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side mirrors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fjrmurph, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    fjrmurph

    fjrmurph [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I hate my side mirrors, has anyone found anything better than the stock mirrors. If i want to set them up so can use them for changeing lanes, i can't see behind the truck, i like to be able to see behind the truck especially when i'm pulling a trailer. If i set them up so i can see behind the truck i have a huge blind spot on my right or left when i am looking to change lanes, i have had a few close calls. I have a cap so the side mirrors are just about all i use.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I just put some of those round blind spot mirrors in the bottom outside corner of both of my mirrors so I don't have to turn my head around to see my blind spot. It helps a lot. I don't know about when towing a trailer though, haven't done that with my truck yet.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    They make those huge ugly Mirrors that strap on for towing.I don't know of any other mirrors for the Tacoma. Someone put the 2010 4runner mirrors on a tacoma. The base stayed the same,he just swapped the top half
     
  4. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    ouyin2000

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    I shoulder check to see my blind spots...

    I also have a cap, and the inside center mirror is almost useless. And I have never had a close call *knock on wood*.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    That's what I've always done but I barely stopped in time the other day when as soon as I glanced over my shoulder the gal in front of me, on her cell phone, decided she needed to panic stop in traffic when a normal stop would have been fine.

    I stopped but it got me thinking ..

    Do those little round mirrors work well?
     
  6. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    maju

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    They Work fine for me, when changing lanes, also when backing up so I can see the rear qtrs
     
  7. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I love having them on there. Haven't had a close call since I installed them, whereas before I almost cut people off constantly :facepalm:. I was too used to my 89 4Runner which is so small compared to the Taco it was like driving a Honda hatchback. It also helps when parking because you can see the lines for your space to make sure you are in the center.

    I wish we had something like my 08 4Runner, it has these mirrors in the cargo area you can see in center rearview mirror that cover your blind spots. Very intuitive design by Toyota.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    another vote for the spots. had em on my jeep too
     
  9. Sep 4, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    shawnd2

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    There's a thread somewhere (here or on tundra solutions) where a guy put on mirrors from a dodge ram ( the ones that rotate 90degs for towing, then can be flipped back for normal use).
    They appeared to be fairly easy to modify to fit and are power and heated to boot.

    Edit: Here is the link for the thread:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/towing/22244-my-towing-mirrors.html

    If you actually do a search, there are a few threads on this already.

    Shawn
     
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