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  1. #21

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    I like the tow mirror mod...nice addition! I agree with the others regarding the chrome aspect though. I understand you going for the Red/Chrome contrast (as I'm trying to do with the White/Black). If you are happy with it, that's really all that counts.

    PS.. I haven't logged onto the site in a few weeks and I guess I missed the "censored" part of your sig. Is that your way of asking people to withhold negative comments that are what you consider rude? Sorry for not understanding but I think you have a nice looking ride that members can get good ideas from and am wondering why you are blocking it out.
    Last edited by mfleetwood; 02-20-2012 at 01:41 PM.

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

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    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Red Z71 Max View Post
    I can take criticism anyday if it is done in a manor that I deem tactful or kind. What you had to say was down right rude and YES I do take offense to it. If you want to be like that, head on over to GMFS where the whole site is full of obnoxious people. That just MY opinion. If you cant take it, don't post here.

    Yeah this is real nice!!!

    Seems like those guys over on GMFS have you a little wound up, and funny how you are starting to act just like them. I didn't personally attack you, but rather commented on a truck mod, that was posted on an opinion-based internet forum. But now you are essentially calling me obnoxious and comparing me to the childish name-calling antics on another site. Hypocritical much?

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    looks great long of an install was it ??...thanks Brian
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    I think the tow mirrors look sharp. Personally i like them in black but as stated its your rig so as long as you like then thats all that matters. Sorry some lost Toddler is censoring your pictures. Must be a jealousy issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake's silverado View Post
    I like those mirrors! are they power folding? I have the OE Black that are not power folding! Wish they were
    They are not power folding. I looked all over to try and find that option but as far as I can tell the power fold is not an option offered on the tow style mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierraowner5.3 View Post
    i like the mirrors man, they look sweet IMO. I just noticed the hood ornament on your truck, were did you get that?

    I'm not sure where you can get one. It was on the truck when I bought it. It is the same ornament that they used in the late 70's early 80's. I was going to take it off buT there is 3 holes in the hood. 2 for the mounting screws and 1 for the spring. You could try eBay or do a Google search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhobey View Post
    looks great long of an install was it ??...thanks Brian
    Total install was about 2 hours. You have to remove the door panels, unplug wiring harnes, unbolt old mirrors, install new mirrors and rewrite and secure. Reinstall door panels. I will say I have a problem. After the install I found that both Putco vent visors are broken. The clearance on the tows are a little different and pinch the visors. The drivers side cracked just a little but the passenger side is a different story. My wife put the window down for the dog, and when she put it up it caught the visor and broke a piece of the visor off. I ordered new visors and will have to trimm the mirror bracket slightly with a Dremel tool so there is sufficient clearance for the visors. Kind of a pain but live and learn.

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    oh well, at least you will have either custom window visors, or custom mirror brackets ......what the hey !!!

    Brian from Canada

  7. #27


    I'm glad you just mentioned the thing about your vent visors because I'm about to buy some vent visors looks like they will be getting trimmed. And they're aren't any towing mirrors that are power folding. Well that I know of ... I know plenty of guys with factory tow mirrors and most of them have ltzs. And the only trick part of the install for me was getting that clip out for the door handle but it only took me about 45 minutes to do it, I'm also a very faster worker. And don't tighter the nuts down or you'll crack the mirror mounts
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  8. #28


    I just wanted to chime in on power folding tow mirrors as an option - the definite answer is that GM is yet to do that. You can get power extending mirrors for the 2003-2006 trucks, but those weren't power folding either.

    So far, I'm pretty sure Ford is the only company to have power folding tow mirrors... and those ones are also power extending. It's actually crossed my mind a couple of times that a bit of fabrication and wiring would get them to work nicely on a GM, but it doesn't seem like anyone anywhere on the internet has done it yet.

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  9. #29


    I wonder if I can gut my old mirrors that have power folding and build it into the tow mirror. I wish I had my old mirrors at my house at school. There 4 hours away. I'll try it out in a couple of weeks

  10. #30


    I think the mirrors look good, but I also like the idea of painting the bottom 1/2 - 2/3's. Truck looks great all in all.
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