Review & Install Video
These Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets in textured black are for those of you that have a 2007 and up JK that are looking for a way to move your factory mirrors from the door onto the A-pillar of your Jeep, so that you have them even when the doors are removed, in order for you to remain both legal and safe when you're driving doorless.
Now, there are gonna be quite a few different options out there for mirror relocation brackets. There are some that are of this style that allow you to move those factory mirrors onto the A-pillar. There are other mirrors that will be a quick disconnect style that put a whole additional mirror up on the A-pillar that you can take off when you have the doors on, and put on when you have the doors off. And finally, there's an option of a mirror that'll just drop right in that top door hinge when you have the door removed.
I personally like this style, because you can very easily remove and reinstall the door, without having to think about your mirrors at all. They're always on the A-pillar. You don't have to move them when you take the doors on and off. So, this is the style that I personally really prefer. Now, no matter what option you go with, most of them are gonna install pretty easily. This one's no different, definitely a one-out-of-three-wrench installation, less than an hour to get these installed.
Now, this setup here is going to be a fixed-length arm setup. So, you're gonna have those mirrors. They're gonna go on there. There's not going to be any adjustability. There are some mirror relocation brackets set up like this that will move your factory mirrors onto the A-pillar, that have a little bit of adjustment, especially on the passenger side. When you move the mirror forward a little bit to get it on the A-pillar, it can make it a little bit difficult to see out of that mirror. So, they have an adjustable arm that lets that mirror sit a little bit further away from the Jeep, giving you a little bit more visibility. This setup does not have that. Now, those adjustable options might be a couple dollars more, but in my opinion, it is worth it, if you're worried about visibility out that passenger side.
This kit does come with a total of four different pieces here. So, you're going to have the relocation brackets themselves, and then block off plates for the doors, so you don't have just big open holes when you move those factory mirrors onto the A-pillar. Everything is going to have that textured black powder coat finish, so it's all going to match a lot of other aftermarket accessories you may have added onto your Jeep. And, it's also going to do a really nice job of matching the factory black plastic accents that you have on your Wrangler right off the assembly line. Both pieces are going to have a foam backing material on there in order to keep them from chaffing your factory paint. So, if you were ever to remove these, you can go right back to a stock setup without having any permanent damage to the Jeep.
To get these installed onto your Jeep, again, very simple one-out-of-three-wrench installation, less than an hour to get this installed. In order to remove your factory mirror, all you need to do is remove the mirror from its factory mirror arm. Remove the two bolts from the inside of the door and that mirror arm will come off. In order to get this bracket mounted up, you're gonna have to remove a couple of torques' bolts out of your windshield hinge. Once those bolts are removed, you can put the mirror arm in place and replace those screws. Then you can go ahead and set your block off plate in its location, and put those factory screws right back on. Finally you're going to bolt it on to your new, relocated mirror arm.
These brackets will run you right around $55. And that's really par for the course when you look at a setup like this that includes all four pieces. As I mentioned before, there are some that have additional features, some adjustability. Those ones might be $5, $10 more. If you're looking for that adjustability, if you want maximum visibility, especially out of the passenger-side mirror, it is worth it to spend a couple of extra dollars. However, if you're not quite as worried about that, if you're gonna be running without doors a lot of the time, you're not as worried about having that adjustability on the passenger side, this is gonna be a great kit. And it'll save you a couple of dollars over those other ones.
So, if you're looking for a mirror relocation bracket set to move those factory mirrors onto the A-pillar permanently, I definitely recommend taking a look at this setup from Rugged Ridge. And you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.