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Mperk 05-03-2012 01:03 PM

New Owner ?
 
Is it illegal to drive with the doors removed in CT ?? Someone told me it was..

Thanks in advance!

Peepers 05-03-2012 01:12 PM

I've never had a problem. You just need to relocate your mirrors to the body or have some kind of additional mirror so you still have all three when your doors are off.

Chick86 05-03-2012 01:13 PM

yikes, really?

Mperk 05-03-2012 01:21 PM

Thanks Peepers.. That sounds like a PITA. I have the full doors with mirrors attached so I would have to install/uninstall the frame mounted mirrors for a few hours of doors off at a time?? Will I get a ticket if I dont??

Peepers 05-03-2012 01:46 PM

I have these on my 98 TJ:
Warrior Products WAR1500 - Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets in Black for 97-02 Jeep« Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Takes all of about 5 minutes to swap them out and adjust them to where I can see. You undo the 17mm nut on the bottom of the mirror bracket, pull out the spring and washers, then slip everything into the mount, adjust and tighten.

Or I hear lots of talk of people using motorcycle mirrors that fit into the hinges. I also have small bubble mirrors on the corners of my mirrors, so I just line it up to see out of those when the doors are off.

Mperk 05-03-2012 02:00 PM

I have power, heated mirrors on mine, so I don't think thats an option. I wonder if there are mirrors that will slip in an out of those brackets easily..

Mperk 05-03-2012 02:11 PM

Problem solved :) Olympic 4x4 Products 117-124 - Olympic 4X4 Products Safari Mirrors for 76-12 Jeep« CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 Scrambler, Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec

Peepers 05-03-2012 02:17 PM

That'll work.

fireguy87 05-03-2012 03:19 PM

Last I knew CT law stated you only needed 1 rear viewing mirror and the one on the windshield counts. Thats what I was told back in 2007 by local officer. I've never heard of anyone getting any grief or having issues.

Chick86 05-03-2012 03:45 PM

haha you underestimate my luck :whistling:

wedu22 05-04-2012 11:08 AM

^^x2...if a ticket would be issued it would be to me :rofl:
I use a pair of Harley Davidson (extras) I had lying around. I had posted a pic of it somewhere on the forum:whistling:
- I bolt them on right through the door hinge. Perfect fit!:thumb:

kjeeper10 05-05-2012 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fireguy87
last i knew ct law stated you only needed 1 rear viewing mirror and the one on the windshield counts. Thats what i was told back in 2007 by local officer. I've never heard of anyone getting any grief or having issues.

x2

jeepydg14 05-15-2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

x2

X3... No issues so far :hide:

celticsfan 05-15-2012 11:08 PM

No problems here either although it would be nice to have the mirrors lol

fireguy87 05-18-2012 12:11 PM

Had to share this I'm in a class with about 12 CT Troopers and asked 1 of them how many rearviewing mirrors were required. He was stumped as were the other 11 troopers.
I explained my concern with having the doors and top off my wrangler and they all came back with the same answer of unless the officer has a hair across their butt or they're upset at you, to not worry about it.
A few of them are still trying to look it up on their phones haha. So safe to say I'm not worried.

fireguy87 05-18-2012 02:59 PM

Finally got an answer! The trooper told me after class that you are required to have only 1 rear facing mirror it needs to be either the one on the windshield or the driver's side. That's straight from the CT general statutes and a CSP Trooper.

JeepJKRiders 05-18-2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fireguy87
Finally got an answer! The trooper told me after class that you are required to have only 1 rear facing mirror it needs to be either the one on the windshield or the driver's side. That's straight from the CT general statutes and a CSP Trooper.

Same law applies in TX.

OlYellerTJ 05-18-2012 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mperk (Post 2331270)
Is it illegal to drive with the doors removed in CT ?? Someone told me it was..

Thanks in advance!

Welcome Mperk!

The short answer is "no". Here is the answer to your next question*: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/doo...ml#post2288801
*Generally asked after your neck gets stiff from trying to swivel your head around 180║ to look for cars passing on your left... :rofl:

Mperk 05-22-2012 07:32 AM

LOL... Thanks Yeller!!


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