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Re: Blind Spot Mirrors

Here is another set up for sale if anyone is interested.

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Re: Blind Spot Mirrors

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Here is another set up for sale if anyone is interested.

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The seller seems to have a good amount of these available.

Using these for a couple of days, and i can definitely drive better due to not having to move my neck as much to see cars coming. These mirrors, or atleast the drivers side is worth the money.
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The seller seems to have a good amount of these available.

Using these for a couple of days, and i can definitely drive better due to not having to move my neck as much to see cars coming. These mirrors, or atleast the drivers side is worth the money.
I will tell you this when you get your next truck you will be hoping you can find a set of these mirrors for it.

Once you get used to the visibility it is hard to go back.

It is like having a car with HID once you get used to the light output you can't live without HID.
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Re: Blind Spot Mirrors

I Ordered the set last Thursday...They just came in today, from Latvia!

The shipping was faster than some orders I have placed that come from destinations in the USA!
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Re: Blind Spot Mirrors

You do realize that if you just lean forward a little bit and then look out the mirror you can now see your blind spot. Try it out sitting in your driveway/parking spot to test so you now how far to lean.
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You do realize that if you just lean forward a little bit and then look out the mirror you can now see your blind spot. Try it out sitting in your driveway/parking spot to test so you now how far to lean.


You may not agree with the price of the mirrors, but until you actually use them you will realize how much better they are.


I back into every parking space and I don't think you have ever noticed that with the ordinary mirror you wouldn't know if there is a car next to you or not because the ordinary mirror does register that field of vision.

With the Aspherical mirrors they are safer (to me) overall because not only can you see the car parked in the space next to you but you can see a person waking by or if the occupant of the parked car decided to open the door.


If they installed these on US spec vehicles you would not need any blind spot warning system unless your eyesight is compromised.


It is funny how so many Euro spec vehicles they are available on and we don't get them here in the US.



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Look at the two attached pics. (images taken with Galaxy S3 same height as my head while seated in my normal driving position. with zoom adjusted to show detail in the mirror image)

As you can see I have my mirrors adjusted so I can barely see my rear door handles in the frame. (my normal position)

The white truck is parked in the row behind me and one row over, This area could be considered the blind spot for most folks and you can see the area well.


On the right side that black SUV is parked one row directly behind me but off center and you can see the image in the mirror this also is what would be considered the blind spot area. You can also take notice of all the other open portion of the mirror.

The sweep is great for reversing along walls or in alleys because you don't only see what is directly behind the vehicle you also see the walls or sides as well giving you a better impression of where the vehicle is in relation to it surroundings.


I have a long driveway with retaining wall on one side and prior to installing the mirrors sometime you would find yourself having to stop to adjust your course because the wall would just appear. But now I can see the wall from the start so I can make the corrections while moving.
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Re: Blind Spot Mirrors

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You do realize that if you just lean forward a little bit and then look out the mirror you can now see your blind spot. Try it out sitting in your driveway/parking spot to test so you now how far to lean.
You are correct, just lean forward and you can see your blind spot, and that is exactly what I used to do until today! No more will I lean forward when i change lanes! These mirrors really are badass! And why are these only available on UERO Spec vehicles?

Pros:

- Blind Spot? What Blind Spot...
- No more reversing and last minute realizing you're getting too close to that parked car
- No more leaning forward to switch lanes
- larger field of vision
- increases overall driving safety
- Increases the length of time I get to see the hotties walking down the street as i drive by

Cons:

- None

Install was rather easy once i figured out what they meant by rotate the mirror...look at the picture dummy! It seams the rotating of the mirror locks/unlocks the mirror in place and once rotated it is able to be popped out. I have a 2013 Laredo, so i don't believe the auto dimming will work nor will the arrow, which I think is part of the blind spot assist, not 100% on that. Jeep_Addicted was nice enough to share the install link with me: Only follow steps: 1,3,4 http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82212218.pdf

I live in Chicago and my garage is down a rather tight alleyway; after all the garbage bin musical chairs that goes on, (and if you think that alley way etiquette was a real thing here in Chicago, guess again...many times I'm forced to reverse down a long stretch of alley including a turn, due to some extremely considerate neighbors) I'm either forced to get real precise with my side mirrors, as i am in a band and most of the time my rearview mirror is obstructed by equipment, or I can get out of my car and go move everyones garbage bins. Ive got a few restaurants on the block and backing into one of those used cooking oil disposal bins, well that would ruin anyones day. Im no Jeff Gordon behind the wheel but definitely not trying to pull a Tony Stewart on the garbage bins in my alley (too soon?)

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OR you could just adjust your mirrors properly. I've been using this method for YEARS, my wife too. It took a week or two to get used to it, now I can't drive a car without adjusting them properly.

Then you can avoid the one Con KJPECHO missed: Cost. My "fix" is free!
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Or if you have the 2 position seat memory, set 1 for one mirror setting and 2 for a wider view. Works fine for me. If you have another driver, they may not appreciate it
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Not going to go into details but the above ebay seller is an asshat, stay away!
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A statement like that while warranting some concern isn't valid without at least some explanation. What's a major thing to some might be acceptable to others. Or more importantly some might not heed your warning beause its vague and go at it anyway only to get shafted for a couple hundred bucks. You can say I told you so then or..
Sorry but more clarification will save others. Maybe just a highlight real.

I'm on the fence since I have seen the benefits of these but since I have mirrors and a better use for $200 the sellers integrity makes a big difference. Am i missing it or did anyone find out what the dealer would charge for the glass.
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Re: Blind Spot Mirrors

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OR you could just adjust your mirrors properly. I've been using this method for YEARS, my wife too. It took a week or two to get used to it, now I can't drive a car without adjusting them properly.

Then you can avoid the one Con KJPECHO missed: Cost. My "fix" is free!
Even properly adjusted, if you compared the mirrors side by side, whether you move your head etc or not. These mirrors provide a wider view and have a built in aspherical part towards the outside of the mirror that works very well at blindspots. Yes 200 bucks is not cheap, but these are oem with all the functions the WK2/WDS would have. 200 bucks is cheap insurance.

With these mirrors, you see everything, and not just part of the blind spot, or what is behind you.
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