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    Rearview Mirrors

    Got my European rearview mirrors installed yesterday. They make a big difference in rearward visibility. The driver side mirror is aspherical, heated, and dimming. You can see a car in it that is virtually even with your door and more than a lane away. The passenger side mirror is convex, heated, dimming and dipping. It does not have the "Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" writing on it. Both mirrors have a raised black bead around the perimeter that eliminates the portion of the stock mirror that does not protect against night time glare.

    I became familiar with these mirrors through Atomic80 (he has them on his car) and the rental car we had for our trip in Europe, which was equipped with them. I found them to be far superior to the U.S. market mirrors.

    These mirrors are not inexpensive as the price would suggest something suitable for the Hubble Deep Space Telescope, however they could potentially save you from pulling out in front of a passing car.

    For those of you who may be interested, these mirrors can be obtained from your Porsche dealer. I got mine from Sunset Porsche in Beaverton, OR 800-346-0182 (Eric Svaren or Jeff Clark) at a price considerably lower than my local dealer.

    Part Numbers are: Convex Passenger side mirror 99773103803
    Aspherical Driver side mirror 99773103503.

    Re: Rearview Mirrors

    For more info on this see the 997 Turbo forum in response to a request by Adias

    Re: Rearview Mirrors

    Did you install them yourself?

    Re: Rearview Mirrors

    No. See more discussion on the 997 Turbo Board under the same subject.

     
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