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New mirrors for the F150!

Well after 6 months of ownership, Im finally tired of the Towing mirrors. I have a love/hate relationship with them. Love the looks and visibility of them but HATE parking with them at work and people about taking them off going down the road.

I park between two support poles at work and each and every morning, I have to roll window down, pull mirror in, then finish backing up. Aggravating!



mine is the white truck. see all the stupid poles....

So I worked out a deal with a buddy on here (01_ranger_4x4) and he is bought my towing mirrors and I bought with that money these mirrors:



I know chrome dont get you home, but it ties all the chrome together on my truck (step rails, LT Handles, and grill surround).

Im losing my puddle light capability on the towing mirrors, SOOOOO i ordered two of these off of ebay to compensate. I was going to mod them onto the bottom of the mirrors, BUT decided to put them on the bottom of my step rail instead :D





and here is the link for them if anyone is interested, not bad for $6 per light.

3/4" Grommet Mount White Clear Bullet LED light 55WC | eBay

more pics to come when I get all installed
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Going to look good! Should have just got some power folding ones.... lol.
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Going to look good! Should have just got some power folding ones.... lol.
the truck already had the towing mirrors on it when I bought it those power folding are expensive! plus you have to buy the controller and switch for them
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I would never trade the tow mirrors I had for anything. They were the best investment I ever made.
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I would never trade the tow mirrors I had for anything. They were the best investment I ever made.
I dont "want" to trade them, but as I said before, tired of the hassle
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I would never trade the tow mirrors I had for anything. They were the best investment I ever made.
Looks like you did tho?!
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Looks like you did tho?!
Nope I traded the whole package. Different.
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Are those lights on the front of them?
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Hooray! No more strap on towing mirror for me! I cant wait to be able to see behind me next time I pull my camper. No more hoping no one is beside me when I change lanes. lol

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i want tow mirrors
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Hooray! No more strap on towing mirror for me! I cant wait to be able to see behind me next time I pull my camper. No more hoping no one is beside me when I change lanes. lol

Ugly.
I like the pull out ones (that what she said) on the super duties i have.
My favorite lange change tactic: give it a little jolt to the lane i want to change into, making the trailer get close to the line. Then once the people freak out and get out of the lane, move over.
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I wouldn't blame you, towing mirrors are hard to see around at busy intersections with bikers and peds (not that I care, get in my way peds, I dare you) Hauling 35' gooseneck, 6 place enclosed deckover sled trailer and 16' enclosed trailer I have no issues with standard mirrors.

I wanna see the puddle lights wired up...do work!!!
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meh. i prefer the towing mirrors. are the ones you bought oem? probably not becuase the light on the outside is supposed to be orange.

on a side note.. DJ holy sig batman
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alex changed it on me
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meh. i prefer the towing mirrors. are the ones you bought oem? probably not becuase the light on the outside is supposed to be orange.

on a side note.. DJ holy sig batman
its a reflector. Its getting painted satin black though. No, these are ebay ones, read good reviews on them. I tried to find someone to trade with. You would think as much as everyone on F150 forums want tow mirrors, they would have traded......
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Those should look great on there. Let me know how you like those you like those little grommet lights. I might have some ideas for them if they arent junk.
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I tried to find someone to trade with. You would think as much as everyone on F150 forums want tow mirrors, they would have traded......
you would think so. if its anything like the gm guys. they love the tow mirrors and woulda done a trade like that in a heartbeat
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I had them posted for like a week. Free trade, no boot money or anything! But nothing still! I had a few hits for XLT mirrors, but I wanted white capped lariat or FX4 mirrors
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I tried trading mine plus a little cash for any type of mirror before I traded it in and got no bites either on F150forum.com.
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I can see why people may not have jumped to do a trade. Unless they were local and do a direct same day swap they would have had to drive their truck with no mirrors until you could send yours out and vise versa. Most dont have another vehicle to drive while their truck sits with no mirrors.
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buy some YZ, sand the caps down, spray.
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New mirrors are ON! Love the new look! I miss the visibility of the tow mirrors but I didnt have to do anything to pull in my parking space at work this morning!!!! The truck looks a little more balanced too as the towing mirrors were kinda gaudy on the truck.

The front little clear reflector is actually LED turn signals as well. I thought it was just a reflector when I bought them like OEM ones and I was gonna paint it black, but since its also a turn signal, Ill leave it alone :) Very happy with the new look







Another accidental de-mod was my front vanity plate. Wife backed up into the front of my truck the other day and messed the plate up (didnt hurt anything else), but now we are gonna have to get her car a new rear bumper and a dent pulled from her trunk lid FTL... But I like the new look with no front plate!
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that sucks scott...im willing to bet they will just repair the bumper though
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