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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Wrangler mirror install on an XJ: write up

I know this wont be a popular mod, but I figured it would be good info if somebody was interested in better mirrors.
I'm not the pioneer on this, a jeep on youtube had them and I fell in love with the look.
My jeep and the one on youtube are the only Jeeps Ive seen with this mod so far, hopefully there will be a couple more if my write up is good enough!



The New YJ mirrors made by crown, bought from PORC, $49.99 for pair


I was lucky enough to have a base model with external mirrors adjusters so I just had to remove the spring to take the mirrors off


These are the interior mirrors bolt covers. You can see I cut the bottom off of one, so it could fit on the external of the body.


Mirror gone. you can see the piece of tape as a mock up for where the the mirrors are going to go.


The plastic piece taken from the inside, flipped and cut to go on the outside, (I dont have a pic of it but I used a flat head bolt to hold it on)


The point of no return! used a paint marker around the edge of the hole to discourage rust.


You can see the bolt holding the cover for the old mirror hole and the three nuts holding on the mirror. I used locktight to keep those puppies from dethreading..

And your done! this is a closeup.

And this is the farawayup.

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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Nice

Should have found a way to mount up to the fender or something so you could go doorless imo
















you know your back wheels are missing right?
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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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Should have found a way to mount up to the fender or something so you could go doorless imo
Yeah, I know already thought about that, I thought it looked hacky with them on the fenders. Ill just buy suction cup mirrors if I ever want to take my doors off


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you know your back wheels are missing right?
Actually, if you noticed, I'm missing the whole rear axle. But thats a whole nother story
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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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Makes sense. Can you actually see outta the passenger one? It looks too far back to see out of.
Def looks better than the stock mirrors though.





Actually I didn't
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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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Makes sense. Can you actually see outta the passenger one? It looks too far back to see out of.
Def looks better than the stock mirrors though.
Actually its pretty dead on, I can see ALOT more than I used too and you can fold these puppies in as well!
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Unread 11-30-2009, 06:38 AM   #6
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A local guy here did the same...... he is doing a nasty cheap build, and it's very successful. He did mount his on the front fenders, though. He runs doorless all summer. JeepinWV.com - View topic - chris25320's 95 xj build
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Unread 12-01-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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When you fold the mirrors in, does the force wanna bend the door panel at all? Did you reinforce inside the door panel before mounting?
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Unread 12-01-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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When you fold the mirrors in, does the force wanna bend the door panel at all? Did you reinforce inside the door panel before mounting?
Nope! And i did not reinforce, the mirror is mounted right in between the body creases which makes that area of sheetmetal very stiff.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #9
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Heres another location..

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Unread 12-09-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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Heres another location..

If I was ever going to go doorless, thats where I would put them. Nice job
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #11
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I don't know how I missed this thread the first time around I am REALLY digging the Wrangler mirrors. Good Job Hussler

I agree with attempting to find a way to mount them, so you don't have to rig anything up when you go doorless though. I'm not really digging the look of them mounted on the fenders like the ones in the link above. So, what options does that leave? Oh the frame by the windshield like wranglers are with the relocation brackets??? Maybe???
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:19 PM   #12
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I don't know any other place to put them where theyt would still look factory/correct.

Like I said, if I ever changed my mind I would just get that 20 dollar suction cup set at Advanced
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #13
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missed this the first time, too

looks good. i think yours are better looking than fender mount but I don't think they look that bad.

my Jeep won't ever be doorless...it rains too often/randomly
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:41 PM   #14
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Yeah, I like hussler's better too. I think I'll probably just end up sticking with the stockers for now and mounting some in the hinge when I go doorless. I can't wait for Springtime
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #15
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That's a pretty good idea
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