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Old 02-10-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Hi All: Can any of you who HAVE had their high mounted exterior rear view mirrors lowered, provide any comments (both pro and/or con)about the effectiveness of this measure, now that you've used the lowered mirrors for a period of time. Was there a significant improvement in rear view? Did the lower mounting position interfere or cause other concerns or problems? Did the lower mounting location affect corner post integrity (ie., more vibration, windshield seal, etc.)? Thanks. Steve
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Steve not sure you checked FIND but found this INFORMATION that may help, has been a quite subject of late.
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Hi Steve,

We had our high mounted mirrors lowered by Precision Paint last October. It was definitely a positive change and we would do it again. The problem with glare blocking your vision is pretty much alievated. Don did have them make sure they were 5'10" off the ground at the bottom, however when the air bags are dumped, they are lower. Not an issue for me

Don has also said that because they use a flat piece of aluminum as the backer and this is a curved part of fiberglass that there is probably more strain on the fiberglass than is necessary if it was done right. Meaning if you had the aluminum backer formed for the area it would be better. Vibration going down the road isn't any worse than it was before. That being said, we have never had a problem with the mirrors moving when encountering bad roads or high winds. Before or after.

It does take a little acclimation to get used to them as you are used to looking in a different place and you have now placed them in a different area. You will have to relearn a bit, but it isn't hard.
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