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Old 03-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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I ASSume it's illegal in most states to drive with no mirrors. Anyone had issues with the police on this ?? I'd love to take the doors off but don't need issues with the local constables. It's possible I'm wanted in some states and or countries

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Like you said, it depends on the state. Some only require one rearward facing mirror (rearview mirror). Others require 2 with one being on the drivers side. What state are you in?

Cheap way is to use a Harley Davidson mirror. Just slip it in the top door hinge and tighten it down.

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IDK if it is illegal in my state but I rode around with no mirrors for a while. I live in loosely enforced DOT laws, AZ. I now have relocated the mirrors using the Rugged Ridge brackets. Or like 4Fit said, the motorcycle mirror works too.

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I haven't had any issues. But of course, Ky doesn't really care much about that kinda stuff it seems. Depends on if the LEO wants to really deal with it or not.
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Lift Laws | Suspension Lift Laws By State

You can of course get aftermarket mirrors that attach to the exterior or brackets that relocate your stock mirrors, but the smartest minimum proposed solution I've seen is just to use those small convex adhesive mirrors and attach them to your air vents. They still allow your vents to swivle. Not sure whether it'd satisfy most officers, but you would indeed have rear view mirrors.
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Like what has been said, check your local laws. Most states seem to require rearview and drivers side, some require less, some more.
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...but the smartest minimum proposed solution I've seen is just to use those small convex adhesive mirrors and attach them to your air vents. They still allow your vents to swivle. Not sure whether it'd satisfy most officers, but you would indeed have rear view mirrors.
That might would work if the states law didn't state that it has to be on the exterior of the vehicle. I believe this is the law for you and I (oh fellow N.C.ian).
20‑126(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate upon the highways of this State any vehicle manufactured, assembled or first sold on or after January 1, 1966 and registered in this State unless such vehicle is equipped with at least one outside mirror mounted on the driver's side of the vehicle. Mirrors herein required shall be of a type approved by the Commissioner.
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Yes. I get DWT'd a lot anyway.. but with the doors off the local boys (even with body mount mirrors) pull me over often enough that I keep printed copies of the statutes in the Jeep and can cite the specifics after they pull me over.

Of course, I have the multi-wammy:

- tires that stick out past the fenders
- lapbelts only (no shoulder, pull me over for seat belt tickets all the time)
- No doors (mirrors moved to body)
- I'm.. well... me.

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That might would work if the states law didn't state that it has to be on the exterior of the vehicle. I believe this is the law for you and I (oh fellow N.C.ian).
20‑126(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate upon the highways of this State any vehicle manufactured, assembled or first sold on or after January 1, 1966 and registered in this State unless such vehicle is equipped with at least one outside mirror mounted on the driver's side of the vehicle. Mirrors herein required shall be of a type approved by the Commissioner.
Dammit.

I've been meaning to look that up for awhile and never bothered, in part because I actually have a set of mirrors I can mount on my exterior. But the vent mirrors would be a lot easier.
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I ASSume it's illegal in most states to drive with no mirrors. Anyone had issues with the police on this ?? I'd love to take the doors off but don't need issues with the local constables. It's possible I'm wanted in some states and or countries
I think this is it: CLICK HERE for state laws... oops, that's lift laws.

Back to searching the forums -- there's lots of posts on this subject and I know someone has posted a URL for the state laws.

Here ya go: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f176/...r-laws-565361/
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I ASSume it's illegal in most states to drive with no mirrors. Anyone had issues with the police on this ?? I'd love to take the doors off but don't need issues with the local constables. It's possible I'm wanted in some states and or countries
bad assumption

most states require a single mirror in an unspecified location which allows a certain distance field of view (usually in the 200' range).

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #12
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Well this isn't very clear.....

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§ 547.602. MIRRORS REQUIRED. A motor vehicle, including
a motor vehicle used to tow another vehicle, shall be equipped with
a mirror located to reflect to the operator a view of the highway
for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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Arizona just requires a mirror, it doesn't state where it's located.
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I think we should be excluded from these laws.
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I did it for like a week last year (illegally) and I swore I was going to get killed :P I drive a tuck with no rear view mirror at work and man was it tough not having them! You can get some killer blind spots without them.
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The problem with most exterior aftermarket mirrors is the vibration. I've got a set of cheap YJ mirrors that just happen to fit. They look good, but the image is pretty blurry at 70 mph.
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i am taking my doors off when the weather clears up but they have never been off until i got it and i have some relocation brackets but the torque screws on the hinge wont come out any suggestions on getting them out?

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