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post #1 of 16 Old 07-17-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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YJ mirror relocation question...

I just put mirror relocation mounts on my YJ... Moved my mirrors... Now I can't see crap out of them.... How can these be useful if you can not see out of the dang mirrors? Is there extensions? If I have the door skins off I can see out of the drivers side ok.. Passenger side is a no go batman... With the skins on I have no mirrors at all..
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 05:53 AM
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get cj mirrors? i tried those also and ended up going back to door mounted mirrors and then just using the rear view when doorless. the state law only requires one rear viewing mirror so if you have no doors, the rear view on the windshield meets the state requirement.

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 06:31 AM
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I ended up making custom stalks for the mirrors. In order to see the mirror through the windshield it needed to be higher and further forward than the stock mounts. Plus I wanted them up high enough to miss the soft doors when I have them on.
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With soft doors, or no doors, I run w/o mirrors. I left the mirrors on my hard doors. If the windshield is folded, I'll run a safari mirror on the driver's side to stay legal.

If you're looking for mirrors all the time, like superj suggested --- go CJ.

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post #5 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 09:19 AM
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I purchased a mirror relocation kit because in the summer I always have the doors off. Not to mention, my yj 19898 was bought without a passenger side mirror on the door. My new relocated mirrors work fine. If i was able to send pictures through jeepforum.com I would upload a pic of it but I have yet to get 50 posts.

All i know is one of my mirrors (The passenger side mirror) has a different bracket than the drivers side. The passenger mirror bracket that mounts to the windshield is mounted on the windshield bracket, but goes up at a steeper angle, and is longer too. This makes it be able to clear the windshield frame completely, though the two mirrors are not symmetrical.

The way my passegner mirror worked when I mounted them with no problems at all wasn't like the intructions that came with it or the description on the website. I DID NOT have to look THROUGH THE WIDNSHIELD to see my passenger relocated mirror, instead the mirror on the right side of the car would be able to clear the windshield completely so I got a perfect angle when viewing the passenger mirror by looking at it behind the windshield, not through it.

It's hard to explain without pictures, but I'm going to send you a link to the mirrors I bought online. They were the cheapest ones out there. They were like under 40 dollars for the WHOLE PAIR. And they worked great.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 12:37 PM
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I had the same issue with my relocation brackets. Couldn't see the passenger mirror, now that mount holds a spotlight. Drivers side I have no issue with and use all the time. Do you have the arm adjusted out farther? That's what I have to do when I reinstall the doors.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 01:10 PM
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re

I just purchased a set of the Dual Mirror set for soft doors for 26.99 at Essentials (Quatratec). Are those useless for viewing as well?
Any comments would be welcome

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post #8 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 03:07 PM
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I just put mirror relocation mounts on my YJ... Moved my mirrors... Now I can't see crap out of them.... How can these be useful if you can not see out of the dang mirrors? Is there extensions? If I have the door skins off I can see out of the drivers side ok.. Passenger side is a no go batman... With the skins on I have no mirrors at all..
Suggestions?
Here is what I did;
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/m...95-yj-1397157/

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 04:02 PM
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How is the view to the passenger side mirror from the drivers seat there laybackman?
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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How is the view to the passenger side mirror from the drivers seat there laybackman?
The inside edge of the mirror is just about even with the windshield frame. Since the right mirror is tilted inward the view is real good.

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post #11 of 16 Old 07-18-2013, 05:52 PM
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This is how I resolved this issue on my Jeep.

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post #12 of 16 Old 07-19-2013, 10:33 AM
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thanks laybackman, that looks really clean... wondering if I shouldnt attempt the same and cancel the order I have from quatratec
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post #13 of 16 Old 07-21-2013, 08:39 PM
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It's weird because my relocation mirror kit was mounted on the sides, not the front part of the windshield bracket like that pic shows. I may have did it wrong, but it worked and I dont even have to look through the windshield to see them...
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post #14 of 16 Old 07-23-2013, 03:13 PM
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Bill8bud, that's the same kit I have, didn't think to swing the passenger arm forward on it.
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post #15 of 16 Old 07-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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Bill8bud, that's the same kit I have, didn't think to swing the passenger arm forward on it.
Do not feel bad....

A neighbor's young kid is the one that told me to try it. From the mouth of babes came my solution.

Its not perfect but it does allow your stock mirrors to work.
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