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Old 07-16-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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Question mirror relocation brackets?

ok I see people selling mirror brackets for 97-02, and other people selling brackets for 03-06...does it really matter? arent they all the same anyways? heres 03-06 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...QQcmdZViewItem

heres 97-02 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mirro...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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looks different to me. i'm sure that the jk has a different windshield hinge than the tj. but i could be wrong

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looks different to me. i'm sure that the jk has a different windshield hinge than the tj. but i could be wrong
from 97-06 they are all TJs...
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ok I see people selling mirror brackets for 97-02, and other people selling brackets for 03-06...does it really matter? arent they all the same anyways? heres 03-06 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...QQcmdZViewItem

heres 97-02 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mirro...QQcmdZViewItem
Actually no they are different. If you go to quadratec you can actually buy newer mirrors to replace the old style ones.
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The JK has a different hinge than the TJ. The TJ has two on each side, whereas the JK has one in the center.

I'm not sure what the differences are but most parts for TJ's are 97-02 and 03-06. Find the ones for your year to avoid headaches.
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anyone have any close up pics of these?

i need to get me some soon
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I got these. I ordered them and had them 2 days later. Great price. Great product. They really are.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mirro...spagenameZWDVW
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I got these. I ordered them and had them 2 days later. Great price. Great product. They really are.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mirro...spagenameZWDVW
Yea but what year Wrangler do you have?
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Here is my two cents. If you simply relocate your mirrors, th epassenger side moves forward too far to be useful with the doors on (more so with soft upper doors). So you either need to find one where you can mount that side in a position where you can see it through the windshield, or try something else.

I prefer the QuickMirror you can buy at quadratec. Leave the factory mirror attached to your door, and when you remove them, slide these mirrors into your door hinge. An added bonus is these can be rotated downward so you have a low vantage point when wheeling.

Here is a link to quadratec.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13120_01.htm
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Here's a link to what I bought

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_02.htm

I have an '06. I just mounted the OEM mirrors on and leave them. Don't move them back and forth. Drivers side basically makes no diff whatsoever, and passenger side works fine, but I make an adjustment when doors go on/off.
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Here is my two cents. If you simply relocate your mirrors, th epassenger side moves forward too far to be useful with the doors on (more so with soft upper doors). So you either need to find one where you can mount that side in a position where you can see it through the windshield, or try something else.

I prefer the QuickMirror you can buy at quadratec. Leave the factory mirror attached to your door, and when you remove them, slide these mirrors into your door hinge. An added bonus is these can be rotated downward so you have a low vantage point when wheeling.

Here is a link to quadratec.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13120_01.htm


over $100 after shipping for both mirrors? ppl call me crazy for putting this much money into my jeep but thats crazy....id rather get the $49 ticket
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Here's a link to what I bought

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_02.htm

I have an '06. I just mounted the OEM mirrors on and leave them. Don't move them back and forth. Drivers side basically makes no diff whatsoever, and passenger side works fine, but I make an adjustment when doors go on/off.
Do you have pictures of these on your Jeep? I am not a big fan of most of the newer style mirror movers. Looking for a set that I like.

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^^^^^^^^^^ I second wanting to see pictures!!!!!
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Screw it! Lol, you know what I did? The law says you need (1) side mirror. I went to Kmart and purchased a small bike mirror and mounted it to the hinge.

Now, I don't really use it when riding with the doors off but I was pulled over and the "rookie" cop in my town tried bullshitting me. When he called for assistance, a veteran cop knew me and let me go with a "warning".
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^^^^ maybe in CONN..but here in NY..you need 2 mirrors and he'll rip it off and say its broken!!
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Here in bama, as far as i know, you just need A mirror, so my rear view inside the jeep is sufficient. I drive around with my doors off all the time, pass cops, sit next to cops at lights... never been pulled over for it.
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^^^^ maybe in CONN..but here in NY..you need 2 mirrors and he'll rip it off and say its broken!!
Damn, thanks for the advice, I frequent Ny frequently to see friends and family. Lol pff, I'll contest to ticket if anything happens.
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Here's a link to what I bought

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_02.htm

I have an '06. I just mounted the OEM mirrors on and leave them. Don't move them back and forth. Drivers side basically makes no diff whatsoever, and passenger side works fine, but I make an adjustment when doors go on/off.
Is that $34.99 each or for the pair?
And what kind/size bit will I need to move the mirrors?
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I put a set on my jeep a few months ago. That dude is right the passenger mirror is not in your line of vision unless you lean way over to the passenger side and squint one eye, or you can just glance over your shoulder. I tried to take a couple of pics with this pile of sh@t phone hope it helps.

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See I like these hinges for the newer mirrors the best but i still dont like how the mirrors stick off the body like 2", i think i just might buy the older style like 02' mirrors and buy those brackets because those look the best! how are the older mirrors anyway? i've heard people complain that they vibrate more then the new ones...and the new ones vibrate quite alot!
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I'm going to replace the entire mirror for easy door removal w/ mirrors.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13023_100.htm
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I ended up buying the relocation brackets from Quadratech for $35.

They work, more or less, but I had to spend an equal amount (and visit a number of different stores) to buy tools to mount them. There's not much room to work inside that bracket so normal torx wrenches, bits, etc. won't work.

Also, if you leave the brackets on while the doors are on then you need to be very careful when you open the doors. If you swing them open too far they will hit the mirror and at least knock them out of whack and if you swing the door open hard enough you'll snap the mirrors off.

All in all they work but I think there might be better solutions out there.
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All in all they work but I think there might be better solutions out there.
Put the mirrors on the fenders or the hood do you have door straps? You can connect them so they are shorter so the doors dont swing that much. I my self am thinking of some too... I think I'll make mine though.
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^^^^ maybe in CONN..but here in NY..you need 2 mirrors and he'll rip it off and say its broken!!
I'm in NY and ride with no mirrors. Been pulled over for speeding and the statie never said a word about no mirrors. and we all know how the NYSP are
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Where in NY? upstate prob...cause that dont fly here on LI! 2 of my friends got tickets for no mirrors, one of them had just a drivers mirror mounted still got a ticket!
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Where in NY? upstate prob...cause that dont fly here on LI! 2 of my friends got tickets for no mirrors, one of them had just a drivers mirror mounted still got a ticket!

I'm about an hour and half away from LI, not that far "upstate". All I'm saying is I never got a ticket for no mirrors in NY or CT. I drive to Stamford, CT everyday and I rarely even see the po-lease in CT. Does CT even have Po-lease?
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well Long Island cops are ASSHOLES, and fcuk with people just for the sake of fcuking with people.....but anyways...anyone do the older style mirrors on a new style jeep? with the 02 brackets? ANYONE?
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I will try to make brackets tomorow.. we will see if it works i will take pics
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well Long Island cops are ASSHOLES, and fcuk with people just for the sake of fcuking with people.....but anyways...anyone do the older style mirrors on a new style jeep? with the 02 brackets? ANYONE?
I had the older style brackets on an 05. Im gonna throw them out

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