Best side mirrors for a crawler

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  1. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    My XJ’s mirrors are blown out and floppy.

    Are there any side mirrors made for crawlers that can either take a lot of abuse, or spring back into place?

    I do street drive it but it’s a big pile anyway; and I do like to have functional side mirrors.
     
  2. ChrisM

    ChrisM Well-Known Member

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  3. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    I've seen stock XJ take a good bit of abuse. Honestly though the best mirror is no mirror. Think I've killed a few and finally just quit running them.
     
  4. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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  6. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    @obullfish thats perfect! Thanks. More in line with my budget.

    I am a Ruffstuff dealer and didn’t know they sold mirrors :D
     
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  7. snipes243

    snipes243 Well-Known Member

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    The ruff stuff mirrors work great for the price.
     
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  8. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    It’s funny that most of the comments here are from CTB members

    Y’all must drive like shit :flipoff2:
     
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  9. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Jesse Higgins

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    @BRUISER uses some plastic mirrors that bolt into the stock XJ position and are extremely durable. Maybe he can chime in.

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  10. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Would definitely be curious to see what @BRUISER is running
     
  11. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Not all of us do :driver:
     
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  12. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Haha definitely <sort of> kidding. My mirrors are blown out from driving into trees. I would imagine I’m not on an island out here :wheel:
     
  13. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    I actually run the generic stock mirrors that are made for XJ, I get them from rockauto.. I think they are like $30 and I have hit trees at 40mph and they are fine and I flopped this year at KOH and landed on the passenger side and when we rolled it back over the mirror popped back out and had no damage and glass was still in with no damage either.

    the Race mirror posted above are the best hard core mirror I have ever seen.. I have seen them get beat and still work great.
     
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  14. Dirt Mcgert

    Dirt Mcgert Well-Known Member

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    I use a cheap truck mirror and a sanitary clamp aka tri-clamp , tool less removal and adjustment , less that $20
     

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  15. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    ^^THIS^^ Appears that it'd work much better for those of us *without* vertical tube... mines at about 17*, so the RS wouldn't likely allow enough room for mirror adjustment
     

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