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Old 10-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree with Frank, it seems like a tiny improvement will be seen and that it will take away from the utility of a utility vehicle, whenever I drive a pickup truck I am really glad that the mirrors are big because I use trucks for hauling stuff and I like to be able to keep an eye on my load and to have a clear view when I'm backing up.
Have you done anything to clean up the air flow on the underside of the truck?
I'm not suggesting this mod for everyone. This is just what I decided to do. What you do to your truck is up to you. This is the first permanent mod that I have done so I haven't done anything to the underside yet.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This is a good alternative to big mirrors for those that need to replace broken big mirrors, it all adds up to better FE potential. There won't be a payback in FE savings doing this alone but it is a good idea for those that can use it safely.

I'd guess there would be less of a visibility impact on the driver side though.

Are both sides required? Some vehicles came stock with only one on the driver side.
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This is a good alternative to big mirrors for those that need to replace broken big mirrors, it all adds up to better FE potential. There won't be a payback in FE savings doing this alone but it is a good idea for those that can use it safely.

I'd guess there would be less of a visibility impact on the driver side though.

Are both sides required? Some vehicles came stock with only one on the driver side.
If your vehicle came with two mirrors than you must have two, if it came with one then you must have one. That's the way I understand it. As far as passenger side visibility; I don't have a problem seeing just as well with the smaller mirror. You just see a little less because of the smaller size.
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I don't know about Cheeseland, but Minnesota only requires one mirror total. I got pulled over for a front plate issue in August and the cop didn't say a word about my full side mirror delete. Also, X2 on having better visibility with the fisheye stick-on mirror. It's amazing.

If any of you are considering removing a mirror entirely I suggest reading the statute first-hand. You may get lucky!

Edit: here we go! Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Equipment

347.40  Mirrors.
(1) No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon a highway unless such vehicle is equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the operator a view of the roadway for a distance of 200 feet to the rear of such vehicle.

So legally, you only need one mirror, which can be your interior rear view mirror. I put a fisheye on mine and it works better than a side mirror.

Michigan, however, only requires one and it has to be on the outside. Oops. Not going to change that until I get pulled over for it.
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Well I got the drivers side mirror on yesterday, but unfortunately didn't get around to taking a picture. The front yard needed raking and daylight was fading. So much to do; so little time.
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For some odd reason, the first thing I thought when I saw that Silverado with motorcycle mirrors is "lipstick on a pig".

I actually like the concept though. It's too bad state law doesn't have a provision to allow no mirrors if a person has a rear-view camera system. In practice, I rely on looking over the shoulder more than using my mirrors, and the ones on my motorcycle are worthless since all I see are my armpits.

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