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Old 03-08-2011, 07:46 PM
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

I tried this last week and left them this way.The funny thing is my wife went to the store yesterday and did'nt even notice the mirrors were moved.I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.Lol
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

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Do you position your side-view mirrors so that you can see down the side of your vehicle? If so, try this. I've been doing this for 10 years but I'm surprised by how many people don't, so I made this thread. Aim your mirrors so that they point to the CENTER of the adjacent lane. You should not be able to see your vehicle in the mirror. You don't need to, as that area is already covered by your rear view mirror. All that does it creates redundancy and a blind spot.

With the side mirrors angled out a little more, you eliminate the dreaded "blind spot". With your head turned enough to look at either mirror, a car that would normally be in that blind spot is now half in your mirror, AND seen in your peripheral vision.

This may seem like no big deal/common sense to some of you, but I'm sure there are plenty of people still doing it the "old" way. Give it a shot

This is how it should look:
You just saved me $30.00+ bucks. Thanks so much - my Venza has a huge blindspot with the mirrors in the traditional position.
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You just saved me $30.00+ bucks. Thanks so much - my Venza has a huge blindspot with the mirrors in the traditional position.
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

I've been doing this for some time now and it definitely helps. Only difference is, I have mine angled in just slightly from the center of the lanes. I have never understood the reason or logic behind having all three mirrors pointed in the same area, lol!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:33 AM
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

Great tip!
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

After driving for 12 years, I feel like a total retard for never trying this. I found this post while searching for convex mirror ideas for my WK2. Aren't forums wonderful!

Note: After trying this I have no clue how anyone can feel secure when changing lanes this way. My work vehicle does not have a rear view mirror and I need to use side mirrors with convex mirror to see behind AND the blind spot. Maybe it's just a comfort issue but I'll stick to what feels natural!
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

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After driving for 12 years, I feel like a total retard for never trying this. I found this post while searching for convex mirror ideas for my WK2. Aren't forums wonderful!

Note: After trying this I have no clue how anyone can feel secure when changing lanes this way. My work vehicle does not have a rear view mirror and I need to use side mirrors with convex mirror to see behind AND the blind spot. Maybe it's just a comfort issue but I'll stick to what feels natural!
Well of course it'll be different without a rearview mirror. Part of my argument for angling the mirrors out was that it's redundant due to the rearview mirror. Without the rearview, your best bet is to incorporate some convex mirrors like you're doing.
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

I couldn't agree. This is exactly how my mirrors have been positioned for years. I could never figure out why so many people have the passenger side mirror angled so the driver is looking right at the front passenger door.
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

I have mine to where I see "very slightly" some of the WK in the mirror. It's better for me when I'm in reverse due to my dark windows.

I'm able to miss parked cars better that way when I'm backing out in a parking lot. It allows me to se how close I am to other cars along with the camera.
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

Another thing, I don't use my side view mirrors for switching lanes very often. I use them more for backing up.
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

Great tip! Thanks to the OP!
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Re: How to angle your side-view mirrors the RIGHT way--no blind spot!

I saw this a few months ago and decided to try it. I found it to be very useful and have not changed positions of the mirrors since. Thanks!!
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