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Old 02-17-2010, 12:07 PM
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So, how do you all adjust your mirrors? Apparently I've been doing it wrong for years



Or maybe it is a Jeep thing - But, then again maybe the "don't knock it till you try it" saying applies here.

I will say, I think the person could have chosen a better (safer) location and time of day to shoot the video though.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:20 PM
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What a putz. I have convex mirrors on all my vehicle mirrors in addition to the standard mirror. This way I eliminate a blind spot. I index the standard mirror to the side of the vehicle so I have a point of reference.

No on the 40 with the soft doors on keeping the mirrors in the proper position is an entirely different exercise...
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I didn't watch the video, but I've using the "no blind spot" method of adjusting my mirrors since the early 80's. Works great. You have to be careful about folks merging from two lanes over, but that's true no matter how your mirrors are adjusted.

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Don't forget to text your friends while driving to let them know you're changing lanes.
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So, how do you all adjust your mirrors? Apparently I've been doing it wrong for years



Or maybe it is a Jeep thing - But, then again maybe the "don't knock it till you try it" saying applies here.

I will say, I think the person could have chosen a better (safer) location and time of day to shoot the video though.
Or, you could just turn your head to the left or right when making that turn.

Maybe Horsepower TV didnt offer him a job.....
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I'm detecting some rather tightly wadded panties about a subject that seems devoid of emotion. Would it make anyone feel better if Car and Driver made the same suggestion?

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I'm detecting some rather tightly wadded panties about a subject that seems devoid of emotion. Would it make anyone feel better if Car and Driver made the same suggestion?

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Add the small convex mirrors and you have the best of both solutions.
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I'm detecting some rather tightly wadded panties about a subject that seems devoid of emotion. Would it make anyone feel better if Car and Driver made the same suggestion?

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Just seems IMHO, a waste of time. I can take care of what this guy suggests turning my head past my shoulders to either lane, in a few seconds, to what he suggests in a few minutes. His knowledge could have been better used for something along the lines of say a blown tire while doing 60mph.
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Mirrors? What are they for? I can't remember the last time I actually saw someone "using" their mirrors before making a lane change!

I guess I'm the only one out there who constantly encounters drivers who just change lanes without regard for whether anyones there or not....Or they turn and look over their shoulder to see if anyone's back there! I keep hoping that the guy in front of them doesn't decide to brake while they're checking the lanes!

Maybe some public service spots on tv showing people how to use the rear view mirror or better yet....how to merge!
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For those with 80s...

I did the "Don't knock it till you try it" approach today. I couldn't get my mirrors to point far enough out (based on the suggestion in the video) before the mirror travel was maxed out

I'm going to give this a try for awhile but I can tell right off it is going to take some getting use to. I've always adjusted my mirrors to where the side of my vehicle is just outside of my vision in the mirror sitting centered in my seat.

Jeff H...I hear what you are saying about the small convex mirrors...The 's 80 has them. The are equally hard to get use to IMO, especially when I rarely drive the 80.
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