(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit, fitting all 1997 to 2016 Wranglers. This kit is available in both the rectangular mirrors that you see here and round mirrors, and it's also available in two different finishes, either gloss black or textured. You can also purchase these mirrors individually or as a pair. This mirror kit is for those of you who want to take the doors off of your Jeep but also want to remain both legal and safe by retaining your rear-view mirrors.Now, there are kits out there that will permanently move your factory mirrors from your doors to your A pillars and I really like those kits because they save you the additional step every time you take the doors off of installing or removing your quick release mirror. However, if you're somebody who has a newer JK that has either the power mirrors or heated mirrors, you'll lose that functionality by moving the mirror to the A pillar, so if you're somebody in that situation, I definitely recommend these.I especially like these mirrors over some of the other quick release mirror kits on the market because these are really solidly built. Some of the issues that you can have with a mirror like this, especially at highway speed, is a vibration that makes it really hard to see behind you. These mirrors are nice and solid, so that won't be an issue for you.On the back of each of these mirrors is a ball joint that is fully adjustable, so you can tighten it down, and that's going to keep the mirrors from moving when you hit highway speed. The way that the arm is designed and the way it attaches to the quick release bracket means it's going to attach really tightly and, again, it's not going to vibrate, especially at highway speed. Because the arms and the mirrors themselves are fully adjustable, you're going to be able to see the mirror in any situation. One of the drawbacks to moving the factory mirror to the A pillar is it can make the passenger mirror a little bit difficult to see. You won't have that issue with this kit. This kit is designed to be completely bolt-on and installs really easily. In fact, it uses a lot of the factory hardware which makes it even easier. The first step in the installation is to install the bracket that will stay on the Jeep. In order to do that, you have to remove two bolts from the factory windshield hinge. Now, we found that ours had some Locktite on them, so it might be helpful to run a die and tap through the bolt and bolt hole to make sure they're nice and clean before you reinstall those bolts. That will decrease the likelihood of you cross-threading one of those bolts.Once you have the bracket installed on the Jeep, you install the mirror onto the mirror arm, and then put the mirror arm in the quick release bracket. The whole installation shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes and the only tool you'll need is a socket to attach the mirror to the mirror arm and a Torx bit to remove those factory bolts. I think this kit is worth every dollar that you have to pay for it because of how solidly it's built. You can get two of these mirrors for right around $50 and in my opinion they're worth that. I would much rather have a mirror mover kit that permanently moves my factory mirror from my door to my A pillar, again, just so you don't have that extra step every time you take your doors on and off. However, I'm a TJ guy, so I don't have to worry about power mirrors. If I had a JK that had power mirrors that were heated, I definitely wouldn't want to lose that functionality and I would be installing a set of these on my Jeep.So if you're somebody who likes to take the doors off your Jeep for that open air driving experience, but you want to remain legal and safe, and you don't mind the extra step of taking the mirrors on and off every time you take the doors on and off, I think this is a well-built and fairly priced kit.So, that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit, fitting all 1997 to 2016 Wranglers that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Quick Release. Get ready for the warm season with the Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit in Textured Black. This rectangle mirror kit installs in moments and provides an easy on and easy off option that won't require bringing out the tool box every time you want to take the doors off.
Rugged Construction. This mirror kit is crafted from durable steel for intense durability. Each arm and mirror housing is finished in a tough textured black powder coat for aggressive styling and protection from corrosion and wear.
Application. The Rugged Ridge Quick Release Mirror Kit is designed for installation on 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK models including Unlimited and Rubicons. Sold as a pair.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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December 20, 2019
Great for when you have your doors off.
My 1998 Jeep TJ's doors strike these mirrors but removing the doors eliminates this problem. The cure is to get door mounted mirriors my next and last step.Helpful (1)
November 19, 2019
Quick release mirrors
I bough these for when I have my doors off. They work great. You just have to screw them down tightly.Helpful (1)
November 12, 2019
greta for doors off
This is a nice mirror for doors completely off and easy to install. Yes, it vibrates when your going down the highway, but you can still see what's behind you. best for grocery getting in town traffic, I would buy again.Helpful (1)
October 28, 2019
These mirrors are super easy to install and provide the perfect view needed when the doors are off.Helpful (1)
October 23, 2019
Bolt on nice and tight. No vibration or wind noise. Good for the money. I used a paint marker and made an index point on the bracket so when removed you can put them right back into place.Helpful (1)
October 20, 2019
Easy to install and look great on my Jeep. best bang for your buck with these.Helpful (1)
September 29, 2019
Quick Release Mirrors.
Easy to install. Hold the position well. They do whistle, but I think it is to be expected.Helpful (1)
September 26, 2019
These are great!! Great size for plenty of view! Needed these a long time ago.Helpful (1)
September 22, 2019
Perfect addition when you remove the doors.
Installs in 5 minutes. Gives you the mirror you lose when removing the door. Easy to adjust. Definitely a must when going doorless.Helpful (2)
September 16, 2019
Easy install. Work well.
Great for the price. Stay put at highway speed. Whistle a little but can't hear them over the radio and BFG MTs. Easy to install.Helpful (2)
How can I keep these mirrors from whistling when driving?
Thank you for your question! I would recommend making sure the mirrors are tight, and adjusting the angles of the mirrors and mounts.
Will this mirror work with a Raxiom windshield light bar mount?
The Rugged Ridge Quick Release Textured Black Rectangular Mirrors will work with the Raxiom Windshield Light Bar Mount. You may just need longer bolts.
Is anyone else having an issue where the mirror arm wants to fold in while driving due to wind? I have it as tight as I can get it and it still slips.
Unfortunately, this is not an unheard of issue with any mirror like this. I would suggest adding a washer, as that can sometimes keep it from slipping so much.
Is it possible to use these with the stock doors ON the Jeep? (2009 JK 2-door.
Yes, these can be used with the doors are on the Jeep.
I have a Barricade Roof Rack installed. Will I still be able to install these mirrors, will I need longer bolts? Thanks!
No, these cannot be installed along with the Barricade Roof Rack.
These Rugged Ridge Quick Release Textured Round Mirror are sold individually, but we also offer them in a pair on our site.
We have not experienced issues with these loosing adjustment once installed and tightened.
Yes, the Barricade Quick Release Textured Rectangular Mirrors can be used with your doors still on.
The Rugged Ridge Quick Release Textured Rectangular Mirror would work on a RHD Wrangler. This is sold individually, and would fit right or left side.
These will stay in place at highway speeds. The amount they stick out past OEM will depend based on your individual mirror adjustment.
Barricade does not make them, but Rugged Ridge offers an extremely similar quick-release mirror that does come in stainless steel! https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-quick-rect-mirror-1102613.html
The mirrors have a textured black finish.
Unfortunately, we do not sell the mounting brackets individually for these Rugged Ridge Mirrors.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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