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Blind spot mirrors

Discussion in 'Towing' started by beastlytaco, Dec 20, 2008.

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do you have a BLind spot mirror on your tacoma

  1. Yes

    53.5%
  2. No

    33.7%
  3. Wo needs one of those stupid things anyway

    12.7%
  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 1:27 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    So you guys should look into wide-angle mirrors. I put them on my Mazda3 and they're pretty sick. They're anti-glare, heated, wide-angle. Mazda has my car wired for heated mirrors so it was essentially plug and play...in a way...I did have to solder pins onto wires but that was it.

    I'll post a pic of the driver's and passenger's side.

    Yea, they're kinda dirty here and the camera sucks at focusing but you get the idea. The line gives you a further out view, something like 30% more visibility.

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  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    dont have them and dont use them

    my old ranger had them and i didnt use them

    i back by turning around and facing backwards and i turn to check over my shoulder when changing lanes

    i dont tow anything hardly but i could see the benefit of them if i pulled a trailer
     
  3. Mar 7, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    <-----Truck Driver, I have 8 mirrors. 2 West Coast type ones and 6 spot (bug) mirrors. Definitely something I got used to having especially with the two trailers.

    I do have spot mirrors on the Taco too. I don't have a neck so it's tough looking over my shoulder.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Mar 7, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    BUK 0H5

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    I got some at Wal~Mart in the RV section that are round but they are angled a bit and you can twist them after you mount them to adjust whether you are looking more inward or out ward. I have them set so that I can see the lane next to me while I am driving and I can also see the stripes in the parking lot so I know that I am parked evenly.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja 9th level dungeon master

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    same here... it really helps me with parallel parking... my tires stick out atleast 4 inches past the flares... so yeah its kinda hard to judge where im at without them
     
  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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  7. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    ^^^ Exactly what I have. Wal-Mart's finest for $1.00
     
  8. Mar 8, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja 9th level dungeon master

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    i thought about getting mine from walmart but the "image quality" looked like crap.... and they just looked like a general product from walmart.. if you know what i mean...

    i got mine from autozone in a 2 pack for like 3 bucks...
     
  9. Apr 5, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    did the exact same thing (installed them on wife's 4runner)...love them too
     
  10. Apr 10, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    carlsv650

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    Right mirror only.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    since the posting of this thread, i have not yet bought blind spot mirrors either.. :(
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    No but thats because I have those half ball mirrors on my mirror. They work great and are not huge and ugly.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Got the Walmart ones as well and love them. Very helpful
     
  14. Nov 22, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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  15. Dec 13, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    I haven't a clue, so will say none.
    These are the ones I use on all my vehicles. Once you get used to them they are great.

    Yeah, they will fade in the visuals over time, but cheap enough to replace. When one goes bad, I use a knife to gently take it off, soak the residual adhesive with goo gone and it easily comes off with a scraper. Alcohol will clean off the goo be gone stuff before the new one goes on.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    i have the round ones too i like them helps out with small ass cars around here
     
  17. Dec 13, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    copernicus

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    I have insurance for trespassers in my blind spots.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    I have 3" fisheyes on my driver's side and 4" on my pass side. Got used to them driving ambulances for 10 years. Amazing how much they help, both driving and backing up the truck. Plus I'm never having to arch my body in wierd positions to look over my shouder/around the headrest/over my friend's head/around my dog

    Yeah, I know this thread is old.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    That was the first thing that I added to my new truck. I can't live without them. You can make the decision to pass so much more quickly with them.
     
  20. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    guess who is finally getting some blind spot mirrors.....hahahaha
     
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