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Old 07-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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jeep w/o mirrors

Anyone know? Will CHP hammer you if your doors are off. Aka no mirrors?

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Yep they will, CA says you have to have mirrors. Look into brackets that bolt to the body and not the door and move your mirrors there.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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I know the law says you have to have them, but I've been running door-less for a bit over 2 moths now and encountered many officers and have yet to be pulled over *knock on wood*
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I believe California requires only two mirrors, one of which has to be the driver side. You can either look for relocation brackets like Jeff suggested, or you can hit up your local motorcycle shop and look for a mirror. It has become pretty popular to get the motorcycle mirrors and slide them into the hinge holes that the doors use. For example (taken from google):

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Ok.. ty
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I think it is going to be one of those things where they won't bother you unless you do something wrong, and then they will add it to the ticket.

And if you are running topless, you will have a better view anyways out the back.

For me, legally all extra lights are supposed to be covered when driving, but I can't find covers big enough to fit two of mine. So far, after passing many cops, they haven't stopped me. But I figure if they get me for something else, that will get added on.
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I think it is going to be one of those things where they won't bother you unless you do something wrong, and then they will add it to the ticket.

And if you are running topless, you will have a better view anyways out the back.

For me, legally all extra lights are supposed to be covered when driving, but I can't find covers big enough to fit two of mine. So far, after passing many cops, they haven't stopped me. But I figure if they get me for something else, that will get added on.
Agreed on the ticket issue.

As far as lights are concerned...I have heard mixed stories from numerous people. I have heard that what you have mentioned, but I have also heard that you can have 4 forward facing uncovered lights (2 being headlights). The other two lights must be below the headlights though if they are to be uncovered. Like you, I have two lights on the bumper, but have yet to be hassled about them. If necessary, I can buy new covers (they are plastic and break easily taking them on and off...hence the reason I no longer have them). I would have to study the law a little more thoroughly, but since my lights are on hinges, I could fold them so they face the sky and argue that they are no longer forward facing lights when positioned like that
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I think it is going to be one of those things where they won't bother you unless you do something wrong, and then they will add it to the ticket.

And if you are running topless, you will have a better view anyways out the back.

For me, legally all extra lights are supposed to be covered when driving, but I can't find covers big enough to fit two of mine. So far, after passing many cops, they haven't stopped me. But I figure if they get me for something else, that will get added on.
I figured that it'd get added on, but speeding is not a problem, I've learn I need my turn signals, and I'm not wreck less so I'll take my chances
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Problem solved. 10$ and a talk with the guys at the biker shop got me a mirror that will work. Used ... but.. so what right.
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I was pulled over by CHP for not having a driver mirror when I was running with no doors. Law is two mirrors, one has to be driver side. So driver side and rearview, or driver side and passenger side.

With that said, I only received a warning... they guy wasn't a prick about it, but he did say if he sees me again with no driver side mirror, he will give the ticket. My doors are back on for now lol.

Oh and some dumb ass is telling people he put one of those small circle mirrors (the ones you see on some passenger and driver side truck mirrors - almost like a wide angle mirror) on his driver side vent and he is legal that way... well that is not a good idea, per the CHP, the driver side mirrow has to be on the outside of the vehicle, just an FYI.

I personally would go with a motorcycle mirror and do kinda like above. Good luck!
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Problem solved. 10$ and a talk with the guys at the biker shop got me a mirror that will work. Used ... but.. so what right.
Nice!
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Now.. i dont have that size torque! ARGGGG! Trip to the store again..
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Now.. i dont have that size torque! ARGGGG! Trip to the store again..
If you get vibrations in the mirror and can't see out of it, wrap a small piece of electrical tape around the piece that goes in the hindge. Worked for my buddy real nice!
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:49 PM   #16
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Curious to see yours on Saturday.

I ended up picking a mirror up at Oreillys for $15 that I saw in a thread. I got a 3/8" x 2" bolt and some washers to put it through the hinge. Haven't tried it yet though.
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I went with Mirror Relocation Bracker. Takes 5-10mins to do and they work great.

( Tried to add link for them but didn't want to work)
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