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Old 08-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Mirror Relocation

What is the best Mirror Relocation method/bracket?

I'm a total noob so forgive this question: Could removing the mirror from the bracket that is on the door and installing it into the upper hole work? Does it even fit? I haven't tried yet but I may in the morning.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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What year? They sell relocation brackets. 97-02 brackets are different then 03-06 brackets.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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Get some mirrors from Defiant Systems!! Awesome mirrors
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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The best thing to do is to pick up some form of towing mirror from advanced auto, they are like 15 buck,s, then buy a bolt that will fit through the hinge and a nut, forgive me I've forgotten the sizes but all in all I spent about 22 bucks, and got a perfect mirror out of it.

I think mirror relocation brackets are ugly personally. :/
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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There are several threads on "worst mods" and the relocation brackets get mentioned very often. Best option is to fabricate (or buy) mirrors that bolt into your door hinges when the doors are removed.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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Get this from amazon...


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and bolt to your door hinge with 3/8in x 2in bolt and nut.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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Here it is in place...

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_0002.htm



I have these on mine. I leave em on year round. I have 2 piece soft doors. I take the doors of during the day, but i cant leave them off at night due to a wild urinating cat. It takes me 5 seconds to be doorless and I dont have to put the mirrors on and off everytime
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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i did like someone else did on another forum. i took plumbing brackets from home depot, put the mirror onto the end of that. i don't have any pictures from my current jeep, but there are some from my old TJ. i like this option b/c i carry soft door in case it rains. then all i have to do is throw the doors on & the mirror are still functional.


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Old 08-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #10
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i did something similar, but I used muffler clamps with some spare rubber hose to go over the threads. Total cost was around $20. There are some good mods I've seen using motorcycle mirrors, but i wanted to do this cheaply. I got all the parts from advance auto parts, but most auto part stores should have this stuff. 5" convex mirror and 2.75" muffler clamps.



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Old 08-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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I hated the relocation brackets. I used them one summer and swore I'd never put them back on. I did the trailer mirror last summer and it worked okay but vibrated a little. This summer I picked up an ATV mirror from WallyMart for $20 and like it a lot. I don't have any close up pictures of it but you can see it in this shot. There's another member with better pictures. He's the one I got the idea from and I drove to walmart immediately after reading his post about them. Whoever you are, Thanks!
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I hated the relocation brackets. I used them one summer and swore I'd never put them back on. I did the trailer mirror last summer and it worked okay but vibrated a little. This summer I picked up an ATV mirror from WallyMart for $20 and like it a lot. I don't have any close up pictures of it but you can see it in this shot. There's another member with better pictures. He's the one I got the idea from and I drove to walmart immediately after reading his post about them. Whoever you are, Thanks!
That is a good look-can you point me to more info? Thanks!
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hmm, i like the muffler clamp. now that my current jeep has a cage & no roll bar padding, the mirrors don't sit as secure as they do in the pictures i posted.
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Get this from amazon...


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and bolt to your door hinge with 3/8in x 2in bolt and nut.

Can you provide a part number or something for these... I really like them!
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Dunno part number, but you can read the make and specs in the pic. It's bout $12 on amazon. Easy project. To bend the end, I put it in the vise and bent it by hand to the desired angle.
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That is a good look-can you point me to more info? Thanks!
They sell them at Walmart in the automotive section near the motorcycle stuff. Here's a picture of it removed. It comes with regular hex nuts so I replaced them with wingnuts to make them tooless.
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Do you know who the manufacturer is of the ATV Mirror?
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Do you know who the manufacturer is of the ATV Mirror?
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Get some mirrors from Defiant Systems!! Awesome mirrors
Here is a link, I don't have a Jeep, but they do look like a great idea
Off road Jeep mirrors by Defiant Systems!
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Here is a link, I don't have a Jeep, but they do look like a great idea
Off road Jeep mirrors by Defiant Systems!
Totally forgot to post the link! I do have pictures of them
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