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post #1 of 63 Old 02-23-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Best mirrors when taking of full doors?

I’ve been searching the forums and I’ve read a lot of posts where people have *****ed about certain cheap mirrors that they install when removing their hard doors.

I remember on my last few Jeeps, I could never find a decent set of mirrors to use without them vibrating.

Of course, I didn’t know the forum existed then neither.

So, what’s my best route for a set of mirrors I can quickly remove if I remove my hard doors. Is there such a thing?

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post #2 of 63 Old 02-23-2012, 09:18 PM
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I like my Lange Quick Mirror II. I had 2 but i overtightened one and broke the stud. Only had them loosen and swing once on the interstate. Otherwise good.

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post #4 of 63 Old 02-23-2012, 09:34 PM
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skid row...then you never have to move your mirrors again

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I heard outlaw mirrors are pretty good. Kinda pricey but they look like they are worth it.
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Harley Long stem.
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post #7 of 63 Old 02-23-2012, 10:06 PM
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my dad opted for the skid row relocation brackets. keeps the stock mirrors but moves them to the window hing area. if your running with the window down undo the 2 knobs and they are off. no vibration issues and with the pass side relocated its much easier to see with a passanger in the jeep now vs the stock mount on the door


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swag offroad...then you never have to move your mirrors again
Went to their website... nothing in products. I’ll call and see what they have.





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I heard outlaw mirrors are pretty good. Kinda pricey but they look like they are worth it.
Went to Quadratec’s site. No longer available. Hadn’t checked any other site yet. (at least in black)




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Harley Long stem.

Don’t those vibrate at speed? (not sure if they’re all not going to)
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swag offroad...then you never have to move your mirrors again
I just looked on Swag's site, and unless I missed something they don't offer mirrors or mirror re-locators.

EDIT:^Beat me to it, and I checked again. There is nothing advertised.

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Use the Harley longstem mirrors. I got mine for $16 each (used) at a local bike parts store (Not the Harley dealership, they will charge 3-4 times that!). To address the vibration issue, as well as protecting the paint on my door hinges, I use a bonded washer on top and bottom of threaded mount. Bonded washers have a layer of rubber glued to the steel. Torque on by hand and good to go! I recommend buying a few sets worth since they are cheap and the rubber can be damaged from repeatedly taking them on and off. Here is an example, I got mine at the local Ace hardware. Easy, and no vibes.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...ex?sku=0160878

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Use the Harley longstem mirrors. I got mine for $16 each (used) at a local bike parts store (Not the Harley dealership, they will charge 3-4 times that!). To address the vibration issue, as well as protecting the paint on my door hinges, I use a bonded washer on top and bottom of threaded mount. Bonded washers have a layer of rubber glued to the steel. Torque on by hand and good to go! I recommend buying a few sets worth since they are cheap and the rubber can be damaged from repeatedly taking them on and off. Here is an example, I got mine at the local Ace hardware. Easy, and no vibes.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...ex?sku=0160878

Is it pretty safe to say that if you relocate the mirrors so you don’t have to keep swapping them on and off, they’ll either stick out too far or hit the doors?

BTW, can you post a pic of your mirror setup.

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I like my Lange Quick Mirror II. I had 2 but i overtightened one and broke the stud. Only had them loosen and swing once on the interstate. Otherwise good.

The pic I looked at... do you just screw a big knob to tighten it? (anotherwards, no tools?)... cause I really like the idea of being able to just remove them easily without tools.


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post #13 of 63 Old 02-23-2012, 10:27 PM
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I made my own also. I just too a round 3 inch mirror that is used for tractor trailers, and attached it to a bolt that slides in the hinge where the doors go. Its perfect and DOT approved so you don't have to worry about a ticket. All in all cost about 5 dollars.

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I made my own also. I just too a round 3 inch mirror that is used for tractor trailers, and attached it to a bolt that slides in the hinge where the doors go. Its perfect and DOT approved so you don't have to worry about a ticket. All in all cost about 5 dollars.
One question....

How are you keeping it still from vibrating and/or removal?

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post #15 of 63 Old 02-23-2012, 10:34 PM
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I swap the full doors on and off over the summer depending on where I am driving to and where I am parking (like if I am driving into Denver for the evening or going camping with any chance of rain...). So my Harley mirrors might get swapped out 5 or 6 times over the season. Since it takes about 90 seconds for each side I don't find it to be much of a trouble.

Sorry but I don't have any pics. Here is a link to a thread over at Wranglerforums.com. Post #11 has pics that are about the exact setup I use.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/mirr...ion-94907.html

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