|07-13-2011 08:29 AM|
|nlohio||Able to take the jeep for a nice drive last night....the Kuryakyn mirror was great. Not a great big view but just enough and no vibration!|
|07-12-2011 08:42 PM|
|Clutch127||And now I'm ordering them|
|07-12-2011 07:37 PM|
Star Washer...yes...thaaaaank you! Sometimes the mind goes blank.....
I have not been able to find the mirror in black or would have bought that color! But i think I will actually paint the "arm / bracket" flat black and leave the mirror chrome....maybe a nice contrast...match the wheels???
|07-12-2011 07:13 PM|
That's a nice looking mirror! Does it come in black as well?
BTW, I believe "star washer" was the term you were looking for.
|07-12-2011 07:04 PM|
Another option for mirror
I just posted on another thread but I found a mirror today at my local Honda ATV/Motorcycle dealer (got the idea from this forum). They are Kuryakyn mirrors. Worked very well...they have 3 different size hex head bolts included...the bolt slips in from underneath hinge and is perfect fit. I did put the washers with little teeth on top and bottom (sorry...can't think of technical name of washer....and yes, i would make fun of my wife for calling them that too so I need to remember that next time!?!?) They cost about 40-50 bucks...I seen them on ebay too. here is a pic....looks pretty good IMO.
|06-19-2011 07:59 PM|
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|06-18-2011 10:09 PM|
Die-Tech Off-road Mirror Brackets
I have these on my JK and absolutely LOVE them...takes about 5 minutes to install, and keeps the original mirrors on with the exact same placement.
|06-18-2011 09:59 PM|
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|06-18-2011 09:25 PM|
I just posted up as well about the Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kits.
|06-18-2011 09:23 PM|
|smanenti||So I saw this but could never find the owner to ask where he got them from. I want these badly but cannot find them ANYWHERE! Anyone have any thoughts?|
|06-18-2011 09:14 PM|
|06-18-2011 05:22 PM|
The antenna is from antennax.com: EuroStyle 13" Flexible Rubber Antenna
Reception is good in the city, but it's not as strong if you're in the country. I mostly use my I-pod so it's ok for the few times I use the radio. However, I like the profile of the 13" black antenna. My JKU is mostly Mango Tango and black or charcoal. I'm slowly removing all the silver, decals, etc.
|06-18-2011 04:38 PM|
Edit: can I also ask where you got your antenna/how is the reception?
|06-18-2011 02:23 PM|
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|06-18-2011 02:12 PM|
|trennmaschine||This is really close to what I'm looking for - but if the windshield is down... ?|
|06-18-2011 01:53 PM|
|DesertJK||Do you have any zoomed out pictures?|
|06-18-2011 01:27 PM|
|scolumbo||Another pic zoomed in closer:|
|06-18-2011 01:23 PM|
Since I had to put the doors on last night because of rain, here is a pic with the doors on. This is with the doors fully extended with the strap on. It may be a little hard to see but the door clears the bracket by a couple of inches. Even with the strap off, it would clear the bracket.
|06-18-2011 09:48 AM|
This may be a dumb question if so I apologize I just woke up and am still foggy. Can this bracket stay on with doors on and if so will I have to be careful when opening said door?
Thanks for the write up. it looks perfect!
|06-18-2011 07:38 AM|
|JPWheelin||Thanks for the write up. Those look like a great solution. I have the olympic mirrors and I'm not crazy about them. The sit kind of low and vibrate like crazy. I might have to replace them.|
|06-18-2011 12:03 AM|
|Livinstrong||To me, aftermarket mirrors that don't vibrate at highway passes with flying colors in my book... Mine vibrate at 25 haha|
|06-17-2011 11:58 PM|
|rics1997||I went ahead an ordered a set for myself. Found them on E-bay for $46 plus $16 shipping|
|06-17-2011 04:00 PM|
|GrassKicker||I just bought the same ones for my TJ at the 4 Wheel Parts Show in Atlanta, Great product!|
|06-17-2011 03:45 PM|
|pderr676||Great looking mirrors. Thanx for sharing.|
|06-17-2011 02:45 PM|
|scolumbo||Northridge 4x4. Free shipping.|
|06-17-2011 01:49 PM|
|Off Road King||where did you get the tube doors from?|
|06-17-2011 12:58 PM|
My New "Doors Off" Mirrors
I've tried different mirror configurations with my doors off, none of which have been satisfactory. First, I tried Harley mirrors - not bad, but rather small and they vibrated a little...and well, they look like motorcycle mirrors. Still, they might have been adequate except I couldn't use them when I added my Or-Fab tube doors.
Then, I tried the Rugged Ridge relocation brackets to move my mirrors. The passenger-side mirror was useless with the doors on, and even with the doors off, I could only see about half of the passenger-side mirror and it left a huge blind spot. Also, my tube doors would bump the mirrors if they were swung wide open.
I added the 2" stick-on convex mirrors to the a/c vents after reading about them on this forum. They help with the blind spots, but to me aren't the total solution.
Next, I tried these Rugged Ridge quick-release mirrors: Rugged Ridge 11025.10 - Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit for 97-11 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK, TJ Unlimited & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
I couldn't find anyone that had written a review of these. These mirrors have met all my criteria. They are large enough to see well, the passenger side mirror is clearly visible, and there is no noticeable vibration at highway speeds. Also, there is good clearance when I use my tube doors.
The mirrors use the upper windshield bracket bolts and attach with a thick gasket to prevent scratching the paint. The arms are adjustable as well the mirrors. The mirrors can be removed with a turn screw within seconds. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a good mirror solution with the doors off.