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Old 07-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #21
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #22
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Wtf do you need tow mirrors on a tacoma? Funny because me and some guys at work today got started on this. They serve no purpose unless you have a VERY long load (longer that anyone would pull with a taco). Just makes people wanna whack 'em off lol

Edit: im not trying to start anything here, just expressing my opinion as was asked
I would have to disagree with the fact that you would have to have a long load. I pull a 21 ft. skiff, that is around 8 ft. wide, and I can't see around it when I need to change a lane, or backing it up. Therefore, I see the point behind these on a Tacoma, and could see my truck with a set of these. Just saying tho. Supporting the point of these.
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I would have to disagree with the fact that you would have to have a long load. I pull a 21 ft. skiff, that is around 8 ft. wide, and I can't see around it when I need to change a lane, or backing it up. Therefore, I see the point behind these on a Tacoma, and could see my truck with a set of these. Just saying tho. Supporting the point of these.
Well, i guess my opinion comes from all the mall crawler dodges driving around with them that make me wanna use them for batting practice. I guess i never thought about boats. But myself, i would never pull much more than a small snowmobile trailor or similar with my taco.
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Well, i guess my opinion comes from all the mall crawler dodges driving around with them that make me wanna use them for batting practice. I guess i never thought about boats. But myself, i would never pull much more than a small snowmobile trailor or similar with my taco.
You are correct; your experiences wouldn't require tow mirrors. When I tow my '87 4Runner with my Tacoma I have a hard time seeing the trailer and beside me correctly. It sounds like you need to start running with a smarter group of friends.
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I like the simple ones that just clamp on to your existing mirrors.

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You are correct; your experiences wouldn't require tow mirrors. When I tow my '87 4Runner with my Tacoma I have a hard time seeing the trailer and beside me correctly. It sounds like you need to start running with a smarter group of friends.
All i wanna say is if there is a need for them, great, but i just think they look silly on trucks that run around with them just for the 'big bad truck' image. Same goes with stacks
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I just got them in. They have not been installed yet. They are being installed on Thursday. They do not need to be drilled and have two plugs on them but not sure what it takes to install them yet. Keep the questions coming and I will try to answer them as best as I can after they are installed.

u didn't look to see if they'd mount up to the existing points? sounds like you're having someone install them for you, ie: a body shop.
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All i wanna say is if there is a need for them, great, but i just think they look silly on trucks that run around with them just for the 'big bad truck' image. Same goes with stacks
That I agree with - all these stupid kids with their diesels dumping black smoke every where just makes me think they should be punched in the throats and their parents castrated.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:27 AM   #30
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u didn't look to see if they'd mount up to the existing points? sounds like you're having someone install them for you, ie: a body shop.
Your right I haven't done anything to see if they fit yet. The person that sent them to me is coming in from Cincinnati Ohio to do the test fitting/wiring.
To answer one of the other questions, yes they do fold. And as far as needing them, it's not how long the trailer is it's the width. I have a 10' long x 101" wide snowmobile trailer that I can't see around without something (use the strap on one's) plus alot of states will ticket you if you don't use some sort of tow mirror. This just makes it really neat/convenient and add's the other features.
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Can't wait to see them all mounted up and ready to go! I think they look neat but wish they were color matched.
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For me it would be upgrade to pwr & LED blinkers at same time but as far as heated and the towing part, wouldn't get much use out of those features. Nice option for those who do tow and would want the other features that come with........in black or color matched tho.
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I am curious as to how the added features will be wired. Is the installer going to let you take pictures while he installs them?
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Mike, you can come by this weekend to check them out. I'll be home cleaning the camper for the Rausch trip.
I'd love to! Unfortunately I'll be killing myself on Mount Snow though. Tough Mudder is this weekend, can't wait to see them mounted though. I want to see if they sit out further than the stock mirrors for normal use.
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I really want a set!! I tow regularly and HATE the strap ons! I would prefer chrome over black, but would happily take what I can get. Put me on the list as a buyer.
I don't blame you, I don't like strap ons either. Wait... nevermind
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I don't blame you, I don't like strap ons either. Wait... nevermind
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