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Old 07-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Mirror Relocation Help

I just got a 98 TJ and need some advice on mirror relocation. The jeep has a light bar attached above the windshield and is bolted using the two existing holes on the windshield frame. what are some mirrors and brackets that will work with this set up? I was looking at CIPA 44800/01 - Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec, but I don't think they will work because of the light bar. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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You probably can share the same holes but will need longer bolts. I suggest you research the mirror relocation brackets before buying. Most people with the brackets complain about the passenger mirror being almost worthless with the doors back on. I suggest the mirrors that mount in the door hinges, that's easily silde on/off. (Justaddmudd.com)

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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I bought the brackets to relocate my door mirrors when I wanted to pull of the doors. It quickly became a mess. Getting the mirrors off my 97TJ doors resulted in snapping the oxidized aluminum bracket right off. At that point I just bought the Safari door mirrrors that go in the hinge pin hole. They work awesome without any headaches.
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I bought that exact pair of mirrors to use when I run with the doors off which is most of the time until cold weather sets in.

I would recommend the type that bolt directly to the top door hinge like already suggested. They are quick and easy to put on and remove when your ready to put the doors back on.

Good luck with whatever you choose though !
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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I just got a 98 TJ and need some advice on mirror relocation. The jeep has a light bar attached above the windshield and is bolted using the two existing holes on the windshield frame. what are some mirrors and brackets that will work with this set up? I was looking at CIPA 44800/01 - Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec, but I don't think they will work because of the light bar. Any help greatly appreciated.
I agree that door hinge mount is the easy way to go. Check mine out if you like!
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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I got the rugged ridge relocation brackets which use the lower of the two sets of bolts on the windshield hinge frame thingy. Like this:

I didn't like 'em at first because I couldn't see anything but about 1 square inch of my passenger side mirror with the doors on. I put one of those tiny "fish-eye" mirrors in the bottom outside corner of the mirror, and that helps a bit, but I still do a lot of looking over my right shoulder when merging. I DO however like the fact that the mirrors are not still on my doors and that means my doors fit in my living room closet, right next to the hood off my Camaro. I promise that I'm not as much of a white-trash hillbilly as this makes me sound.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #8
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I have a set from Die Tech for my 98 TJ. They use the top hinge hole for the door. The mirrors sit in the exact same place as if theey were mounted on the door. I love them, but I am doorless year round so don't have to mess with taking the brackets off to put the doors back on.
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I know this is a really old post, but I stumbled on these last week, and they are mounted higher that most relo brakcets, and I would bet they could be spaced if the view on the passenger is still too poor.
MP - Doors Off Mirror Kit [MP3002555] - $57.95 : Jeep Outfitter

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