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EVIIIL 06-08-2011 07:13 PM

Mirror Help
 
Since is that time of year for the doors to come off. Does anyone know where I can get a deal on some mirrors? All I have been able to find are the re-locaters which you have to use your stock mirrors. How hard is it to just swap the mirrors on and off the door to the brackets. Thanks

smaxberry 06-08-2011 07:28 PM

I have read a lot of people saying to scope motorcycle mirrors. I am asking for these for fathers day: http://www.debrix.com/ProductDetails...ode=66091PR-KT

thenorsepole 06-08-2011 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by EVIIIL (Post 1291793)
Since is that time of year for the doors to come off. Does anyone know where I can get a deal on some mirrors? All I have been able to find are the re-locaters which you have to use your stock mirrors. How hard is it to just swap the mirrors on and off the door to the brackets. Thanks

With power mirrors etc. I just bought a second set of mirrors (Bestop High Rock Mirrors - about $100), relo brackets (for no doors) and now have the Bestops mounted on my trail doors.
I don't even bother trying to pull them from the full doors.

InfernoGirl 06-08-2011 07:44 PM

The absolute best, and easiest mirror solution for JK's I've found is the little round convex mirrors, stick them on the flat of the vents and you can rotate them where ever and they don't interfere with the operation of the vents at all... Cost $2.50 for a pair at Wallys... :)

tha sista 06-08-2011 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1291852)
The absolute best, and easiest mirror solution for JK's I've found is the little round convex mirrors, stick them on the flat of the vents and you can rotate them where ever and they don't interfere with the operation of the vents at all... Cost $2.50 for a pair at Wallys... :)

Ok now that's ingenious! A female must have come up with that!:angel::p

InfernoGirl 06-08-2011 08:07 PM

LOL! I wish I could claim it, but I picked it up here from someone in the JK forum... It works remarkably well, with out being ugly or difficult... :)

CRNA 06-08-2011 08:10 PM

I need help as well. I have a '11 JKU and have purchased two sets of Harley mirrors per other postings and none of them have stem that are long enough to pass through the hinge to put a nut on the bottom. Does anyone know what year/model Harley mirrors to buy so that they will fit the hinge?

MTH 06-08-2011 08:29 PM

Here's a thread were I posted my reasonably low cost solution, which is actually YJ mirrors. As a plus, lots of other folks chimed in too, so it hits a lot of the bases. See if it helps.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ion-95610.html

billyb 06-08-2011 09:13 PM

I bought these:

Rugged Ridge Part 11001.08 - Side Mirror Kit by Rugged Ridge

They work reasonably well, with caveats:
- They whistle above 40 mph, I think it's the rubber around the mirrors, a little RTV helps, but I don't have it solved.
- The bolts to mount to the windshield hinge rusted terribly in one season, need to pick up some marine grade bolts this year.
- When you open the doors too far, the move the mirrors and you have to readjust constantly (I have mastered catching the door, my kids not so much and adjusting the passenger mirror is a 2 person job).
- The passenger's mirror is flat (objects DO NOT appear closer than they are), so a little button mirror made life better.

They are not yet reinstalled this year, pending purchase of new mounting hardware as noted above, but they worked well and I liked the CJ look they gave my TJ.

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/a...f/IMG_0145.jpg

scolumbo 06-08-2011 10:07 PM

Anyone try these?

Rugged Ridge 11025.10 - Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit for 97-11 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK, TJ Unlimited & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I've ordered a set but they're on back-order. They look similar to the YJ mirrors, except for being round not square (to match the headlights ;-).

scolumbo 06-08-2011 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CRNA (Post 1291942)
I need help as well. I have a '11 JKU and have purchased two sets of Harley mirrors per other postings and none of them have stem that are long enough to pass through the hinge to put a nut on the bottom. Does anyone know what year/model Harley mirrors to buy so that they will fit the hinge?

What you want are the long-stem Harley mirrors.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/mirr...ml#post1256313

yomondo 06-09-2011 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by scolumbo (Post 1292289)
Anyone try these?

Rugged Ridge 11025.10 - Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit for 97-11 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK, TJ Unlimited & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I've ordered a set but they're on back-order. They look similar to the YJ mirrors, except for being round not square (to match the headlights ;-).

I also ordered those a couple of days ago from 4WD Parts. I was told they were in stock when I called in my order.

Vici 06-09-2011 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1291852)
The absolute best, and easiest mirror solution for JK's I've found is the little round convex mirrors, stick them on the flat of the vents and you can rotate them where ever and they don't interfere with the operation of the vents at all... Cost $2.50 for a pair at Wallys... :)


But...but.....what's a Wallys?? Is that an Indiana thing?? Not familiar with that out here in the sticks. :confused:

thenorsepole 06-09-2011 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Vici (Post 1292701)
But...but.....what's a Wallys?? Is that an Indiana thing?? Not familiar with that out here in the sticks. :confused:

Wally's, Wally World, Mexi-Mart it's all Wal-Mart.

scolumbo 06-09-2011 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by yomondo (Post 1292510)
I also ordered those a couple of days ago from 4WD Parts. I was told they were in stock when I called in my order.

On back-order from Quadratec until next week. Please post your opinion after you receive them.

EVIIIL 06-09-2011 09:50 AM

Thanks for all the info. Ill have to play with a few options and see which ones I like better.

