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I need a smaller rear view mirror

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by moondog1, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. Apr 10, 2020 at 9:39 PM
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    naked farmer

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    Sure does. Done did it myself. I jacked that mirror right up to the ceiling. Only thing is my crawl knob pokes down a bit in the mirror, and the reflected image is a little high.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2020 at 9:43 PM
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    moondog1

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    that's good info thank you. I've just never done it before and was hesitant to start messing with it. More ruffled feathers in this thread than I meant for. I do appreciate the info though. Thank you.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2020 at 9:47 PM
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    mutely

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    They are really simply to replace, bet there are a ton of YouTube vids out there as well (mind you I never trust those). Also if your not comfortable doing it, any windshield repair shop will probably do it for a few bucks (or free if your wife takes it in).
     
  4. Apr 11, 2020 at 2:06 AM
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    Tullie D

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    I agree 100%. It'd be like the ultimate roller coaster ride. And they don't charge you anything extra for it. :cool:

    After all, you're gonna' die from something anyway, so it might as well be something fun! :anonymous:
     
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  5. Apr 11, 2020 at 2:16 AM
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    Do you have a sun roof?

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  6. Apr 11, 2020 at 3:52 AM
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    Just curious, have you looked in to frameless mirrors? I don’t know if it solves your problem, but figured I’d post it anyway.

    I found this while looking around. I don’t know the company and can’t speak to their quality, but the GenTex GENK85A looks nice
     
  7. Apr 11, 2020 at 4:13 AM
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    You're welcome

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  8. Apr 11, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Good to see honest recognition from an '18 owner. :D




    (j/k. Know it's an auto-correct)
     
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  9. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    HelloMyNameIs I know words, I have the best words.

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    I mean, I’ve never driven a second gen but at least they didn’t have a car engine and didn’t require a tune to live with the throttle response or ADHD transmission!
     
  10. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    :rofl::rofl:

    Thanks for being a good sport and taking my comment as intended. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    It didn't fit my 2019 OR out-of-the-box because of the "tabs" at the bottom to attach a Ram holder.

    I used a Dremel to take off the right side. Someday I'll put a sharpie to the exposed metal.

    In my backseat picture, the mirror can still go a notch higher and directly hit the ceiling, which is where I usually keep it.

    It's better than it was, but still feels in the way of my view.

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  12. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:13 AM
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    HelloMyNameIs I know words, I have the best words.

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    Great, thanks for that info and the pics!
     
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  13. Apr 11, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    Your factory mirror is a GenTex brand mirror. They make the majority of factory mirrors.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    Yes. I have pics in my build thread.

    It is slightly harder to install as there is less room than the 2nd Gen. I told them that they should update their listing.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    Yet all that anyone wants to do is an LS swap in any build. Tacos, trucks, bouncers, etc. The whole car motor thing is BS.

    Yeah. The tune sucked. It wasn't nearly as bad in the Camry or Sienna. It's a 2mb file that should have been fixed properly.
     
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  16. Apr 11, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    Unless I'm looking at your picture wrong, you don't have the windshield sensor unit my 2019 OR has. The fittings and the vertical height are good, it's the width of the Ram mount holes that are the problem.

    I wish the sensor unit wasn't there. Seeing your windshield made me a little jealous. I need a break from thinking about my Tacoma.
     
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  17. Apr 11, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    Just joking around. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Apr 11, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    Yes. This is the minimalist Taco, non-tech, non-premium, pre-TSS-P. It's a long term keeper.

    It looks like if you trim off the RAM ears it will fit. Heck, maybe let the vendor know and they can send it to you ready to go?
     
  19. Apr 11, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    MadKatt

    MadKatt In need of serious help..

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    I’m 100% on this day 1 I hated my mirror loved the truck. I have a sunroof and all the tech dodads so my mirror has minimal movement. I almost went with the rip it off drive without it scenario but it has useful features so I just continue to duck my head around it. Oh yea I’m only 5 11’ so it ain’t a big person problem. Wish I could get one about half the size that would big enough to be useful but not in the way.
     
  20. Apr 13, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    These messages solved my issue for now. I'm hunting the right 2"-4" mirror but even on my drive to work this morning it's so much nicer seeing things off to the right and not feeling my neck and back from looking under it every 5 seconds. I have an 8"(losing auto dim and compass but I never use the compass) on the way but I think I will still want a smaller one. I appreciate all the responses. Thanks!
     
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