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post #1 of 22 Old 05-06-2005, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Side Mirrors withour doors

This is my first year with my Jeep. I want to take my doors off and be legal at the same time. I know they make mirrors that sit inside the door hinges. They also make the relocation kit to mount the mirrors to the windshield. Any opinions as to which is better?

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post #2 of 22 Old 05-06-2005, 01:26 PM
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Lot of horror stories about stripping out the torx bolts on the windshield.

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post #3 of 22 Old 05-06-2005, 01:29 PM
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I have the mirror relocators and they work great. I'm extremely happy with them. I like being able to use the stock mirrors. They're larger than most hinge mounted mirrors and still appear close to stock.

You can also quickly throw on the doors without having to remove the mirrors if you have the relocators.
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I have the CJ style relocators...



Love them, easy install but they shake like all heck.

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i have the mirrors that you put on the hinges and they work great for me it takes a minute to put them on and off. I got those because i heard the some ppl have problems with their relocation mirrors. When you open up your door as wide as possible the door would knock them out of place.

I got my mirror brackets from Jeepit.com if you are interested.

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I have the ones from here http://www.jeepit.com they work and look great I got my mirrors from Advance Auto for like 5 or 6 bucks each

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I use long-stem black Harley mirrors. They're a little small, but they offer a great view on the passenger and driver sides, fit like they were designed to go in the hinge, and hardly shake. Check with a Harley dealer and see if they have any removed ones they'll sell for cheap... or eBay. Or, buy them new and spend a lot.

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I've got the relocation brackets from SteelHorse, I believe. They work very well, however, be very very careful not to strip out the torx heads like I did on the passenger's side. Anytime you attempt to remove the torx bolts, use a breaker bar and apply constant pressure till they break free.


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i got a lange 2 mirror and just took the mirrors off of my doors. works great, shakes a fair amount, but i'm sure if i'd get off my butt and put some rubber between the bracket and the windshield frame it'd be fine. they are kinda pricey though, about $60/ mirror. but i wanted to be able to remove it so it didn't get damaged, and down here in LA you just need one. i'll get a passenger side one day....

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I use long-stem black Harley mirrors. They're a little small, but they offer a great view on the passenger and driver sides, fit like they were designed to go in the hinge, and hardly shake. Check with a Harley dealer and see if they have any removed ones they'll sell for cheap... or eBay. Or, buy them new and spend a lot.
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I got mine from PepBoys. I think bigwaylon is the one with the write up. They work pretty good and cost around $30. Easy to install and I can see real well.

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I like mine. Got them from Jeepit.com.
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I have the Rock-itman set on my jeep. Its simple and it works. I can see out of the passenger window. I used cheap AutoZone mirrors. They dont jiggle. I occasionally have to tighten the nut, cause I open my door too far and push them back:P



I think they sell for $12 bucks shipped and powdercoated.

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For Milhouse

Milhouse... Pics as requested.

This is the first type (mirror verticle CJ Style)

I have the GEN II (mirror horizontal)

FYI JCWhitney has the convex mirrors that match the orignal head that comes with the kit so you only have to buy the passenger side if you want.

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post #15 of 22 Old 05-07-2005, 07:45 AM
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For all of you who have to be careful when opening your door b.c they hit the mirror Get a set of 7 dollar shorter straps, they are Perfect.!
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