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Was thinking about swapping my stock center mirror out for an extended one. What's out there and what would be most recommended?

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You mean like the ones that are 2x longer? What in the world would you need a wider rear view mirror for?

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Actually, seeing more is always better, especially in this town. Also, many track cars have them so it must be at least somewhat useful lol

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Just set your side view mirrors for side view instead of rear view.

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Watched the video. Interesting, but I'm unsure if I could be comfortable with that. I'm so used to seeing my car for perspective and to better judge distances, especially for backing up in dicey spaces.

I'll give it a try on my way to work in the morning.

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Resale.

Actually, seeing more is always better, especially in this town. Also, many track cars have them so it must be at least somewhat useful lol
Resale.... ghe number one reason we customize vehicles lmao

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Watched the video. Interesting, but I'm unsure if I could be comfortable with that. I'm so used to seeing my car for perspective and to better judge distances, especially for backing up in dicey spaces.

I'll give it a try on my way to work in the morning.
It takes a little while to get used to it, but you will never regret it. After all they are called side view mirrors, the rear view is inside the car. Setting mirrors this way has saved my skin several times. Especially from speeding idiots.

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I have a habit of glancing over the shoulder before changing lanes, so I see more benefit from having the mirrors give me a better view of my bumper when backing up.

But yeah I'm not sure an extra-wide rear view is gonna help your resale, and honestly, unless you feel like you really need it for safety purposes, I'd stick to the standard mirror.
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I've been setting my side view mirrors as mentionned in the video for a long long time. I always back into a parking space and haven't hit anything yet. The advantage of setting up your mirrors this way is when a vehicle decides to pass you to your right or left, the minute it disappears from your rear view mirror it appears in one of your side view mirrors. So you always have a vision of the dangers and aware of your surroundings.

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Watched the video. Interesting, but I'm unsure if I could be comfortable with that. I'm so used to seeing my car for perspective and to better judge distances, especially for backing up in dicey spaces.

I'll give it a try on my way to work in the morning.
I was taught to set my mirrors up like that when I was a teenager, also I have been through a few driving courses with the Navy and they talk about proper mirror set up. Once you set them this way, it really does help with blind spots.

As far as backing up if its really dicey you should park somewhere else where nobody going ding yours doors with thiers.

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