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Old 09-21-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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Mirror relocation brackets

Ok I slapped my soft doors on and now I need to move or replace my mirrors. In the heat of purchasing the doors I dropped some Warrior Mirror Relocation Brackets in the basket. After looking at these horrendous things there's no way they're going on my Jeep.

So I need some ideas. What are you guys using for mirrors or for relocation brackets? I'd like to keep the factory mirrors but I'm open to any ideas. Pics are nice too.

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I tried relocation brackets but the factory mirrors don't stick out far enough to use with the 1/2 doors and windows on. I didn't want to keep moving the mirrors back and forth so I went with "old school" stainless aftermarket mirrors that are designed to mount on the window frame. I also put a wide angle stick in mirror on the right one. These work well and fold back for going thru tight spots.

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That sounds pretty cool. Do you have a pic?
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I have these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_02.htm

With the full doors I have when you open them too wide the smack the mirrors. With the 1/2 doors that wouldn't happen.

I also had to buy $30+ worth of tools to put them on, which was annoying.

Overall they are ok and they work, but there may be something better out there.
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I have these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_02.htm

With the full doors I have when you open them too wide the smack the mirrors. With the 1/2 doors that wouldn't happen.

I also had to buy $30+ worth of tools to put them on, which was annoying.

Overall they are ok and they work, but there may be something better out there.
Those are exactly what I bought. I don't like the fact that they stick out away from the body of the Jeep. Surely there's a better option out there.
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Had the same prob with mine. Tried brackets for 98-02 because they dont stick out as far but didnt like them either. It was the only option I came up with. Then you need 98-02 mirrors.
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These are the ones I am running. Kept the good set of mirrors on my doors. and attach one of my old ratted out mirrors to the bracket when running doorless. I don't run a mirror on the passenger side bracket because it is useless to try to see out of it. I figure I am going to fab up something on that bracket to mount my CB ant.

Scout you do remember that vehicles use to come with only one outside mirror right. I know I do

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_00.htm
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Yeah I remember.

Yours are for 97-02 though. Are the mounting holes different? Ot would I just need 97-02 mirrors for the brackets?

I'm also looking at motorcycle mirrors and having something fabbed up.
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These are the ones I am running. Kept the good set of mirrors on my doors. and attach one of my old ratted out mirrors to the bracket when running doorless. I don't run a mirror on the passenger side bracket because it is useless to try to see out of it. I figure I am going to fab up something on that bracket to mount my CB ant.
Scout you do remember that vehicles use to come with only one outside mirror right. I know I do
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_00.htm
Same ones I have and I don't use the right one either. Scout's in his 30's, he just twisted around on the buck board to see behind him.
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Wow I never noticed that. I would think the brackets would bolt to the body just fine. 02 and earlier mirrors unbolt from the main mounting. The only reason I would think would be that newer model mirrors don't seperate from the OEM base.
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Same ones I have and I don't use the right one either. Scout's in his 30's, he just twisted around on the buck board to see behind him.

In my 30's too. I remember when the passenger mirror was a luxery and an expensive option when ordering a new car.
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Are we old if we're in our 30's?

I have a friend that has an 02 and I think I'l see if the brackets I bought will fit the holes on his. If they do then I'll go with the 97-02 and buy new mirrors.
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Are we old if we're in our 30's?

I have a friend that has an 02 and I think I'l see if the brackets I bought will fit the holes on his. If they do then I'll go with the 97-02 and buy new mirrors.

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So is there some state law stating that you need to have sideview mirrors? Here you just need to have 1 mirror that lets you see 100 feet behind you. I don't run any side mirrors at all.
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I think it depends on the state. I think in Texas you have to have two rear facing mirrors. Not sure though...
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I bought my TJ from a Deputy Sheriff, and he told me all you need is one mirror that you can see behind you 150'. That being said, I still use my mirror movers except when on the trail.
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And there you have it!
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These are the ones I am running. Kept the good set of mirrors on my doors. and attach one of my old ratted out mirrors to the bracket when running doorless. I don't run a mirror on the passenger side bracket because it is useless to try to see out of it. I figure I am going to fab up something on that bracket to mount my CB ant.

Scout you do remember that vehicles use to come with only one outside mirror right. I know I do

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_00.htm
I use these same brackets, and my passenger side mirror works just fine w/ the doors off. If I throw the doors back on, the p/s dorr can hit the mirror, cuz you have to pull it back a bit to see it, but they work just fine otherwise. I can't seem to find them now, but I saw a set of these that also had light mounting tabs included, I wish I had gotten those, but oh well.
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I can't believe i'm asking, but are there pics of these so called doors?
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They're almost done. I have the lowers on and one of the uppers. The upper door on the drivers side was bent so it still needs a little persuasion to fit correctly. It must have gotten bent in shipping as the passenger slipped right on.

Hopefully I can get a chance to finish it tonight and I'll post up a couple hundred pictures of it sitting in the garage. I know people on here need new wallpaper for their computers anyway.
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I'll post up a couple hundred pictures of it sitting in the garage.
Well that's good you're trying something different.
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/13023_100.htm

ive got these... kind of a pain to set up and get the view right but once youve got it where u want and bolt it in then ur set. I like the classic look of the mirrors too
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just jut a round blind spot mirror on the windshield frame above the rear view mirror. works just as good(IMO). cheap. looks clean.
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ive got these... kind of a pain to set up and get the view right but once youve got it where u want and bolt it in then ur set. I like the classic look of the mirrors too
I looked at those but I have windshield lights and they would have to share the same spot. I suppose they could work if I doubled up on the brackets. But then again that may pose a whole new problem itself.
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I bought my TJ from a Deputy Sheriff, and he told me all you need is one mirror that you can see behind you 150'. That being said, I still use my mirror movers except when on the trail.
But it was the same deputy to which the department only issued one bullet and make him carry it in his pocket.
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I looked at those but I have windshield lights and they would have to share the same spot. I suppose they could work if I doubled up on the brackets. But then again that may pose a whole new problem itself.

yeah im planning on doing the same... the mirrors aren't that heavy so they wont put much strain on a longer bolt...
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If you haven't come up w/ an answer, I stumbled across a fairly simple mod for mirrors, thought I'd post it here, enjoy!

http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html
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Heck, I think thats what Im going to do, good link sgnellet.

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That's a really good idea and actually I already have something similar to that. The problem with those mirrors is it uses the existing hinges and I need the hinges to mount the lower doors. So far I've been running around with no side mirrors and it hasn't been all that bad. I might just go ahead and keep it that way for now.

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