Which mirrors you like better.

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Which mirrors look better to you?

US Market
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56%
 
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Which mirrors you like better.

Postby 2of81 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:07 am

Always just wondered what the general concenses was. Folding coolness aside.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby toayoztan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:04 pm

Before, I believe people liked the usdm mirrors.

Not a fan of the shrek ears.

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby sMARTINside » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:12 pm

On my side, I prefer the USDM ones.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby underscore » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:28 pm

USDM, I have both and JDM are fugly.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby aus jd 2703 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:17 pm

pictures just so i am talking about the right mirrors...
but i think usdm are nicer if their the right ones.. can u put them on a rhd?
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Meurz » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:19 pm

USDM ones are a fair bit bigger aren't they?
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby FabZ » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:46 pm

aus jd 2703 wrote:pictures just so i am talking about the right mirrors...
but i think usdm are nicer if their the right ones.. can u put them on a rhd?

just look on sMARTINside avatar just above.. he has usdm mirors :P i only had JDM and never noticed de difference but a agree usdm ones are nice!
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Corey » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:08 am

TTE > JDM > USDM in my opinion ;)
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Spectra1 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:50 am

JDM are fugly


Funny I was thinking the same thing about the USDM ones. I just ordered a set of the JDM ones because I think they dont look as dated and give a cleaner look. I guess well see once I have them on which ones I end up liking more.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby RyDaGriff » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:03 am

I have had both, obviously. I had the usdm ones originally but then got a set of the jdm ones and i like the way that they looked, however, it took me a year or so to gather all the parts to finally wire them up to work only to figure out that because they came off a jdm car that the viewing angles were set for RHD. It was a realy pain in the ass. I did finally get a set of ones that were meant for LHD and after installing them I was really satisfied with them. I never used the folding function other than to screw with people or show off. The USDM ones are definitely lighter and likely more aerodynamic than the JDM ones. They had to weigh like 5lbs a piece or something. I voted for the JDM because of uniqueness. It's a suttle difference that set my alltrac apart from the others and I do still like the way they look better. Less ricey and more high-end performance vehicle appearing in my opinion.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby toayoztan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:32 am

Less ricey? Wow, but to each their own on opinion.

I can think of a couple more reasons why the JDM ones would be "ricey" vs USDM.

I guess I've never heard of anything stock referred to as ricey on any forum.

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Spectra1 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:46 am

Yup I was thinking the USDM looked ricey too so he is not alone.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby RyDaGriff » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:50 am

Not really trying to say that the USDM ones are ricey, however, there have been very similar designs made to fit the ricey Honda/Acura models. If you compare the JDM ones to other car makers, they seem to be more similar to that which you would see in the Supra and RX7. Just my opinion though. Bryan~ I guess I can assume that your going to go with the USDM mirrors on your build then?
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby toayoztan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:51 am

That's cool but I was really referring to the term "ricey" being used so loosely and thrown around so much these days :wink: , not so much as to what or why he likes JDM > USDM, I should have been more clear.

Just surprised to people would even use the term ricey when referring to stock parts on a 20 year old car.

Cleaner, subtle, aggressive, etc would probably be better choice of words. Again, to each their own. Just tired of seeing kids (and some adults) throw that term around into any context they will like you see on youtube and streetfire.

*and now returning from my soapbox...nothing personal against anyone, just my opinion!

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby 2of81 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:31 am

My idea of the mirrors is that Toyota designed the car around the US market mirrors and the JDM ones are designed for regulations to fold, theres no fact in that, but thats just the way I see it.

My US market drivers kept me from busting my ass one winter but it has a small vibration at highway speeds and is also faded to boot. Now I have a set of JDM ones that would need to be painted to match, kinda need to make a decision here quick since my hood and bumper is getting sprayed. The thing is I look at the US ones and think they flow with the car so fu*%ing well. Never saw a thread on what people thought about the looks, so here it is.
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