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Old 08-11-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Mirrors with doors off and snorkel

Ok so whenever I take my doors off I usually don't have mirrors on my Jeep. I'm starting to feel it would be better to get either permanent or temporary mirrors for when I do have them off. The problem is I have snorkel and I'm not sure what mirrors I can get or what mirrors I should get. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #2
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Hi,

I use a quick release mirror. Used to have them on both sides, however with my snorkel installed I only have the driver side mirror left now. That's legally allowed where I live so fine for me.

I don't have any close up pic but you can see the mirrors here. Simply bolt the brackets to the windshield and quickly install (or remove) the mirror by using a single bolt - easy!

I must say I don't have them for practical use. They don't nearly give the same view as the factory door mirrors, and you'll need to adjust them 9 out of 10 times after reinstalling for which I am too lazy. I simply run them to stay out of trouble with the police. When driving without doors and top you have pretty good view anyway so I just look over my shoulder instead of in my mirror





Another option would be to use quick release mirrors that fit into the door hinches. For me no option since I run soft half doors from time to time. But if you need a solution only when running no doors at all, it's an idea (you'll have mirrors on both sides then...)

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #3
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Awesome! Thanks for the help
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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There are tons of options for mirrors to use where your door hinges are, if you can't or don't want to use relocators. Some get really expensive, I opted for these (another thread here directed me to them) and they are excellent and cheap. I just painted them black and put them on. I just need to buy a washer and nut and bolt to go into the door hinge.

Amazon.com: Fit System CL062E Clamp-on Spot Mirror: Automotive

Here is the link to the thread I used, there is a pic of what it looks like installed (the nut and bolt sizes he says are incorrect).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/mirrors-170684.html
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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I didn't want to take any of the Torx bolts out of my TJ and mess up the paint. So, I bought an extra set of mirrors like the stock ones. I also bought these brackets. Not the cheapest option, but you don't have to remove the painted on Torx bolts and the brackets hold your mirrors in a position where they would normally be.
Die-Tech Off-road Mirror Brackets

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