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Old 05-04-2019, 07:12 PM
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How many here added blind spot mirrors?

If you did, where on the mirror did you put them?

Would seem the farther out on the mirror, the better a driver could see behind the Jeep. I looked them up on Amazon and they are shown in all spots except top center.

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Lower outside corner on both. Same spot on just about every vehicle I've owned.
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I've actually adjusted my mirrors to the point where I can just barely see the sides of the Jeep. I've found this to almost completely eliminate my blind spots. When I lose a vehicle in the rearview mirror, it's coming into view on the side mirror.

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blind spot mirrors

I mounted mine inside lower corner, can see cars almost beside me.
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I've actually adjusted my mirrors to the point where I can just barely see the sides of the Jeep. I've found this to almost completely eliminate my blind spots. When I lose a vehicle in the rearview mirror, it's coming into view on the side mirror.

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Yes. I've been doing this since I took my son to driver's education in Michigan when he was 15. His instructor told me this. I smiled, and knowingly nodded... All the while thinking, ...bull$hit! But I tried it. It took me a week to get used to it, but I won't drive any other way now. It was the SAE that promoted this.

The weird thing is, many modern cars won't let you adjust the driver's side mirror as far out as it needs to go. The Jeep's barely do. My driver's side is adjusted out to the stops.

I'm not saying that these add on mirrors can't be beneficial, but I've never found them to be needed.


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I go with the upper outside corner, and have done so for as far back as I can remember. I can see the curb as well as the side of the vehicle and cars directly next to me. They are great. When I bought my last two Jeeps I took a pair with me and put them on at the dealers lot before driving home.
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I've had them in most of my other vehicles, but don't really see the need in my JK.

My F250 has huge side mirrors with built in blind spot mirrors, so no need there either.

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Lower outside on both sides. Been doing this for 40 years now. I always use a round 3 inch convex. Anything smaller or shaped differently just doesn't seem to work right.
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I never understood the need for these. I also adjust mine so I can barely see my Jeep. I also turn my head and look through the side windows (front and back) when changing lanes. I bought a used car with these once and they were so annoying I ripped them off the same day.

If they were such a great safety feature, I think they would come from the factory as a standard safety feature. And a much nicer version that is built into the mirror, not a cheap looking stick on.
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I'll agree with the others that posted that you don't need them. I learned about the technique years ago and I too admit that it took a week or two to get used to, but it works fantastically. And since I've been doing this it's worked on every car I've driven.

Adjust rear view as normal. Adjust the side mirrors way out, you don't need to see the side of your vehicle with them. I like to lean towards my window and then adjust side view so I barely see a sliver of my own vehicle, same with the right side. If you do it correctly, a car will just be appearing in your side view mirrors as it disappears from the rear view. Then, just as it is about to disappear from your side view mirror it can be seen out your side windows without even turning your head.

Plus when you do it like that there are less mirrors to look in and be aware of all the time.

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I put mine on my vents when the doors are off. I have had these on for about 3 years now. While I can get a fix it ticket for that here in Mi. I guess I'll continue to press my luck. Knock on wood.
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One of the first things I add to a new vehicle, Jeeps included. Get the small round ones that rotate to change the angle and mount on the lower inside corner on both side mirrors. Turn them correctly and you can even see parking lot striping to help back in. Walmart and or Autozone and they are only a few dollars each.
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I've never had them on a vehicle.

Some manufacturers are incorporating them into the stock mirror. So, I guess that's the flip side of that argument above, maybe they are that good if a safety feature.

I started riding a street bike at 17 and am very conscious of who's around me. I also grew up in a small town with ridiculous stringent police, learned to adhere strictly to good driving habits.

I always turn my head and check my blind spots and even if I had these I still would.

Every once and a while someone will sneak up on you though.

I've always adjusted my mirrors out away from the vehicle. I can just barely see the edge of the Jeep.
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Why do you need them? Well there called "blind spot mirrors" so you can see in the blind spots. LOL

If they are that important why don't they come with the car/Jeep? The trend in the auto market is the side warning systems. Don't need a side warning system if you can see the blind area in the mirror.

