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New Member, Will Take Delivery in Two Weeks...Questions Regarding the Side Mirrors...Big Blind Spot

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pnw_R35, Feb 6, 2022.

  1. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:35 PM
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    Pnw_R35

    Pnw_R35 [OP] New Member

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    So I ordered a new tundra through a friend at a dealership a bit ago, he got me a SR5 with TRd sport package for 1k over MSRP, it literally shows up in 2 weeks.

    I was not able to test drive one for a long time, and I finally got to test drive one today, so I am short 5'4, and I noticed the side mirrors are the HUGEST blind spot ever when taking a right turn, almost to the point of not wanting to buy the truck if there isnt a way for me to work around this.

    I did not however raise the seat height (was not my truck so i didnt just start adjusting).

    I heard there were adapters you can buy?

    If I am supposed to post somewhere else, please let me know, or if a Mod can move it that would be great

    Thanks again..

    Edit, I think I need to clarify...

    The mirror itself is physically blocking my vision of cars coming from the left when I am taking a right turn.
    adding a small mirror literally does nothing, adjusting the angle of the mirror does nothing
     
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  2. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:38 PM
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    Know that my 2017 has a MASSIVE blind spot at the right mirror and A arm intersection. I've had to alter my approach to "looking right.'
     
  3. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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    Ely010606

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  4. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:51 PM
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  5. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:56 PM
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    I am 5'3.. with a gen 2 with tow mirrors, I usually look ahead at the corners and rock back and forth to see around the mirrors.. I personally don't have a need for seat jackers, but to each their own.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    Pnw_R35

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    tow mirrors would help a little wouldnt they?
     
  7. Feb 6, 2022 at 6:59 PM
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    lost me there... I lose everything behind my tow mirrors... people, cars, trucks and sometimes 18 wheelers when I don't pay attention..
     
  8. Feb 6, 2022 at 7:02 PM
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    Adjust your mirrors properly, there shouldn't be a blindspot.

    I'm guessing you have your mirrors pointed too far inward, most people do.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2022 at 7:06 PM
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    Black@Blue19

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    Came with all the lane departure and that stuff, electric tail gate lock, fog lights, 20s, sprayed on bed liner, tint, cat protector, and that’s about it??:)
    Mirrors should have blind spot monitoring??
     
  10. Feb 6, 2022 at 7:19 PM
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    cctxquicksand

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    Seat jackers will probably not help, they are only designed to change the angle of your seat to give you a more comfortable seating position.

    with it being so new I doubt any aftermarket blind spot options with an oem look will currently be available

    I would look into something like these.
    https://www.amazon.com/Ampper-Blind-Mirror-Frameless-Convex/dp/B01CV4ANCC

    hope this helps, enjoy your new truck
     
  11. Feb 6, 2022 at 7:32 PM
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    No! the OEM tow mirrors have a huge blind spot on the right. I seen a couple treads about it and have first hand knowledge. Plus they cost over 400 dollars you won’t be happy with them if you’re already having issues with the factory mirrors
     
  12. Feb 6, 2022 at 7:40 PM
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  13. Feb 6, 2022 at 9:02 PM
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    I dont think you are referring to the correct mirrors..

    The ones I have on the SIDE of the car, literally block my view for any cars coming from the left

    There is no adjusting it
     
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    Thanks, but that wont do a thing for my issue.
     
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    Welcome to the forum...:thumbsup:

    Maybe these, or pay more attention as you pull up to the intersection..:eek2:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Feb 6, 2022 at 9:24 PM
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    lol was hoping to avoid cushions lolol
     
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I'm glad you got the joke..
    Welcome, you're gonna fit right in here...:thumbsup:

    There have been a couple of threads about this over the years.
    This problem is certainly not exclusive to the 2022s.
    Not sure what the results were...
     
  18. Feb 6, 2022 at 10:29 PM
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    is this common on all tundras? Maybe it's because it's my first 'full size' truck ive driven
    If so I just have to change my habits and prop myself up each time i turn right to look for on coming traffic
     
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  19. Feb 6, 2022 at 10:41 PM
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    You'll adapt to it.
    Just be more aware when approaching intersections and proceeding from red lights and stop signs.

    I've been driving with these mirrors for 35 years so I'm used to looking around side mirrors. :cool:
    We're trained to look left, right, then left when proceeding thru an intersection.
    That has saved me more times than I can remember in my personal vehicle over the years..

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Feb 6, 2022 at 11:38 PM
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    JLS in WA

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    My Chevy I drive for work has tow mirrors that create horrible blind spots. As do the A pillars. Move your seat to best mitigate it and then be careful.
     
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