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Unread 01-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Soft top mirror question

OK as you all know who run soft tops 100% of the time, that right mirror is almost impossible to see anything out of. Any ideas anybody came up with to help this issue? None of the mirrors I see that I can buy would pull the mirrow back any father than what it is already.

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Unread 01-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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It is supposed to be more forward and viewed through the windshield
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Still very hard with that windshield wiper blade at an angle right on that corner. I have looked at other CJ's and they were the same.
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I do not like the awkward a-symmetrical CJ mirrors and plan to use YJ/TJ mirrors. Is that an option or do you have soft doors?
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I run soft doors
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Bestop makes a bracket that bolts on the soft doors and uses the tj mirrors, I put them on mine and love them.
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I run soft doors too and look through the windshield. I don't even notice the wiper anymore. My mirror is positioned so that it appears to be right next to the post when I look through it.
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Now I am thinking about moving my mirrors to the side like this so they might go back more.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13011_020X_PG.htm
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Unread 01-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Bestop makes a bracket that bolts on the soft doors and uses the tj mirrors, I put them on mine and love them.

These:

http://www.bestop.com/bestop-product...nd-accessories

How much and how do they mount and do they shake while driving since the soft top door is flimsy?
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These:

http://www.bestop.com/bestop-product...nd-accessories

How much and how do they mount and do they shake while driving since the soft top door is flimsy?
Yep that's them, I think I ordered mine off of amazon.com for around 30 bucks then 50 more for the mirrors too. They clamp onto the metal frame of the door and you have to poke 3 holes in the fabric for the screws. As far as vibrations go, they are way better than the windshield mounted mirrors. They do shake a little but are still way better than factory.
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Check out page 31 of my build to see pics of them on my jeep.
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Check out page 31 of my build to see pics of them on my jeep.
Sweet, what do you do when you pull your doors off completely?
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Sweet, what do you do when you pull your doors off completely?
I just lose my mirrors, I have an all view rear view mirror on the inside that has a wide viewing angle so it isn't bad.
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Well, you could always run mirrors on the front fenders, like MG's back in the day.
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I just lose my mirrors, I have an all view rear view mirror on the inside that has a wide viewing angle so it isn't bad.
Fine for off road but on road is a must here (mirrors) in MI legally.
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