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Hey everyone,
been meaning to get this together for a while now, so here it is...


Order a standard set of Tow Mirrors from a local store http://www.findapart.ca/ and got the basic features, power tilt, heat, led turn signals, and puddle light. I didn't get the power fold/telescoping options as they aren't going to impact day-day use.


Time to install 20 Mins for both sides.


So The tools I used..
2 picks, to remove covers for screws in the doors
3 sockets, 6mm 8mm and 11mm
I used a socket driver on a drill but it is not nessicary, you can use a ratchet.











Step 1
Remove covers in the door pull and behind hinge with the picks.











then use the 8mm socket to remove the screws in those 2 places.


Step 2
Use the 6mm to remove the two screws on the bottom of the door panel







Step 3
Lift and pull the door out, left mine attached to the wiring as it was going back on after changing the mirror out


Step 4
remove the wiring harness and Use the 11mm socket to remove the 3 nuts holding the mirror assembly in place









Installation is the opposite order!


Now on mine, since I didn't like the look of all black on the mirror, I masked the top part, sanded the texture off with burgandy scotch brite. Takes a while to get it just right. Count on 30 mins per side












Washed with soap and water. Let dry.
Sprayed with Adhesion Promoter. Let dry


Painted it with 3 coats of Base, and 4 coats of clear coat to match my truck.




Before Mirror swap





Before Paint









After











 

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Nice!!!
 

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Looks great! Is the 'after' picture with the faux-raptor grill with the mirrors extended or retracted?
 

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Looks great! Is the 'after' picture with the faux-raptor grill with the mirrors extended or retracted?
mirrors are "in" I'm not driving a Ram LOL I dont drive around "tow mirrors out" all the time.
Do you guys want Mirrors out pics?

Forgot to leave feedback
Usability - So I haven't used them to defrost ice but they burn the dew off much faster than the OEM mirrors. lights all work fine, no issues
Visibility - HUGELY improved with a slide in truck camper vs my old mirrors. Will never buy a truck without this style again. They took a while to get used to them since they have 2 different focal points (top is normal mirror, bottom is convex for blind spot which is awesome)
Quality - No issues.. we'll see how they perform in a Canadian Winter :)
 

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Looks a awesome!!!


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Looks great man, nice write-up!
 

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Mirrors look great man!!
 
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Looks good. Making me think more and more that I should just get these instead of the new ones.
 

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