Which do you prefer? Door vs fender mirror
Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:26 PM
Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:09 PM
The biggest hassle with fender mirrors is that pedestrians knock them when walking past, mechanics can damage them if working on your car because they are generally inconveniently located where you elbows need room, the vision is better but reduced in magnification of the mirror. Door mirror is more user-friendly.
Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:16 PM
It's an interesting 'look' but no advantage.
My wife's Mi has electric fold away mirrors. Great for loading on the ferry or shitty tight parking lots, but in Japan they were to make the car narrower. Road taxes are based on a car's length and width. Maybe this is how the fender mirror came about???
Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:44 AM
And yes, I was thinking they were a lot smaller when I ordered them. My mistake. If they were smaller and didn't stick up so much then I'd probably put them on the fenders.
I'm going to mount them on the doors. This way I also don't have to drill holes in the body
Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:08 PM
"My wife's Mi has electric fold away mirrors. Great for loading on the ferry or shitty tight parking lots, but in Japan they were to make the car narrower. Road taxes are based on a car's length and width. Maybe this is how the fender mirror came about??? "
Yes! It all comes down to taxes and the requirement in Japan to have the outside rear view mirrors visible to the driver when it is raining. More modern cars do this with directional air vents so the fold away mirrors meet both external width and vision requirements.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:59 AM
Do they use blinkers and mirrors when changing lanes where you live?
Some places I've been there doesn't seem to be a need for them.
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