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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
mikes95YJ
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hi all. currently i have no mirrors on my jeep. have hard doors on now and will be doorless as soon as the weather improves. what im looking for is a mirror set that works with the full doors on or off. not looking for the ones that you slide into the door hinge when you have no doors. any products you all would recommend?
thanks for any help!

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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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What you want are CJ style mirrors that mount to the windshield hinge.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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Just look for mirror relocation brackets on any of the jeep vendor sites like Morris, JCWhitney or Q-Tec... you could probably fab some too but at least seeing them will give you an idea.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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I saw the cj style ones that I believe smittybuilt made... Had a horrible review from a customer though
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Unread 03-26-2014, 01:27 PM   #5
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I tend to avoid Smittybilt products myself, even though their low prices are really tempting. Some people just have an issue though with how the passenger side mirror is set up for the CJ. It is supposed to be set up to be observed through the windshield, not the passenger window. If you set it up to view from the passenger door the door will not be able to open all the way. Also, the passenger mirror is of limited use unless you put a stick-on wide angle mirror on it.

When I bought my YJ it had a side hinge mounted mirror like this


Worked as well as CJ style mirrors can, but I wanted front face hinge mounted mirrors.

I happen to have these Kentrol mirrors now. Fit well, use the factory YJ hinge bolt locations, and can be mounted on either the front face of the upper hinge (per instructions) or brackets rearranged to mount on the lower hinge so the windshield can be dropped and you can still have useable mirrors (like the CJ). Once tightened down they stay in place well.

The Kentrol mirrors are quality, but expensive. Like really stupid expensive. However, I had heard too many stories of aftermarket CJ hinges not being beefy like the factory hinges, and I wasn't up for drilling holes in my factory hinges, so I went with the Kentrol. To the dismay of my bank account, I haven't always made cost effective purchases for my Jeep.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 01:37 PM   #6
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Yeah, don't go with the cj style, my jeep had them when I got it, all they were good for is passing inspection, lol. I'm currently in the process of redoing my dash, windshield/ firewall due to rust, so I got the rugged ridge relocation brackets for the half door mirrors, they look better and hopefully won't flop around like the CJ mirrors did.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 05:55 PM   #7
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Well that's the thing. Having no mirrors at all it seemed really expensive to get the mirrors for hard doors then buying the relocation brackets. Seeing as though I'm a broke college kid I'm looking for the cheapest option lol
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Unread 03-26-2014, 09:04 PM   #8
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Grab used mirrors. If you ask around- you'd find that many jeep parts guys have these just laying around.

The brackets are cheap.

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