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Which rear view mirrrors do you guys suggest? I'm considering the Wink 4-pane unit (29in long, pictured in the middle). My factory mirror vibrates and is pretty much useless, so clip-ons are out of the question unfortunately.

 

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I've got no roll cage at this point, but I need better vision for HPDE's.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Chris,

 

I have a five panel wink and it vibrates a lot also.

I just installed a homemade support brace for the center of the mirror and will let you know how well it works after I try it out next week.

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Chris,

 

Most of the cars I seen have the five panel, the four panel should work just as well and I was originally thinking of buying the four panel.

The local Kragen's where I bought mine only had the five panel in stock and is what I picked up.

I also had to make a 2" extention on both sides to get the mirror away me and closer to the front windshield because of my seating position. This shouldn't be a problem if you're a taller driver and sit back a little further.

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ive got the 5 mirror i picked up outa my buddies 56 ford stepside truck. *it dosent run and i didnt steal it * and i also have to fabricate a mount to get it much closer to the windshield and its just not right for how close i have to sit. being a short-ish guy of 5-9.

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I've got the 17" panaramic mirror (slots over existing mirror or you can get a cage mount kit) - it's from i/o port racing. I love it b/c I don't need to use my side mirrors anymore as I can see so much better. Link

 

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Thanks for the responses guys. I'm going with the clip-on above. I just drove the car again a minute ago and it doesn't vibrate that much. If the wink units vibrate too and require fabrication on the mounts, than screw 'em, I didn't like them much anyway!

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I posted this a few weeks back on a few upgrades. One is my 5 panel wink. I needed it after HANS & right side net install.

 

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One nice thing about Early Dashes is that you can move the tach to the center hole.

 

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Gives great visibility.

 

Here is shot of the stock oil pressure gauge and my added in oil temp gauge mounted in the mono speaker cover area.

 

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In the above pic you can also see my right side net and 5 panel wink mirror. The mirror became a "must" have after installing the side net and HANS since I could no longer see out the passenger's side mirror.

 

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Here is a close-up of the install for the wink. I bolted to roof, but needed braket extensions to get it in the right position (far left in pic). Then it vibratated alot so I added in two sheet metal support brakets (middle) for a total of 4 mouting points. Now no more shaking.

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