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#1 Speedymaru

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

So I got new mirrors for my 620. I'm trying to decide if I should mount them on the door or the fender. I took pictures of both and they're linked below. Give me your opinions!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:38 PM

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Has to be mounted on a flat surface. I like the door much better as it provides a wider view. Looks like zx mirrors.

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:13 PM

Don't put those on the fender. Ick.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

I'm kinda leaning towards putting them on the door

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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.



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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???


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:18 PM

Door.
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:01 AM

Door.



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:05 AM

If they were smaller mirrors, I'd say fender, but those look too big to put there. Door.



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:08 AM

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:24 AM

Definitely DOOR


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

OK, so I am a fender mirror fan.  But in this case I would put them on door if it were my vehicle.

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:44 AM

Good point by morisabel that I didn't think of.

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

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

Door mirrors look and perform best in my opinion. Fender mirrors are only for original JDM only.
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

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"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.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:48 AM

I really dislike the look of rectangular fender mirrors. It totally ruins the lines of the cars, IMHO. It also makes using your mirrors 10x harder. 

 

Door mirrors. Every time. 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:37 AM

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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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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:43 AM

I believe you're only required to have 1 mirror where I live, so I could just use the rear view inside the cab, but I've already mounted the new mirrors and like the way they look. Also helps watch traffic