Mirror Help - Page 2 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-18-2011, 09:19 PM   #31
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 85
Good write-up. I agree about the need to really tighten the screws on the mirrors to eliminate all vibration. I also agree there is no need to keep these mirrors on when the doors are on, assuming you have the factory mirrors, since these quick-release mirrors can be removed very quickly.

I'm curious though about your need to replace the passenger side mirror. Maybe it's because I've lived with the poor visibility of the small Harley mirrors and also the factory mirrors with the RR relocation brackets, these mirrors give me much greater visibility with the doors off. Did you find that the passenger side mirror produces a blind spot? Between this mirror and the 2" mirror on the a/c vent, it seems to provide a field of view that is more than adequate.

scolumbo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-19-2011, 05:07 PM   #32
I do my own stunts.

WF Supporting Member
 
yomondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 2,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by scolumbo View Post
I'm curious though about your need to replace the passenger side mirror. Maybe it's because I've lived with the poor visibility of the small Harley mirrors and also the factory mirrors with the RR relocation brackets, these mirrors give me much greater visibility with the doors off. Did you find that the passenger side mirror produces a blind spot? Between this mirror and the 2" mirror on the a/c vent, it seems to provide a field of view that is more than adequate.
Yah, I guess it depends on what you're used to, and your driving style. I was used to the visibility of the OEM mirrors. I'm also a BIG mirror user. I like to constantly keep an eye on where everyone is around me. When I first tried these out, I couldn't see jack on the passenger side compared to the convex OEM mirror. I also don't like to have to look over my shoulder everytime I'm thinking about changing lanes. Where I'm from there are lots of selfish babies on the road, and any indication you give them that you want to get in their lane is a cue for them to close up the gap so you can't.

__________________
Black 2009 Rubicon 2-Dr Auto | TF 3" lift and front lower CA's | JKS trackbars | 35" GY MT/R-K's | 17x9 M/T SS Classic II's | EVO Axle Sleeves and C Gussets | ARB diff covers | Skid Row evap can skid and front CA skids | Shrockworks bumpers and rock rails | Synergy Ball Joints, Tie Rod and grab handles | Warn 9.5ti | Pull-Pal | sPOD | Superchips Flashpaq | Dual Optima Yellow Tops | Cobra 29 LTD | 4' FireStick
yomondo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #33
Jeeper
 
Mr. Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by yomondo View Post
Since the passenger side is not convex like the OEM passenger side mirror, I found visibility to be horribly unsafe. I first tried sticking a small 2" round stick-on convex mirror on the passenger side mirror. That helped, but wasn't good enough. I ended up completely replacing the passenger side mirror with a 5-1/2" round convex mirror I picked up at my local auto parts store for $8. I then moved the mirror with the 2" round stick-on convex mirror to the driver side, since even on the driver side, visibility is not as good quite as with the OEM mirror.
Couldn't you swap the mirrors? Put the convex driver's mirror on the passenger side, and the flat passenger's mirror on the driver side?
__________________
You know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Donít do that."
- Douglas Adams
Mr. Fish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 01:01 AM   #34
Jeeper
 
Mr. Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Fish View Post
Couldn't you swap the mirrors? Put the convex driver's mirror on the passenger side, and the flat passenger's mirror on the driver side?
Oh ... wait ... unless I misunderstood and both mirrors in the kit are flat. That'd be a shame.
__________________
You know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Donít do that."
- Douglas Adams
Mr. Fish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2012, 08:53 AM   #35
I do my own stunts.

WF Supporting Member
 
yomondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 2,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Fish View Post
unless I misunderstood and both mirrors in the kit are flat.
That is correct.

__________________
Black 2009 Rubicon 2-Dr Auto | TF 3" lift and front lower CA's | JKS trackbars | 35" GY MT/R-K's | 17x9 M/T SS Classic II's | EVO Axle Sleeves and C Gussets | ARB diff covers | Skid Row evap can skid and front CA skids | Shrockworks bumpers and rock rails | Synergy Ball Joints, Tie Rod and grab handles | Warn 9.5ti | Pull-Pal | sPOD | Superchips Flashpaq | Dual Optima Yellow Tops | Cobra 29 LTD | 4' FireStick
yomondo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 AM.



Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC