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Old 11-11-2019, 02:58 PM
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Yep, side mirror corroded off. What mirrors should I get?

My driver side OEM mirror broke off 2 weeks after I bought my Jeep. Should I replace it with another OEM or change them both to something else? I'd like to get ones that bolt one the frame so I'll have mirrors when the doors are off but it seems the passenger side is difficult to see because of the location. What do you recommend?

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Old 11-11-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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What year is the Jeep?

Earlier model JKs would retain water in the mirror assembly, which led to corrosion inside (and mirrors breaking off). Searching the forum will lead you to a mod where you drill a hole in the housing to allow water to drain.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/d...s-2289225.html

Supposedly, later model JKs incorporated a drain hole. If you purchase a new OEM replacement part, the latest revised part number may have the mod that allows the mirror to drain.

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What year is the Jeep?

Earlier model JKs would retain water in the mirror assembly, which led to corrosion inside (and mirrors breaking off). Searching the forum will lead you to a mod where you drill a hole in the housing to allow water to drain.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/d...s-2289225.html

Supposedly, later model JKs incorporated a drain hole. If you purchase a new OEM replacement part, the latest revised part number may have the mod that allows the mirror to drain.
2009. I saw the mod for the drain holes but it was too late by then. I'm just not sure what to replace it with now.
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Not sure how much a stock mirror is. Junkyard maybe? Anyway, I'd get a stock mirror and move both with the kit so you can take your doors off without supplemental mirrors
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OME style Mirrors on ebay go for around $40 ea new https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Door-...AAAOSwMfhad7UM
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ome style mirrors on ebay go for around $40 new
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If I relocate them, will the passenger side be difficult to see? Would it be better with them in their original spot and just getting something that goes in the door hinge when their off? What does everyone else have?
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If I relocate them, will the passenger side be difficult to see? Would it be better with them in their original spot and just getting something that goes in the door hinge when their off? What does everyone else have?
They'll be adjusted just like stock
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I'd buy a set of the automatic mirror movers from Qtec. They mount to the frame and give you OEM views from both sides because of the design but they remain in place with the doors off too. It's a bit of money, but I think they are well worth it.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_0220_07.htm
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I'd buy a set of the automatic mirror movers from Qtec. They mount to the frame and give you OEM views from both sides because of the design but they remain in place with the doors off too. It's a bit of money, but I think they are well worth it.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_0220_07.htm
I was gonna ask about those! I figure by the time I buy a new mirror, plus the relo brackets, and can't forget the door plugs (I know, probably not what their called Lol), I'm already part way there. Do you have them?
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I was gonna ask about those! I figure by the time I buy a new mirror, plus the relo brackets, and can't forget the door plugs (I know, probably not what their called Lol), I'm already part way there. Do you have them?
How about a kit like this? Can you reuse your old mirror with these brackets or did it junk?

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I bought a set of mirrors from Quadratec when I built my half doors!
They look and work great, and the price is unbeatable.
https://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_0340_14.htm
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I was gonna ask about those! I figure by the time I buy a new mirror, plus the relo brackets, and can't forget the door plugs (I know, probably not what their called Lol), I'm already part way there. Do you have them?
You won't be disappointed! I have them. They sit in the same spot as o.e. mirrors, so there is no issue being able to see out of them doors on or off. Big fan here!

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How about a kit like this? Can you reuse your old mirror with these brackets or did it junk?

https://www.cjponyparts.com/rugged-r...All%20Products
Those are made to run the OEM mirrors without doors. Problem is, you cant see the passenger side mirror without having to lean over to do so because the mirrors are pushed forward in line with the A pillar on the passenger side.
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Those are made to run the OEM mirrors without doors. Problem is, you cant see the passenger side mirror without having to lean over to do so because the mirrors are pushed forward in line with the A pillar on the passenger side.
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And my quote went in wrong, it was actually from @pkdailey4
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On my TJ, I leave the stock mirrors on the doors when I take them off. I have a pair of Quadratec mirrors that attach to brackets on the windshield frame. I have left the brackets on but take the mirrors off the brackets before putting the doors back on because the arms interfere with removing/replacing the doors. Plus, since they use a horizontal arm the vibrate (just like my stock YJ mirrors did back in the day). The vibration won't let you read a license plate but you can still see a vehicle or obstacle beside you. These fit both TJ and JK

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_0410_14.htm
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Same scenario. See how its mounted behind the A pillar? It blocks your view. You would have to lean to the right to see the mirror. In my opinion they're not safe if you need to look quick to avoid a potential accident. You may not care.
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Same scenario. See how its mounted behind the A pillar? It blocks your view. You would have to lean to the right to see the mirror. In my opinion they're not safe if you need to look quick to avoid a potential accident. You may not care.
Oh I care! Not gonna go that route then.
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The disadvantage of fixed post relocation brackets is that they do tend to move the mirror further forward than the stock location.

The advantage of movable arm mirrors (like the one from Quadrated) is that you can move the arm back so that the mirror is visible. I know of my TJ when I run those mirrors the left mirror is almost straight out while the passenger side is angled back more so the mirror head is close to the same position as the stock mirror on the door. However, this disadvantage is that the arm induces some vibrations when on the road.

As I said, the vibration is not so bad that you can't see a vehicle in the next lane, you just might not be able to discern details like the license plate numbers. The vibration is very similar to what I recall on my stock YJ mirrors.

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