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Old 09-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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how bad is the vibration on these Safari Mirrors?

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They look very simple to install and remove. but how bad does it vibrate while driving?

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Who cares. You only need them there to make it legal. Just so long as they don't vibrate off. Police will see them there and say, yep, he's got mirrors!

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Who cares. You only need them there to make it legal. Just so long as they don't vibrate off. Police will see them there and say, yep, he's got mirrors!
That's if it's even not legal in your state to
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That's if it's even not legal in your state to
not have mirrors.
Too many knots!

I'm all tied up!

Yes, not all states have side view mirror laws.
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Too many knots!

I'm all tied up!

Yes, not all states have side view mirror laws.
Lol trying to be funny
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Wouldn't it be possible that the OP wanted side mirrors for the use of side mirrors, rather then the just abiding the laws?
...Just saying, some people feel safer with them on...
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Ya, we were just having some fun. I did follow the link. Given the size of the mirror and the size of the rod holding it up there and the length of that rod, I would say that any vibration like bumps in the road would wreak havoc with that mirror. I would look for something a little better anchored. I think that is why I was having so much fun with it.
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Seriously though that mirror if I were purchasing it, I would be putting it there to satisfy the law. If I were going to select a mirror for good performance, I would choose something with a little more meat to the mount and not as much distance to the mirror from the mount point.
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Aren't there mirrors that you can bolt to the frame using those screws by the windshield?
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Aren't there mirrors that you can bolt to the frame using those screws by the windshield?
I like those.
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I have those and they vibrate a bit even when tightened down. I don't mind, as it keeps me legal.
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I have those and they vibrate a bit even when tightened down. I don't mind, as it keeps me legal.
Just out of curiosity, unless your driving on the highway, do they vibrate too much to see through them?
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I can see through them enough to see other vehicles or obstacles, but not enough to read a license plate.

When idling they are steady.

I don't think the vibration is from where they are attached to the hinge, but rather the mirror to the arm.
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maybe if you tried rubber washers that might absorb some vibration?
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I can see through them enough to see other vehicles or obstacles, but not enough to read a license plate.

When idling they are steady.

I don't think the vibration is from where they are attached to the hinge, but rather the mirror to the arm.
Given the length and size of the rod holding up that mirror, I figured there would be some vibration. In engineering physics that mirror and its support is what they call a resonant system. Any time you hang a significant mass from a relatively spring type material you get a resonant system. When you go over bumps it will shock the mirror into motion and the support will allow it to swing back and forth. I'm not a rocket scientist but that one was easy to spot...without purchasing one.
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Given the length and size of the rod holding up that mirror, I figured there would be some vibration. In engineering physics that mirror and its support is what they call a resonant system. Any time you hang a significant mass from a relatively spring type material you get a resonant system. When you go over bumps it will shock the mirror into motion and the support will allow it to swing back and forth. I'm not a rocket scientist but that one was easy to spot...without purchasing one.
Im in college physics right now... i want to shoot myself
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Given the length and size of the rod holding up that mirror, I figured there would be some vibration. In engineering physics that mirror and its support is what they call a resonant system. Any time you hang a significant mass from a relatively spring type material you get a resonant system. When you go over bumps it will shock the mirror into motion and the support will allow it to swing back and forth. I'm not a rocket scientist but that one was easy to spot...without purchasing one.
So if I understand you correctly, what you are trying to say is it will most likely vibrate.
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Aren't there mirrors that you can bolt to the frame using those screws by the windshield?
I use these, and I'm pretty happy with them.
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Like I said, I don't mind the vibration as long as it keeps me legal. I would rather use no mirrors at all.
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I have those and they vibrate a bit even when tightened down. I don't mind, as it keeps me legal.
I just picked some up, how did you install them without damaging the hinge with the lock washers ?? / I was going to look for a plastic or rubber washer
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I use these, and I'm pretty happy with them.
x2 they don't vibrate if you tighten them down. I have actually only installed the drivers, maybe next spring I'll put them both on.
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Mine vibrate like hell,I dont use em tho....just turn my head

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