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post #46 of 53 Old 08-16-2012, 08:49 PM
dcramer63
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DIY Doors-Off Mirrors

$11 for mirror at Pep Boys, and $2 for the hardware at my local hardware store...

http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html

Considerable vibration, but I can see objects in the mirror, and it keeps me legal while my doors are off.

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post #47 of 53 Old 08-16-2012, 10:41 PM
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I've been happy with my DieTech relocation bracket. It utilizes the OEM mirrors. They are vibration free and the passenger mirror is fully functional. I have heard of the other types where the use of the passenger mirror is useless....



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post #48 of 53 Old 09-18-2012, 08:51 AM
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I live in Texas and have heard that driver side mirrors are required. How ever I have also heard tha tonly the rear view mirror is required. Has any one had any experince with the state and regulations?
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post #49 of 53 Old 09-18-2012, 09:40 AM
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Looks like you need both exterior mirrors:

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Originally Posted by Title 37, Part 1, Chapter 21, Rule 21.3
(4) Driver rear visibility requirement--To meet this requirement a motor vehicle must be equipped with outside mirrors on both the left and right sides of the vehicle that are located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway through each mirror a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=T&app=9&p_dir=N&p_rloc=1559 68&p_tloc=&p_ploc=1&pg=23&p_tac=&ti=37&pt=1&ch=21& rl=1

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post #50 of 53 Old 09-19-2012, 10:10 AM
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Thanks dude. Have been looking for the regs but hadn't come up with much. Looks like I need to take a trip to the junk yard and pull some mirrors.
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post #51 of 53 Old 09-19-2012, 01:30 PM
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I found this in the Texas Transportation Code:

Sec. 547.602. MIRRORS REQUIRED. A motor vehicle, including a motor vehicle used to tow another vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror located to reflect to the operator a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle.

Seems to indicate that your rear-view mirror alone is sufficient in satisfying the requirements. I have no side mirrors and have driven side-by-side with police cars down the road on multiple occasions with no problems. However, I HATE not having side mirrors and plan to address this soon.
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post #52 of 53 Old 10-07-2012, 05:09 PM
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$11 for mirror at Pep Boys, and $2 for the hardware at my local hardware store...

http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html

Considerable vibration, but I can see objects in the mirror, and it keeps me legal while my doors are off.
X2, I did the same thing.






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post #53 of 53 Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 PM
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These are the Rugged Ridge mirrors. They do whistle a bit and you really have to tighten them down so they don't move in the wind. The bracket can stay on year around.

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