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Old 10-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Best Mirror Option?

I have a 1994 Jeep YJ with half doors and a soft top, I am looking for a good option for my mirrors for "doors off days". Would it be best to buy some of those aftermarket mirrors that go in the door pin hole or relocate?

If the best way is to relocate the mirrors can you guys recommend the best mirror relocation bracket?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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I picked up the Lange Mirror II FROM extreme terrain and I'm very happy with the product. My OEM mirror was windshield mounted so it was an easy swap. But I did add the same mirror to the passenger side because there never was one on that side when I bought it. Perfect with half doors on or off

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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I have half doors also and got the relocation brakets that mount to the windshield......Ive used them 2-3 times tops cause its a just to move them back and forth. Search around I think some people have motorcycle mirrors that slip down in the holes when you remove the doors and they are suppose to be pretty cheap.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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when you do relocate don't expect to be able to use the passenger side mirror unless you get one that sticks way out.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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Get the a Defiant Systems mirrors. They are great. It's all I use all warm season long. I've been stopped many times by "illegal" jeepers asking where I got them.

Do a quick search for Defiant and he will pop up.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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I use "harley davidson long stem mirrors"... I love em. A lot of bikers will throw em out or sell em cheap when they upgrade (how I scored mine).
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input folks, I will check into these options
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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I picked up the Lange Mirror II FROM extreme terrain and I'm very happy with the product. My OEM mirror was windshield mounted so it was an easy swap. But I did add the same mirror to the passenger side because there never was one on that side when I bought it. Perfect with half doors on or off
I second this suggestion. I have these and they work great. They stay on whether doors are on or off. No mirrors on my half doors.
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I always have plenty of mirrors for harleys so I have used them several times..for a permanent mirror,those that 87 florida yj has look like they would work very good
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I always have plenty of mirrors for harleys so I have used them several times..for a permanent mirror,those that 87 florida yj has look like they would work very good
You wouldn't happen to have a pair now would ya?
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probably but you can find a set on ebay cheap..they will have a thousand different styles..find a set that looks cool to you
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I'll take a look!
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I made mine. A piece of 3/8 all-thread cut in half and bent, and a round "360 degree" blind spot mirror from autozone. Just drilled a hole in the plastic of the mirror, threaded the all-thread in and used a nut to make sure it stayed tight. Some washers and nuts hold it in place on the hinge and it takes less than a minute to install. Cost less than 5 bucks and I get to say "I made that'
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Thanks for all the replies guys, I tried to contact the people at Defiant through their facebook page which is the only page I could find for them but no reply for a couple weeks so I guess I will look into another manufacturer or build some
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on my door off days I use old mirrors I had that are off one of my harleys, they work great in the door pin holes
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I have CJ style mirrors but the hook up to a YJ without having to drill the hinges. The just attach to the side screws. They are Omix ADA/Rugged Ridge ones that I got from Quadratec for $25 IIRC.

The passenger side mirror is useless though.
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Thanks for all the replies guys, I tried to contact the people at Defiant through their facebook page which is the only page I could find for them but no reply for a couple weeks so I guess I will look into another manufacturer or build some
I just found out Defiant is out of commission currently. Sounds like he was medically discharged from the military. Here's hoping he is ok.
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I use "harley davidson long stem mirrors"... I love em. A lot of bikers will throw em out or sell em cheap when they upgrade (how I scored mine).
I use the Harley mirror too no vibration. Go by a busy Harley shop ask if they have any take offs. There usually stored in a bucket in the shop.

Mirror bolts directly into the door hinge. I made a bkt with hi nuts so I can use it with 1/2 doors.
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i drilled and tapped my hinges and went with CJ mirrors. They look and work great.
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I used the windshield hinge relocation brackets and love them. The only downside is I actually look through the corner of the windshield for the passenger side mirro, I could change the arm, but it doesnt bother me. The thing I like about them though is that my doors dont have mirrors on them when I take them off which makes them much easier to handle. I also dont need to change anything when pulling them off or on since they are always in the right place already. Another downside was that I had to weld an extension on the driver side one when I installed a snorkel. Worked perfectly though and if I didnt tell you I did it you wouldn't even know.
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Great idea using Harley mirrors, I'm gonna have to make a run to the shop here and see if they have any take offs they'll sell cheap!
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Great idea using Harley mirrors, I'm gonna have to make a run to the shop here and see if they have any take offs they'll sell cheap!
Harley mirrors are a good option I had some left over off my fathers sportster when he changed mirrors that I used before some jackass stole them.

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