Adjust your mirrors properly

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Adjust your mirrors properly

Post by sirwilliam » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:18 pm

Adjust the driver’s seat to the correct position. Lean your head and torso over to the left until your head contacts the window glass. I know, that seems too far. But trust me. Now, adjust the left-side mirror outward until you can barely see your own fender in it. Next, lean over to the right a similar distance, and adjust the right-side mirror so you can just see your own rear fender. Sit up straight. Your mirrors are now set to allow you to see other cars in your blind spot. You won’t need to swivel your neck around to be aware of traffic hiding at 60 mph right beside you. And the interior mirror will still let you see the traffic directly behind.
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Post by zaxrex » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:22 pm

Problem is, I am taller than most Nips, so I have to si further back from the wheel. There is not enough range on the mirrors to allow me to do that.
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Post by chicken n waffles » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:57 pm

the other problem is that some people drive lunchbox sized cars these days that camp out in blindspots. i'll stick to the ol' "rear-view and head swivel" technique.
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Post by scheherazade » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:05 am

I have a 17" panoramic rear view.
Besides seeing straight back, the edges of that thing actually see farther left/right than my side mirrors do.

I have my side mirrors adjusted pretty similar to those instructions.
I did it not for blind spot coverage, but because I had a habit of mistaking "my own lane behind me" for "the lane to my side".

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Post by sirwilliam » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:12 am

Well, I tried this procedure out yesterday and do not like the outcome. I feel even more blind w/ it setup like this. Back to the old way :wink:
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Post by GaToR » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:35 am

What we really need is aditional side mirrors.

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Post by sirwilliam » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:42 am

^^So JDM...I would rock it! :lol:
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Post by complacent » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:51 am

sirwilliam wrote:^^So JDM...I would rock it! :lol:
I must admit, I kinda like it too... :oops:
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Post by Sabre » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:09 am

complacent wrote:
sirwilliam wrote:^^So JDM...I would rock it! :lol:
I must admit, I kinda like it too... :oops:
I really should put you two to rest for saying that... ick!
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Post by GaToR » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:12 am

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Post by zaxrex » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:15 pm

I think more like:
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and one from GRM for Gabe
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Post by snaab » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:09 am

sirwilliam wrote:Well, I tried this procedure out yesterday and do not like the outcome. I feel even more blind w/ it setup like this. Back to the old way :wink:
It's supposed to eliminate the blind spot that you can't see even when turning your head. Keep working with it, it's better!


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Post by chicken n waffles » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:31 am

ok, they look good on 240z's, but on the fxt... fail.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:56 am

:postwhore:

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Post by chicken n waffles » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:00 am

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Post by GaToR » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:23 am

chicken n waffles wrote:ok, they look good on 240z's, but on the fxt... fail.
I might like it if it weren't in addition to the door mirrors. That screams retro-fail.

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Post by zaxrex » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:13 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote: I love Z's.
Awwhh, thanks. I appreciate that, man.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:18 am

I also love M16's and claymore mines...... :twisted:
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Post by complacent » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:36 am

something something can't handle teh JDM, something something.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:13 pm

IMHO the fender flairs are awesome; the extra mirrors not so much...

side note: there is a Gabe that works for GRM. he drives a Subaru and he's from Kentucky. 8)

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Post by zaxrex » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:58 pm

[ermey]Kentucky? Holy dogstuff! Only steers and queers come from...[/ermey]

Wait, no. that is texas.
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Re: Adjust your mirrors properly

Post by Zell_06 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:43 pm

I've been drivin with my mirrors this way since ya posted this. Got my girlfriend to doin in her 335xi. Good post.
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