I've got a 2004 Sierra Ext. cab and no matter how hard I look before
changing into the right lane, I keep missing cars in the blind spot,
expecially at night. So far, I've been lucky.
My mirrors are the heated type with anti-reflective coating that will swing
closed with a button activation.
I've been looking at blind spot mirrors. I like the Hot Spots rectangular
style, but they only stick on with a piece of double stick foam. Anybody
have any experience with these? Do they fall off and chip the door paint on
the way down? Also, I suspect there would be increased reflections at night
since these don't have anti-reflective coating. Are these any good or are
there any better recommendations?
Yes, I turn my head about as far it will go. But, cars manage to get along
side me and I've nearly missed a few. I used a blind spot mirror on my old
Silverado for the 25 years that I drove it. Used the old round metal blind
spot mirrors. They never came off, but they didn't have to contend with
heated mirrors, either.
I always add blind spot mirrors. I have side mount tool boxes so no side
vision at all. I have heated power mirrors and just use the cheap 3"dia
stick on spots. Never any problem falling off. Yes they do reflect
headlights but my mirrors are not self dimming anyway. Clean the glass real
good. Mount them as far to the outside as possible. If you have the blinker
in the mirror they may cover the bottom section of the blinker.
I read this somewhere a few years back and it has worked flawlessly for me
ever since and I am currently driving the 2500HD Crew Cab. When adjusting
your outside mirrors, sit in the middle of your truck (if you have buckets
lean your head to the middle) Adjust the passenger mirror until you just
see the side of the truck. Stay in the middle and adjust the driver's side
the same way. Now watch cars coming from behind and as they leave your rear
view mirror they start showing in your outside mirrors (they actually appear
in both for a second during the transition). It took me a little bit to get
used to it but it has omitted the blind spot for me.
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