17" wide rear view mirror ?

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Old 30 Sep 2003, 09:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
shorashim
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Default 17" wide rear view mirror ?

Just bumped into a site that sells a 17" panoramic rear view mirror
that is attached onto an existing mirror in the vehicle .

looks like it covers a very wide angle , with minimal distortion,
and also reduce glare...

did anybody had experience with this kind of mirrors ?
The product description is in this link

http://www.widemirror.com/Products.html

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Old 30 Sep 2003, 10:15 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"shorashim" <ideas972@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Just bumped into a site that sells a 17" panoramic rear view mirror
> that is attached onto an existing mirror in the vehicle .
>
> looks like it covers a very wide angle , with minimal distortion,
> and also reduce glare...
>
> did anybody had experience with this kind of mirrors ?
> The product description is in this link
>
> http://www.widemirror.com/Products.html
>
> Thanks
> Shoreshim


I had one years ago. It did increase the field of vision. No harm in trying
it out.


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Old 01 Oct 2003, 07:43 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 17" wide rear view mirror ?

I have not used it but there are rare times that the rear view mirror
gets in the way of my front view. I cannot imagine making it larger.
Plus with the convex mirror, objects will be closer than they appear.


I guess it is worth a try for some people. I think having all three
mirrors setup properly is best though (atleast for me).



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Old 01 Oct 2003, 09:52 am   #4 (permalink)
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I prefer to put a small stickon mirror on the
drivers side mirror. I have them on all my
cars. There are more of a rectangular
shape not the round ones and give a
great view of the drivers blind spot without
turning around to check it.
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Old 01 Oct 2003, 03:15 pm   #5 (permalink)
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robmurr@aol.com (ROBMURR) wrote in message news:<20031001105226.25628.00000108@mb-m05.aol.com>...
> I prefer to put a small stickon mirror on the
> drivers side mirror. I have them on all my
> cars. There are more of a rectangular
> shape not the round ones and give a
> great view of the drivers blind spot without
> turning around to check it.


I was taught to drive by turning the head to check the blind spot
before changing lanes and always did so. (Mercedes 380 SEL checked
every time)
Started driving a Toyota pick up truck with a camper shell and it
became mandatory to use convex stick on mirrors on the outside mirrors
to clear the blind spot or I'd be driving into other cars.
But, somehow, on the Camry, with the mirrors adjusted properly, I'm
not sure why or how, but there never seems to be a blind spot, and
after a couple years have found it not necessary to check over the
shoulder. I still do sometimes, just because I can't believe I'm
really seeing it all in the side mirrors, but it must be their
placement or adjustment, they just work really, really well.
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Old 02 Oct 2003, 09:48 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 17" wide rear view mirror ?

I think the side mirrors were just too big
on the 97 camrys, they would look
better smaller.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 12:03 am   #7 (permalink)
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"ROBMURR" <robmurr@aol.com> wrote in message
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> I think the side mirrors were just too big
> on the 97 camrys, they would look
> better smaller.


Function is far more important than style when it comes to any vehicle
mirrors.


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Old 03 Oct 2003, 11:06 am   #8 (permalink)
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I second that.


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Old 04 Oct 2003, 03:13 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Our local paper had an article on mirrors recently.

The author suggested you adjust the drivers side mirror by putting your head
as far left as possible then adjusting the mirror until you could just see
the edge of the car. Then for the passenger side mirror - you lean to the
right and adjust that mirror until you just see the edge of the car.

The rear view mirror then gives you a view on what is behind you while the
side mirrors show you what is to your side (instead of part of your side and
part of your rear).

Apparently this eliminates blind spots and reduces glare from headlights.
I'm trying it now - seems different not seeing the side of the car as you
drive.

The author went on to suggest you try the 'usual' mirror method with a
person walking behind the car & you noting when you could & could not see
them - then re-try with his suggested method.




"Daniel M. Dreifus" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> robmurr@aol.com (ROBMURR) wrote in message

news:<20031001105226.25628.00000108@mb-m05.aol.com>...
> > I prefer to put a small stickon mirror on the
> > drivers side mirror. I have them on all my
> > cars. There are more of a rectangular
> > shape not the round ones and give a
> > great view of the drivers blind spot without
> > turning around to check it.

>
> I was taught to drive by turning the head to check the blind spot
> before changing lanes and always did so. (Mercedes 380 SEL checked
> every time)
> Started driving a Toyota pick up truck with a camper shell and it
> became mandatory to use convex stick on mirrors on the outside mirrors
> to clear the blind spot or I'd be driving into other cars.
> But, somehow, on the Camry, with the mirrors adjusted properly, I'm
> not sure why or how, but there never seems to be a blind spot, and
> after a couple years have found it not necessary to check over the
> shoulder. I still do sometimes, just because I can't believe I'm
> really seeing it all in the side mirrors, but it must be their
> placement or adjustment, they just work really, really well.



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Old 04 Oct 2003, 03:38 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"A" <A@a.com> wrote in message news:MRFfb.15833$pl3.9901@pd7tw3no...
> Our local paper had an article on mirrors recently.
>
> The author suggested you adjust the drivers side mirror by putting your

head
> as far left as possible then adjusting the mirror until you could just see
> the edge of the car. Then for the passenger side mirror - you lean to the
> right and adjust that mirror until you just see the edge of the car.
>
> The rear view mirror then gives you a view on what is behind you while the
> side mirrors show you what is to your side (instead of part of your side

and
> part of your rear).
>
> Apparently this eliminates blind spots and reduces glare from headlights.
> I'm trying it now - seems different not seeing the side of the car as you
> drive.
>
> The author went on to suggest you try the 'usual' mirror method with a
> person walking behind the car & you noting when you could & could not see
> them - then re-try with his suggested method.
>

Excellent advice. All it takes is one blind spot booboo for a tragedy.


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> "Daniel M. Dreifus" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:c5ef7dc0.0310011215.64091eba@posting.google.c om...
> > robmurr@aol.com (ROBMURR) wrote in message

> news:<20031001105226.25628.00000108@mb-m05.aol.com>...
> > > I prefer to put a small stickon mirror on the
> > > drivers side mirror. I have them on all my
> > > cars. There are more of a rectangular
> > > shape not the round ones and give a
> > > great view of the drivers blind spot without
> > > turning around to check it.

> >
> > I was taught to drive by turning the head to check the blind spot
> > before changing lanes and always did so. (Mercedes 380 SEL checked
> > every time)
> > Started driving a Toyota pick up truck with a camper shell and it
> > became mandatory to use convex stick on mirrors on the outside mirrors
> > to clear the blind spot or I'd be driving into other cars.
> > But, somehow, on the Camry, with the mirrors adjusted properly, I'm
> > not sure why or how, but there never seems to be a blind spot, and
> > after a couple years have found it not necessary to check over the
> > shoulder. I still do sometimes, just because I can't believe I'm
> > really seeing it all in the side mirrors, but it must be their
> > placement or adjustment, they just work really, really well.

>
>



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