CJ Mirror Quick Release
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Short Cuts

By: Terry L. Howe - 3/2000

Mirror Quick Release
Mirror with quick release ready for use

Ever jump in your Jeep after a trail ride, drive off, and remember you forgot to readjust your mirror before leaving? Ever whack your head on your mirror while working on your Jeep in the garage? I have and I finally did something about it. I used a solution that has been bouncing around Internet gear heads for a couple years, I used a mountain bike seat post quick release. The cost was nothing since I had a box full of miscellaneous bike parts from wrecked bikes. If you don't have one lying around, a trip to your local bicycle shop and you can score a used seat post quick release for nothing or next to nothing.



The installation is simple, remove the bolt holding the mirror arm, install the seat post quick release, and adjust the mirror. Tricky part is using the quick release correctly, I even see hard core cyclists that don't know how these things work. When tightening down the quick release nut, the lever should be open (normally concave out). When the nut is snug (not tight), flip the lever and it will tighten up. The lever should go all the way, if it doesn't, the nut is too tight.

Mirror Quick Release
Mirror pushed out of the way

Now when I hit the trail, I flip the lever, push the mirror over the cowl, and lock the lever. I don't have to worry about ripping the mirror off on a rock or tree. I can easily move the mirror back and forth while I drive.


Related Information:

Trending on 4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums

New Topics on TrailTalk
WTB 2 Door Montero
by Malykaii. 05/16/19 04:35 PM
Skid plates for 87 Raider
by Tuxedo_Ranch. 05/11/19 03:00 AM
1987, 2.6L, power steering pump bracket
by Tincan. 05/11/19 02:01 AM
Need 1989 Windshield Washer Reservoir Tank
by polar. 05/07/19 06:23 PM
Need Complete Exhaust Assembly 89 V6 SWB
by polar. 05/07/19 06:05 PM
Gen 2 Alignment Issues - Caster
by red97rum. 05/07/19 12:34 AM
Recent Posts on TrailTalk
1987, 2.6L, power steering pump bracket
by rxinhed. 05/17/19 12:50 AM
WTB 2 Door Montero
by rxinhed. 05/17/19 12:43 AM
91 Montero Gas Smell
by rxinhed. 05/14/19 12:32 AM
Skid plates for 87 Raider
by rxinhed. 05/14/19 12:30 AM
suzi the psychic
by Tuxedo_Ranch. 05/13/19 02:52 AM
87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas
by Tuxedo_Ranch. 05/12/19 12:43 PM
Introduction & New Raider
by Tuxedo_Ranch. 05/12/19 12:36 PM

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California off road recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about issues affecting outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and 4x4 Technical news and information Read More
TrailTalk

TrailTalk

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for a variety of 4x4 tech information Read More

4x4Wire Tech Section

Jeep 4x4 Tech

Jeep 4x4 Tech

Jeep Tech from JeepWire - Mods, Maintenance, Tech and more... Read More
Isuzu 4x4 Tech

Isuzu 4x4 Tech

Isuzu Tech from 4x4Wire - Mods, Maintenance, Tech and more... Read More






4x4Wire Social:

| 4x4Wire on FaceBook | Google+4x4Wire on Google+|


OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, JeepWire, TrailTalk, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc. and MUIRNet Consulting.
Copyright (c) 1999-2017 OutdoorWire, Inc and MUIRNet Consulting - All Rights Reserved, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without express written permission
You may link freely to this site, but no further use is allowed without the express written permission of the owner of this material.
All corporate trademarks are the property of their respective owners.