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post your Tacoma 3rd gen towing mirrors

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Russage13, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Feb 4, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    Russage13

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    Looking to see what others have done with Tow mirror modifications.
    Im looking to upgrade to towing mirrors with the signal indicator like the OEM and something that can support BSM if possible. let me know what you guys run and if it was plug and play.
    links to purchase are welcome also

    also looking for black only!
     
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  2. Feb 4, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    I don’t have a picture but I just went to Walmart and got the cheap ones that strap on. I don’t tow enough to to warrant the added expense.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    I didn’t know tow mirrors existed for the Tacoma’s lol. I usually see those strap on extender things.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    A 2nd gen guy put full size Dodge mirrors on his truck.

    Otherwise I don't think such a towing mirror exists.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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  6. Mar 17, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    I tried the Top Gear Autosport ones. The company has shady reviews, so I consider I lucked out. The front signal does not work :( But they sure add a ton of visibility. Hoping someone can come up with a better solution some day.

    Summit Expedition Trucks Tacoma Tow Mirror 3rd gen.jpg Summit Expedition Trucks Tacoma Tow Mirror 3rd gen tray.jpg Summit Expedition Trucks Tacoma Tow Mirror 3rd gen flatbed.jpg
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2021 at 3:13 PM
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  8. Mar 17, 2021 at 3:15 PM
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    Second the Milencos; super stable, good view, stay on when towing, then off the rest of the time..

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  9. Mar 17, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    Didn't know anyone even made towing mirrors for the Tacoma like that. So at least I know they are out there now!

    Yeah I use those as well and they have worked great.
     
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    Ralf, you have had these mirrors for a while now, how are they holding up to your desires? Also, could you supply the distance extended from outside edge of the mirrors? A tape measure through the windows works well. I ask because I have an 8.5' wide trailer that I would like to see around.
     
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  11. Jul 9, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    I’m also eyeing the Top Gear. Sort of expected to be disappointed. I would like a larger mirror and power folding would be nice. I probably will be lame and just not bother.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    They've certainly held up, aside from getting a dent because the don't have a stop. The doors sheet metal is the stop. No fault of mine, but be aware that folding them in towards the truck, you have to be do it slowly. Getting it fixed soon..

    Other than that they've been good. Really enjoy the rear view vision, it's a significant increase! I'm curious to see how they do this winter, if they can keep the ice off..

    I measured, and it's 100-101" from full extension. So might just be enough to see past your trailer.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  14. Jul 11, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    Thanks for the measurement. Trailer is 102” wide!

    So when the mirror folds, whether it be by a rock, tree or by your own hand they make very firm contact with the door skin.

    Does your truck have BSM and if so do the mirrors?
     
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  16. Jul 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    That's my only beef with them.. Fold them in gently, and you'll be fine. I'm surprised how well they held against brush and trees off-road. Never issues there.

    I don't have BSM, but these do have the BSM ready system on them.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    Last fall i bought a set of these strap on mirrors from etrailer So far they been ok.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2021 at 9:48 PM
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    Ralf, I called the company and they say they do not have BSM capability. Very possible I got someone who did not know their products well. Are you sure the logo on the glass mirror is of two cars? Or is it of something else, your pictures and the company's do not clearly show detail. I believe the catalog # of your mirrors is 186480.

    Toyota Tacoma 2016-2021 Tow Mirrors Smoked LED Lights Power Heated | A128BVC3221 - TopGearAutosport
     
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