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Blinds spots

what do you find your major blind spots are?
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when the nose of a small car is even with my rear door i cant see them... i have convex mirrors on both windows however so i dont have any blind spots...
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Well, right where ^he said and right infront and right behind me. I've had miata's,del sol's, and countless other small cars "dissapear" behind my truck sitting at lights.
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My biggest blind spot in my rear view mirror is from the passenger seat casue it is a high back. I have added the little mirrors and they help out alot. I got my mirrors pointed out pretty far also
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ive actually hit a del sol :(
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i find my biggest blind spot when checking for on coming traffic, or changing lanes is if your looking back torward the passenger rear corner of the truck, the seat is always in the way unless its down, that and from the drivers seat, if the passenger seat is up or u have a passenger, u cant see out the lil window behind the passenger seat.....
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Same as Dave. I've also found that my drivers side A pillar is a rough spot too... but I have Ventshades as well, so it adds another inch to the A pillar
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I have a topper so the blind spot on the drivers side is basically anything I can't see in the side view mirror. I just make sure I give the blinker a head start when I change lanes. And I move over slowly because I figure any car I can't see there would beep the horn once they saw some TSL's coming at em.
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Same as Dave. I've also found that my drivers side A pillar is a rough spot too... but I have Ventshades as well, so it adds another inch to the A pillar
A-Pillar here too, I have Ventshades, a Pillar Pod and tinted windows so sometimes I can't see pedestrians darting from the left Good thing I drive like a grandpa haha.
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That's why I got these:

Adjustable.....best $3 mod I could have ever done.

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ive actually hit a del sol :(
i backed into a mercedes

hence the big bumper i have now haha

between being pretty tall, and having that spare tire in the bed cars often disappear from my view behind me, and when the front bumper is at about the split in the cab and bed its pretty bad
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Heck, even runnign stock size with 265/r16's, little cars vanish behidn my rear bumper, sometimes the only time at night that I can see anyone behind me at a stop light is to flash teh brakes and watch it reflect in their faces Thats, and of course, as above.. the biggest spot is by far right over the left shoulder in between the extended cab window, and the driver side window.. jsut cant see anything there.. I've almost gotten pretty close to pulling into a lane to find some teeny car sitting right in that blind spot.. I'm a good driver though, so I only freaked them out a 'little' bit before getting fully back into my lane.. heh
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If I cant see your headlights over my tailgate and were going at a decent speed....you are way too close. time to slam the brakes and turn. lol.

I'd also like to add, a-pillars are kind of a neusence, but i've gotten used to it.
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A-Pillar here too, I have Ventshades, a Pillar Pod and tinted windows so sometimes I can't see pedestrians darting from the left Good thing I drive like a grandpa haha.

I forgot to add I have a 35% tint on the front windows as well.
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ahh dang, that may do it.. I think its about time us extended cab's get some of those $3 mirrors.. or raplce the mirrors with some real nice wide ones.. I used those on my old '88 ranger and they were fantastic, made backing up at night a breeze... although, after my 3 ton jack busted through my tailgate goign uphill, it sure made backing up and seeing peopel behidn me alot easier without a tailgate there
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i forgot about my a-pillars because i have weather techs and a dual gauge pod on the driverside... my trucks low enough that i dont really have a tailgate blind spot and i know the parameters of my truck well so i know when to stop with most cars
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