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Old 03-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Mirror relocation help for going doorless

OK I bought the Rugged Ridge kit for my 2010 had it half on and thought this doesn't look right. I lose visibility in half of the mirror when the doors are on. The question is.....do you only put them on when you are going doorless or do you deal with the visibility loss all of the time?

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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I think they are only for use when the doors are off.

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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Then why the filler piece? If you only use when the doors are off why would you mess with that?
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Show a pic of it. says alot..
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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Picture would be difficult since it wouldn't really be able to show the proper perspective from the drivers seat.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #6
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OK I bought the Rugged Ridge kit for my 2010 had it half on and thought this doesn't look right. I lose visibility in half of the mirror when the doors are on. The question is.....do you only put them on when you are going doorless or do you deal with the visibility loss all of the time?
You can use the mirrors with the doors on too. You will loose some visibility in them especially with the passenger side mirror. This has been disguised in other threads if you do a search I am sure you will find what your looking for.

One good suggestion was to use blind spot mirrors. They are cheap and work well.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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I had the same problem and after breaking one of the mirrors trying to get them apart, I just took the kit back and bought temp. mirrors that bolt to the top door hinge. The total lack of visibility with the relocation brackets and poor fitting made them just about pointless.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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Sorry I didn't search first.....on mobile working on it. Here is the nest picture I could take. Now I can't get the effing driver side off. Aaaahhhh....time to stop and eat dinner.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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Sorry I didn't search first.....on mobile working on it. Here is the nest picture I could take. Now I can't get the effing driver side off. Aaaahhhh....time to stop and eat dinner.
Yup, that is about right. That is the same as mine. It's the nature of the beast to be able to take doors off and go without having to worry about the mirrors.

Draggo just posted a great post in another thread about how to get the mirrors off if they are giving you trouble.

I just wiggle it as I am pulling on it and it came off. Beware of your face position though. If you not careful you could hit yourself in the face with the mirror
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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I never use the passenger side mirror, I always turn my head completely a couple times, makes me feel better using my eyes than a mirror that isn't positioned properly for every situation. but that being said...I'll probably end up buying these anyway....

Rugged Ridge Jeep JK, TJ/LJ Quick Disconnect Mirrors w/Relocation Kit

I like the look and the fact they stick out a bit more.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #11
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Have the same issue and daggo straightened me out..get a BFH and watch your face haha. As for limited view on passenger side..well that's just an issue for driving with doors...other mirrors will stick out further but that's a different story..im just gonna deal with it for the time being. Driving naked is more fun anyhow
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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I like the look of those....guess I need to remember to shop around a little more before jumping on the first thing I find. I guess I just get excited about making the changes. Thanks for the info everyone. :-)
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I like my relocation brackets from Die Tech. They put the mirrors in the same location as with the doors on.
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You can use the mirrors with the doors on too. You will loose some visibility in them especially with the passenger side mirror. This has been disguised in other threads if you do a search I am sure you will find what your looking for.

One good suggestion was to use blind spot mirrors. They are cheap and work well.
Yup. That's what I did. I lost almost 100% of the mirror view with the uppers of the half doors on. Here's a pic with the blind spot mirror. Very cheap and the mirror is adjustable.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #15
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I never use the passenger side mirror, I always turn my head completely a couple times, makes me feel better using my eyes than a mirror that isn't positioned properly for every situation. but that being said...I'll probably end up buying these anyway....

Rugged Ridge Jeep JK, TJ/LJ Quick Disconnect Mirrors w/Relocation Kit

I like the look and the fact they stick out a bit more.
This ... I just installed these and they are great. They stick out long enough for you to have 100% visibility ( at least with my soft doors, havent tried with hard doors yet) , they do not vibrate at all, and whenever you want to remove them you never have to mess with the torx bolts after you install the bracket. They are cheap and an easy install, and they could look a lot uglier.

You will definitely want a pair of convex mirrors from walmart for 4 bucks, makes a world of difference ( do not forget about depth perception, objects in mirror are closer than they appear!) . With these and the proper position of the mirrors, all of your angles will be taken care of. The knob that you use to attach the mirror to the bracket needs to be tight, I mean really tight. I could have used some tool, but I threw a pair of gloves on to turn it since my fingers were about to break. This is probably why they never vibrate or come loose at highway speeds. I dont see why these would not work with hard doors. If you click on the link casotaker provided, they show a pic of the mirrors with hard doors on the vehicle and you can see it 100 %. One thing I am not sure about is the door clearence. My soft doors usually hit the mirror when I open them because they do not have hinges. I am not sure if there would be enough clearance for a hard door, or if they would tap each other every time you opened the door. if I had to guess I would say yes. I can always throw my hard door on and play around with it if you want to find out.
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I only moved the driver's side mirror... When I'm door less I simply don't have a passenger side mirror.

I've been thinking of putting the stock one back on my door since the one I ordered has a slight rattle, which is annoying.
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Sorry I didn't search first.....on mobile working on it. Here is the nest picture I could take. Now I can't get the effing driver side off. Aaaahhhh....time to stop and eat dinner.
My jeep had these relocated brakets on it when I got it. I hated that right side mirror. Your picture was a very good representation of how they suck. I ended up getting the RR Quick Disconnect mirrors and they stay on all the time.


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It's no secret that you lose visibility on the passenger side with the doors on. It says so right in the directions. I can't understand why it's such a surprise after you get them on.
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Check out die tech offroad. They work for me.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #20
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It's no secret that you lose visibility on the passenger side with the doors on. It says so right in the directions. I can't understand why it's such a surprise after you get them on.
Directions??? Who reads directions? LOL

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