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synergy008 04-02-2013 11:35 AM

Rugged Ridge Mirror relocation brackets for JK - Visibility feedback please
 
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Hi all,
Quick question for those using the Rugged Ridge Mirror relocation brackets. I was wondering how well do you see in the mirrors once they are relocatedů Especially on the passenger side!

Please share your opinion! Thx!

Scifideity 04-02-2013 12:29 PM

I bought a set of the small circular wide angle mirrors to put on the lower corners of mine. It's not perfect but it helps.

synergy008 04-02-2013 12:53 PM

Ok.. but when you relocate the mirrors, don't the "A" pillars come in the way?? Especially on the passenger side? That's my main concern!!

Thx

Scifideity 04-02-2013 01:22 PM

oh yes, they do indeed. Without the tiny circular wide angle mirror on my passenger side the passenger mirror would be pretty much useless. With the doors on the relocation brackets aren't a great solution. I installed mine because it's about time to remove the doors frequently for the Spring and Summer seasons.

cmaggi2 04-02-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by synergy008 (Post 3584636)
Ok.. but when you relocate the mirrors, don't the "A" pillars come in the way?? Especially on the passenger side? That's my main concern!!

Thx

Visibility is close to nothing on passenger side. I'd recommend a quick disconnect option for going doorless and leaving the stock mirrors on the doors.

Scifideity 04-02-2013 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cmaggi2 (Post 3584760)
Visibility is close to nothing on passenger side. I'd recommend a quick disconnect option for going doorless and leaving the stock mirrors on the doors.

Yup. I'm seriously considering going with another option and putting my mirrors back on the doors. Just gotta find a nice looking alternative because the "bicycle mirrors on sticks" versions look like crap to me.

cmaggi2 04-02-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Scifideity (Post 3584787)
Yup. I'm seriously considering going with another option and putting my mirrors back on the doors. Just gotta find a nice looking alternative because the "bicycle mirrors on sticks" versions look like crap to me.

I don't like that look either, but I still wish I would have gone that route first. I read somewhere else of putting a metal spacer between the passenger side plate and the Jeep body to extend the mirror further. This would help w/ vision.

Jaker jk 04-02-2013 06:19 PM

Rugged ridge quick disconnect mirrors , the mount stay on
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...AC387D8865.jpg
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...f/fe6c5740.jpg
You can see the mount doesn't get in the way
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps687f7b18.jpg

robdizzle 04-02-2013 07:18 PM

You pretty much have to buy a smaller convexed mirror to be able to use the passenger mirror. On the flip side, when the doors are off its they are perfect. All in all I'm glad I bought the kit.

JKralph 04-02-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by cmaggi2

Visibility is close to nothing on passenger side. I'd recommend a quick disconnect option for going doorless and leaving the stock mirrors on the doors.

^this

HAFICON 04-02-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JKralph (Post 3586220)
^this

Plus one more. It even says it in the install instructions. Download and read the install PDF from their web site.

HAFICON 04-02-2013 08:01 PM

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/v...ps90450087.jpg

If you lean over pretty far you can see ok but it still sux. The spot mirrors do help a lot though.

IowaRaider 04-02-2013 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaker jk (Post 3585838)
Rugged ridge quick disconnect mirrors , the mount stay on


You can see the mount doesn't get in the way

These are pretty good, you still need to replace the mirror on the right side with a convex mirror as they are flat.... I replaced both with convex.
http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_1176.jpg

ramhunter9 04-02-2013 08:39 PM

I made spacers and got longer bolts .. both mirrors good to go. I have a thread on it that died but here is a pic

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps71306ee0.jpg

Jaker jk 04-02-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by IowaRaider (Post 3586439)
These are pretty good, you still need to replace the mirror on the right side with a convex mirror as they are flat.... I replaced both with convex.

I seen guys do that but I don't know how you can look though it all the time

I can see having the passenger side like that or ones of those little covex mirrors on it

I was planning on adding a little covex to mine to help out

jeepers29 04-02-2013 08:44 PM

LOok at the brackets by die-tech. They put the mirrors back in the original position , but w/o doors on. I love them.

IowaRaider 04-02-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaker jk (Post 3586559)
I seen guys do that but I don't know how you can look though it all the time

You get used to it, gotta remind yourself the cars are closer than they appear. Probably the right answer is to keep the flat on the drivers side and add a spot convex mirror. Maybe I'll give this a try as I still have the flat mirrors.

