CJ7 mirror upgrade / options - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 09-09-2012, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
gunrun45
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: redding
Posts: 162
CJ7 mirror upgrade / options

So I've owned 3 CJ's over the years and as much as I love the look of the OEM type mirrors, I hate the visibility and lack of durability of them. I've snapped off both my passenger and driver aide mirrors where the head screws into the arm for the last time!

So, I've done some searching around and come up with some interesting solutions suggested by folks. I run factory hard doors in the winter, early 90's Wrangler type metal 1/2 doors for some of the spring/fall and go doorless most of the summer. So, I need mirrors mounted to the windshield frame area to keep it simple.

I don't really want to drill and tap my window brackets to bolt on Wrangler type mirrors, but I may get to that point if it's really the best option. Replacing the whole window hinge bracket with that of a newer Wrangler doesn't really appeal that much because then I loose the option of ever going back to CJ type mirrors just in case I ever get a wild hair up my rear end. I've been looking at relocation brackets though and I'm leaning that direction.

I've found the following in the way of brackets. Thought? Anybody try them before?

1- http://www.bodykits.com/Warrior/Mirr..._-1495/802499/

Seems like a good idea and I get the bonus of a light mount? But doesn't seem very stable...

2- http://www.autotrucktoys.com/jeep/Ru...-PRD20800.aspx

I'm thinking there's no way this could fit all those models and must be a misprint on fitment.

3- http://www.skidplates.com/MRB_CJ_YJ.asp

So this SAYS it'll work on CJ's in the title but when you read further I'm thinkin maybe?

There's gotta be a BUNCH of us out there that fall into this same group. Somebody's gotta make what I'm lookin for out there somewhere. At this point, please help. I don't mind spending money one good set of these that'll LAST and work.

Thanks in advance.

Mike


What can happen, will happen. Usually at the least opportune time!
gunrun45 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 09-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Dngrs1
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mohave Valley,AZ
Posts: 1,023
Seems to me that all three of those choices give you the same "point of view" as it were, as the OEM mirrors.

I would rather have a tool I don't need, than need a tool I don't have.
Dngrs1 is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 09-09-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
gunrun45
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: redding
Posts: 162
Yep, I'm pretty sure they do. But they allow me to change over to the Wrangler type mirrors for more durability and options.

What can happen, will happen. Usually at the least opportune time!
gunrun45 is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 Old 09-09-2012, 06:09 PM
aggiejon
Registered User
 
aggiejon's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Temple
Posts: 726
Use the stock CJ mirror mount holes to mount a piece of metal to, then bend a 90 around and drill holes to accept the tj mirrors. That is next on my to do list. Figure there may have to be a twist added to level them up but better than what is there for the reasons you've stated already.
aggiejon is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 08:47 AM
CJ Chet
Registered User
 
CJ Chet's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yorktown, Virginia
Posts: 2,576
Easy solution. Just get a set of these. bolt right on and mount nice and high for great visibility.
Attached Thumbnails
DSCN0345.JPG   DSCN0346.JPG  

'86 CJ7
'04 AEV RUBICON
2015 Grand Cherokee Limited
CJ Chet is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 10:04 AM
twoleos617
Registered User
 
twoleos617's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 2,065
i got these on ebay and some YJ mirrors for next to nothing. they mount on the lower winshield bracket. you can run them year round with or w/o doors.
the passenger side does look through the door rather than the w/s but i havent had any issues at all with them.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12010_72.htm

Torque is the measure of force that gets the cap off your beer.


Mike D.
twoleos617 is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 11:35 AM
aggiejon
Registered User
 
aggiejon's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Temple
Posts: 726
What size bolt & thread do these YJ/TJ mirrors use to mount? 3/8"-16?
aggiejon is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Orlie
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rio Rancho
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJ Chet View Post
Easy solution. Just get a set of these. bolt right on and mount nice and high for great visibility.
When you say get a pair of these what are they and where did you get them.

Orlie
Orlie is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 02:27 PM
CJ Chet
Registered User
 
CJ Chet's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yorktown, Virginia
Posts: 2,576
They are made by "Skid Row Offroad" for 87-95 Wrangler, but they bolted right on to my 86 CJ7, as you can see by the photo. Got mine from Quadratec, part #13125.300.

'86 CJ7
'04 AEV RUBICON
2015 Grand Cherokee Limited
CJ Chet is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 09-11-2012, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
gunrun45
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: redding
Posts: 162
Thanks guys. I really appreciate the feedback. Especially the info on where you got them. It kills me when I see somebody post something and then not say where they got it.

What can happen, will happen. Usually at the least opportune time!
gunrun45 is offline  
post #11 of 22 Old 09-11-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
gunrun45
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: redding
Posts: 162
CJ Chet and twoleos617: How stable are those mounts? I'm going to get one or the other. I'm just curious how much they jump around in the wind or on dirt roads.

What can happen, will happen. Usually at the least opportune time!
gunrun45 is offline  
post #12 of 22 Old 09-11-2012, 10:06 AM
twoleos617
Registered User
 
twoleos617's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 2,065
My mounts are rock solid at 70mph.
I fold my mirrors in when off road but never had a vibration issue with them. The YJ mirrors are a great upgrade IMO if you don't mind loosing the look of the old CJ mirrors. I hated to loose the look of the CJ mirrors but I'm not looking back after seeing the difference.....puns intended!

Torque is the measure of force that gets the cap off your beer.


Mike D.
twoleos617 is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 09-11-2012, 11:38 AM
CJ Chet
Registered User
 
CJ Chet's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yorktown, Virginia
Posts: 2,576
I have no issues with mine, even with red urethane motor mounts!

'86 CJ7
'04 AEV RUBICON
2015 Grand Cherokee Limited
CJ Chet is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 09-11-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
gunrun45
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: redding
Posts: 162
Just ordered a set of these http://www.skidplates.com/MRB_CJ_YJ.asp I called them direct and they seem like really nice folks. I opted to get the set with only security screws. I'm sure they'd end up gone in my neck of the woods if I used the quick disconnect knobs for any length of time. Now to order some Wrangler mirrors... EBay here I come!

What can happen, will happen. Usually at the least opportune time!
gunrun45 is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 09-27-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
gunrun45
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: redding
Posts: 162
After having the skid row mounts on for a week all I can say is WOW!!! What a stupidly HUGE difference these suckers make! Mirrors I can actually see out of that are closer to the rig are bigger than CJ mirrors. They DO NOT vibrate going down the road and durable. I'd recommend them to anybody without hesitation.

One.complaint- the screws provided by skid row to hold on the bracket are SOFT stainless Allen heads. After almost rounding one off pretty easily I decided to go with grade 8 hardware from ACE hardware.

Side note- ordered the wrangler mirrors from AM motorsports for $52. I thought they'd be plastic for that price but they were of high quality and metal. I was very hapy with what I got for the money.

What can happen, will happen. Usually at the least opportune time!
gunrun45 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Ignition Upgrade '78-'90 Jeep, TeamRush Upgrade... JeepHammer Jeep CJ Forum 80 12-22-2020 01:10 AM
Next step Team Rush upgrade ignition upgrade tevans59 Jeep CJ Forum 7 03-29-2010 05:39 PM
Fix or upgrade? and what gears best for range of wheeling options? sbc350 dana 300 BigMeat Jeep CJ Forum 9 01-20-2010 03:33 PM
looking for disk brake upgrade options CJ-Jay Jeep CJ Forum 1 05-16-2009 11:51 AM
carb upgrade options... NJCJ7 Jeep CJ Forum 1 10-26-2003 05:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome