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Old 04-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Some of the ford probes had very aerodynamic mirrors as well, I would suggest taking a walk threw a pick and pull/ salvage yard and look for the least aerodynamically obtrusive mirror you can find.

For me the New Beetle European drivers mirror mixed with the North American passenger side mirror would provide less drag.
Doing it this way you would be using the small mirror from each continents mirror set.
This may be the case with other cars in Europe and North America as well.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nerys View Post
I was thinking about either going full digital. small camera and twin LCD's

OR combo. small inside mirror and then nice big giant mirrors on the outside but "FLAT" and "HINGED" so above 40mph I hit a switch and the mirrors fold flat against the door window.

activate a turn signal and that mirror swings open. slow below 40mph and the mirrors open.

ideally. in my instance (if I ever did it) I would manually control them.

best of both worlds. nice large easy to view mirrors and "zero mirrors" (except the inside mirror) at speed. but available by flipping a switch.
I've thought of the same idea myself .
The problem is that ( In my case ) the mirrors need to deployed in a fraction of a second.

How many times do we find ourselves surprised at an oncoming car and immediately have to look in the mirror in a split second ?
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Originally Posted by Cd View Post
How many times do we find ourselves surprised at an oncoming car and immediately have to look in the mirror in a split second ?
Every time untagged police car drives by .



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