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Old 06-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Side mirrors with doors off

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Is there anything I can do to relocate my mirrors when my doors are off? Or does anyone know whether its legal or illegal to run with no mirrors in va? Cheapest or free solutions would be best!

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Old 06-22-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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Yes. I believe that most (if not all states) require at least a drivers side rear view.

You can either:

Buy a motorcycle mirror and mount it thru the door hinge, or

Buy a relocation bracket. Older than 03 TJ's have a mirror you can remove from the mirror frame and install on a bracket.

03 and newer have mirrors that don't come off the door bracket, but you can buy brackets to mount the entire mirror onto.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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I use relocation brackets... Mirror Relocation Brackets by Warrior Products and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

My only complaint is that they're awful bulky and they move them forward quite a bit, which makes it tough to see anything in the passenger side mirror when the doors are on. I make do when the doors are on because it's worth it when they're off.

It's probably a good bit cheaper to get motorcycle mirrors or a different style mirror that you can take on and off each time you remove the doors, but for me it was nice to move 'em once and forget about it.

And i asked a sheriff once what the law was on having mirrors without doors and his simple reply was "you gotta have 'em." so i'd make sure you at least have the driver's side no matter what.
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I just got the Warrior mirror/light brackets
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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I'm in Oklahoma and recently asked one of my city police officers if I was to have either a driver or passenger side mirror without doors. I don't think he really knew the correct answer, but did say that if ME and my jeep looked suspicious, they could used that as a reason to pull me over, but not to worry too much about it. I don't have my third brake light either, and have never been stopped for it. I don't know the law on that either.
I bought a $15 dollar mirror and bracket from PEP BOYS and modified it to mount on my door hinge. It shakes like hell, but who cares? I really don't use my side mirrors too much anyway...especially with doors off. Just turn your head and look behind you or use your rearview.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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I have a piece of velcro on the side of the dash that I attach a square convex mirror to.... made it for less than 10 bucks..... Other solutions work better, but it is cheap and it does work.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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Google your state regs about mirrors
In some states you only need a rearveiw
able to see 200 feet to the rear
Thats wisc law
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:06 PM   #8
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Check out www.rocodileoffroad.com

Super mirrors, very inexpensive
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:40 PM   #9
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Check out Rocodile Off Road

Super mirrors, very inexpensive
Have you ordered from there?
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I did the aftermarket mirrors and relocation brackets and I found the best thing is to remove the mirrors and look over my shoulder. Check your state laws though and make sure it's legal.
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Have you ordered from there?
No. I got them from these guys:

http://extremevehiclebuilder.com/

You have to call and ask for them as it's a new product and not on the website. I know that this shop also has them:

http://ok4wd.com/

but again, you have to call up and ask for them.
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No. I got them from these guys:

EVB Extreme Vehicle Builders HOME

You have to call and ask for them as it's a new product and not on the website. I know that this shop also has them:

OK Auto, 4wd & Tire

but again, you have to call up and ask for them.
OK, Thanks Man. It seems a nice convenient way to circumvent the law, but is it actually effective for the blind spot and everything on the highway? And also, is it held on by a magnet?
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call them and ask for the rocodile mirrors.
they are $10 small and perfect, i bought them a few weeks ago and love it.
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Have you ordered from there?
i bought them from EVB Extreme Vehicle Builders HOME, the guys there told me that it was originally created by a local who is working on a patent for them, i definately recommened them if you are looking to be legal, look smooth and clean, and they also are cheap and do the job.
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OK, Thanks Man. It seems a nice convenient way to circumvent the law, but is it actually effective for the blind spot and everything on the highway? And also, is it held on by a magnet?
They do not circumvent the law in any way.

They are completely adjustable, so there is no blind spot if you position them right- very easy to do. No magnets, they are held on with Dual Lock from 3M. They are very secure.
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They do not circumvent the law in any way.

They are completely adjustable, so there is no blind spot if you position them right- very easy to do. No magnets, they are held on with Dual Lock from 3M. They are very secure.
Yeah, i meant satisfy the law Thanks for the info, man.
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Now this is a cheap quick fix. Harley mirrors.
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I decided to go with CJ style mirrors. I never really understood why they would mount mirrors on the doors of a Jeep knowing full well consumers would be removing the doors. Most states require you to have at least your left side view mirror. I found the solution in Rugged Ridge Powder Coated mirrors Rugged Ridge 08/4480001 - Rugged Ridge Dual Mirror Set in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with Soft Doors - Quadratec. These are actual mirrors so it looks like they belong.

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