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Old 03-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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need mirrors for when my doors are off

I'm a first time Wrangler owner, and I absolutely love it. I find myself taking the doors off every chance I get, but I really hate not having side mirrors. I don't want to go through the whole mirror relocation thing, and I've heard there are some quick install mirrors that just screw right into the hinges. Where can I get them and what are the best ones to get?

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Harley mirrors work. Don't bother checking, I highly doubt there are any other threads regarding mirrors.

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I'm a first time Wrangler owner, and I absolutely love it. I find myself taking the doors off every chance I get, but I really hate not having side mirrors. I don't want to go through the whole mirror relocation thing, and I've heard there are some quick install mirrors that just screw right into the hinges. Where can I get them and what are the best ones to get?
Not only that, but it's illegal!

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Harley mirrors work. Don't bother checking, I highly doubt there are any other threads regarding mirrors.
Guess I walked into that one. Nice to see a fellow Samurai of Sarcasm ply his trade.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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Hello, I just bought these from Quadratec. Rugged Ridge 11025.10 - Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit for 97-12 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK, TJ Unlimited & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I can't wait until they come in. I took the doors off for the first time on Saturday and drove around the parking lot only because I lacked mirrors.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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Harley mirrors work. Don't bother checking, I highly doubt there are any other threads regarding mirrors.


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Not only that, but it's illegal!
The laws vary from state to state. Side mirrors are not required here.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #8
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Except for in those states (like mine) where the law requires a mirror on the outside of the drivers side.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #10
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Die-Tech Off-road Mirror Brackets

I use these, they use your original mirrors, and keep the JEEP look with your doors off.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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The laws vary from state to state. Side mirrors are not required here.


But I drive through many states.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #12
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Ditto...

That's what I use. Unobtrusive, don't rattle, cheap.

Due to laws, they don't work for everyone, but I'm glad I can use them.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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Don't bother checking, I highly doubt there are any other threads regarding mirrors.
Yes there is.
I used a Convex mirror, a bike hook and straitened it and a rubber door stop. Total cost about $10.
Works like a champ and doesn't move in the wind.

It's buried in the "What I did for my jeep" thread.
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not a bad idea, but illegal where I am and will be going.
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I keep a set of Harley long stem mirrors under the seat. They are a *perfect* install for Wrangler door hinges with their hardware, at $35 (find anything Harley for $35 - can't be done) a great buy and locally to boot, just wish they weren't so "objects are closer than the appear".
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Harley mirrors work. Don't bother checking, I highly doubt there are any other threads regarding mirrors.
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Yes there is.
I used a Convex mirror, a bike hook and straitened it and a rubber door stop. Total cost about $10.
Works like a champ and doesn't move in the wind.

It's buried in the "What I did for my jeep" thread.
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I used the rugged ridge mirror brackets to move the mirrors Rugged Ridge 11025.04 - Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocation Bracket in Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec.

On the passenger side mirror I added a small, round, convex adjustable blind spot mirror in the upper right corner. I got two for under $5 at an auto parts store. Now I can use that mirror when the upper halfs are on (and when they're off too).

It should be noted that I sit with the seat all the way back and leaned back. So I can see that blind spot mirror completely.

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #18
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I used the rugged ridge mirror brackets to move the mirrors Rugged Ridge 11025.04 - Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocation Bracket in Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec.

On the passenger side mirror I added a small, round, convex adjustable blind spot mirror in the upper right corner. I got two for under $5 at an auto parts store. Now I can use that mirror when the upper halfs are on (and when they're off too).

It should be noted that I sit with the seat all the way back and leaned back. So I can see that blind spot mirror completely.
X2. I have the same brackets for my 08'. I love them. The doors have been off since I put them on.

I like the idea of the blind spot mirror too. I will have to look into this
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:44 PM   #19
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I used these: CIPA 44800/01 - Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec

They are made for TJs but all you have to do is bend the little brackets a little with some pliers and they work PERFECTLY! Only $26.99 for two mirrors. It's about $35 when including shipping.

These work very well with the doors off OR on. I took off my stock mirrors from the door and just put these on the window brackets.

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #20
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is it illegal?

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Thats what i cant figure out about our wishy wash statute.. it sounds to me as long as you have *A* MIrror that can view unobstructed for 200 feet we are covered?

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169.70 REAR VIEW MIRROR.
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This is what I used and mounted it on the side of the windsheid frame, under the plastic, by the bluetooth speaker. Worked great! $12.99 from O'Reillys, Universal outside mirror. Took about 5 minutes to install. Very sturdy.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #22
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I bought these from quadratec, I think they were around $50. No Vibration very easy install!
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I also used the rugged mirror replacement but lost the bolt that holds mirror today, where can i find a 1.5 bolt?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #25
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Does anyone have "magnetic" mirrors? Wondering if they would be illegal. I have some small magnets that are very strong. Attached to a small lightweight mirror and it becomes boltless. Just a thought.

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