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post #1 of 22 Old 04-17-2014, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Side mirror relocation brackets or.....

Who uses the relocation brackets and the stock mirrors?
Is the passenger one visible or crappy?
I like the idea of not having to mess around with putting mirrors on, in my case more about forgetting to out them on...

Can anyone post a link so I can price out the motorcycle post and nut method.

And lastly....is the stick on fish eye mirror on the vent really enough to beat a traffic ticket?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 22 Old 04-17-2014, 09:37 PM
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I fabbed up a set of mounts for some Willies/CJ-style convex SS mirrors from Grote (6")with aluminum arms. You can buy similar kits that work just as well. Yes, the passenger mirror can be difficult to place in the right position to see correctly and the mirrors won't be symmetrical - if that bugs you.

I think you can buy a motorcycle (Harley) mirror that goes right into the door hinge. I wouldn't drive around without a mirror or by using a small fish-eye.
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post #3 of 22 Old 04-18-2014, 08:35 AM
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Who uses the relocation brackets and the stock mirrors?
Is the passenger one visible or crappy?
I like the idea of not having to mess around with putting mirrors on, in my case more about forgetting to out them on...

Can anyone post a link so I can price out the motorcycle post and nut method.

And lastly....is the stick on fish eye mirror on the vent really enough to beat a traffic ticket?

Thanks.
These Barricade Mirror Movers have a 3 position passenger side mirror to give you the most visibility. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like a quote!

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post #4 of 22 Old 04-18-2014, 08:43 AM
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You don't need a mirror on the passenger side per BC regs.
It also says nothing regarding size?


British Colombia

Motor Vehicle Act: Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 90/2012, April 20, 2012]
Division 7 — Other Equipment
"Mirrors" Section 7.04
(1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), every motor vehicle shall be equipped with an inside mirror that provides the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the highway directly to the rear of the vehicle extending to the horizon from a point on the road surface not more than 61 m behind the vehicle.
(2) In addition to the requirements of subsections (1) and (3), every motor vehicle manufactured after January 1, 1973 shall be equipped with an outside mirror on the driver's side that provides the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the adjacent lane of the highway rearward to the horizon from a point on the road surface 11 m behind the driver.
(3) Where the inside mirror of a motor vehicle does not provide the view required by subsection (1), the vehicle shall be equipped with a second outside mirror on the side of the vehicle opposite the driver and in that case the inside mirror may be removed.
(4) Where a trailer or semi trailer in a combination of vehicles diminishes the driver's reflected rear view through the rear view mirrors required by subsections (1) to (3), the towing vehicle in the combination of vehicles shall be equipped with 2 mirrors, one affixed to each side of the motor vehicle, and each to provide the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the adjacent lane of the highway from a point on the road surface 11 m behind the driver to a point on the road surface 61 m from the rear of the combination of vehicles.



I have heard great things about these!

http://www.dietechoffroad.com/produc...rorbracket.htm


Those Barricade brackets look sweet!!!
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post #5 of 22 Old 04-18-2014, 10:37 AM
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The law here (and other states I've looked at) is you need an interior mirror and one exterior. Maybe your province is similar?

I only relocated the driver's side mirror (I think I have the Rugged Ridge brackets...like $75 on q-tec). I can see it just fine with the door on. If I have the doors off, then I also have the roof off, and I always look over my shoulder anyway. That's more valuable than glancing at a mirror, so if the doors are off I just don't have the passenger mirror at all. My other car didn't even come with one, so I'm used to it anyway.

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post #6 of 22 Old 04-18-2014, 05:55 PM
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Put blind spot mirrors on you vents:
  • cheap ~$2
  • concealable
  • can be used with/without doors for additional visibility
  • adhesive held up to full blast heating season where I lived
  • I actually use them more than side mirrors
  • did I say cheap?





If I did it again I would try and get/use 2.5" mirrors
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post #7 of 22 Old 04-18-2014, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Oh snap..... you guys have some wicked stuff... RedRock Side Armor...hello wish list.

Awesome stuff....


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These Barricade Mirror Movers have a 3 position passenger side mirror to give you the most visibility. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like a quote!

-Ryan
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Those remind me of James Bond movies and his license plate that flipped over.
I wonder if that little option would pass Old Smokey if pulled over here in BC....


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Put blind spot mirrors on you vents:
  • cheap ~$2
  • concealable
  • can be used with/without doors for additional visibility
  • adhesive held up to full blast heating season where I lived
  • I actually use them more than side mirrors
  • did I say cheap?





If I did it again I would try and get/use 2.5" mirrors
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post #9 of 22 Old 04-18-2014, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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I think these might work, only $20 free, 30 day shipping from China to BC.... 8mm bolt size should work I think...

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/121228252669?...84.m1438.l2649
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post #10 of 22 Old 04-19-2014, 01:57 AM
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Running Rugged Ridge mirrors with and without doors. No vibes, some whistle, both mirrors are non concave/convex so you can't see much out of them.

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Running Rugged Ridge mirrors with and without doors. No vibes, some whistle, both mirrors are non concave/convex so you can't see much out of them.

Good info....
Side note....
Did you paint your headlight bezels, they look wicked, any special paint?
Looking to do mine now....
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post #12 of 22 Old 04-21-2014, 08:14 PM
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I picked up a pair of Harley mirrors ($70/pair) last year when I first got the Gecko. They worked fine - came with cap nuts and fit perfectly. Only problem I had was the passenger side had to be mounted in the lower hinge in order to see.

This year I have the relo brackets but haven't taken the doors off yet.
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post #13 of 22 Old 04-21-2014, 09:39 PM
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Just installed relocation brackets this week, could hardly see passenger, picked up a rectangular convex mirror and love it now, it is smaller but once I got used to it it is just as good if not better due to the curve

... and see what it's really going to take to build one...and then I'm going to triple that cost/time estimate and see how I feel.

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Good info....
Side note....
Did you paint your headlight bezels, they look wicked, any special paint?
Looking to do mine now....
Just painted the headlight retainer rings with some flat black Rustoleum.
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post #15 of 22 Old 04-22-2014, 05:51 AM
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These Barricade Mirror Movers have a 3 position passenger side mirror to give you the most visibility. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like a quote!

-Ryan
How much further out (away from the door frame) does the passenger-side bracket move the mirror? I have the RR brackets and it needs at least an extra 2 inches ...
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