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Towing mirrors for 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Calion, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    Calion

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    Has anyone found a good solution for towing mirrors for our 1st gen trucks? Although the flip-up style looks pretty awesome, nothing like that seems to exist for the 1st gens (and I'd prefer not to pay $300 in any case). I'd prefer a slip-on style, but again I can't find any that are verified to be compatible with the 1st gens. And yes, I'm aware that I could go crazy and install Dodge Ram mirrors, but I'm not sure it's worth the effort; I'm just hauling our Scout Troop trailer once every month or two—but I'd like to be able to see behind me when I do. Am I stuck with using something really, really ugly?
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    If you're ambitious enough, I've seen people install Dodge RAM mirrors.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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  4. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    Here is @Josh98Taco 's truck with the Dodge RAM mirrors.

    r34r.jpg
     
  5. Jan 14, 2019 at 12:36 AM
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    I tow equipment and Tow dollies and back into docks quite often .

    You might not care for my idea but it works great for me005.jpg
     
  6. Jan 14, 2019 at 1:10 AM
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    The 2001-2004 mirrors are a good bolt-on upgrade.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:43 AM
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    I'm not sure what you mean.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:47 AM
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    The later year mirrors are quite alot bigger.
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    I have a 2002. So I already have 2001-2004 mirrors.
     
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    It’s a universal fit mirror, they work on just about any mirror.

    But yes, they do fit on 1st gen tacoma mirrors.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    I actually had those exact mirrors before I got the ones I linked to earlier. They look nice, but the mirrors are small, and the way they attach to the mirror sucks. It’s not very secure, as they kept sliding down. The 3 rubber feet also broke relatively easily. Also, the way you had to disengage the tensioner was a PITA. I had to get a screw driver to pop the knob out to loosen the strap.
     
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    If I change anything I will go with full size West Coast Heated Mirrors I have a set someplace
     
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    He was quoting the guy with a 2000...
     
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    The 4Runner Mirrors have heating elements in them, I plan on swapping the mirror glass into a Hilux Surf/Land Cruiser Prado housing housing so I’ll also have the integrated turn signals and courtesy lights.
     
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    What year mirrors do i need to get. I have a 1998 toyota tacoma ext cab. I am wanting to do this mod. I bought the wrong year of tow mirrors already and now am out $80 so if you can tell me the exact mirriors to buy with a link that would be dope!
     
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    I have no idea. Ask the guy I tagged in my original post.
     
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    Does anyone know or can find these mirrors
     

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