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post #1 of 8 Old 06-09-2013, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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mirrors folding in

years back i bought a set of mirrors for a cj-5, black. there the type every one sells and they looked great but no matter what i did they would fold in on me when doing 60 mph. i tightened the pivot point up really tight but at times would still do it. i thought you were suppose to be able get out and fold them in when you go off roading to keep form tearing them up but it seems id have to set them then drill a alignment hole though the arm and mounting bracket to install a pin. are there better rubber bushings for them.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-09-2013, 04:50 PM
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mirrors

Had to do the same to mine. I would like to find some that are taller to work better with my Bestop soft top. The stock ones are not that good. Anyone have any ideas?
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-09-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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yeah its a real pain. need some like on the trucks, they stay in place but will pop back if hit.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-09-2013, 07:16 PM
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Try this, losen the mounting bolts first.
Now tighten the pivot bolt, then tighten the mounting bolts.
If that does not work, punch a couple circles out of a mouse pad and add them as a washer to the pivot.
I had issues with the pivot ball and moving mirrord, in that case you just tighten the three phillip head screws til it is tight.

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-09-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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sold them years ago. just started thinking about getting a new set. im not jumping though hoops to solve a problem that shouldn't be.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-09-2013, 07:54 PM
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sold them years ago. just started thinking about getting a new set. im not jumping though hoops to solve a problem that shouldn't be.
I bought mine last year from oreillys.
Im happy with them for the most part...

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-10-2013, 07:02 AM
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why couldn't you mount them, adjust them where you want them, drill a small hole through and insert a clip..? then when/if you need to pull them in, pull the clip, pull the mirrors in and away you go.. I get my clips at Big R, but all hardware stores carry them, some chrome, some stainless, ... and all different sizes..

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-10-2013, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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already figured that one out. but i do like the way my truck mirrors work. they lock in but when pushed hard enough they will move back. either way would work and id have to get out of my jeep to do it anyway. to bad some one hasnt thought of a quick easy way to loosen them and then put them back in the exact location. might have to do the old pin method.
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