Want real tow mirrors for your Expy? Here's how (lot of pics)

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Looks good there. Let me tell you that it'll spoil you- compared with the Expy now my 92 F150 has terrible vision lol.

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I know going from the old ones to my mustang or my wife's Saturn sky is bad enough!
 

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The only issue I've noticed in the short distance of driving is the shaking you were talking about. I know they're tight because I don't have any shaking on the bottom mirror, only the top one. I have emailed 1a auto. We'll see what they have to say
 
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The only issue I've noticed in the short distance of driving is the shaking you were talking about. I know they're tight because I don't have any shaking on the bottom mirror, only the top one. I have emailed 1a auto. We'll see what they have to say
Yeah it's the main glass. I went on some forums and people said they put some soft foam up behind the corners of the glass and made a huge difference, but I have been too lazy to try it lol it doesn't bother me enough cause I am used to mirrors shaking on my old trucks too. It doesn't bother me much and the huge increase in vision personally makes it worth it to me.

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Pics for 2011 Expedition

It finally quit raining long enough around here for me to finish installing the towing mirrors. Here are a few pics...

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Well i received a call from 1A. They said that it was typical nature of these mirrors to shake and I could do a replacement which wouldn't do any good or return them. Problem is, I LOVE the visibility of these as well as the craftsmanship and quality. If the passenger mirror wasn't so bad then i'd love them. But i think for 300 dollars they are not high enough quality for the price. I'm torn right now...
 
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Well i received a call from 1A. They said that it was typical nature of these mirrors to shake and I could do a replacement which wouldn't do any good or return them. Problem is, I LOVE the visibility of these as well as the craftsmanship and quality. If the passenger mirror wasn't so bad then i'd love them. But i think for 300 dollars they are not high enough quality for the price. I'm torn right now...
I hear ya there. Frankly for me it doesn't bother me since mine don't shake that much. And it could be a lot worse i guess that a lot of dodge and Chevy guys have terrible problems with their mirrors shaking chronically from the factory so these are slightly better.

If you wanted to you could go about putting some real small and soft foam or something of the like in the corners to get it to stay put a little more. If you search for the topic of tow mirror glass shaking you'll find lots of results and many potential fixes.

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I hear ya there. Frankly for me it doesn't bother me since mine don't shake that much. And it could be a lot worse i guess that a lot of dodge and Chevy guys have terrible problems with their mirrors shaking chronically from the factory so these are slightly better.

Totally agree. I just used these towing mirrors on a 500 mile camping trip with a 24' travel trailer. There was an unbelievable difference pulling the camper with these towing mirrors as compared to the stock mirrors with the generic extensions. Any mirror shaking was so minor, I really didn't notice or it didn't affect my vision. I told my wife that these mirrors were worth every penny I spent!
 
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