I drove a van for many years with out any rear windows and a few 4x4 pickups where the rear view fell off. Jk is mostly useless if you have an oversized spare. Personally I don't like headlights in my eyes and the only time a rear view is needed is backing up. Now the back up cam takes care of that.

Out of habit my mirrors are set up differently. The side mirrors are set so when a car is following at a normal distance, the headlights from the right mirror hit my right ear and left mirror hit the left ear. So the lights are not in my eyes, but I can see behind me when I turn my head to look into the mirror. Blind spot mirror is mounted in the upper inside corner.
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I've actually adjusted my mirrors to the point where I can just barely see the sides of the Jeep. I've found this to almost completely eliminate my blind spots. When I lose a vehicle in the rearview mirror, it's coming into view on the side mirror.

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This, on both my vehicles. Best practice.
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The previous owner put rectangular blind spot mirrors in the upper-outer corners. I've long used the mirror position that the SAE recommends (discussed above), so they aren't really necessary. However, since my Ford Explorer has factory blind spot mirrors in the same location, I'm used to them.
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I used this same arrangement on my TJ and now in the JK as well as on whatever car I also have.
In addition to helping with blind spots, they make backing into parking spots a breeze as you can really see the lines and the rear tires. Being able to see the rear tire is also helpful on the trail for tire placement too.
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Inside lower corner. On all my vehicles. Use them pretty much exclusively; don't even see the big mirrors. Saved my ass multiple times.
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Questions for the guys that say the blind spot mirrors are not needed:
How far up is your seat? Is your jeep lifted? Do you have a soft top on? Do have a oversized spare and the rear head rests still on? Have you ever used blind spot mirrors? Did you take them off and why?

Reason I ask is there is definitely a blind spot. The back window is 50% or more blocked. If the mirrors are adjusted as recommended with barely the jeeps side in the mirror, I can not see just next to me. On a road with 2 lanes in the same direction, if a car or definitely motorcycle, has their front even with the B pillar, they are not in the mirror. And because where my seat is, I can not really see them easily if I turn my head as the B pillar is in the way. Another big use is backing into a parking spot. I can see where the rear tires in relationship with the parking lines. Helps get the jeep centered in the spot.
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I like them for backing up (can see curb/lines in relation to your tires) as well as for changing lanes on the highway at night. One glance and you can see car headlights or not. I'm not a fan of turning my head 180 degrees!
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One thing I really like about my Jeep is there really isn’t a blind spot.
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Upper outside is where mine are. I just can't get the mirrors adjusted to eliminate all blind spots. I find them extremely useful.
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The only blinds spot I'm troubled by is the one caused by the rear wiper motor housing. That thing does block an entire lane. Luckily, it blocks my view far enough behind me that I can usually pull over with no problem.

It can get dicey when a fast moving object (like a motorcycle) is passing me though. I've really got to bob my head around that motor before I change lanes.
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The only blinds spot I'm troubled by is the one caused by the rear wiper motor housing. That thing does block an entire lane. Luckily, it blocks my view far enough behind me that I can usually pull over with no problem.

It can get dicey when a fast moving object (like a motorcycle) is passing me though. I've really got to bob my head around that motor before I change lanes.
Yeah, the rear view out of a JK is pretty limited. I find myself craning my neck a bit more when changing lanes in my Jeep than my other cars.
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The only blinds spot I'm troubled by is the one caused by the rear wiper motor housing.
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Yeah what were they thinking? Between that and the 35" tire in the back, my rear window has the usable area of two postage stamps.
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I seldom use the rear view. Door mirrors only unless doors are off in which case roof would be off as well.
Small rectangular convex mirrors stuck on the door mirrors also help.
I also have the convex round mirrors on my heater vents.


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Reading all your comments here, I went to buy a round blind spot mirror. It is cool.
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2-inch outside low is where I put mine.
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Small rectangular on the inside lower corner. Been using this type for years and like them.
The end closest to the Jeep is thicker and it tapers down going away.
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