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Old 05-22-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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I have a 98 TJ with half doors, and I'd like to find something that will just plug into the door hinge to work as a mirror. I don't care about functionality, so much as legality.

Is there a specific brand of motorcycle mirror that fits in there snugly? Or is there any kind of adapter I can get to make it so the mirror is somewhat secure in the hinge?

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Old 05-22-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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Quadratec sells relocation brackets that use the bolts on the windshield hinge so you can mount your mirrors there. They sell from 30-70 bucks. You can just POP your old ones off and throw the new bracket on and presto! Good and legal!

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Quadratec sells relocation brackets that use the bolts on the windshield hinge so you can mount your mirrors there. They sell from 30-70 bucks. You can just POP your old ones off and throw the new bracket on and presto! Good and legal!
Lol, there are so many horror stories about those torx screws. Pop might have been the right word.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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Here's a thread where someone made some mirror relocation brackets that mount to the hinge. There's a pic in the thread that shows what I did. I only made one for the driver's side as thats all I needed to be legal. Kinda got the idea from a JK owner that closed his vent and stuck a mirror to that.
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Quadratec sells relocation brackets that use the bolts on the windshield hinge so you can mount your mirrors there. They sell from 30-70 bucks. You can just POP your old ones off and throw the new bracket on and presto! Good and legal!
I've been looking at those relocation brackets, but I was hoping an alternative already existed to just slide something in the door hinge.

I think I'm going to try to fab something up myself.
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Here's a thread where someone made some mirror relocation brackets that mount to the hinge. There's a pic in the thread that shows what I did. I only made one for the driver's side as thats all I needed to be legal. Kinda got the idea from a JK owner that closed his vent and stuck a mirror to that.
Can you link to that thread? I didn't see one in this post.
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I drove two hours on the highway, sat in concert traffic with dozens of police in and out, nobody said anything about my door-less Jeep with no mirrors. I feel like Jeepers are the only ones who actually know that law, or police just never notice it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #8
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Here's what I'm looking at. $50 - drops right into the upper hinge - Done.
http://<a href="http://www.4wd.com/p...rtID=12331</a>
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For an extra 30 bucks more than the ones mentioned above I like these. There on my wishlist anyway!

www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=12727
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I bought these from Quadratec for $39.99 and they're great.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_02.htm
They attach right to to windshield permanently.
I took the factory mirrors off the doors and stored them.
You also don't have to waste time installing hinge mirrors. Just pull you doors off and go!
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I went with Harley mirrors. I got mine used off eBay but you can buy them new at BadAssChrome.com. The part numbers are 91909-03B for the right mirror and 91910-03B for the left. Be sure you get the long stem versions. They are a perfect fit, work great and look good.



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I'm looking for alternative mirrors too. I used the mirror movers last year and found them to be almost useless when the doors are on for rainy days. The passenger mirror was completely hidden and the drivers mirror was partially hidden because the mirrors are moved so far forward. They also got bumped out of alignment if the doors opens too fast.

A few questions for the last two posters:
  • For the CJ-style mirrors, are the mirrors completely visible with doors on including passenger side? Any vibrations?
  • For the Harley mirrors, How much visibility do they offer being so much smaller? I'd imagine a passenger side would be pointless, correct? Any vibrations?
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A few questions for the last two posters:
  • For the CJ-style mirrors, are the mirrors completely visible with doors on including passenger side? Any vibrations?
  • For the Harley mirrors, How much visibility do they offer being so much smaller? I'd imagine a passenger side would be pointless, correct? Any vibrations?
It's not a bathroom mirror. If you want to see they eye color of a person driving behind you, this mirror may not be the right choice for you. If you're just trying to avoid merging into the front of another car, it's a perfect mirror.
It does vibrate a tiny bit. I would imaging that running knobby tires would make it vibrate more - my summer tires are pretty mellow.
But, like I've said before, I don't need to read a newspaper in my rear view mirror, just look for traffic.
And, I don't run a right-side mirror, so I can't help you there. Between the rear-view and the left mirror, I can see all I need to unless I'm backing up.



