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Unread 05-24-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Mirror relocation suggestions

Hey guys, first post here so don't beat me up too badly...

I'm looking for a solution to my mirror problem. I'd like to take my doors off and stay street legal, and I've been looking at a bunch of mirror relocation kits but can't figure out what's best for me. The weather here is pretty inconsistent so I imagine I'd be removing the doors and putting them back on frequently.

Should I look to get a relocation kit (and if so, which one do you suggest) or should I look into getting temporary mirrors for the empty door hinge (and again, what kind would you suggest).

Thanks in advance!

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Unread 05-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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This is what I plan to do: http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html

Cheap, fast, and easy.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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I have a set of A Pillar light brackets that I'm going to use to mount mirrors on.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I went with a set of mirror relocation and Light brackets on a 2000 TJ. Also easy to install plus I got to buy additional lights (which were also pretty easy to install...as long as you don't mind them connected to your high beams).
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Unread 05-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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I think I'll go with ballantiner's suggestion for a short-term fix. I like that I can put a mirror on for less than 20 bucks.

cakebatter, what relocation kit is that? I'd probably use that as a permanent solution.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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I also need a good solution...
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Unread 05-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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quadratech

Here's what plan to do 59 bucks for both http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_102.htm
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Unread 06-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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Just get a set of motor cycle mirrors from the junk yard or local Harley dealer. lots of styles and look great. unless you go crazy with the design they are not expensive.
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Unread 06-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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I have a KLR 650. The mirrors unscrew from the handlebars, and drop perfectly into the upper door hinge on my TJ. So that's what I use. lol
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Unread 06-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
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Any mirror reloc racket will do for year found drivers side. Passenger side is useless w the door on, and greatly restricted w doors off. I bought rugged ridge quick release mirror for pass side. I run full hard doors in winter and full soft/ no doors the rest of the year. I've had the rr quick on for 1 week. Happy so far. The mirror is round, but has a long enough arm to be seen w any door or no door.
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Unread 06-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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Ps anything from Lange originals is a piece of s$&t. I have "the rack". More like the rusted piece of garbage. Off topic, but I'm p-o'd for the $400+ spent. Didn't even fit right. Punks.
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Unread 06-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #12
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Just get a set of motor cycle mirrors from the junk yard or local Harley dealer. lots of styles and look great. unless you go crazy with the design they are not expensive.
that's what i did. Was pretty cheap and i can remove them in just a few seconds.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #13
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i took a strip of aluminum approx 1in wide and 1/8" thick cut to length bent one end flat to bolt to the hinge, drilled it and then bent the strip outward to position the mirror further from the body of the jepp. I then took a emergency signal mirror that i had (had a hole in it) put rubber washers on both sides of the glass and bolted down. easy on and off and only $10 in parts
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Unread 09-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #14
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I also initially had a small mirror that was part of my dads tool hit. the mirror was on a pivot and attatched to a rod ( think dentist mirror) it fits in the hinge hole put would fall through to the base of the mirror so it would stay put. hardly constitutes a mirror but figured i could probably win over a cop with ingenuity if i had been stopped
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Unread 09-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #15
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this is my more permanent mirror
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