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Old 05-24-2011, 07:07 PM
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custom mirror relocate brackets

here are a few pics of relocte brackets i did so i could be legal with doors off.

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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Can you see the passenger's side mirror when driving?

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Old 05-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #3
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I'm not a law professor by any means. I don't think it's legal in any state to drive with the doors off, even with mirrors. I believe it falls in the vehicle modification laws. In Washington the law states if your vehicle had doors installed at the factory it has to have doors to be street legal, or something like that. If you have an older CJ2, CJ3 or CJ5 that didn't have doors it's OK.

It's one of those laws that's rarely enforced, but they can, if they choose too.

I'd check your local regulations to be safe.
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I wouldn't worry about it. Most cops would rather pull over a speeding driver for reckless driving, rather than pull over a jeeper that is all buckled up, obeying the speed limit laws, and has rear view mirrors.

People do it here all the time, nobody seems to get weird looks...
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When have you seen a jeep pulled over by a cop??
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:23 AM   #6
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Fl law says you have to have at least 2 mirrors. If the doors being off is illegal what about usps vehicles and delivery vans? None of them have doors.
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I have been pulled over with doors off no mirrors and no fender flares ,but I did get a ticket for driving 45 in a 35 zone,nothing else was even mentioned .But I am sure if it was any other officer he would of at least picked up on the mirrors .Here is a link that is helpful for modified and lifted vehicles actually it covers things that would pertain to stock as well .

Lift Laws | Suspension Lift Laws By State (Updated 4/22/11)
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i can see out the passenger mirror and here in ny you have to have a driverside mirror if you remove your doors.
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I have been pulled over with doors off no mirrors and no fender flares ,but I did get a ticket for driving 45 in a 35 zone,nothing else was even mentioned .But I am sure if it was any other officer he would of at least picked up on the mirrors .Here is a link that is helpful for modified and lifted vehicles actually it covers things that would pertain to stock as well .

Lift Laws | Suspension Lift Laws By State (Updated 4/22/11)
Interesting article... Looks as though I do need those offroadl ight covers after all
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In Oregon, all you have to have is a rear view mirror that can see unobstructed for 200 FT behind you. No side mirrors needed.
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I don't think it's legal in any state to drive with the doors off, even with mirrors.
Oregon has nothing in the statutes regarding doors
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Just talked to a friend of mine who's a cop here in CT and it's ok to drive with the doors off as long as your wearing a seatbelt and you have a mirror I didn't ask of both mirrors but he said you have to have mirrors I don't know if he meant one mirror and a rear view or both outside mirrors but regardless in ct ok to have no doors.
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It's the law in Washington state

Here it is guys straight from the Revised Code of Washington.

RCW 46.37.517: Body and body hardware.

Also found this in another search.

Can I Drive My Jeep With the Doors Off? | eHow.com

RCW clearly states if your vehicle came from the factory with doors, you have to maintain doors on the vehicle.

The ehow.com say check your local and state regs. 50 states = 50 rules
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Here it is guys straight from the Revised Code of Washington.

RCW 46.37.517: Body and body hardware.

Also found this in another search.

Can I Drive My Jeep With the Doors Off? | eHow.com

RCW clearly states if your vehicle came from the factory with doors, you have to maintain doors on the vehicle.

The ehow.com say check your local and state regs. 50 states = 50 rules
so you own a jeep and dont take the doors off? must suck...
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so you own a jeep and dont take the doors off? must suck...
Doors come off all the time. Sometimes it's the full doors coming off, other times it's the half doors coming off and then once and a while the tube doors come off.

I was only pointing out that having mirrors doesn't necessarily make it legal to drive your Jeep without doors.

I was once pulled over by a WSP w/o doors and mirrors. When I stopped and ask why I was stopped, he said he saw my seat belt hanging from the roll bar. Once he looked in and saw that I was wearing Simpson 3" lap belts he told me everything was fine.

Like I said earlier it's one of those rarely enforced laws. But it is a law in Washington.
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I don't take my doors off. I like to keep the mud on the outside, and they make good hand rests
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I agree renegade mike the relocation brackets do look nice and we got side tracked on what this thread was about nyvulcanman you did a nice job.
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I'm not a law professor by any means. I don't think it's legal in any state to drive with the doors off, even with mirrors. I believe it falls in the vehicle modification laws. In Washington the law states if your vehicle had doors installed at the factory it has to have doors to be street legal, or something like that. If you have an older CJ2, CJ3 or CJ5 that didn't have doors it's OK.

It's one of those laws that's rarely enforced, but they can, if they choose too.

I'd check your local regulations to be safe.
If it is against the law ,how can Jeep/Chrysler make them to be easily removed ?They are just enabling us ,its like making cars with a beer tap built into the dash,even though drinking and driving is illegal .I used to run suzuki samurais ,I had 3 of them and all 3 I modified the hinges to mimic jeep style hinges always drove around with no doors ,never a problem .I guess it all depends on where you live ,not arguing about it just making a point that some laws are just stupid .
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^Some states do enforce the door on laws, while a lot of others don't care for it. Jeep made 1 universal door hinge that goes across the 50 states.

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