Re: Mirrors, again
Yeah, um, "difficult to get out" is an understatement. It's not that it a really technical proceedure or anything, it's just that when you buy them, the package and the design makes it seem like a quick and easy bolt-in. Thats like saying a cam swap is a quick and easy bolt-in. What you need to know before you buy anything that uses those bolts (the lower windshield hinge bolts, not the upper ones) as a mount is that there are nuts on the back side of the bolts. These nuts are sprayed with a white goop that hardens like household caulk, then, they are covered by the main flat metal piece of the dash, which can only be accessed after removing all of the plastic bezels, gauges, the dash pad, and in the process, folding the windshield down to access some of the bolts. Basically, you'll remove the entire dash just to get to the back of the bolts. If you decide to go this route anyway, do yourself a huge favor and have the nuts welded on back there so you can remove them later without all this hassle. All that said, the entire install of my relocation brackets took about an hour and a half and I don't regret it, although I wish I knew beforehand what I was getting into - I don't like surprises like that. One other thing about the relocation brakets, your passenger side mirror may become useless, or (like in my case) you may need to position it so that you're looking out the windshield to see it, instead of the passenger window. Just the advice I wish I had gotten before tackling the install myself. I love my relocated mirrors - I have full and half doors (neither have mirrors now) and I run with no doors most of the time, and I don't have to worry about swapping mirrors, or even adjusting them. Just drop the door in the hinges and go. Hope this helped! Happy Jeepin'!