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#21 BLOZ UP

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:26 AM

Interesting. I ordered the flush mounts from MSA. I don't like the idea of drilling into things, but I can compromise if they are as sturdy as they seem. I suppose crashing into things is worse that a couple more holes in my doors.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:36 AM

For the flush mounts... how does the adjustment knob thing fit? It looks like it extends into the window....


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#23 Nigel

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:43 AM

For the flush mounts... how does the adjustment knob thing fit? It looks like it extends into the window....


There is no adjustment knob. You move the mirror directly by hand.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Hm, I hope I have the right ones. What's this metal rod for? There's also a plastic cover for it.

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:37 PM

OK, well that's weird. I can't see how that could possibly work. Is the rod removable?

 

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#26 BLOZ UP

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:31 PM

Well, I can remove it alright. The mounting plates I have don't even have a hole/slot for it to fit through. Guess I should contact MSA to see what's what.


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#27 calpoly-z

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 04:51 PM

I just bought a set of these off someone on the forum. My set just has the rod snapped off flush with the Mirror housing.
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Posted 31 March 2015 - 10:32 AM

I saw an S30 once that had the OEM 280ZX mirrors on. They had them painted to match the body and I thought it looked really nice. Just an idea as I would expect them to be a bit more sturdy and not vibrate as much.



#29 jimbob_racing

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:14 AM

Has anyone tried Porsche 944 mirrors?  They look like they could work well.


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#30 260DET

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:18 PM

280ZX mirrors, they manually adjust as is.



#31 Six_Shooter

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:29 PM

I had the Flush mount Mirrors (Nigel's old set to be exact) and a couple years ago switched to the ZZAP style mirror, which yours may be BLOZ UP, since they are styled the same way as the MSA ones you linked to. I have not had any issues with the mirrors being loose or moving around.

I did notice the flush mount mirrors had more viewing area, but don't mind the smaller ZZAP style mirrors, since I think they look better on the car and still have enough viewing area for my driving style. I do shoulder checks if I'm going to move over a lane anyway.

I have a set of APR GT3 style universal mirrors stashed away that I might install on my car this year, but the carbon fibre look has kept me from putting them on. I also have them stashed to use on my bike, if I ever get that project running and my licence... 


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#32 wickiewicked240z

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

Just installed these Talbot Yorck mirrors on my Z

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#33 Zetsaz

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:23 PM

Anyone know where I might be able to find something like these? I've yet to find any sort of build thread on this guy's car, but I like the more modern look they have. 

 

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Here's a video of the same car if that helps.


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 10:29 PM

They look like Craft Square mirrors.


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:46 AM

Here you go Zetasz.

http://www.ebay.com/...154559e&vxp=mtr



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

I've had my californians for 2 seasons now and i'm happy with them. they vibrate a tad but nothing horrible, I'm just happy they stay put.  I pushed them further up the door for better angles like mentioned earlier, definitely helps. 



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

 

Didn't think I'd get an answer so fast, thanks a lot!



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

I'm gonna leave this link here in case anyone is brave enough to try some very high quality motorcycle mirrors on their Z. I had a set way back when on a bike and they were bloody awesome. I'm tempted.....

 

http://www.moto-work...rr-mirrors.html


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:34 PM

This is a real pet peave of mine. I'm still in the process of looking for decent door mirrors, I had the MSA racing style mirrors & they were just plain crap. They were loose, cheaply made & one retaining mechanism on a plastic base failed. I next bought the Vitaloni California mirrors from MSA (currently on the car). They are also crap. Poor visibilty & I cannot get the retaining screw tight enough on the arm for them to stay put so they end up sagging at speed. Contemplating JB welding them in place. I was also looking into the Pegasus GT mirrors & ebay open wheel racing style ones (similar to one posted in this thread) but that arm/mirror style appears to be flimsy based on a screw set & ball socket joint & sometimes 2 pivot sockets a mirror. Although those high quality motorcycle mirrors thedarkie posted look interesting I think what is needed is a solid body mirror enclosure where the mirror lense itself is the only part that moves. I remember really liking the door mirrors on the 280ZX I had. I have one spare right side that I'm going to test fit next. I also heard the first gen RX7 has decent door mirrors for an S30.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:08 PM

Anyone know where I might be able to find something like these? I've yet to find any sort of build thread on this guy's car, but I like the more modern look they have. 

 

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Here's a video of the same car if that helps.

 

Pegasus Racing sells those.






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