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Blind Spot Mirrors

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoManTaco, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Aug 26, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    TacoManTaco

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    You can set your mirrors to cover your blind spots.

    Drivers side - with the window rolled up, lean left with your head resting against the window. Now adjust your driver side mirror until you can no longer see the left side of the truck.

    Passenger side - lean to your right side about as far as you comfortably can without stretching yourself. Adjust your passenger side mirror until you can no longer see the right side of your vehicle.

    Test your settings - while parked, have someone stand on the drivers side so you can see them in the rear view mirror. As they step forward, once they leave the sight of view for the rear view mirror, they should be visible in the side mirror. Repeat the same procedure for the passenger side mirror.

    You may find that you'll have to adjust the mirrors down a little more than you may have done previously. The idea is for the mirrors to cover your blind spots, not see the sides of your truck.

    Learned this from a trucker and it works great!!
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    boynoyce

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    This post from @steelhd is really good information- I use it and it really works

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  5. Aug 26, 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    Snakedoctor

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    Mandatory tint, in-channel visors, and 265/75R16 MT Toyos.
    Gonna second this one. By far one of the most useful mods I’ve done. The trucks should come with them factory. And to hell with the people who say BSM means you don’t need the fish eye. I’d trust my own eyes much more than a sensor that could fail without knowing.
     
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  6. Aug 29, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    GulfCoastMike

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    Found these at my local Tractor Supply.

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    They work perfectly and I am 100% pleased with them. They are labeled as a “top mount” addition to your outer mirrors.

    I found it much easier to mount them to the bottom of my 2017 Taco.

    I would expect they would probably fit earlier generations, but I don’t have one available to verify this.

    The Tractor Supply number is 1102923. The package is labeled CIPA 49805.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    cstern1

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    I was surprised a Tundra picked me up in the BSM while I was passing it on my motorcycle. I tend to always watch those as I pass other drivers.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2018 at 4:03 PM
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    Simpleton

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    This. I played with mine while at a stop light and used the cars on either side of me to help line up. I have almost 100% visual now. by the time they leave my rear view mirror they are clearly in my side mirrors and when they leave those they are near even with me and i can see them right out of my window.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

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    The mirror adjustments mentioned above are good for the standard driving conditions mentioned, but...

    ... if you change drivers often, offroad or tow anything, get a set of those little stick on concave mirrors and put them on the outside parts of your mirror since one often sets the main mirror part downward with the truck body or rear tires showing in order to check for clearance around obstacles. Also, my shorter co-driver partner and I are happier since she and I don’t have to keep resetting my mirrors!
     
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  10. Aug 29, 2018 at 10:03 PM
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    Can you snap a picture of them attached to your window? THank you
     
  11. Sep 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    I think I will go for these from tractor supply unless anybody has better suggestions?
     
  12. Sep 10, 2018 at 11:27 AM
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    Don’t want the OEM ones?
     
  13. Sep 10, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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