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Old 12-04-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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hi everybody, i got a 99 tj and every time i shut my door my mirrors move around a lot. i don't really want to relocate them, but i was wondering if the newer style mirrors would stay in place any better. i read on 4wd.com that the do better for vibration, but i don't know if they would be any better for shutting the doors. thanks

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where do they move? at the ball style joint close to the mirror or at the hinge style joint close to the door?

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I use to have the old mirrors and they always moved and vibrated around, drove me nuts. I put the 05-06 mirrors back on and what a difference. They dont move at all when you slam the door. Plus I think they look better.
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the new ones dont move like the old ones
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Not meaning to drift the subject, but do any of you relocate your mirrors while driving with the doors off?
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:31 PM   #6
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most of the time, no
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hi everybody, i got a 99 tj and every time i shut my door my mirrors move around a lot. i don't really want to relocate them, but i was wondering if the newer style mirrors would stay in place any better. i read on 4wd.com that the do better for vibration, but i don't know if they would be any better for shutting the doors. thanks

Have you tried tightening the two torx screws under the mirror to increase tension? You need to pull the little accordion boot thing Up (or down, cant remember) to gain access to them.
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my stockers did not moved nor vibrated. Now that i am using relocation brackets, they are pretty shaky however i've learned not to watch the side ones..
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Have you tried tightening the two torx screws under the mirror to increase tension? You need to pull the little accordion boot thing Up (or down, cant remember) to gain access to them.
no, i haven't tried that. i tried tightening the screw on the bottom of the mirror, but that was no help. i have moved the accordion boot thing down before but never could see anything... maybe i'll try it again. it's worth a shot instead of spending 150 bucks on a pair of new mirrors.
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Move the rubber boot down and there should be 2 screws you can tighten, I believe they were flathead screws if I remember. Oh yeah, they will strip out on you.
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i relocated my mirrors and its great for legality purposes but the passenger mirror becomes unusable because it gets pushed back

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