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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2001, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Side mirrors ARE FIXED!

My truck has the big rear view mirrors mounted on the tubes that the 88-94 trucks had. You can see them in the picture below:

Whenever I get up around 65 or more on the highway, the darn things sweep back like an F-14 sweeps it's wings back.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Sorry, just had to put that analogy in there. Unfortunately for me, it doesn't make the truck any faster and I can see myself, not the road behind and to the sides of me.

So how do I fix this?

I'm driving 2500 miles back to Michigan sometime in the next 2 months (dumb Marine Corps[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]) and would really be glad to not have to deal with this.

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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

Hmmm, I know on my brothers 92 that had those type of mirrors on it he could pull the little plastic bezel off where the mirror mounts to the truck and there was an adjuster screw in there to change tension. Not sure if yours are the same cause I think he may have gotten a diff. set of aftermarket ones that looked the exact same after his roll over. But not sure. Worth a look. Otherwise, JB weld the suckers [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

yep, Mine have that tension bolt too. Little philips head screw can be seen from underneath the miiror, then cover slides back and you can set clamp bolt.


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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

yup, the guys said, take the plastic triangle thing of by unscrewing the the torqx screw on the bottom side(i have no torx srew driver that size, so i used a small flat head screwdriver). kinda squeeze the center section as you pull it back...as there are two little legs with tabs that hold the cover in the slot. anyway, just tighten up the two hex screws...size 5/16 (i think) - then stick the cover back on and tightem the screw.

i just did this a couple weeks ago...the things ain't going anywhere now! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

Oh I have these same dadgum mirrors. smacked mine downward with a rubber mallet. Problem solved.

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Check out the wrecking yards for a 95-98. They will have the new style mirror. I got mine for 100 bucks for the pair. They look WAY better. Also solves the speed mirror problem.

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PS-Electric mirrors will work just like manual mirrors, they move with the push of a hand.

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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

Yeah, I have the new style mirrors on my Yukon too and seeing I have a new style grill on it also everyone thinks it's a 96-99 rather than an OLD 1993!!!



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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

My mirrors used to do that, so I bought the new black style, no more folding and like RyanB said, people think my truck is like a '98 model....until they look at the square dash.

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Re: Side mirrors get aerodynamic at speed........

Hey thanks guys. I dug out my allen wrenches (which I had forgotten I owned [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]) and sockets and tightened down those two 5/16" bolts on each side. Were barely even vibrating on the drive home from work today.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

I don't want to put the newer style on because I like how big of a field of vision these older ones give me. I drove a friend's pickup a while back, and every time I looked in them I was nervous because I felt like I couldn't see everything. Besides, I like the look of these mirrors.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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