My understanding is that any long-stemmed motorcycle mirror will fit in the Jeep hinge.
I run a Harley long-stem personally. I liked the way this one looks, and if anyone bothers to look close enough (like I would and do when I see a modded Jeep) they'd see it was a Harley mirror. IMO, Harleys & Jeeps go together like pizza & beer

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I just got the same mirror Samchamp has. Used it for the first time yesterday....loved it. No vibration, looks good and easy on and off. I only got the left one for now but I may follow up with the other later.
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I bought these from Quadratec for $39.99 and they're great.
Rugged Ridge 44800/01 - Rugged Ridge Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec
They attach right to to windshield permanently.
I took the factory mirrors off the doors and stored them.
You also don't have to waste time installing hinge mirrors. Just pull you doors off and go!
That's not a bad price, may look into this for the future.
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Maltese cross. More style than function but it is useable to see if a car is next to you.
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A few questions for the last two posters:
  • For the Harley mirrors, How much visibility do they offer being so much smaller? I'd imagine a passenger side would be pointless, correct? Any vibrations?
As monkeee2002 said, you won't be able to see they eye color of a person driving behind you but they work great for general traffic "situational awareness." Mine are magnified mirrors - you know, with the "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" copy. I have both the driver and passenger side mirror and have a full view from both. In fact, I actually like the field of view with these mirrors better than my stock mirrors. I also have AT tires and have zero vibration at any speed. Hope this helps...
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pepboys sells some mirrors that fit perfectly. i think there $15
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How are you securing the motorcycle mirrors? Or do they fit snugly enough that you don't have to?
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How are you securing the motorcycle mirrors? Or do they fit snugly enough that you don't have to?
The stem base is threaded. Mine came with a lock washer and chrome nut. Just slide stem in the hinge, screw on the nut & washer, adjust the angle and tighten the nut down. Takes 30 seconds...
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Awesome, thanks!

Now, which fuse do I pull to shut off the light?
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I bought these from Quadratec for $39.99 and they're great.
Rugged Ridge 44800/01 - Rugged Ridge Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec
They attach right to to windshield permanently.
I took the factory mirrors off the doors and stored them.
You also don't have to waste time installing hinge mirrors. Just pull you doors off and go!
nice thanks for the link, i just got 2 piece soft doors and this would be great to get my mirrors back, with out relocating the stock mirrors from my full doors.
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As monkeee2002 said, you won't be able to see they eye color of a person driving behind you but they work great for general traffic "situational awareness." Mine are magnified mirrors - you know, with the "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" copy. I have both the driver and passenger side mirror and have a full view from both. In fact, I actually like the field of view with these mirrors better than my stock mirrors. I also have AT tires and have zero vibration at any speed. Hope this helps...
Thanks for the info. Nice to know that they do have magnified ones too.
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Awesome, thanks!

Now, which fuse do I pull to shut off the light?
# 4 fuse disables the dome light from the 'door open' switches. You can still use your headlight switch to turn on the dome light.
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pepboys sells some mirrors that fit perfectly. i think there $15
do you know the part # ?
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I bought these from Quadratec for $39.99 and they're great.
Rugged Ridge 44800/01 - Rugged Ridge Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec
They attach right to to windshield permanently.
I took the factory mirrors off the doors and stored them.
You also don't have to waste time installing hinge mirrors. Just pull you doors off and go!
Does this go in existing holes?
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I went with Harley mirrors. I got mine used off eBay but you can buy them new at BadAssChrome.com. The part numbers are 91909-03B for the right mirror and 91910-03B for the left. Be sure you get the long stem versions. They are a perfect fit, work great and look good.



I just got this one last week and really like it. It doesnt vibrate and looks good. I only got one for the drivers side. I found the best price at 91983-03B - MIRROR LEFT SHORT STEM BLACK - Harley-Davidson® Parts and Accessories I like the short stem one but it wont do any good on the passanger side.
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Does this go in existing holes?
yes
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Every review I've read for those mirrors said they sucked. The ones that mount to the windshield. Just sayin!

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