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Old 08-13-2006, 09:16 AM   #21
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haha, blue flames. but yeah, those mirrors look keewwwwl, how do they attach in there? it's it fab or stock mounting? ever do the y5 minime?
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:51 AM   #22
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It uses the stock mounting location. The connecting rod (from base to mirror)has a ball at the end of it so you can adjust the position of the mirror and you lock it down with a lock washer and nut.

The mirror weighs 3 ounces! The aluminum bracket is almost 2 pounds though, I should have purchased the carbon fiber fab sheet and made it flush mount.
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:53 AM   #23
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Hmm, darn, it seems like darin couldn't use on then for the style of the mounting,
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If he has a 96-00 civic it will fit. Those are fake screws on the front, I dont know why they did that. I should have clarified. I think this mount was made for a coupe however. Its curve doesn't quite match the one on my 4 door.
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:02 AM   #25
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If I had a motorcycle mirror hanging around, that might do the trick. My Ninja 250 had nice sized mirrors... And I'm not so concerned about weight as frontal area & Cd.

This afternoon I'm going to look at the folding Forkenswift mirror approach with the smaller convex circle on the "aft" end when folde back for highway use. I think that's a good hybrid approach (and I've got the mirror already). We'll see.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:37 PM   #26
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Undertook a little project this afternoon: replaced my stock non-folding but otherwise aerodynamically shaped driver's side mirror with a folding but otherwise not very aerodynamic mirror from the red Forkenswift car.
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how much were they tomauto? I would have to say the reduced frontal area in the new mirrors is at least a compromise in stock mirrors vs. no mirror. My '85 CRX Si hasn't had a pass. side mirror in years....I scored an HF delete plate in the junkyard and adapted it, then sold the mirror recently for $16. I wanted to get a 300mm rearview to make up for it but I haven't found one I like yet. Mak
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F1 Mirrors

APR Performance makes the mirrors.
http://www.aprperformance.com/

I found the mirrors on a e-bay listing for 78 dollars shipped to me! APR sells them for 275 plus shipping. I like them very much, everybody in my town asks, how can you see out of those?? I tell them its better, than they wont take my word for it.
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Remove all your mirrors and get a wink mirror. You could even buy a couple of those CVS digital camcorders for $20-30 each and extend the lcd or camera connections (whichever's easiest) from where the camera is to where you are for blind spots.
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Is there anyway you could have side mirrors on the inside of the car that still function?
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