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    The wing mirrors on the Vec C, on UK/ right hand drive cars, looks to me like the drivers side mirror sits out further than the passenger side?

    So would this be the case on left hand drive cars? Ie drivers side sit out more than passenger side?

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    for me.. driving a Left hand drive.. i dont feel like its sitting further out in one side vs the other...

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    pic to show what i mean




    would be interested to see a front on pic of a lhd car ..

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    that is correct its to do with driving position,it is the other way arround with lhd cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by learoy69 View Post
    that is correct its to do with driving position,it is the other way arround with lhd cars

    was thinking of getting a passenger one off a left hand drive if that was the case and fitting to my drivers side as i recon they sit out too far, plus they don't look symetrical looking head on

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    just been out checking mine.. you are right.. (never noticed that before) the are "swoped" around on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by test_uk View Post
    Lo all,
    The wing mirrors on the Vec C, on UK/ right hand drive cars, looks to me like the drivers side mirror sits out further than the passenger side?

    So would this be the case on left hand drive cars? Ie drivers side sit out more than passenger side?
    As you can see, that is correct !


    Quote Originally Posted by test_uk View Post
    was thinking of getting a passenger one off a left hand drive if that was the case and fitting to my drivers side as i recon they sit out too far, plus they don't look symetrical looking head on
    I would not do that; you will have no view to the back. Try this: sit in your passenger seat at the same height and distance as you would sit in your drivers seat... ask someone else to adjust the passenger mirror until it is ok for you... you will see that it is not possible

    Btw, most cars have this difference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sig63 View Post
    As you can see, that is correct !




    I would not do that; you will have no view to the back. Try this: sit in your passenger seat at the same height and distance as you would sit in your drivers seat... ask someone else to adjust the passenger mirror until it is ok for you... you will see that it is not possible

    Btw, most cars have this difference...


    ok cheers for that, i will give it a try

    another thing i don't like about the driver side wing mirror is the fact its not a solid mirror, rather the last 1/4 of the mirror (tip) is different reflection - would prefer just plain mirror tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by test_uk View Post
    another thing i don't like about the driver side wing mirror is the fact its not a solid mirror, rather the last 1/4 of the mirror (tip) is different reflection - would prefer just plain mirror tbh
    you mean the 'dead angle' part ? That is something I don't wanna miss, but you can easily replace this with a stick on aftermarket mirror

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    Just been to check mine.

    Not got any on the wings, mine are on the door!


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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