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Unread 11-24-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Mirrors for when doors are off

I'm making a christmas wish list at the moment, and I'm trying to find some items that cost less than $100. I will eventually want to ride with no doors when it gets warm again, but I heard you legally have to have side view mirrors installed when you do it. So, does anyone have recommendations on cheap, convenient mirrors that also look decent?

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Unread 11-24-2006, 06:11 PM   #2
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lol, waste of money... ive been stopped four times with out the mirrors, its illegal if there not on and i dont even think the cops noticed... concerning safety... the wrangler doesn have that many blind spots, its not hard to tell whats around you if your cruzin around with out a top and doors... imo there a waste of money..., but if some ones ginna buy em for ya by all means get em... quadretec has a small variety of mirrors to choose from.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
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They're not very cheap, but $50 I think for the Quick Mirror 2, In Iowa you only "need" one so I just bought one for the drivers side. I've been pretty happy with it.

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Unread 11-24-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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You can buy mirror relocation brackets and reuse your mirrors. These brackets only work with my stock '97 mirrors. I scrounged a set of new mirrors that I bolted to my hard doors so I wouldn't have to change them twice a year.
http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...rors/index.htm
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Unread 11-24-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
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You can buy mirror relocation brackets and reuse your mirrors. These brackets only work with my stock '97 mirrors. I scrounged a set of new mirrors that I bolted to my hard doors so I wouldn't have to change them twice a year.
http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...rors/index.htm
Same here, just got the brackets and moved from door to the brackets. $25.00 haven't seen anything cheaper.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 07:20 PM   #6
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Q-tec has some for like $35...That is for a whole new mirror setup.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 07:21 PM   #7
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I use long stem Harley-Davidson mirrors. They fit right into the door hinges. easy on/easy off.

$20 each. Maybe cheaper on e-bay.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #8
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Everything I have found in the Florida state statutes says you only need one rearview mirror unless your rear window is covered (i.e. large trucks). Here's two links that I believe confirm it...

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"Every vehicle, operated singly or when towing any other vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror..." -- 316.294
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/...316/Sec294.HTM

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"(2) A person shall not operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway, road, or street, on which vehicle the rear window is composed of, covered by, or treated with any material which has the effect of making the window nontransparent, unless the vehicle is equipped with side mirrors on both sides that meet the requirements of s. 316.294." -- 316.2954
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/...16/Sec2954.HTM


Oh, and here's a link on some "budget mirrors" with parts from Pep-boys on 4x4xplor.com:

http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html
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Unread 11-24-2006, 07:28 PM   #9
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http://www.jeepit.com/images/2003_br...e_03_model.jpg

these are what i have from jeepit.com. you get the brackets from them which fit on your door hinge and then you can go to autozone and get 6" convex mirrors ( i actually like these better than the mirrors that are on the door). it only takes a minute to put these babies on. Im extremely happy with it. I didnt want to do the mirror relocation brackets because the door would hit the mirror out of place if opened wide enough. it also only cost me a little over $30 for everything.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 07:30 PM   #10
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So we arent required to have sideview mirrors in Florida unless we dont have a clear rearview? That's awesome!
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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:05 PM   #11
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I bought the relocation brackets from quadratec right after I bought my jeep. I like having the side mirrors on regardless if it's illegal or not.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:12 PM   #12
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Need to check with your state about "mirror laws". I have run my Jeep in 4 different states with no doors/no side mirrors. I have passed many cops, even driven along side of them and been next to them at stop lights. Maybe it wasn't worth their trouble, but I was never pulled over. I have never actually heard of anyone getting a ticket for this. I am sure someone will post on here that they have, but I think it is rare. With the top off/down, and doors off, I think side mirrors are pointless anyways. Just turn your head and look to see if the coast is clear (that's actually what your taught to do anyways in drivers-ed, but people get lazy over time). Most states only require a rear view mirror unless your rear view is obstructed, ie, a cargo truck, or something similiar.

Most people use side mirrors incorrectly anyways. Most use them to look back behind their vehicle, when they should be used to look along the side of their vehicle and in the lanes to the side, taking away "blind spots".
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Unread 11-24-2006, 10:12 PM   #13
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I really hate the looks of my side mirrors, and most of the time they are either dirty, covered in mud or not positioned correctly to see anything because of my door pushing them around... If it werent illegal I would do away with them... and I just might anyhow.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 12:42 AM   #14
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I use long stem Harley-Davidson mirrors. They fit right into the door hinges. easy on/easy off.

$20 each. Maybe cheaper on e-bay.

What he said. I keep one in my console for my random decisions to take my doors off. On the note of relocation brackets. Have any of you guys run into the welds breaking on the nuts behind the w/s frame? I have a pair of the brackets, but worried about the welds breaking, plus I didn't want to bugger up the paint on the bolt heads.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 02:28 AM   #15
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i got some brackets from JCW that also hold spot lights. they were like $50 or so, and they used my stock mirrors
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