This is the only pic I've got of my current set up. I'm running Rugged Ridge mirrors that mount to the exterior window frame on a bracket. I bought a couple of filler plates for the doors and just leave these mirrors on so I don't have to go on and off.
Great idea. I still have the filler plates from my RR relocation brackets that I gave up using since I couldn't see out of the passenger side mirror. I'll look into removing the factory mirrors and keeping the RR quick release mirrors on permanently with the filler plates from the relocation brackets.
By the way, a real cutie. Reminds me of my youngest daughter that is now a few years older.
DIY adjustable door straps, cost around $5 the materials list is in my build thread which can be found in my signature. I made mine permanent since I broke my drivers side mirror off my door while storing my doors. But its a win cause the doors are easier to store without the mirrors
I will definitely check out those straps, thanks for the tip! Great build thread, by the way.
To add my .02 cents: go by your local motorsycle shop and see what they have that will work. I picked up a mirror for $20 and works great, will take a pic in future. Just added a rubber washer on top and bottom of the hinge and that eliminated any vibrations
i made mine from 3/4 inch tubeing bent at both ends and bought 5x7 inch mirrors for $10.00 each at advance auto i got the idea from here Jeep Doorless Budget Mirror Mount theres a pic of mine on my profile i cant seem to get one on this reply they vibrate bad but i use them for lane changes and backing up but for $23 out the door u cant beat it
(dont worry be happy) my new mantra i know its a jeep thing
Side note for everyone using the motorcycle mirrors, apparently if you put the passenger side mirror in the lower hinge, you can actually see out if it. Haven't tried it myself, but remember someone here saying that.
I modified my RR CJ style mirrors from my old TJ and installed them on the JK after removing the OEM mirrors from the doors, color matching the filler plates and I've been happy with the results. No problems with the curbside mirror and no vibrations.
Here's my version and cheap @ $4.99, ...Bicycle mirrors!
2012 JKUR, Black, 6spd, 4:10, 730N, Black Leather, Body colored top/fenders.
Ordered - Oct 17th, 2011
VIN - Dec 10, 2011
Build date 1-12, MFG 010701
Received - Feb 15th, 2012
Waited - 125 days
I have the Rugged Ridge setup. Kinda think they're a pita. They loosen easily and then when I'm going down the interstate, the wind pushes them in. Plus, it takes two people to adjust the passenger side. However, I'm still using them b/c the hinges are used by the OR Fab doors and they were a relatively cheap option.
If you're in a hurry to get there, you're not enjoying your Jeep enough.
Bottom of the hinge when you tighten the nut. Little chipping the first time I put them in. The washer took care of it though.
I don't remember it chipping when I put mine on but it was back in July. I did chip the paint on the bolts when I was taking my doors off & scratched the paint on the side of my jeep bc I didn't really have the right tools. Maybe I was too upset about that to remember the other. :0)