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Need Blind Spot Mirror Recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rickochet, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Rickochet

    Rickochet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have had an '09 Taco Access since last October and one of the few dislikes I have is the "blind spot" created by the extended cab. I almost got into a Caddy SUV on the interstate today changing lanes. I always try to rubber neck before changing lanes but this ride seems to have more of a blind spot than any I have had.

    Anyone have some suggestions for a "blind spot" mirror that fits nicely in the Taco driver's side mirror?

    P.S. If you added blind spot mirrors please tell us where you got them.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    gdctaco

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    i just picked one up from wally world about 2" put it at the bottom far corner of the mirror, couldnt believe i hadnt gotten one sooner. best $$$$ spent yet!
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Rickochet

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    Thanks for the tip. I am retired so I visit Walmart most every day. :D
     
  4. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    jpmorrisvb

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    That was my first mod .... 1/2 mile from the dealer on the way home. :cool:
     
  5. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Tilt the passenger seat further back so you can see out the window. If its what I think you are talking about.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Rickochet

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    Other side. I have trouble looking over my left shoulder through the shoulder belt and the two roof posts.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Okkine

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    One of the first things I noticed in the truck. I just went to Canadian Tire and grabbed a 2ish inch convex mirror for ten bucks. Don't even need to shoulder check now :D
     
  8. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Janster

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    I've got the wally world stick-on mirrors also. Love 'em!!
     
  9. Mar 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I use the small round adjustable ones that Autozone sells.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    Okkine

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    I've seen those ones, but I have always thought it would be too strange having a convex mirror as the rear-view. Besides, if I'm driving with a full load, and thus relying on the side-view mirrors, it's especially nice to have the convex there instead.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Same here. That may have actually been the first "mod" I did.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    I use a very small square one and it works really well. It is angled so that you can mount it on the inside of the mirror (side close to the truck).
     
  13. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:39 AM
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    Rickochet

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    Where did you find that one?
     
  14. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    I knew I would be putting a top on so I bought convex mirrors that stick to the lower outer edge of the side mirrors. Put them on as soon as I got the truck so I could get used to them. Wouldn't do without them.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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