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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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TJ Mirror Re-location

Is it me or do these things SUCK!! They're ok with the doors off but when you put the doors on you can't even see the passenger one. Anybody experience this or am I just an idiot??lol
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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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my passenger one blows also you cant see it with the doors on.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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I have a fisheye in the corner of my passenger one and it works not badly.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #4
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i gave up and took the passenger side off completely. it was useless.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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I had the same problem on my TJ. I haven't tried it, but supposedly the cheap Harley replacement mirrors fit right into the door hinges when the doors are removed. So you can use those when you go door-less and then not have to worry about relocating the mirrors back and forth between the doors and the windshield.
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Old July 17th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #6
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I put a set on this weekend and they work pretty good. The passenger side is hard to see out of but it gets me by. The set I got was made by Sun Performance and I picked them because they looked like they didn't fit as far forward as the other ones advertised. I found them on the Quadratec web site and I don't think they had them in the catalog. $35.00 wasn't bad either. If you want the factory look you wont get it with relocation pieces. I had a set of aftermarket mirrors but one blew apart on the highway last Monday. These also had the same issue with the passenger side and I think the Sun Performance part works better as I can see more of the mirror than I did with the aftermarket one.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #7
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I broke down and just bought the "CJ" style mirrors for the TJ. They work pretty darn good.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #8
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Today, I experimented with rare earth magnets as an effective way to hold a mirror to the windshield frame.

I still have some tweeking to do as far as how the magnets sit and how to attach them, but I did a road test today, and they seemed to work pretty good.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #9
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Just a follow up on the magnets.

The mirrors held well, but they are two tipsy because of a smaller base. I am going to try again with a different mirror
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Old October 16th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #10
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I know this is a old thread but I took a old set of the stock tj mirrors, took them apart and ground down the shaft to fit them in the stock hinge holes. They work great and never move.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #11
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I took the passenger side on of to one less thing to bash on a tree. You only need two in michigan anyway's.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #12
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I run a re-locator on my drivers side, keeps me legal, and keep the passenger hooked to the door. Works perfect!
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