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Old 07-10-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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What to do for side mirrors with doors off?

Newb here, just realized I have no side mirrors when I take the doors off. What do most people do? Is it illegal to run with no side mirrors? What are my options? Thanks for the insight...

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:21 PM   #2
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Do you have a JK? Get the cheapest mirrors that bolt onto existing brackets or drop into door post

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Do you have a JK? Get the cheapest mirrors that bolt onto existing brackets or drop into door post
Thanks Luke. Which existing brackets are u referring to? Which is better bracket or door post or just personal preference?
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I just got the RR quick release mirrors. Very solid and no vibration on the highway.
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I wanted to keep the factory mirrors, but did not want to move them forward and not be able to see the passenger side clearly. I went with rugged ridge tube doors and ordered factory mirrors that bolt right to them.

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Someone in an earlier thread asking the same question of driving in Pennsylvania claimed you need at least one door mirror.

I couldn't find any such law. In fact, the only law I found said you have to have an unobstructed view of the back and sides of your Jeep. By "sides," I would assume being able to do a head check would count as unobstructed. "Back" would lead me to believe the windshield mirror is required.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:45 PM   #7
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J&P Cycles® Universal Mirror | 7600391 | J&P Cycles

go right into the hinges for 15 dollars for the pair.

search "long stem harley mirrors" and you'll have a bunch of options for all different price ranges.
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Thanks all - I will search for them. I appreciate the advice.

2004jerptj - great pic, thanks.
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I went to O'Reilly's and Lowe's. O'Reilly's had the Blind Spot mirror and Lowe's had the SS bolt and lock nut.


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Old 07-10-2014, 08:36 PM   #10
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Mac, do you hve the soft top on with the bikini? Are you able to put the soft top over the bikini or do you just run like that then take off bikini when you want the full top up?

Edit: that's not even a bikini top is it
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That is a homemade top that is see through but still cuts off some of the harsh sun and, yes, the top closes right over it.



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Someone in an earlier thread asking the same question of driving in Pennsylvania claimed you need at least one door mirror.
Same law here in WA.


RCW 46.37.400
Mirrors, backup devices.

(1) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror mounted on the left side of the vehicle and so located to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least two hundred feet to the rear of such vehicle.
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I went to O'Reilly's and Lowe's. O'Reilly's had the Blind Spot mirror and Lowe's had the SS bolt and lock nut.
What size bolt did you run through the hinge?
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3/8" fit with a little bit of play.
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seen this a couple years ago on the jeep forum BLACK long stem Harley Davidson mirrors i just got the driver side i think it was aroudn $30 at the local harley shop and it worked great


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Someone in an earlier thread asking the same question of driving in Pennsylvania claimed you need at least one door mirror.

I couldn't find any such law. In fact, the only law I found said you have to have an unobstructed view of the back and sides of your Jeep. By "sides," I would assume being able to do a head check would count as unobstructed. "Back" would lead me to believe the windshield mirror is required.
Law says you need at least one mirror with an unobstructed view. The windshield one is fine as lone as it's view is not blocked such as with a trailer, a large dog in the back seat, or a stack of Christmas presents.

In reality, if you are used to using the side mirrors, you will miss them. Other than the Harley mirrors, Quadratec & 4WD have an assortment of solutions.
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Law says you need at least one mirror with an unobstructed view. The windshield one is fine as lone as it's view is not blocked such as with a trailer, a large dog in the back seat, or a stack of Christmas presents.

In reality, if you are used to using the side mirrors, you will miss them. Other than the Harley mirrors, Quadratec & 4WD have an assortment of solutions.
Kansas trooper informed me i had to have the rear view and the driver to be legal ......... i recon each state may be different
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A friend of mine bought one of those bicycle mirrors from Walmart and he rigged it some how to the door hinge when he has his doors off
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drake, each state is. I shold have prefaced with; Pennsylvania law
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That is a homemade top that is see through but still cuts off some of the harsh sun and, yes, the top closes right over it.



i know this thread is about mirrors with doors off but the homemade top caught my eye. what did you use as material for your top?
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Newb here, just realized I have no side mirrors when I take the doors off. What do most people do? Is it illegal to run with no side mirrors? What are my options? Thanks for the insight...
We have a couple of different Mirror options for when the doors are in the garage. I like to permanently move my mirrors because it gives one less step when removing the doors, but there are mirrors to be used only when the doors are off as well.

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I don't do anything. Just roll with the rearview.
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Someone in an earlier thread asking the same question of driving in Pennsylvania claimed you need at least one door mirror.
we are lucky, in illinois, as long as you dont have any restrictions on your licenses, ie. glasses, the rear view is totally legal
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Each state is different but if you don't have at least the driver side and rear view mirrors it's irresponsible and dangerous for you as well as others on the road.
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Each state is different but if you don't have at least the driver side and rear view mirrors it's irresponsible and dangerous for you as well as others on the road.
So is doing a big lift & tires while not upgrading the brakes but many do it. Im safer riding mirrorless than texting while driving

I ride with trail doors but like the mirrors on them.
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Each state is different but if you don't have at least the driver side and rear view mirrors it's irresponsible and dangerous for you as well as others on the road.
And being dependent upon mirrors is just as irresponsible. I'm gonna glance over before making a move regardless of what's hanging off the side of my jeep. There are far more worthy causes for concern.
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and being dependent upon mirrors is just as irresponsible. I'm gonna glance over before making a move regardless of what's hanging off the side of my jeep. There are far more worthy causes for concern.
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I bought these from Just Add Mud with the pegs. I have been happy with them.


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Mirrors enhance your situational awareness. In an emergency you may not have time (or it may not be safe!) to look.

Yes, texting while driving is irresponsible. What does that have to do with whether you have mirrors on your Jeep?
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I bought these from Just Add Mud with the pegs. I have been happy with them.


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x2. Bought from them a few yrs ago luckily cheaper but works great, no vibrating and more viewing area than those harley mirrors.
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