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06-24-2013 12:08 PM
Abnormal-JK
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post

The cool thing is that the 2" mirrors allow you to flip the vent, so you don't have to look at it. Also, you can rotate the vent to adjust the mirror. (In the 2nd pic, the mirror is centered, but the vent is rotated a bit).
Did this yesterday, after 3 days with no doors... very useful, once you get used to them~! And they're easy to hide...
06-24-2013 11:38 AM
derfC I had some on for about a day... until the FL heat melted the glue enough for them to fall off

Since my Stereo is already wired up for it (& I can get a generic one for less than $30), I'll pick up a rear-view camera one of these days & see how that works out.
06-24-2013 11:27 AM
pebbles1472
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Originally Posted by BManz View Post
Correct. One unobstructed 200ft to-the-rear-visible mirror in IL and we're good to go. I tested it this weekend when topless&doorless as a local LEO rolled alongside, smiled and said "That looks like fun. I like your Jeep but you've gotta have a mirror." I pointed to the rearview mirror -- he gave an embarrassed "oh I see it now" look, waved and rolled away.

That said, I felt a bit "blind" without side mirrors as I habitually check them all the time and it's a pain to back into my garage without them. I'm going to Pep Boys and try out those vent mirrors.
Hmmm.....I actually have a friend who is LEO here in IL & I double checked with him before I took my doors off & he told me rearview & driver mirrors are required.
06-18-2013 12:03 PM
panthermark
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Correct. One unobstructed 200ft to-the-rear-visible mirror in IL and we're good to go. I tested it this weekend when topless&doorless as a local LEO rolled alongside, smiled and said "That looks like fun. I like your Jeep but you've gotta have a mirror." I pointed to the rearview mirror -- he gave an embarrassed "oh I see it now" look, waved and rolled away.

That said, I felt a bit "blind" without side mirrors as I habitually check them all the time and it's a pain to back into my garage without them. I'm going to Pep Boys and try out those vent mirrors.
Sweet!
06-18-2013 11:43 AM
BManz
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Luckily, in Illinois we only need the rearview mirror, so I have not had to test it with Johnny Law.....
Correct. One unobstructed 200ft to-the-rear-visible mirror in IL and we're good to go. I tested it this weekend when topless&doorless as a local LEO rolled alongside, smiled and said "That looks like fun. I like your Jeep but you've gotta have a mirror." I pointed to the rearview mirror -- he gave an embarrassed "oh I see it now" look, waved and rolled away.

That said, I felt a bit "blind" without side mirrors as I habitually check them all the time and it's a pain to back into my garage without them. I'm going to Pep Boys and try out those vent mirrors.
06-18-2013 11:25 AM
nealwiley Thanks!
06-18-2013 10:28 AM
panthermark I'd say the vent mirror is best for those of us who life in states where we don't "need" an exterior mirror. I have them on both vents, and they help a bit while driving, but they are useless when backing up. I can't wait to get my rearview camera....because when the softtop is folded down, I can't see anything directly behind the Jeep. The premium tops seems to only go about as low as the bottom of the 3rd brakelight..
06-18-2013 10:11 AM
shelbydog I just bought one of those rugged ridge mirrors with the quick disconnect bracket. It works really well.

this one: Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Relocation Kit, Includes Mirror (97-13 Wrangler TJ & JK) 11025.11 - Free Shipping over $75!
06-18-2013 10:05 AM
Scott2373 In NY state they require an interior adjustable and exterior mirror that allow you to see to the left and rear of the vehicle, and no passenger mirror is required. Only driver side and rear view.
06-18-2013 06:22 AM
Abnormal-JK ^^ Good point... outside the hood?
06-17-2013 09:30 PM
CrispyB
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Originally Posted by Abnormal-JK View Post
Or maybe they'd laugh it into a warning LOL ... Michigan law says "exterior" although I've never run one and never got stopped... I feel it's time to stop pushing the envelope...
With no top and no doors, where does "exterior" begin? Where does it end? Isn't part of owning a Jeep all about blurring the line between the two?

These are the philosophical discussions that most LEOs looove to have on the side of the road...
06-17-2013 09:09 PM
Abnormal-JK
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Most cops would probably laugh at you as they wrote up your ticket......
Or maybe they'd laugh it into a warning LOL ... Michigan law says "exterior" although I've never run one and never got stopped... I feel it's time to stop pushing the envelope...
06-17-2013 07:25 PM
GeckoJK
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Originally Posted by Abnormal-JK View Post
Anyone get away with this when a cops involved?
I bet the mirror has to be mounted on the exterior of the vehicle. I doubt these would get you out of a ticket for no mirror. Most cops would probably laugh at you as they wrote up your ticket......
06-17-2013 04:52 PM
BLK2012
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
a disappointment when they come lose and plop down the highway.
3m double sided exterior tape and you are done...the foam stuff that comes with the mirrors is a joke..
06-17-2013 04:42 PM
panthermark
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Where can I get a couple mirrors like that?
2" non-adjustable (they are flatter) are $1.99 each at Pep Boys. Autozone also has them...

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Originally Posted by Abnormal-JK View Post
Anyone get away with this when a cops involved?
Luckily, in Illinois we only need the rearview mirror, so I have not had to test it with Johnny Law.....
06-17-2013 04:27 PM
Abnormal-JK Anyone get away with this when a cops involved?
06-17-2013 04:23 PM
Chadouken Where can I get a couple mirrors like that?
06-17-2013 04:20 PM
firehawk
nice trick mirror

hi nice trick mirror, thanks..learn something new all the time..
06-17-2013 10:44 AM
panthermark


The cool thing is that the 2" mirrors allow you to flip the vent, so you don't have to look at it. Also, you can rotate the vent to adjust the mirror. (In the 2nd pic, the mirror is centered, but the vent is rotated a bit).
06-17-2013 10:43 AM
Drmad7 OP, get 2" diameter blind spot mirrors and stick one on each of the side A/C vents. When doors are off, they assist with side view of traffic. Someone can post pics in I don't this evening. It's and old trick that folks have been doing.
06-17-2013 10:40 AM
Finally got a Jeep Stick a 2" convex mirror to the "flat" side of the vent in the upper left hand corner of the dash. You can see behind you and the vent still rotates so that you can use it when you have the doors on. I did it this weekend and was surprised at how well it worked. Of course, mine hasn't had time to fall off yet.
06-17-2013 10:39 AM
panthermark I have them on both vents. They help a little bit...but there is still a blind spot.

I don't think they will fall off anytime soon...and if they did, they were only $2.00 each.
06-17-2013 10:36 AM
Drmad7 LOL! I had them on my '08 Wrangler and they never came off. I traded it in January and forgot to take them off since they were flipped to the inside of the vent. Have them on my 13 and no issues so far!
06-17-2013 07:39 AM
labmule
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a disappointment when they come lose and plop down the highway.
Hahahahahahaha.
06-17-2013 07:33 AM
Matador a disappointment when they come lose and plop down the highway.
06-17-2013 06:30 AM
nealwiley
spot mirror trick with side a/c vents?

what is this?

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