works great. RR mirror brackets and 5" convex mirrors. On the passenger side with doors on, I just move the bracket forward and you can see it.

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