|02-19-2014 08:27 AM|
In IL I've often heard LEOs give incorrect answers to legal questions when asked by a friend/neighbor and in the case of Jeeps here, you only need one mirror enabling rear view to 200ft; no sideview mirror requirements. Other states differ. Other states also mention doors specifically. Just remember if you get a ticket, the statute is what the judge looks at.
|02-18-2014 06:16 PM|
|Happy JK||Anyone know about Puerto Rico? I've asked and searched and can't find a straight answer. I imagine it has to follow NY or MA.|
|02-18-2014 03:16 PM|
The funny thing. I did some driving around without any doors, then I drove around with the Element doors and I think the Element doors got a lot more attention from people. There's something about the look of a good set of Safari doors.
|02-16-2014 11:21 AM|
|Tim Stines||it varies from state to state here in Indiana you can go doorless only mirror you need is the rearview, don't need side mirrors|
|02-16-2014 11:15 AM|
|mayer906||I'm in NY AND used to have a a yj and never had any mirrors for them when the doors were off. ... I've been pulled over with no doors and no mirrors for running a stop sign and he didn't say anything about that either ...Now I have a jk and I did a little research on the forum and saw that a few people just buy $3 convex mirrors and use double sided tape and tape it to their vent ... Then in the winter or when they don't need them they just spin the vent... Definitely illegal but unless the cop is looking to give you a ticket i can't see you getting pulled over for that... At least I never have|
|02-16-2014 10:56 AM|
It's legal in Arizona, but will vary from state to state.
We do have to have at least a inside mirror!
|02-16-2014 07:51 AM|
The only real issues one faces is that all (3) mirrors should be left on the jeep at all times..and of course seat belts worn. Otherwise, doors will be coming off this year also. That will never change.
Mind you, in the 80's right after high school I bought a 63 VW bug. I painted "Pink Floyd - The Wall" on the doors. Later, I had someone interested in buying the doors right off the bug.. so hey I sold them to him. I was pulled over by the police soon after.. The officer asked: "Where's you doors?" I told him, I sold doors and if a jeep can do it why cant any other cars?.. Yes officer I have my mirrors and seat belt intact.. No ticket was given.
Here's My Blog about this: Jeep Wrangler Nation - Rugged Ridge: Mirror Relocation Update
and I'll have more to add about this topic when time warrants.
|02-16-2014 07:23 AM|
|2013 Moab||Just ordered a set of the magnetic ones along with some foot pegs from justaddmud now all I need is for the two feet of snow to go away and some warm weather.|
|02-16-2014 03:00 AM|
|mark_s||Quadratech and some other aftermarket sellers sell Jeep hinge mirrors that mount on your door mount hinge pins. It takes about 60 seconds to install and adjust a set of them. PLUS you'll be a lot safer while changing lanes.|
|08-04-2013 12:21 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!|
|08-03-2013 11:32 PM|
|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 09:59 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 12:00 PM|
|david.w.johnson||When I lived in Alabama, it was hard to get me to go anything but naked.|
|08-03-2013 10:26 AM|
|08-03-2013 10:19 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.|
|08-02-2013 11:40 PM|
(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 10:59 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 10:48 PM|
|americonium||You might want to YouTube the instructions for dropping the windshield. Ugly and a pita to boot.|
|08-02-2013 10:25 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 06:20 AM|
|panthermark||In Illinois it is street legal...|
|08-02-2013 06:15 AM|
Try this: Mirror Laws
|08-01-2013 10:17 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 10:15 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 09:56 PM|
====LIST of STATE MIRROR LAWS==== - JeepForum.com
|08-01-2013 08:03 PM|
|08-01-2013 05:01 PM|
FYI ... The domain is justaddmuddoffroad.com
|08-01-2013 12:49 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 12:08 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.|
|07-31-2013 11:26 PM|
|hair2831||Justaddmud.com has some sweet mirrors for the door hinge.|
|07-31-2013 10:57 PM|
|This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|