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Old 03-08-2008, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Side View Mirror Downsize

Hello -

I am working on a side view mirror downsize. I got this bicycle handlebar mirror from REI :

Blackburn Multi Mirror

Here it is installed on my driver's side :

Front View

Here it is from inside. I have a round blind spot mirror on the inside too :

Small Mirror

Here you can see a tuft test with the normal passenger mirror. The two forward tufts are being "sucked into" the normal mirror :

Normal Mirror Tuft Test

With the small mirror, the lower forward tuft is lined up nicely. The upper forward tuft is pulled up, probably toward the front side window air deflectors. I need those to stop rain from getting into the car and to mitigate my "no AC" window crack.

Small Mirror Tuft Test

I won't install a downsized passenger side view mirror until I can solve this problem on the installation :

Mirror "triangular cover" Gap

This means rain can get into my door, .

I could remove my passenger side view mirror altogether, but I am partial to symmetry (my bad, ).



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Last edited by cfg83; 03-08-2008 at 04:16 AM..
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