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post #1 of 17 Old 07-14-2013, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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jr West Coast Mirrors

Has anyone put Jr West Coast Mirrors on their Jeep?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I drive a truck for a living and love huge mirrors. I live in Las Vegas and never run with doors. The Jr mirrors seem to be of proportionate size for a Wrangler but I've never seen them installed on a YJ or any other model.

Does anyone have any input or pics?

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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umm....CJ style mirrors are plenty big enough for me, can be run with/without doors, and have a MUCH more traditional Jeep look

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I guess I'm exploring this option option because I just bought windshield light mounts and realized that they displace my CJ style mirrors. Since I never run with doors where do I move my mirrors to? The JR west coast mirrors are slightly less wide than the CJ mirror but twice as high. Just looking to be different without being obnoxious.
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I think I'd look much more into the pickup truck type mirrors on the arm. I'm sure someone will post some pictures of what I'm talking about.

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post #5 of 17 Old 07-16-2013, 10:12 AM
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i looked at those type of mirrors. i think they are great but since texas only require one rear view mirror to pass inspection, the one on the windshield covers me for when the doors are off

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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with the double arms like that, and the layout of the fender/windshield frame, I'm not sure where you'd mount them even if you wanted to

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post #7 of 17 Old 07-16-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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with the double arms like that, and the layout of the fender/windshield frame, I'm not sure where you'd mount them even if you wanted to
I think you are right. Mounting them might get awkward. I might try one just for grins. I've spent $25 on worse. If it doesn't look just plain bad I'll post some pics.
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I say go for it. They are unique and I've never seen anything like that on a Jeep before.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-14-2013, 07:58 AM
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Has anyone put Jr West Coast Mirrors on their Jeep?

Did you ever try it? I always liked the idea of West Coast style mirrors on the Jeep, especially for towing the trailer. I'd love to see pics.
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-14-2013, 05:59 PM
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I like the look. I might steal the idea. Just got my YJ on Thursday so I'm working with a blank canvas.
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post #11 of 17 Old 12-15-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Did you ever try it? I always liked the idea of West Coast style mirrors on the Jeep, especially for towing the trailer. I'd love to see pics.
I didn't try it yet. I had to buy a complete soft top to the tune of almost 1G. That set back my plans a little. I'm still working with a left mirror that vibrates like crazy and the right side that isn't even visible with the soft door on.
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How sturdy would those be if you got rid of the top arm?
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How sturdy would those be if you got rid of the top arm?
By design they need the top and bottom arm.
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I'd break them off so fast it wouldn't be funny. They wouldn't last just to get me to a camping spot!
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By design they need the top and bottom arm.
Maybe you can build a bracket out of angle that would connect the top and bottom and be able to mount from one side.
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