Whats best placement for convex mirrors?

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    Default Whats best placement for convex mirrors?

    Guy at the dealer recommended adding the little 1 1/2" convex mirror to the side mirrors.

    Anyone know the best placement for the convex mirrors to eliminate the blind spot in the side mirrors? Top outside, bottom outside, top inside or bottom inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibbydog
    Anyone know the best placement for the convex mirrors to eliminate the blind spot in the side mirrors? Top outside, bottom outside, top inside or bottom inside?
    I am quite please with mine at the bottom outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibbydog
    Guy at the dealer recommended adding the little 1 1/2" convex mirror to the side mirrors.

    Anyone know the best placement for the convex mirrors to eliminate the blind spot in the side mirrors? Top outside, bottom outside, top inside or bottom inside?
    I couldn't live without those mirrors! I put them on the day I bought my Tundra, on the way home from the dealership. I always place mine on the bottom INSIDE, because I really don't need to see the side of my truck in the big mirror and it doesn't block any of the road in the main mirror visibility.

    Once you get used to having them on, you'll never know what you ever did without them! Especially when you're backing up along a curb or to check if you're inside the lines of a parking space. It's also killed any blind spot problems I may have had otherwise.

    One good thing about them, is that when you lose one (one of mine MELTED off in the Mojave desert last Summer), you can always get a replacement at the next gas station or Kwik-E-Mart!

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    Now the question is round or rectangular? Just a matter of looks I'm sure. I've give some thought to adding a set of these myself. The Tundra is my first pick-up truck, and I'm finding that parking in normal parking spaces is a bit difficult. I have a far easier time parking my company truck, and it's way bigger. Of course, I've been driving that one for seven years now.
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    I've seen convex mirrors for Ford/Dodge/Chevy that are shaped to fit the entire outer edge of the stock mirror. They look to be about 2" wide. I'd love to find these for the Tundra.

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    2", round, bottom outside corner. This is one of the first things I put on my truck, they work great.
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    Hey Guys, thanks for the feedback.

    We got two like it bottom outside and one likes it bottom inside. So bottoms has it. What about inside or outside? Any more opinions - what's best for visibility?
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    I drive a Chevy van for work with no side windows other then the pasenger and driver windows so I can't live without them on that. I put them on my tundra just because I hate having to look over my sholder, I drive from my mirrors only. I put them on the inside but it does depend on the mirror sometimes. If i was you I would get the ones you can adjust. They are round and small and have a slight angle and you can spin it around to where you get the best angle even after it's stuck on there. I have my mirror adjusted to see everything I can just out of view of the side of my truck and the little mirror can see the entire side and anything in my blind spot so I like it on the inside. Just ask anybody that has wiped out the side of thier truck or van with a pole sticking out of the ground about 4 feet high and I'm sure they would've paid the 5 bucks for the mirrors
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    Quote Originally Posted by CregBeary
    I put them on the inside but it does depend on the mirror sometimes. If i was you I would get the ones you can adjust. They are round and small and have a slight angle and you can spin it around to where you get the best angle even after it's stuck on there. I have my mirror adjusted to see everything I can just out of view of the side of my truck and the little mirror can see the entire side and anything in my blind spot so I like it on the insideCraig
    Good advice, Craig. I'll look for the ones that spin.
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    OK, we have a tie on placement of the little convex mirror. Two for bottom inside, two for bottom outside.

    Anyone got a reason why one placement is better than the other for eliminating the blind spot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibbydog
    OK, we have a tie on placement of the little convex mirror. Two for bottom inside, two for bottom outside.

    Anyone got a reason why one placement is better than the other for eliminating the blind spot?
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    I'd suggest you get the mirrors and use some Scotch tape to mess around with placement yourself. It's really a personal preference, I'm sure, as to what people want to see in their main mirror. I have personally found that putting the convex mirrors on the bottom outside, I lose the road and distant view behind the truck that would be too small for the convex mirror to pick up.

    I too have seen those extended convex trailer mirrors on the Fjords and thought they'd be cool - if I was towing something that is... otherwise they'd look a bit Mickey Mouse (literally).

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    I would say inside bottom. I too drove a cargo van with no windows for a living and the mirror is invaluable. I feel that putting the mirror on the outside takes away from things you might want to see past your truck and behind. The bubble mirror on the inside lower is the perfect position for things to the side and behind your drivers door. IMO

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    I would say inside bottom. I too drove a cargo van with no windows for a living and the mirror is invaluable. I feel that putting the mirror on the outside takes away from things you might want to see past your truck and behind. The bubble mirror on the inside lower is the perfect position for things to the side and behind your drivers door. IMO

    I would say inside bottom. I too drove a cargo van with no windows for a living and the mirror is invaluable. I feel that putting the mirror on the outside takes away from things you might want to see past your truck and behind. The bubble mirror on the inside lower is the perfect position for things to the side and behind your drivers door. IMO
    Great guys. That the advice I was looking for. I'm going to buy 2" convex mirrors that spin and put them on temporary with tape to see whats best.


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    I use the rectangle convex located middle-inside---This setup is more streamlined for myself. It doesn't distort the outside view that's needed when backing my jetski's into the water, nor does it distort any views that's important. When changing lanes I use the convex (show's blindspot), then exterior (outer edges), and finally I use my "peripheral vision".

    This seems to not be too popular---but it works for me. Good Luck on you choice!

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    Default Installed blind spot mirrors

    After all the help from you guys, I bought 2" round, adjustable mirrors and put them on the inside bottom of my side mirrors. They have a nice black trim around them and look good. Got them at Kragen Auto.

    I did not realize how bad the blind spot is until using these little mirrors. Now I can easily see a vehicle in the blind spot.
    I highly recommend these little $3.95 mirrors.

    for the advice.
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    Those are the exact ones i got and in the same place, very small yet big enough to see everything. Never had a problem seeing anything and after 3 months no dents or scratches (knock on wood).
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