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Old 06-09-2014, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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THe black gives it just enough contrast to be called a 'sports' model.
I agree! A "pro" quality kammback & grille blocks in black would look excellent. This is the proof of concept.

And I'm biased of course, but I think the car looks much better with the Kamm on it. And it still had an unobstructed rear view on the level.

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Your test route is 1.6kms


I find that too short by about 998.4kms

I don't trust a SG to that degree of accuracy that your depending on.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You are correct, sir!

For the passenger side, I made a coroplast baseplate shape to fit where the mirror base was, and created a coroplast "pod" to which I attached the convex mirror. Of course, all held together and attached with liberal amounts of duct tape.
I was thinking of doing the same thing on my wrx sti, but I ended up just removing the whole mirror.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've gone passenger side mirrorless with the Firefly, but I often miss it when backing into very tight spots (which I seem to do a fair amount). The inside convex mirror just doesn't help in those situations.

After trying this on the Mirage, the Firefly's going to get a custom/permanent (non duct tape!) small outside mirror. Oh and also a little mirror on the end of the driver's side mirror for when it's folded.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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That spoiler extension looks mint!

Safe to say these modifications would have a larger percent improvement at 65-70mph while wearing the OE 165/65/14 Dunlop Enasaves.
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I've been looking around for smaller side mirrors for the Black Widow, but all the ones that look like they would work well seem . . . .expensive!

Have you guys come across anything cheap?

I really want to stay under 10 bucks apiece if possible. If it costs more than that, I'd have to drive 50,000 miles to recoup the cost of the mod and I might as well stick with what I've got
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I've gone passenger side mirrorless with the Firefly, but I often miss it when backing into very tight spots (which I seem to do a fair amount). The inside convex mirror just doesn't help in those situations.

After trying this on the Mirage, the Firefly's going to get a custom/permanent (non duct tape!) small outside mirror. Oh and also a little mirror on the end of the driver's side mirror for when it's folded.
Something to consider is to activate a mirror to swing out when you put yer car into reverse so you git the visual when you need it. Same principle as the "STOP" signs fer school buses when letting the children off.
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That's not a bad idea... though a manual lever to flip it in/out would be easier.
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Completely slick. I'm a sucker for a well done Kammback.
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I found these at my local O'reillys

Unlike other blind spot mirrors out there, These are ADJUSTABLE and FLAT. I like that they are flat because i do not get the "distortion" of using a convex mirror therefore i can actually see oncoming cars in the next lane on the freeway and when i need to parallel park, i can always reach over, adjust the mirror to face down so i can see the curb.

Amazon.com: Custom Accessories 71173 Chrome 2" Round Adjustable Blind Spot, (Pack of 2): Automotive

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