I am all for quality but $1200 for a mirror ???

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Has anyone else seen the FJ 40 mirrors sold by the FJ Compnay

FJCO Signature Mirrors

$1200 for them and they even have the following awesome details
  • Offered without technical support or manual
  • Cannot be returned

Has the world gone crazy ......

 
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Yeah, I follow them on Instagram and asked about their mirrors before they were recently made available. While they are fine works of art, and I’ve never been adverse to paying $$$ for great quality, $1200 bones is waaaay over the top. If they had been $300-$400 I would buy a set for my resto.

I’m almost certain I could get something custom made, that’s just as nice, made at a local machine shop I deal with.

I won’t knock FJCO though because if they can get that price, more power to them.
 
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Those mirrors cost as much as I paid for my FJ40. And I am the second owner.
If that's for a pair, that's what I paid for my Fj40 in 1991, and my Ambulance with a diesel in 2013.

I'd check out Icon mirrors for $850 a pair for custom mirrors if I ever had money to burn. From what I've seen, Jonathan Ward doesn't compromise quality so I believe they'd be exceptional.

For me I've been using Grote (or equivalent) stainless steel convex mirrors for about $12/side... one on an OEM arm and one on a hand fabricated steel arm. When I bought the mirrors 20ish years ago, I thought I'd replace the convex mirrors with flat when I broke th glass. After many years of knocking them off trees on tight trails, I've still not managed to break them. Now after 27 years driving with convex side view mirrors, I'm sure I'd feel 1/2 blindfolded to drive with tiny flat mirrors that would only allow for a more minimal viewing area. Depth perception is a little more difficult... but this drawback is offset by the superior viewing area.
 
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I got a par of the Icon Mirrors ... VERY nice quality and they look the part on my truck
Didn't really have much choice with the selections out there that would give me the proper 'look'

IMG_9756 by Steve Heck, on Flickr
Icon mirrors look excellent at 60% of the price.

Euro spec for $250/pair are also a very nice option:
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Although I’d likely choose Icon over Euro Spec for appearance... if I were to change from ‘stock’ :D
 
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Ha ... those were the only other choice I considered because it took everything I had to muster the strength to commit to buying a set of Icons.
In the end the choice I made was the best for that truck. My current one I'm building now, not a chance ... stock

Steve
 
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