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I love the look of the normal designer Solstice mirrors and am young enough to turn my head. :-)
Now there is proof of young and dumb... Doesn't need mirrors cause he is gonna turn my head around to see if the lane next to me is clear. Mirrors with good coverage are a key safety feature.

Not sure what the point of your post is also. Why would you come on a thread about a part a lot of people are interested in and post that you don't need them.

Good for you, but others like the look and want the better vision.

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Hey! I warned you if you did not have the passenger side, it would most likely not be a good investment. I wish I had bought more of the passenger side ones. I did buy two extra of these, so if down the road someone needs them, I will have them.
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Hey! I warned you if you did not have the passenger side, it would most likely not be a good investment. I wish I had bought more of the passenger side ones. I did buy two extra of these, so if down the road someone needs them, I will have them.
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I know the factory LH mirror is useless to me so maybe this won't be so bad if it's paired with a factory RH mirror.

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Of course you will notice it. But I doubt anyone else will. Hard to look at both of them closely. I thought about doing just the opposite on the NA I am working on. My other half needs all the help she can get backing up. Has ran into more things, cars, building and other things than I can count. I am sure I will put a back up camera stereo in it before lone. lol
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Of course you will notice it. But I doubt anyone else will. Hard to look at both of them closely. I thought about doing just the opposite on the NA I am working on. My other half needs all the help she can get backing up. Has ran into more things, cars, building and other things than I can count. I am sure I will put a back up camera stereo in it before lone. lol
The back up camera in my Grand Cherokee is in-valuable! Plus it's got that "stop the car if something's behind you" doo-dad (Crosspath detection}. That's what she may need most of all...haha

After replying to my post about the faded door panels I remembered I needed new speakers as well. I went back to Ebay and the seller graciously cancelled my purchase on the mirror. I had almost purchased a Source-One RH mirror year or so ago but didn't.


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Now there is proof of young and dumb... yeah at 90 mph down the freeway, gonna turn my head around to see if the lane next to me is clear.. Uhmm no.
I have my stock mirrors setup so that I can see completely around the car without turning my head. No blind spots in the lanes next to me. Just a quick glance sideways to make sure no one is directly next to me.

Even so I check over my shoulder before making a lane change. Takes a tenth of a second to glance over. If you don't have enough space in front of you and have not been looking far enough ahead of the car in front of you to know you have that kind of time to do a blind spot check, you are following too close or not paying proper attention.

I will agree the big mirrors give a LOT more vision and don't stand out with the overall look of the car. GM did a nice job on them. I still like the smaller mirrors better aesthetically.
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I have my stock mirrors setup so that I can see completely around the car without turning my head. No blind spots in the lanes next to me. Just a quick glance sideways to make sure no one is directly next to me.

Even so I check over my shoulder before making a lane change. Takes a tenth of a second to glance over. If you don't have enough space in front of you and have not been looking far enough ahead of the car in front of you to know you have that kind of time to do a blind spot check, you are following too close or not paying proper attention.

I will agree the big mirrors give a LOT more vision and don't stand out with the overall look of the car. GM did a nice job on them. I still like the smaller mirrors better aesthetically.
You seem to interpret the poster differently then I did. He seemed to imply he didn't need mirrors as he could look around. But also if your mirrors have good coverage so you have no blind spot there is no need to look around. Trust your mirrors.
Also if your not using your mirror (as the poster implied to me) you would be spending more than a tenth of second.

I'm not going to debate the benefits of mirrors that give better coverage. It is an interesting phenomena of the internet, where people feel the need to join a conversation about something they don't want just to say. I don't want them, that makes me better than you.

I mean could you imagine being at a party talking about the newest motorcycle helmet, and someone stops in and says motorcycle helmets those are dumb just drive a car.

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davhamm, any word from Chris Price on these?
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davhamm, any word from Chris Price on these?
I don't have direct contact with him, just contacted him through his blog https://www.christopherprice.net/

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Over here people are taught to always turn their head, driving slowly in town or as fast as your car can go on the highway. Main reason is the dead spot in the mirrors and making sure nothing is next to you.

