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Hello to all,

I have wanted larger Mirrors for a long time now but recently I have been getting the itch again for them.

I have a set of the '06 Style Mirror, OEM Electric, and Heated, I just need to install but I thought I would ask one more time before I put the '06's in place.

Does anyone know of a Sideview Exterior Mirror for the Ranger that is larger than the '06 Mirrors ?

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Negative.. well, wait...

Well, good thing Aluminum foil was on sale..  Ford Ranger Edge and others with dodge tow mirrors, Apparently it's a thing and a direct bolt on at that.













And ummm,.. No Sir, we do not carry them...

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Wow, thanks !

Is there a particular year, model, or maybe a part numbers floating around.

I know... "Look it up" !

Mirrors change as the models change.

Thanks again !



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OMG... lol. Looks like the ones on my work truck. It's a 2021 dodge 2500. Yikes...



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EM,
Thanks for the input, 2021 !
I looked at the newer Mirror and new ones start at $379.
the ones with Directions/Parking Lights and have the Con-vexed lower mirror are up to $579... maybe little too much.
Will have to look at Junk Yard Mirrows.



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12o NI,
I haven't found much on the Dodge Mirror Mod for a Ranger.
You were saying they fit... ????
Is there a link I can read about this mod ?
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Why is it that no one ever made larger... TOW Mirror for the Ranger ?

The Dodge Mirrors  and the F150 Mirrors look out of place, I'm sure they would give a lot of viewing area but its just not it.

I'm on the hunt again, has anyone ever modified the mounting plate on a larger mirror to fit the Ranger ?



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Hurst Shifter
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I haven't found much on the Dodge Mirror Mod for a Ranger.
You were saying they fit... ????
Is there a link I can read about this mod ?
Thx




Shy of having this young man come out and install them for you, I think you got it from here after watching this.. lol


Now, our thoughts would be if you DON'T have a reason to use these mirrors and justify some often going to be asked ridiculous comments and sneers.   DON'T !!


I'd personally stick with the '06 Mirrors as the size is perfectly double the older units and still a Ford part # for the purists out there. 


Remember, these '84-'11 Rangers were considered "Mini"-trucks, unlike the newer Ranger (5g), Tacoma '05+, Frontier '98+, now Dodge Dakota Mid-size truck sized trucks they are today, it might look a little odd but what is functionality without looking a little out of place.  They only look Micky Mouse like when they're tilted up and out, otherwise many people might not really notice.

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12o NI,
I haven't found much on the Dodge Mirror Mod for a Ranger.
You were saying they fit... ????
Is there a link I can read about this mod ?
Thx




Shy of having this young man come out and install them for you, I think you got it from here after watching this.. lol


Now, our thoughts would be if you DON'T have a reason to use these mirrors and justify some often going to be asked ridiculous comments and sneers.   DON'T !!


I'd personally stick with the '06 Mirrors as the size is perfectly double the older units and still a Ford part # for the purists out there. 


Remember, these '84-'11 Rangers were considered "Mini"-trucks, unlike the newer Ranger (5g), Tacoma '05+, Frontier '98+, now Dodge Dakota Mid-size truck sized trucks they are today, it might look a little odd but what is functionality without looking a little out of place.  They only look Micky Mouse like when they're tilted up and out, otherwise many people might not really notice.



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12o NI,

Thanks for the video.
That answers the question of how well they fit and what is needed to make them fit.

I looked and was unable to locate much info on this subject.

To tel you the truth yes the most full sized mirrors are too big for the Ranger.

I have a set of the powered '06 Mirrors and will use them until I find a better replacement... probably won't but I will keep my eye open to something new.

The old style Ranger will probably never see new aftermarket items like mirrors.

Thanks again

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Well keep in mind, the 93+ Ford Ranger body style is 28 yrs old.  And despite how much sentimental value we like to put into our favorite vehicles.. Most manufactures are no longer making parts from them.  A lot of parts we were able to get are harder to get, and or altogether gone, some of which last year even that were considered an "off-the-shelf-item".. are GONE.  

I've publicly made mention of this before, the Ranger community as a whole did not want to take the initiative to support its own aftermarket supporting companies.. that and between the age of the vehicles which all vehicles to some extent fall prey to, even finding the oh so popular Honda Civic HB parts are beyond just difficult to get from Japan or even Stateside vendors anymore. It's a 30 yr old vehicle, one that every family seems to have had one at one time in their driveway.

The time for finding mirrors that match your wants and needs was sadly 10 years ago when the older Rangers were still a hot item to be had. Which Rock band said it was better to was better to "Rock-on than, fade out?

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Yes and I intent to be buried in it... so I AM trying to take it with me... in a way !

The wife keeps trying to get me to buy new, I always say WHY !   If the truck is running well enough, isn't costing me anything, I call "A WINNER" !

Some of the more recent mods are really old mod not done yet.   I have one cabinet in the barn that has nothing but Ranger Mod Parts and the Wife comes in and looks in it all the time, not sure why but it always boils down to when are you going to finish these Truck things.
 
The '06 Mirrors, I have had a few years, I think 6, and just finding the time to overcome the OCD/ADD and just do it.
Of course the Honey-Do List suffers and I think THAT is why she comes in and checks out my progress... LoL !

Looks like I will finish the '06 Mirrors, with some Puddle Lights and small Directional LEDs just for the fun of it, some wiring to do.
First though, the Grille Lights, DRLs, and Horns need to get done !


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Sounds good. I want to add puddle lights to my 06 mirrors.



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Mike69 wrote:
Sounds good. I want to add puddle lights to my 06 mirrors.
I was looking a the VLED Puddle Lights, nice but the size of them is in question.

I do have some nice small LED Projector Beam Lights, I will check out the visual light output, then decide which ones to use.

Both of my choices right now are drill a hole and put the light in, problems are the space inside of a Powered Mirror, and the placement of the light to avoid the mirror glass and the through bottom mounted directional lights.   I have been thinking a surface mounting system but haven't found one that fits the way I think it should.

Will post when that is decided.

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Your 06 mirrors job, sans the puddle lights is about a 20-25 min job per door, still running a pair of wires up and tied off behind them for the lights at some point.  You said you've had those mirrors for how long? 6 years? 

Think you have way too many options at your disposal contrary to belief Sir. lol

Would definitely have to make you a PBP installer (Performance-Based-Paid), my shop mgr would flip his wig trying to pay you based on an hourly wage that would make sense for either of you. Ahaha

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OPTIONS yes... but base don me... I can lose interest in a minute and then recover the interest six months down the road.
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I'm back on track on the Mirrors.
Going to use the "06 Mirror, already modified to fit the '03, Directional Glass ready to go, just waiting for the Puddle lights to get here.
Not a bid deal, cut a 1.5" hole, snap the lights in place.  I'm thinking keep the holes tight, out them up as needed until the Puddle Lights just slip in !
Run wires.
Install both sides and get wires straightened out, need to have the powered windows and wiring for them in place before switching over to Upgraded Door Panels with the controls.

While things are apart I need to replace the Door Shield/Window wipes.  I need to check out the replacement method.

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