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    Split Side Mirrors

    GuyslGals in Europe

    Do your Porsche's come with split aka spherical side mirrors? All cars in ME have the US style flat mirrors and need something to eliminate the blind spots.

     


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Mine has it!


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Liquid:

    GuyslGals in Europe

    Do your Porsche's come with split aka spherical side mirrors? All cars in ME have the US style flat mirrors and need something to eliminate the blind spots.

     

    Changing the mirror glass is a 2 minute job, in case you might want to order the European type.

    FWIW, and in case any doubts should arise during the order process, I believe that they are in fact referred to as aspherical.


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    fritz


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    fritz:
    Liquid:

    GuyslGals in Europe

    Do your Porsche's come with split aka spherical side mirrors? All cars in ME have the US style flat mirrors and need something to eliminate the blind spots.

     

    Changing the mirror glass is a 2 minute job, in case you might want to order the European type.

    FWIW, and in case any doubts should arise during the order process, I believe that they are in fact referred to as aspherical.

    Thanks Fritz. Any idea where I can get a set for a 997.2 online? ?


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Why would they change the mirrors in different markets?  Or do they want us to choose it as an option?! 

    Anyway, I'll find out tomorrow as I hope to take delivery of my car then!


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    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Arshad

    Mirrors are not an option in UAE, found out from OPC already.  We follow the US spec here and looks like the US does not allow the aspherical mirrors as standard due to some people getting confused by the wide angle nature of the mirrors.

    BTW good luck with the delivery tomorrow, please post some pics.


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    FWIW, For a small price you can get ones that stick-on like this. I've seen them 35mm (1 1/2") wide. They look fine.

     wasm-blindspot-new.jpg

     


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    2007 997 Turbo


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    I think Cannga or Jason replaced his mirrors. Do a search on "asperical" on the 997 board, and you'll probably find the thread.
    -Joost-


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    Porsche, seperates LeMans from LeBoys

    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Arshad:

    Why would they change the mirrors in different markets?  Or do they want us to choose it as an option?! 

    Anyway, I'll find out tomorrow as I hope to take delivery of my car then!

     

    This has something to do with the regional regulations and law verdicts. In US i.e. they need to have that text in the right mirror "objects in mirror appear closers as they are".


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    MMD:

    FWIW, For a small price you can get ones that stick-on like this. I've seen them 35mm (1 1/2") wide. They look fine.

     

     


     

    Ha ha MMD!  Good idea - had actually tried it for my 530i - but in the heat here in Dubai, the glue melts and they fall off!!  Incidentally, the tiny side mirrors of the 5-series are a joke, especially since they are not aspheric (at least in the ME market).


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    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Liquid:

    Arshad

    Mirrors are not an option in UAE, found out from OPC already.  We follow the US spec here and looks like the US does not allow the aspherical mirrors as standard due to some people getting confused by the wide angle nature of the mirrors.

    BTW good luck with the delivery tomorrow, please post some pics.


    Liquid:  First of all we would need to see if installing after-market mirrors keeps the warranty intact!  I also prefer the aspheric mirrors, as you don't need to check over your shoulder every time you change lanes.

    My delivery date has been postponed by a day .  Bloody Pro-tech took too long!!  I'll post pics as soon as I can. 

    Incidentally, your glass tinting is by V-kool or 3M?


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    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Arshad

    If the local OPC voids my warranty due to changing the side mirror glass,  then I will laugh at their faces and chat with the MENA MD.  Will source a pair from the continent, please indicate if you are interested in getting them also.

    OPC did mine, was gratis, think that they use the Pentagon brand.

    Cheers


    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Thanks, Liquid, I'll first see if it is a big issue for me once I have taken delivery and driven it for a few kms.  It would be nice anyway to know how much it would all cost..!  Are you planning to order on-line?


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    Re: Split Side Mirrors

    Arshad:
    MMD:

    FWIW, For a small price you can get ones that stick-on like this. I've seen them 35mm (1 1/2") wide. They look fine.

     

     


     

    Ha ha MMD!  Good idea - had actually tried it for my 530i - but in the heat here in Dubai, the glue melts and they fall off!! 

    LOL.  There's always something! They probably fall off when the temperture goes below zero too. Smiley

     


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    2007 997 Turbo


     
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