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Old 11-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #61
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #62
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I run a pair of Harley mirrors with a custom bracket I fab'd up.

The door hinge is too low to be effective on the passenger side.

Exactly what I do. Works great. I went to Harley and all I could find were $120 sets of billet mirrors. Just ask for the stock black set and they are about $70 for the pair.

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Old 08-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #63
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Now I have some good ideas to go on
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #64
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+1 for the convex mirror stuck on the vent.


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 use Harley long stem mirrors and I can see just fine on the passenger side. Top hinge, too.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #65
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Made the mistake of buying the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets which appear to be a clone of the ones I could buy from the Jeep dealership... Either way, the passenger side mirror, regardless of whether the doors were on or off, was functionally useless. It looked like a mirror, and if the goal was to see the neighbor's house when I backed into my driveway, then they are the way to go. If you actually want a mirror on the passenger side of the Jeep, probably best to skip Rugged Ridge altogether and find a different form of mirror when the doors are off. Got new mirrors coming tomorrow... Just in time to miss my day off completely.
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Made the mistake of buying the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets which appear to be a clone of the ones I could buy from the Jeep dealership... Either way, the passenger side mirror, regardless of whether the doors were on or off, was functionally useless. It looked like a mirror, and if the goal was to see the neighbor's house when I backed into my driveway, then they are the way to go. If you actually want a mirror on the passenger side of the Jeep, probably best to skip Rugged Ridge altogether and find a different form of mirror when the doors are off. Got new mirrors coming tomorrow... Just in time to miss my day off completely.
I've had the rugged ridge relocation brackets for 3 years now and they work just fine. You need to loosen them and play with them a bit. You'll be able to fix em so they'll work like they're suppose to. Just find the right angle. I leave em on year around and I obviously only install the mirrors when my doors are off.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #67
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Then you have had much better luck than I...

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I've had the rugged ridge relocation brackets for 3 years now and they work just fine. You need to loosen them and play with them a bit. You'll be able to fix em so they'll work like they're suppose to. Just find the right angle. I leave em on year around and I obviously only install the mirrors when my doors are off.

What year is your jeep? I have a 2007 and there was no amount of fixing them so that they would work. Name:  100MEDIA_IMAG0031.jpg
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What year is your jeep? I have a 2007 and there was no amount of fixing them so that they would work. That is the view I had after two hours of playing with them... Not only did I adjust the mirror and bracket to every conceivable position, I adjusted the seat into quite a few that I found rather uncomfortable for sitting, much less driving, in an attempt to make them work.
I have a 2010. Trust me when i first got them I absolutely hated them for the same reason. Then one day I took my doors off and on accident found the correct perfect position. The trick is to sorta face the mirror housing more towards u then push the mirror out. You'll be able to see 95% of what's on the mirror
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I've seen good pictures of a mirror clamped onto the roll bar, thread is on here somewhere
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x2 on the outlaw mirrors... install in about 30 seconds and no vibration....
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I use two left side Harley mirrors. And I just flip the passenger side upside down on the top hinge. Pokes out just perfectly below the curve of the glove box. They were just barn leftovers so they don't even match lol. Idk how it is everywhere else but Louisiana law states that you only need a left hand mirror to see 200ft behind you. A right hand mirror is not needed unless your interior rear view mirror is obstructed... Or just missing
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I use Harley long stem mirrors and I can see just fine on the passenger side. Top hinge, too.
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Here's all I did, fabed a couple brackets at work, and stuck some cheep mirrors on them.
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Anything out there like Defiant Systems mirrors? Those were perfect but I think he is MIA now? Anyone have any email for him?

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