InfernoGirl 06-09-2011 10:01 AM

Keep in mind that if you choose relocation brackets, your passenger side mirror becomes virtually useless with the doors on....

daggo66 06-09-2011 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1293071)
Keep in mind that if you choose relocation brackets, your passenger side mirror becomes virtually useless with the doors on....

What is this "doors on" you speak of?

InfernoGirl 06-09-2011 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 1293088)
What is this "doors on" you speak of?

Protection from the elements, according to the sticker on my Jeep.... :D That darn mud gets everywhere you know.....

JPWheelin 06-09-2011 11:19 AM

I got these, and they are ok but they do vibrate pretty bad. I didn't think the vibration would bother me...but these are really bad. It's somewhat distracting especially on sunny days (which is when the doors are off) because its sort of like two strobe lights in your peripheral vision all the time.

daggo66 06-09-2011 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1293133)
Protection from the elements, according to the sticker on my Jeep.... :D That darn mud gets everywhere you know.....

So I've heard. :rofl:

yomondo 06-09-2011 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1293071)
Keep in mind that if you choose relocation brackets, your passenger side mirror becomes virtually useless with the doors on....

Based on the pictures, the Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kits appear to address that, but I'll find out when I get mine. I'm not planning on using them when the doors are on anyway. I just wanted something that's quick to put on and take off as needed.

Vici 06-09-2011 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by thenorsepole (Post 1292746)
Wally's, Wally World, Mexi-Mart it's all Wal-Mart.


:facepalm: Oh shiz...............

thenorsepole 06-09-2011 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Vici (Post 1293381)
:facepalm: Oh shiz...............

Did I type that out loud? :banghead:

JPWheelin 06-09-2011 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by yomondo (Post 1293257)
Based on the pictures, the Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kits appear to address that, but I'll find out when I get mine. I'm not planning on using them when the doors are on anyway. I just wanted something that's quick to put on and take off as needed.

I haven't seen those before. Those look OK...I just wonder why they didn't make them a little bigger. Lange also has a "quick mirror" but the reviews I found were not great. People complain they vibrate badly and make a whistling noise at highway speed.

Kspike 06-09-2011 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl
The absolute best, and easiest mirror solution for JK's I've found is the little round convex mirrors, stick them on the flat of the vents and you can rotate them where ever and they don't interfere with the operation of the vents at all... Cost $2.50 for a pair at Wallys... :)

I Stuck mine on w/ Velcro and store them in the console.

yomondo 06-09-2011 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JPWheelin

I haven't seen those before. Those look OK...I just wonder why they didn't make them a little bigger. Lange also has a "quick mirror" but the reviews I found were not great. People complain they vibrate badly and make a whistling noise at highway speed.

I heard that they kept the mirror size small to keep the vibrations down.

JPWheelin 06-09-2011 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by yomondo (Post 1294003)
I heard that they kept the mirror size small to keep the vibrations down.

That makes sense. Those seems like a pretty good option. Let us know how they work out.

yomondo 06-18-2011 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by scolumbo (Post 1292816)
Please post your opinion after you receive them.

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Originally Posted by JPWheelin (Post 1294026)
Those seems like a pretty good option. Let us know how they work out.

I received my Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kits about a week and a half ago, but I wanted to wait until I've fully tested them out and resolved my concerns before posting up my review.

Passenger Side Mirror with Doors On
As the picture in the link shows, the passenger side mirror is indeed very visible with the doors on, however you won't be able to fully open the door with the mirror there, even on the driver side. There may be rare circumstances where this is acceptable, but for the most part I don't see these mirrors feasibly being used with doors on. For me this is fine, as I was really only looking for mirrors that were quick to put on and take off, and these certainly are.

Vibrations
I had to tighten down the hand screws pretty hard, but once done, there were no vibrations beyond that of the OEM mirrors. I'm completely satisfied regarding vibrations, however for the ladies out there, y'all might have a problem mustering up the hand strength needed to get the hand screws tight enough to eliminate the vibrations.

Styling - Round vs Rectangular
This of course is a matter of everyone's personal preference, but personally I kinda like the round mirrors. They go better with the JK headlights, and have kind of a throwback nostalgic look. Just my opinion though.

Visibility
Here's where I had a problem. For me, going from relocated OEM mirrors to these took some adjustments and some getting used to. Since the passenger side is not convex like the OEM passenger side mirror, I found visibility to be horribly unsafe. I first tried sticking a small 2" round stick-on convex mirror on the passenger side mirror. That helped, but wasn't good enough. I ended up completely replacing the passenger side mirror with a 5-1/2" round convex mirror I picked up at my local auto parts store for $8. I then moved the mirror with the 2" round stick-on convex mirror to the driver side, since even on the driver side, visibility is not as good quite as with the OEM mirror. See the pictures below.

Conclusion
It took some adjustments, but I got it to work out for me and satisfy my initial goal to eliminate the additional time it previously took for me to relocate and re-adjust my OEM mirrors each time I took off or put on my doors. Now I just screw these on with the hand screws (no tools needed), and I'm ready to roll. No relocating and re-adjusting the OEM mirrors.

Here are the pictures:

Driver Side
Attachment 54192

Passenger Side
Attachment 54193

rics1997 06-18-2011 08:33 PM

I just got a set of the Rugged Ridge relocation mirrors too. Got mine on E-bay

Quick Release Mirror Relocation Kit 97-11 Wrangler Blk | eBay


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