BuLLitz 04-02-2013 09:20 PM

Why doesn't someone design a mirror that mounts on the door hinge???? Once the door comes off, its a great place for it.

JKralph 04-02-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BuLLitz
Why doesn't someone design a mirror that mounts on the door hinge???? Once the door comes off, its a great place for it.

You're right; Olympic makes mirrors like that, as does defiant systems here on this very forum :thumb:

BuLLitz 04-02-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by JKralph (Post 3586783)

You're right; Olympic makes mirrors like that, as does defiant systems here on this very forum :thumb:

Great minds... ;)

IowaRaider 04-02-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BuLLitz (Post 3586722)
Why doesn't someone design a mirror that mounts on the door hinge???? Once the door comes off, its a great place for it.

They do, but mine are off and on every day didn't want to deal with the mirror as well. I leave the RR ones on all summer with the half doors. No mirrors on the half doors.
http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...3112191812.jpg

AdrianVall 04-02-2013 10:08 PM

I have the rugged ridge quick disconnect mirrors. They aren't the greatest.. I was thinking of getting the relocation brackets, but I guess they aren't much better.. oh well! You get used to it, but its a pain in the arse trying to find the "right spot" for the passenger mirror.

cmaggi2 04-02-2013 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by robdizzle (Post 3586115)
You pretty much have to buy a smaller convexed mirror to be able to use the passenger mirror. On the flip side, when the doors are off its they are perfect. All in all I'm glad I bought the kit.

They definitely do work when the doors are off, but I'd rather a quick disco option. If you have the money, there are stock-looking replacement mirrors and relocation brackets for about 130 total.

JKBrad 04-03-2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepers29 (Post 3586569)
LOok at the brackets by die-tech. They put the mirrors back in the original position , but w/o doors on. I love them.

^ This

Die-Tech Off-road Mirror Brackets
Pic from their website

http://www.dietechoffroad.com/produc...acket_alt1.jpg

BuLLitz 04-03-2013 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by JKBrad (Post 3587709)
^ This

Die-Tech Off-road Mirror Brackets
Pic from their website

Thats really smart...but I just read horror stories about the difficulty in removing the stock mirrors from the door. Scared. ;)
I like the look though...might be worth the torment. ;)

JKBrad 04-03-2013 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by BuLLitz (Post 3587768)
Thats really smart...but I just read horror stories about the difficulty in removing the stock mirrors from the door. Scared. ;)
I like the look though...might be worth the torment. ;)

Just buy another set or mirrors, used or new. Leave the one that are already on the doors there.

Saleen00 04-03-2013 01:56 AM

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I used 20 dollar euro mirrors with 2"convex they can be attached with the two windshield bracket screws

71K5 04-03-2013 02:36 AM

I bought the Die-tech hinge mounts. $69.95/pair plus 12.95 shipping Jeep« Exterior - Die-Tech - DT_MBJK - Die-Tech Off-Road Mirror Brackets for 07-up Jeep« Wrangler JK and other Jeep Wrangler Parts, Jeep Accessories and Soft Tops by FORTEC


And a set of Stock Reproduction mirrors on Ebay. $32.80 each w/free shipping
RH mirror: Overstock Sale Side View Mirror Passenger Right RH Manual Textured | eBay

LH mirror: Overstock Sale Side View Mirror Driver Left LH Manual Textured | eBay

Got the mirrors today. They are identical to stock.
The Die-Tech mounts are powder coated steel. They mount on the hinge with stainless pins and have an additional mount that bolts to an existing JK door panel bolt to reduce vibration.
Looks as though the Die-Tech mount is identical to stock door mirror position except being approx. an inch lower.
So the view should the same as stock. Look like stock mirrors. And has the added advantage of being sturdy and vibration free.
Only downside I see is the added bug juice/bug parts being splattered into the cab.

BuLLitz 04-03-2013 04:45 PM

It just occurred to me that since these go on the hinge I can probably install em on the back doors too.
You know...for all my "back seat drivers".
;)

Fienicks 06-17-2013 11:06 PM

Just to make sure JKs know, after the lil 2011 revamp, i think most have wiring to the side mirrors. If you want to do the mirror relocation you'll have to cut the wires or add a connector into the harness if you want to keep adjustment/heating for the winter.

I just got soft doors so my Outlaw mirrors to the hinges won't cut it. Thanks Adrian about the RR quick disconnects. Anyone know anything about Lange Quick IIs?? I'm on Quadratec and they look like they might give a good view.


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