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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:21 PM
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Convex Mirrors - for those that have them.

I know there was a post about this before - and everyone who has gotten them - loves them!

https://www.expeditionexchange.com/mirrors/

I am wondering if everyone literally had no trouble installing them. It seems obvious how, I just want to know if everyone rubber came off with no trouble, or was there dry rotting issues.

I am thinking of getting these. I would use a hair dryer to warm up the rubber frame piece before trying to remove it. I just don't want to get into a bigger problem then anticipated and end up having to order this piece of rubber and drive around with no mirrors for a while!

Anyone have problems, or did everyone's installation go smoothly?

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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:24 PM
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None whatsoever-5 minute job. As many have mentioned, if I could go back in time, it would have been the very first upgrade. don't think-just do it.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Wait for a really warm day to install them.
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No problems installing or removing them. I broke mine on a tree and haven't bothered to get new one. the flat glass is working fine for me
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Old May 1st, 2008, 01:22 PM
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No problems at all! Easy removal as well as the installation.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 08:33 PM
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they are a bit thinner than the flat stockers.. I broke one on the install, so I've got one stock and one convex. It is a great improvement for sure, do it!!!

Hair dryer on the rubber probably would have saved the poor thing.. at least I didn't get slashed.

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No problem at all
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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:55 AM
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I have just fitted them, they are a great improvement, cant wait to get the heating elements wired up too!
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I fitted them right when i got the rig...took literally 5 minutes no problems at all...as long as the rubber on your rig doesnt look worn at all then dont worry about warming unless your really worried about it. I didnt warm at all and they came right off and right back on (during winter in cali). easiest fix with possibly the greatest reward you can do on your car..vision
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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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Damn - you guys love these things! And I believe now that I will be able to do it without problems. I think I am going to order a set this week

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Old May 16th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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OK........Mine just came in the mail. They look very nice. Am away this weekend - and the last week in May. Have a tough week next week. May get to them, but it may not be until June. I will report back!

I would never have even heard of these without this page. It is all of YOUR faults that I now have these things in my house I need to get them on my truck

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Old May 17th, 2008, 12:14 AM
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I need to pick up a pair of those. I have asked for x-mas last year, but no one bought ;-(
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Old June 10th, 2008, 07:26 PM
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Hey! You guys were right!

4 minutes on the first one. 2 minutes on the second on. I think it is the fastest upgrade I have ever made on the Defender........

I have not driven with them yet - but adjusted them and sat in the drivers seat - they look like they are going to make a HUGE difference.

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Old June 17th, 2008, 11:04 PM
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I have been driving around with these convex mirrors for a week or so. I LOVE THEM. I wish I had done these a long time ago! You have to make sure you are careful about cars being closer to you then they appear, but at least you can see them all!

I feel like it has vastly improved the rear visibility, I would highly recommend them!

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Old June 18th, 2008, 06:46 AM
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They are great and easy to install. The only thing that I've noticed is that my eyes are so used to focusing on things closer up on the driver's side... it takes me a few seconds to adjust my eyes to see more objects "farther" back on the driver side. That beings said they are great and well worth it for both sides - glad I picked them up.
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I ended up only converting the right side mirror...I couldn't get used to an all-convex driver's side view...
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