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Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« on: June 13, 2010, 10:46:28 PM »
Looking for where to find a good deal on a center overhead rearview mirror for my friends mini buggy.

Its got just over 40 inches (of width) at the top of the A-pillar on the cross bar. The cross bar is 1.25 inches dia.

Been seeing a lot of these mirrors with three to five separate mirrors so you can adjust each individually and see more. Thats the type we are seeking.

I am trying to find him a panoramic mirror to look into to see but I do not think he will like a panoramics distortion to much.

So got any brands you like?? Places you recommend to buy?? Thanx much in advance for any help!              Bill
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 05:28:30 AM »
I used these in my race cars for years...
cheap and way effective

http://www.amazon.com/Wink-5-Panel-Panoramic-Mirror/dp/B000UVTZIM

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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 07:32:11 AM »
Wink is a winner.  The cost of them billet panel mirrors is absurd. 
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 07:30:37 PM »
What are they? Plastic I assume. Do they hold up reliably longer term? Do they scratch easily? Does it sag between mounts? Vibrate?Optical distortion? For 20 bux A person can buy a spare or 2 if they aren't real durable I guess. Is each mirror independently adjustable or fixed position?
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 07:44:16 PM »
each is fixed.  they do not need to be adjustable.  only the elevation changes depending on your height - tilt up or down.  full 180 behind you.
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 08:17:49 PM »
OK,how about the other questions?
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 08:47:23 PM »
i have not used a wink in off road - the concept is simple.  used them in a few street cars.  optics were fine, and 180 rear view (ok, maybe 145*)  they are plastic with small mirrors- my guess for 20.00 it is worth a shot re: durability - maybe that is why they also come in billet at 145 for 4 panel?



109 for 3 panel,


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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 08:53:52 PM »
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 10:49:05 PM »
I have the 3 panel aluminum one I would sell for $65 shipped

Dans is where I bought it
http://www.dansperformanceparts.com/buggy/interior/Interior%20Acc.htm

Couldn't use it after the intercooler install sooo.........
Just a couple of cleanable bug splats on it is all  ;)

Its a nice looking mirror and very solid. Good view
 
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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010, 04:51:29 AM »
to answer Fabr's question ;D
they are prone to get fuzzy during heavy vibrations I never had one in a buggy
No they don't sag in the middle...I never had one fail or the glass fall out
With a little practice you can train your eyes to look at the specific panel to where you want to see...They do take some getting used to tho

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Re: Mirror Mirror.... Looking for a mirror!
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2010, 05:32:15 PM »
I have the 3 panel aluminum one I would sell for $65 shipped

Dans is where I bought it
http://www.dansperformanceparts.com/buggy/interior/Interior%20Acc.htm

Couldn't use it after the intercooler install sooo.........
Just a couple of cleanable bug splats on it is all  ;)

Its a nice looking mirror and very solid. Good view
That's a good price for that mirror. 8) 8) 8)