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I just bought a 2007 JKU today. It has the mirrors relocated - not sure what brand it is (pic below) but it's not a good design. Hit about 60 MPH and the force of the wind starts to fold the mirror in at which point it becomes unusable.

Any suggestions for a good brand of A pillar mountable mirrors?

My current mirror:



Thanks,

Ian
 

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That looks pretty similar to the rugged ridge mirror:

Rugged Ridge 11025.18 Textured Black Rectangular Quick Release Mirror Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VK4H7E2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GIdDzbJ9M6CYD

Although there are other brands of apillar mirrors that look similar so it is hard to say for sure.
I just purchased a set of the rugged ridge round mirrors:


Rugged Ridge 11025.16 Textured Black Round Quick Release Mirror Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VK4H77E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_gere5GyiKCP8I

I am very happy with them. They have a slight vibration to them that effects fine details like the LP# of the car beside me but I have good vision using them for lane changes. They also have a slight occasional whistle but it doesn't happen all the time and is low enough in volume that it doesn't really bother me. Just something that I noted after the install. The one thing that I would suggest doing is to add an extra half turn one the nuts that tighten the mirrors in place with a pair of channel locks or other pliers. The nuts are plastic so you have to be careful but I added half to three quarters of a turn to mine once they were as tight as I could get them by hand and I have no issues. I live right on a 55mph highway so I am constantly driving between 55-70.

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That is not a relocation, that is an entirely after market mirror and mount. Is the wind moving just the mirror or the arm? Those mirrors look like they have some age on them and over the years may have worn the bracket and arm to the point they will no longer tighten up properly. The good news is that new ones are still available and are moderately priced, sold as each.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13025_1424.htm

Quadratec had similar mirrors under their name sold as a pair.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_0410_14.htm
 

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That is not a relocation, that is an entirely after market mirror and mount. Is the wind moving just the mirror or the arm? Those mirrors look like they have some age on them and over the years may have worn the bracket and arm to the point they will no longer tighten up properly. The good news is that new ones are still available and are moderately priced, sold as each.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13025_1424.htm

Quadratec had similar mirrors under their name sold as a pair.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_0410_14.htm
It's moving the whole arm.
 

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These are the best I have found. They have been installed since 5/1/17 with and without doors. Only down side is they are expensive. I would buy them again worth the money.
 

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That looks pretty similar to the rugged ridge mirror:

Rugged Ridge 11025.18 Textured Black Rectangular Quick Release Mirror Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VK4H7E2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GIdDzbJ9M6CYD

Although there are other brands of apillar mirrors that look similar so it is hard to say for sure.
I just purchased a set of the rugged ridge round mirrors:
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Rugged Ridge 11025.16 Textured Black Round Quick Release Mirror Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VK4H77E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_gere5GyiKCP8I

I am very happy with them. They have a slight vibration to them that effects fine details like the LP# of the car beside me but I have good vision using them for lane changes. They also have a slight occasional whistle but it doesn't happen all the time and is low enough in volume that it doesn't really bother me. Just something that I noted after the install. The one thing that I would suggest doing is to add an extra half turn one the nuts that tighten the mirrors in place with a pair of channel locks or other pliers. The nuts are plastic so you have to be careful but I added half to three quarters of a turn to mine once they were as tight as I could get them by hand and I have no issues. I live right on a 55mph highway so I am constantly driving between 55-70.

Hope that helps
If you want a quick fix for that whistle, take a piece of electrical tape, cut it in half long ways, and tape over the edges. The seam between the metal and rubber is what creates the whistle - just adding the tape fixes it! I superglued mine down so it wouldn't peel up over time.
 

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I replaced the thumb bolts with hex head and cranked them down very tight. They certainly feel solid. Hope they hold up on the freeway.

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Just take that hand nut off and put a regular bolt nut in and tighten it with a ratchet
That's what I did. Worked perfectly, thanks for the suggestion. Mirrors are rock solid now.
 
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