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Old 06-29-2018, 03:54 PM
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OEM replacement mirrors (91)

Drivers side mirror flew off on the way to the office. So since I now have no outside mirrors I need to find some replacements. I've looked at Quadratec but the ones on there have poor reviews. If all else fails I'll but the CJ looking ones that mount to the windshield frame but then I have to find something to cover the spots where the factory mirrors were.

You folks have any luck with OEM replacements that are as good as the originals?


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I run oem mopar 03 up tj mirrors on my yj.... FAR superior to yj mirrors in function and bolt right up.

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Iíve been trying to find a decent used replacement for my drivers mirror on eBay but got fed up with sellers shipping crappy parts that didnít match pictures.

I ordered a set of OPR replacement mirrors and am actually pretty happy. They are very solid, great finish, only downside is the glass appears a little more thin than OEM. Very little vibes at highway speeds.


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Thanks folks!

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I ordered a set from Quadratec (03-06 Factory styling ones) based on what ya'll said here and that one of the reviews for the mirrors from this month concerns fitment on an 89 YJ. I also ordered a torx set of tools since it looks like every darn bolt on this thing requires a special tool. Like a darn Harley.....


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If it's a torx, it probably has Loctite on the threads.
Some heat (small butane torch...not enough to burn the paint) helps to break the Loctite bond.

A hand held impact driver (the kind that you hit with a hammer) and the CORRECT sized torx bit should assist in breaking the bond. Once the Loctite bond is broken, a ratchet and bit will finish removing the torx bolt.

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If it's a torx, it probably has Loctite on the threads.
Some heat (small butane torch...not enough to burn the paint) helps to break the Loctite bond.

A hand held impact driver (the kind that you hit with a hammer) and the CORRECT sized torx bit should assist in breaking the bond. Once the Loctite bond is broken, a ratchet and bit will finish removing the torx bolt.

Good Luck, L.M.


^^very good advice.

Also, if you havenít used Torx bits much, the one you have in there that you think is the right size ISNíT. Itís always one size bigger...


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Mirrors came in and it was about a half hour install after I figured out I had to get creative. They look very good, much better than the factory ones in my opinion, are very clear and if they don't vibrate to heck on the road then we can call this a win.

Thank you again folks!
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