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Old 07-23-2014, 07:46 AM
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Where do you adjust your main mirrors?

Hey all,

I was wondering where you all adjust your main mirror to. When I set it to just catch the edge of the bed (maybe about 5-10% of the mirror shows the bed) I loose cars really easily in my blind spot and must use the curved spot mirror to see them. Do you guys adjust them that way and check both mirrors before changing lanes or do you adjust them way out and loose sight of your bed?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:08 AM
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Adjust them where you feel comfortable but if nothings in the bed why look at it?
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:30 AM
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just a glimpse of sheet metal nothing more I know where my truck is I want to see other vehicles

you have no idea how good you have it with these 08 up mirrors and the adjustable blind spot helper mirror
so much bigger that the previous years
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:34 AM
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I agree they seem to be more like semi mirrors than pickup it really makes it nice
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM
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The proper way to adjust the side view mirrors is to set them relative to the rear view mirror. Specifically, the view in each side view mirror should overlap slightly with the view from the side of the rear view mirror. That way, when you look from the side view to rear view, or vice versa, you're getting a continuous image of what's behind and to the side of you. This eliminates the blind spots.

Google will have pictures explaining this better than I can in words.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:45 PM
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Its almost impossible to get a complete pov through the mirrors like you explained your always going to have blind spots. I set my side mirrors to show a sliver of the box and rely on the convex 99% of the time and side view when finer detail is needed like initially backing into a parking spot. Rear view mirrors are useless except for seeing buddy right before he rear ends you...
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