Which mirrors you like better.

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Which mirrors look better to you?

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16
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JDM folding mirrors
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56%
 
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby toayoztan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:39 am

RyDaGriff wrote: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?


Yeah, no hard feelings, opinions are opinions.

I plan to use the USDM ones, partly b/c I simpliy don't have the JDM ones on hand. I wouldn't mind picking up a set though and take a long look at them in person, and see what it'd look like on my car after my car is put together.

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby RyDaGriff » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:50 am

Personally, I was going for the RC clone back when I had mine. I just feel like the JDM mirrors work better with the more bulbous shapes of the RC hood/bumper combination. I also think the USDM mirrors look better with the regular All-trac hood regardless of which front bumper is used.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby WarTowels » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:32 am

USDM mirrors are befitting of Celica ST's. They give the car a weird and unnecessary space ship vibe.

JDM mirrors are much more subtle, yet still remain aggressive. I appreciate that.
Oh and I hadn't ever made a Shrek connection before, thanks for getting that stuck in my head!

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby salutmecos » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:11 pm

USDM mirrors !!!!

looks good
works good

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby sammyw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:25 pm

I guess I am in the minority but I prefer the JDM ones. I like the look and the folding functionality could be useful when parking in tight spaces. And I like the sound they make when they fold in, but I am weird.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Corey » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:50 pm

WarTowels wrote:JDM mirrors are much more subtle, yet still remain aggressive. I appreciate that.Oh and I hadn't ever made a Shrek connection before, thanks for getting that stuck in my head!


You'll really notice it while driving if the sun is setting behind you and casts a shadow ahead of the car. The shadow looks a lot like shrek's head lol
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby 2of81 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:51 pm

sammyw wrote: the folding functionality could be useful when parking in tight spaces.

All-Tracs should never be parked in such a tight space where you need to fold in the mirrors :smokes:
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby 93cc » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:09 pm

2of81 wrote:
sammyw wrote: the folding functionality could be useful when parking in tight spaces.

All-Tracs should never be parked in such a tight space where you need to fold in the mirrors :smokes:



I was thinking that exact same thing ;-)


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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby underscore » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:27 am

Unfortunately a lot of ricer mirrors seem to have been copied from the USDM ones (I'm not sure if they're the first to be like that but it's a pretty old design).

Spectra1 wrote:
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.


I think if the JDM ones were designed better they wouldn't look as bad, but to me it just looks like a USDM mirror that someone took a chunk out of.
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby sammyw » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:34 am

93cc wrote:
2of81 wrote:
sammyw wrote: the folding functionality could be useful when parking in tight spaces.

All-Tracs should never be parked in such a tight space where you need to fold in the mirrors :smokes:



I was thinking that exact same thing ;-)


I voted for USDM


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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:47 pm

I prefer the JDM mirrors as they seem to flow better with a slightly less dated look. Nothing wrong with the USDM mirrors though. Mine just came with the JDM goodness yo :twisted:
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:26 am

USDM 165 mirrors are boring .... Picked up a set of folding jdms ... will be painting and installing soon 8)
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby alex237 » Mon May 14, 2012 5:55 pm

anyone want to swap a set of jdm for us?
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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:53 pm

Corey Darling wrote:TTE > JDM > USDM in my opinion ;)


Agreed .....TTE mirrors FTW

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Re: Which mirrors you like better.

Postby XLarge » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:19 pm

I don´t like the USDM ones as they look like aftermarket M3 clones all the kids bolt to their VW and Opel here in Germany. The stock Euro spec mirrors (same form as the JDM ones but without the folding function and angled for LHD ) are more unique and looking more as made out of one piece.
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