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Old 05-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Is it illegal to drive with the doors removed in CT ?? Someone told me it was..

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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I've never had a problem. You just need to relocate your mirrors to the body or have some kind of additional mirror so you still have all three when your doors are off.

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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yikes, really?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks Peepers.. That sounds like a PITA. I have the full doors with mirrors attached so I would have to install/uninstall the frame mounted mirrors for a few hours of doors off at a time?? Will I get a ticket if I dont??
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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I have these on my 98 TJ:
Warrior Products WAR1500 - Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets in Black for 97-02 Jeep« Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Takes all of about 5 minutes to swap them out and adjust them to where I can see. You undo the 17mm nut on the bottom of the mirror bracket, pull out the spring and washers, then slip everything into the mount, adjust and tighten.

Or I hear lots of talk of people using motorcycle mirrors that fit into the hinges. I also have small bubble mirrors on the corners of my mirrors, so I just line it up to see out of those when the doors are off.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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I have power, heated mirrors on mine, so I don't think thats an option. I wonder if there are mirrors that will slip in an out of those brackets easily..
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Last I knew CT law stated you only needed 1 rear viewing mirror and the one on the windshield counts. Thats what I was told back in 2007 by local officer. I've never heard of anyone getting any grief or having issues.
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^^x2...if a ticket would be issued it would be to me
I use a pair of Harley Davidson (extras) I had lying around. I had posted a pic of it somewhere on the forum
- I bolt them on right through the door hinge. Perfect fit!
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #12
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last i knew ct law stated you only needed 1 rear viewing mirror and the one on the windshield counts. Thats what i was told back in 2007 by local officer. I've never heard of anyone getting any grief or having issues.
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No problems here either although it would be nice to have the mirrors lol
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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Had to share this I'm in a class with about 12 CT Troopers and asked 1 of them how many rearviewing mirrors were required. He was stumped as were the other 11 troopers.
I explained my concern with having the doors and top off my wrangler and they all came back with the same answer of unless the officer has a hair across their butt or they're upset at you, to not worry about it.
A few of them are still trying to look it up on their phones haha. So safe to say I'm not worried.
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Finally got an answer! The trooper told me after class that you are required to have only 1 rear facing mirror it needs to be either the one on the windshield or the driver's side. That's straight from the CT general statutes and a CSP Trooper.
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Finally got an answer! The trooper told me after class that you are required to have only 1 rear facing mirror it needs to be either the one on the windshield or the driver's side. That's straight from the CT general statutes and a CSP Trooper.
Same law applies in TX.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #18
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Is it illegal to drive with the doors removed in CT ?? Someone told me it was..

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The short answer is "no". Here is the answer to your next question*: Doors Off Side Mirror Fix
*Generally asked after your neck gets stiff from trying to swivel your head around 180║ to look for cars passing on your left...
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:32 AM   #19
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LOL... Thanks Yeller!!

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