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Panoramic rearview mirror

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by freerider8, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Mar 13, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    freerider8

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    So I have been looking for a new rearview mirror that will give me more visual coverage in my new truck. I made one purchase but it would not mount onto the existing mirror. Returned it and bought a 5 panel mirror that requires it to be mounted to the roof of the interior, not really wanting to put holes into the headliner but cannot find anything that will work without going this direction. I did try and install it today but the self tapping screws suck and now I have a couple of small holes in the headliner near the visor. Not really pleased with that since the interior of this truck is perfect. I am going to find a piece of fabric to place over the holes just so I dont see them. Has anyone ever installed anything safely in this manner without puncturing the roof? I am looking for anything that can help give me the added vision I want without damaging my truck. I have found some other mirror brackets that can be added to the 5 panel mirror and attach to the windshield like the factory mirror but question if they can hold the weight of this mirror. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2016 at 5:26 AM
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    If you can try and search auto parts stores in Japan. The problem being its all in Japanese. So you have to use a translator. Aside from that many of their mirrors range in size from standard all the way to 14 to 16 inches and are spring mounted to your existing one. Good luck.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    Well I finally got the mirror installed in the truck. I figured that since I had a few small holes into the headliner I may as well give it a complete go and try and get it installed. I am going to try and find some cloth to stick to the other ones that aren't covered at all. There aren't many but just knowing they are there bugs me. I was unable to find any mirror mounts that sound like they would work or got some decent reviews. I did find some mounts on Amazon but the reviews were not so good as a whole so I figured why spend money on something that may not work. 20160315_181833.jpg
     
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  4. Mar 16, 2016 at 5:08 AM
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    thats a big mirror.Looks good
     
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  5. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    How do you like driving with a mirror like that?
     
  6. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    Nobody is gonna be sneaking up on you from behind unless they are real short! Can you take a picture of how you mounted the mirror and take one from outside the truck to show the size of the mirror relative to everything else?
     
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  7. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    I will try and take more pics later with some other angles. I must say I do like it so far, it does give more view of behind the truck. I suppose it will take more time to get used to it but like how I can see more than with the stock mirror.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2016 at 10:09 PM
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    bigoltater

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    Those are old school, I had those back in the yearly 90's on a few of my cars, I remember I could see anything behind me.
     
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