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Unread 07-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #16
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Morris 4x4 jeep parts has the mirrows that go out once u take the doors out; and yes you must have mirrows all the time, unless u go off roading! Good luck

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Unread 12-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #17
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I live in Michigan and have never had outside mirrors when going doorless over the past 7 years of ownership. And I've lived in various places around the southern LP. I wonder if one day I'll get stopped, but I pass officers all the time and they never bother me.
Try being an out of stater,we have had a few issues with the state troopers but mostly bumper height,no mud flaps or tires too far past fenders(we were told aftermarket flares dont count they have to be factory),we also had rear mounted backup lights which were wired into reverse but if not factory cannot have it either,this all happened on one stop when we were getting off interstate for silverlake sand dunes,the biggest truck was a toyota running 35's and a 4in lift and 3in bodylift
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Unread 12-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #18
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They can, will they. Here i have been without real side mirrors for sometime. few weeks ago my rear fenders had enough and gave up on a trail. I have some spiders on order. But for sometime i have had no rear fenders no mirrors doors or top. No troubles. I was thinking of running no fronts too just to see if they would care. But around here as long as it has plates, lights.You could drive the space shuttle.

I do have 3 inch mirrors stickied to the A pillar, you can not see much with them.. For Plausible Deniability.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #19
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This depends on your local ordinances and state laws. We have an improper equipment traffic code here that includes a specific number of mirrors. Other states may be more or less strict. Your best bet would be to call your state police or highway patrol's public service number and ask them.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #20
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Only need rear view mirror here in Florida, i believe. It is all that I have had for last 3 years and have never been bothered.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #21
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If you don't have any mirrors, how do you expect to see that motorcycle before you side swipe him, knock him off his bike and possibly kill him? Mirrors aren't fashion accessories. They're there so you don't kill other people on the road. I was recently hit on my motorcycle by some idiot that actually had mirrors.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #22
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If you don't have any mirrors, how do you expect to see that motorcycle before you side swipe him, knock him off his bike and possibly kill him? Mirrors aren't fashion accessories. They're there so you don't kill other people on the road. I was recently hit on my motorcycle by some idiot that actually had mirrors.
If you're riding around without mirrors, it's likely because you have no doors on. If you have no doors, it's extremely likely you have no top. Without doors and a top, you're more aware of your surroundings than 95% of the motoring public.

In addition, you shouldn't be changing lanes without physically turning your head to look to begin with. There is no excuse for not doing so, especially when your view is only obstructed by a roll cage support bar.

I'm sorry you got hit on your bike, but that's no reason to assume that everyone who drives a 4-wheeled vehicle does so in an unsafe manner. In my opinion, driving around without mirrors on your Jeep is perfectly fine, legal or not. You have to be sure to check before merging, but that's no different than any other piece of equipment that you remove.

Jeeps don't have ABS either generally speaking, and it's proven that non-ABS vehicles take longer to stop of dry pavement. Many people remove the ABS system in the few Jeeps that came with it. Consequently, when you drive a Jeep without ABS, you know to keep a longer following distance and should be careful not to lock up your brakes in an emergency.

How is removing one piece of safety equipment (mirrors) different than another (ABS brakes)?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #23
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I'm sorry you got hit on your bike, but that's no reason to assume that everyone who drives a 4-wheeled vehicle does so in an unsafe manner....
I didn't read anything about getting hit by someone in a four wheeler.....

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....How is removing one piece of safety equipment (mirrors) different than another (ABS brakes)?
what matters is whether you remove factory equipment or not. The question was if law enforcement cared about mirrors or not. The answer is - if it's required by law, they do.

FWIW - I got hit by a woman, who looked me in the eye, just before she slammed the throttle, and ran me down. She had mirrors and I didn't (bicycle - law doesn't require them). The only 'safety equipment' that does any good is EDUCATION.

The best way to avoid getting pulled over, is comply with the laws.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #24
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I lost both my mirrors in the woods. and haven't had a prob. Been like 3 mon
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Unread 02-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #25
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In BC Yes !!!

You also get a ticket if you take the doors off......
The law reads "if the vehicle was manufactured with doors, doors must be installed".
So CJ5s were the last vehicles to legally drive around without doors.

And when you pull a Drivers Licence Abstract... it says
"Failure to maintain a vehicle"!

Great if you drive for a living.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #26
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I'm in TX and they don't care. I'm going to get a set because my jeep looks goofy without side mirrors with doors off.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 09:25 PM   #27
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You guys can stay legal for cheap, you can go to the local bike shop and buy two bike clamp on mirrors. Ditch the clamp, and bolt it into the hinge hole. they are like 5$ each.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 06:13 PM   #28
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I'm installing a cheap mirror on my light bar right now picked a small one up at carquest today $1.35 and I'm going to make it so I can put it on and take it off quick and easy without tools. I also live in Michigan it only takes one cop to have a bad day and stick ya. im guessing like me your blessed with mirrors on the doors.
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