You will not pass your driving test, and never get a license, when telling the instructor turning your head is only for young and dumb people.
Cleared up my original post as many seemed to ignore the post I replying to. Of course you turn your head. I am pretty sure over there you also are required to have mirrors, Actaully as proof that these were made for the EU region, you are required to have mirrors that have much better coverage than US. So if you think you have blind spots (which with properly set up mirrors you shouldn't) In the US we have even bigger ones.

And for those who thing you should see the side of your car in the mirrors, here is the proper way to setup your side mirrors.
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To adjust the driverís side-view mirror, place your head against the left side window and set the mirror so you can just barely see the side of the car in the mirrorís right side.
To adjust the passengerís side-view mirror, position your head so that it is just above the center console. Set the mirror so you can just barely see the side of the car in the left side of the mirror. If the vehicle is not equipped with remove mirror-adjustment controls, you may need assistance when properly positioning this mirror.

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I agree 200%, too often a complete car/bike/bicycle/pedestrian is not visible in a mirror.
I would suggest you don't have your mirror's adjusted properly. Depending on the car (and I will admit to not know this on the sky) but you can get coverage so that you would never miss a full car.

Of course not sure how many other people go to a full parking lot and adjust there mirrors till they have full coverage? Or while driving down the highway, track cars that are either passing them or they are passing in there mirrors, and adjust the mirrors to maintain coverage.

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You seem to interpret the poster differently then I did. He seemed to imply he didn't need mirrors as he could look around. But also if your mirrors have good coverage so you have no blind spot there is no need to look around. Trust your mirrors.
Also if your not using your mirror (as the poster implied to me) you would be spending more than a tenth of second.
True if you're not using your mirrors it would take more than a tenth of a second. Hence why I believe you should do both.

I'll also tell you that just "trusting your mirrors" is not enough. While riding my motorcycle I got hit by an SUV who was "trusting her mirrors". I wasn't sharing lanes, I wasn't following the car in front of me too closely. I have 8 hours of a day missing from my memory, a wrecked motorcycle, and a month of Physical Therapy because of it. So I may be a BIT biased about checking your blind spots even with the mirrors adjusted properly to clear blind spots.

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Of course not sure how many other people go to a full parking lot and adjust there mirrors till they have full coverage? Or while driving down the highway, track cars that are either passing them or they are passing in there mirrors, and adjust the mirrors to maintain coverage.
Dave, you are going to get a kick out of this ....... remember the time a little while back ...... when we did a little language corrections and when you caught me ....... and I said "Game On"?

Here goes: For these sentence parts above, 1) "go to a full parking lot and adjust there mirrors" and 2) "either passing them or they are passing in there mirrors". Could we all conclude that "there" should have been spelled "their"? Oh yes, we often accuse the software for the incorrect changes, but that leaves the proof reading burden on ourselves, LOL.

Dave, now your turn to catch me ....... LOL.

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Dave, you are going to get a kick out of this ....... remember the time a little while back ...... when we did a little language corrections and when you caught me ....... and I said "Game On"?

Here goes: For these sentence parts above, 1) "go to a full parking lot and adjust there mirrors" and 2) "either passing them or they are passing in there mirrors". Could we all conclude that "there" should have been spelled "their"? Oh yes, we often accuse the software for the incorrect changes, but that leaves the proof reading burden on ourselves, LOL.

Dave, now your turn to catch me ....... LOL.
No as I said then.. you were redundant and one of my pet peeves, trust me I was not catching a grammer mistake. I ain't got no good english. Do we have signature lines here, I think we do.. I need to update mine like I did on another forum..

Oh my mirror showed up today, well packed and in its own protective sock. Have lots of pics on phone, going to try and post from there, or their, or they're.
Just had this discussion with my daughter yesterday. I swear when they created the english language they, or thay set out to make it as hard as possible. Why is Foot and Boot not pronounced the same way..
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So how much work is it to install a side mirror?

Wondering if its worth it to just put the black one on sometime for wifey to see if she likes it.

I hate pulling door trim, christmas tree fasteners always break.

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