|08-04-2013 01:21 AM|
|Turtle Shell||Not sure about laws for you but what I do for mirrors when my doors are off is a little trick I was taught. You go down to your local auto zone or car shop and pick up those blind spot 3m adhesive mirrors that are 2.5 in or so big. You then stick them on the air conditioner vents so you can angle them anyway desired, turn it and still have full use of AC or flip it around so it's not noticeable. It helps with the legality and makes you not worry about putting mirrors on! Also it's super cheap!|
|08-04-2013 12:32 AM|
|army vet||10-4. As long as you can bolt it down, one good pot hole and you'd watch your mirror bounce down the highway|
|08-03-2013 10:59 PM|
They slip into the hinges, and they say the heavy magnet is just a way to lock them in place so you don't have to bolt them in.
For me, I won't have that many opportunities to go doorless, but I still want something that's quick and easy.
|08-03-2013 01:00 PM|
|david.w.johnson||When I lived in Alabama, it was hard to get me to go anything but naked.|
|08-03-2013 11:26 AM|
|08-03-2013 11:19 AM|
|Scott2373||I live in NY and looked into the laws right after I got my Jeep. You are required to have a rear view mirror on the driver side AND an interior mounted (on your windshield) mirror. As far as doors go, there are no regulations requiring them. I printed out a copy of the laws for mirrors and keep it in my glove box in case a cop gives me any guff about not having a pass side mirror when my doors are off. I use the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation kit which makes the pass mirror 90% useless with the doors off and 100% useless with the doors on.|
|08-03-2013 12:40 AM|
(a) Every motor vehicle, except a motorcycle, when driven or
operated upon a public highway, road or street shall be equipped with a
front windshield in a fixed and more or less upright position
constructed of safety glass as defined in subdivision fourteen of this
section and required by subdivisions eleven and twelve hereof. No person
shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign or other nontransparent
material other than a certificate or paper required to be displayed by
law upon the front windshield or the sidewings or side windows on either
side forward of or adjacent to the operator's seat.
Magnetic mirrors on Staten Island!!! You might want to re-think that.
|08-02-2013 11:59 PM|
Thanks for the advice... I checked out a couple of videos. I think I'll pass on it now.
My sister had an 88 (YJ) in the 80s... it was much easier, so I hoped the JK would be just as easy.
|08-02-2013 11:48 PM|
|americonium||You might want to YouTube the instructions for dropping the windshield. Ugly and a pita to boot.|
|08-02-2013 11:25 PM|
Thanks, Mike... that link works. It looks like I'm good to go doorless in NY and NJ, as long as I have side mirrors. I ordered the JustAddMud pair and it will arrive long before my Jeep does (drats).
One more question. What are the rules for driving with the Windshield down? That would give me the ultimate open air experience.
|08-02-2013 07:20 AM|
|panthermark||In Illinois it is street legal...|
|08-02-2013 07:15 AM|
Try this: Mirror Laws
|08-01-2013 11:17 PM|
So far, I'll most likely drive in NY and NJ with the doors off, but it's good to have a resource for checking before a road trip.
|08-01-2013 11:15 PM|
Sticky fingers on my iPad.
Anyhow, I love the idea of using a magnetic lock to hold it in place instead of using a wrench, so I just ordered a pair.
For what it's worth, I think it's a great price too, because you get a pair for under $100.
|08-01-2013 10:56 PM|
====LIST of STATE MIRROR LAWS==== - JeepForum.com
|08-01-2013 09:03 PM|
|08-01-2013 06:01 PM|
FYI ... The domain is justaddmuddoffroad.com
|08-01-2013 01:49 AM|
Increased liability with less than three mirrors? Please provide civil case law supporting this assertion. It is either legal per the State vehicle code or not.
|08-01-2013 01:08 AM|
|mark_s||Whether it's actually legal or not the risk of you being "at fault" significantly increases if you're in an accident.|
|08-01-2013 12:26 AM|
|hair2831||Justaddmud.com has some sweet mirrors for the door hinge.|
|07-31-2013 11:57 PM|
|07-31-2013 11:54 PM|
Thanks... I just spotted a bunch of mirrors on Quadratech. It looks like most mount on the windshield, presumably for people who use the hinges for half doors, but I saw several hinge models.
To me, the hinge option is the best way to go.
Any thoughts on brand? The two most popular seemed to be Lange and Olympic.
|07-31-2013 10:49 PM|
|jeep2007||The mirror usually mounts to the door hinge ..|
|07-31-2013 10:48 PM|
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|07-31-2013 10:44 PM|
|kik||NY you need at least a driver's side mirror.|
|07-31-2013 10:40 PM|
|07-31-2013 10:38 PM|
Is driving without doors or mirrors street legal?
I'm still waiting for my first Jeep to arrive and I've been telling everyone I want to pull off the doors and drive around without the top whenever I can.
Just wondering... is that street legal?
My guess is that although some states may allow you to go doorless, most would require the side mirrors, because that could be a danger to others.