|05-21-2012 12:47 PM|
I took the mirrors on the interstate and they were rock solid at 70mph
|05-21-2012 09:54 AM|
|Matador||That's actually not my Jeep but I did try the vent mod. It did the job for me until a nice gust of wind came by and I felt something knock against my leg only to find out that the mirror flew off the vent. C'est la vie what are going to do. I'm going to try something else.|
|05-19-2012 01:19 AM|
VENT MOD RESPONSE
I really like that air vent mirror mod. I'll probably end up putting a couple on there. One of the weaknesses of the way I have it is that with someone with me it is hard to see the mirror on the passenger side. The air vents are higher so they would help with that. I actually use the vents quite a bit at night with the heater, so I'm glad I have the ones I got also.
@Matador I like that side mirror. Was it made for a Harley?
|05-18-2012 11:41 PM|
|05-18-2012 03:11 PM|
Or you can get the small round wide angle mirrors at Walmart and stick them on the flats on the vents and be done for less than $5 both sides....
But, yours is a good idea as well.
|05-18-2012 01:59 PM|
UPDATE after driving with them a week
NO VIBRATION OR MOVEMENT
I've gone up to 55mph this week without these mirrors vibrating at all. I haven't gone on the interstate, but I'm sure they would do great. All I did was hand tighten them as much as I could.
The don't make any noise or whistle.
A BIT WEIRD TO USE
They are convex blind spot mirrors. It is hard to judge distance well. It ends up that if you can see someone you really don't want to change lanes. If it is safe they will will look like a little speck.
Overall I'm very happy with them
|05-14-2012 11:21 PM|
$35 Quick Release Side Mirror Mod
This is all the parts and tools you will need for one side
Hand Release Mirror Parts
NOTE:: I got the mirrors at Advanced Auto ($10 each) the rest I got at Home Depot for about $15 so both mirrors for about $35
Putting it all together
HOPEFULLY THIS WON'T VIBRATE LIKE CRAZY
I tried a mod before this one that used a foot of 3/8" threaded bar sort of bent in the middle. It really didn't work all that great because of all the vibration at speed. I think this one will work much better being posted so tightly to the hinge.
Thanks to HighRoad for the inspiration I did quite a bit of tweaking to your design. Like they say good artist borrow, great artist steal.