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post #1 of 13 Old 04-07-2007, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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No side mirrors legal in AZ?

Just for running around I took the doors off with the it legal to drive without the side mirrors on in Arizona??

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-07-2007, 08:43 PM
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NO, you have to have at least a mirror on the driver side, in every state.

Saw some online that mount to the rollbar, that weren't too expensive.
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I had the same problem, so I rigged up a solution with CJ mirrors and the upper door pins. I'll post some pics later. Basically take the mirror portion with just the shaft, take a bolt and use the door pin.

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-07-2007, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Okay.....thanks. Hate to get a ticket for nothing being lazy.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-08-2007, 12:11 AM
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Harley Davidson mirror works too if you can find somebody who repairs wrecked ones you might get a deal on one that is getting replaced.
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-10-2007, 01:16 PM
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I ordered a JCWhitney cheapo motorcycle mirror for this. Mounts in the upper hinge hole with a nut. It was like $7 or so. I got tired of stealing the mirror off my Harley all the time.

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-10-2007, 01:40 PM
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CJ mirrors the only way to go..... Permanent, Quick & Easy.
You can purchase a pair of new mirrors & brackets for around $50 and install them in about an hour with simple tools.
I removed my YJ mirrors from the doors and sold them on this forum. Nearly paid for the new set.

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Mirrors are not required outside in Arizona. Read page 9 in the Drivers License manual for AZ. If your Rearview mirror is blocked then you do need them. Otherwise you are fine.

Rearview Mirrors
Every vehicle that is made or loaded so that the
driver’s view to the rear is blocked, must have at
least one outside mirror that shows the view of the
highway for at least 200 feet to the rear.

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I took the oe mirror off it's original location on the upper door hinge and moved it to the lower half of the windshield hinge. Just lined the mirror up on the hinge, drilled 3 holes, tapped them and mounted the mirror on the hinge. It looks like it belongs there and best of all... it's free!
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I ran around town (Cottonwood, AZ) with no windshield for 4 years before I finally got pulled over. Just got a warning and he never said a thing about the fact that I had zero mirrors. I had some safety glasses on and I think that helped with getting a warning. I still don't run side mirrors (with doors off) and I think it all depends on what cop you drive by. But as mentioned, I am pretty sure you need at least one side mirror and a windshield mirror.


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Originally Posted by timatoe
NO, you have to have at least a mirror on the driver side, in every state.

Unfortunatly, this is not true. For example, NY, I only need the rear view mirror on the wind sheild.

10. a. Every motor vehicle, when driven or operated upon a public
highway, shall be equipped with a mirror or other reflecting device so
adjusted that the operator of such vehicle shall have a clear and full
view of the road and condition of traffic behind such vehicle.

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when i lived in arizona i drove around with my doors off all the time and never had a problem
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-12-2007, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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As for the CJ mirrors, what brand is best? Lange, Kentrol, or ?? Might pickup a set because it hard to twist with my bad back all the way around when backing up...
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