These side mirrors suck, what mirrors do you like? (12 Viewers)

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As soon as these mirrors see any wind the mirror adjustment moves enough that they are useless. The metal structure is all good but it is not possible to tighten on the "adjusting ball" enough to keep them in one place. Any tighter and it would definitely strip the threads. I bought these long enough ago that a refund is not an option.
What do y'all use for mirrors that you like? I'm not interested in door mounted mirrors since my doors haven't seen the light of day since 2008. I went for years with out any side mirrors because with out the top, visibility is really good. If i cant find a good replacement i will go back to no mirrors.

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What if, in the meantime, you took out the tightener screws and popped that adjusting ball out of the plastic and maybe wrapped a strip of duct tape or similar around the adjusting ball?
Might provide a rougher surface for the plastic to grab, might get you some time while you shop real mirrors
 
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What if, in the meantime, you took out the tightener screws and popped that adjusting ball out of the plastic and maybe wrapped a strip of duct tape or similar around the adjusting ball?
Might provide a rougher surface for the plastic to grab, might get you some time while you shop real mirrors
I thought of doing exactly that, or maybe with emery clothe or something.
 
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What if, in the meantime, you took out the tightener screws and popped that adjusting ball out of the plastic and maybe wrapped a strip of duct tape or similar around the adjusting ball?
Might provide a rougher surface for the plastic to grab, might get you some time while you shop real mirrors
By the way... i love your sig line with the Johnny Cash reference! Very funny!
 
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Do you have OEM mirrors that mount like mine in the pic? If so, do you have a pic?
Yes I can send later today. Just the mirrors themselves are the same. The metal mounting arm is different on my truck.
 

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As soon as these mirrors see any wind the mirror adjustment moves enough that they are useless. The metal structure is all good but it is not possible to tighten on the "adjusting ball" enough to keep them in one place. Any tighter and it would definitely strip the threads. I bought these long enough ago that a refund is not an option.
What do y'all use for mirrors that you like? I'm not interested in door mounted mirrors since my doors haven't seen the light of day since 2008. I went for years with out any side mirrors because with out the top, visibility is really good. If i cant find a good replacement i will go back to no mirrors.

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How about this style, has a plate with 3 screws to hold adjustments.
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a thin star washer will/may work till you replace

the repro mirrors are absolute garbage
one of the worst non OEM replacement parts on the market

not only are the mirrors useless and flop in the wind
but the plastic base for the arms they come on will break/shatter/dissolve upon adjusting
or the first twig you brush against
 

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