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Old 29th October 2012, 21:54   #46
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Default Re: 10 Reasons to Ditch the Stick-on Fish-eye Convex Blind Spot Mirror

Contrary to the photos shown here, I prefer to install the blindspot mirror on the inner side of the RVM. That way, the blindspot mirror can be kept flushed with the body of the car and the visibility of the main mirror is not much hampered.
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Came across this article on the net: http://www.caranddriver.com/features...id-blind-spots

Has anyone tried this and found it to be of more use than keeping just a little bit of your own car visible in the ORVMs? I follow the latter technique and haven't yet had any reason to complain [touchwood!] about rear visibility on the LHS and RHS.

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Came across this article on the net: http://www.caranddriver.com/features...id-blind-spots

Has anyone tried this and found it to be of more use than keeping just a little bit of your own car visible in the ORVMs? I follow the latter technique and haven't yet had any reason to complain [touchwood!] about rear visibility on the LHS and RHS.

Cheers,
Vikram
Yes this is true. This really helps a lot in reducing the blind spots. Unfortunately majority of the drivers don't use the RVM's as intended.
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Default Re: 10 Reasons to Ditch the Stick-on Fish-eye Convex Blind Spot Mirror

I use them and find it very useful in city traffic. I can keep eye on motorbikes who want to kiss my car. My fish-eye mirror is not sticked to ORVM but it is fitted above ORVM. So my ORVM is completely free and this is additional.

Yes, on highway it is not much of use, as eyes cannot adjust quickly what is shown in that mirror.
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Contrary to the photos shown here, I prefer to install the blindspot mirror on the inner side of the RVM. That way, the blindspot mirror can be kept flushed with the body of the car and the visibility of the main mirror is not much hampered.
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Also notice that the coverage of the main mirror is very limited.
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Default Re: 10 Reasons to Ditch the Stick-on Fish-eye Convex Blind Spot Mirror

To solve the problem of using RVM real estate, I'm thinking of getting these auxillary blind spot mirrors -
http://www.amazon.com/Auxilary-Wide-...nd+spot+mirror

The only problem is that the auxillary mirrors are fixed using a screw which can be easily removed and the auxillary unit stolen.


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Can someone tell what kind of mirror is which is fixed on Rear Windshield and faces inside of car.
I've seen a few SUV's with this kinda setup but never found what exactly is its use.
I might be late (by 4 years) :-P, but as far as i think- it is to give a view of what is behind the car. (Please read what I meant below :-P)

It is very hard to reverse these cars. And you can't see what is below the door level- perhaps, like a small pole protruding out of the ground or a large stone or perhaps also to gauge the distance to the kerb.
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Default Re: 10 Reasons to Ditch the Stick-on Fish-eye Convex Blind Spot Mirror

Waking up a sleeping thread . I am planning on purchasing a set of blind spot mirrors for my Ritz. I want to install them in the inner portion of ORVM which shows 20% of car-body. So rest of the ORVM is used to see road behind as usual. I need a suggestion from Team-BHPians using blind spot mirror. During night driving, if the vehicle behind is running high-beam, we are already inconvenienced due to the reflection from stock ORVM. Does blind spot mirrors add to this high beam reflection irritation? Or there is no effect at all?
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