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2010 TRD Off Road - Is it just me or ... rearview mirror height sucks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pa_tekrep, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    pa_tekrep

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    Hello all,

    I presently have a 2010 TRD offroad Tacoma in my driveway, the dealer let me have it for the weekend to try it.

    In an earlier post I explained why I am trading my 2008 highlander sport for this truck (Highlander not very stable on snow with those Toyo skis, err, tires). I an 98% sure I am gonna trade - I believe I am getting a decent deall)

    Soooo, anyway my issue is this - the rearview mirror height. (yes I can be picky) My Ford escape has a nice unobstructed view out of the front window, and the highlander is just plain panoramic, but after driving this wonderful truck about thirty miles I want to rip the rearview mirror off and mount it about two inches higher - it seems like it blocks the whole front window. I am only 5'8 btw.

    It has the backup camera screen so I don't think I could move it easily, but it really bugs me. Otherwise this truck is perfect.

    Any suggestions???

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    what dealer lets you steal a truck for the weekend???thats cool. im 5'8" too and have no problem with my mirror
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    i agree,im 5'10"and that thing is in the way.i find my self looking around it all the time.thought about just taking it off but havent yet.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    X2!! Thats a nice dealer!!! I am also 5'8" and im good to go!!:D
     
  5. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    oh hell,hello and welcome there etters pa.im close to ya.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    The mirror pisses me off. I gets really bad when you have to hang a parking pass from it.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    pa_tekrep

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    Hey pataco,

    Thanks, so it ain't just me!

    It is not a deal breaker, but I know I am going to figure out how to raist that thing!
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    i have no i dea what you guys are talking about... im 6' 3" and it doesnt bother me and since im a good amount taller than you shouldnt it bother me more??

    and i have a parking pass hanging from my window and some other stuff and im fine
     
  9. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I go in the morning to sign the papers - btw the dealer is Freedom Toyota in Harrisburg. They really gave me a deal I can leave happy with.

    But I am darn sure gonna raise that mirror somehow LOL
     
  10. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I feel your pain, at 6'4 I am constantly having to look around that log of a mirror to see what its hiding. But then again, I know I'm not in the prime user height measurements that the engineers were using.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    no,i hate the position of that mirror.i guess im just used to looking around it now.every time i get into a car/truck that has a normal rvm i think,wow i should do something with that.and dont let b a deal breaker,just remove it or figure out a way to re locate it.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Panda,

    Maybe you just see over the top of the thing :)

    I am glad I found this forum - I am sure I will be on here alot,
     
  13. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    Hello your self Pataco, you are close, I had the truck out a little bit in the snow today (not too much though I have not signed anything yet!)
     
  14. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    im surprised at that.that was the first thing that bothered me about my truck.i guess its all about the seat position.
     
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    yeah i have to have my seat all the way back cuz of my longer legs so maybe to me it looks a little higher cuz im a little lower:confused:
     
  16. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    thats cool.yeah they r fun.just watch them stock tires,they will test your driving skills.
     
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    I'm 6'2' and it is now the only thing that bothers me about my truck (since I had the transmission TSB done). The mirror is attached to a little metal piece that's glued to the windshield. Next summer, I'm thinking about taking it into a glass shop to see if they can raise the metal bracket a few inches. Until then, I've gotten used to bending down a little when making a right hand turn. LOL.


    Cheers.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    yeah i see what your saying.that has alot to do with it.when i put the seat the whole way back,its not pretty.lol.
     
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    Maybe the dealer can remount it a few inches higher after you buy it..? It's just held on with adhesive, right?
     
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    lots and lots of helpful info and people on here.
     
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