NNBS silverado tow mirrors on NBS silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by reggiecab2000, May 14, 2013.

  1. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    and its done!
    but theres good news and bad news...


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    half way:

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    anyone notice the UNsymmetricalness of the two mirrors here?

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    heres a better view...

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    obviously something isnt right, i contacted the company that i bought these from and am hoping they will respond soon, because its is the little things like this that irritate the heck outta me...

    but overall, I freaking love these things!!!! I can see so much amazingly better and can now utilize my passenger side to parallel park and see my right rear tire and how close it gets to the curb, I am in love with these things, but obviously i would be 100% satisfied were it not for this flaw...

    I do plan on doing the tow mirror leveling mod to just for aesthetics purposes and I will post whenever I do it.

  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I can't tell if it's the angle of the photos or the mirrors that causes it to look like this. I'm thinking it's the angle of the photos, because if you look at your photo with OEM mirrors, they look asymmetrical, too.
  3. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    i agree that the angle of the picture taken for the "before" was not dead center, but i just went back through my photo collection of my truck and i have a few that are dead center in front and the old mirrors are, in fact, symmetrical.
    also, for the new ones its that last picture, from the top view, that really shows you something is different between the two...
  4. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    looks good. im assuming you checked all of the mounting area? one of mine didnt want to sit right until i did some wiggling on it.

  5. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    I can't tell which is wrong, I think it's the driver's side. But, I'm with [MENTION=44531]Sierraowner5.3[/MENTION] I think one side is not quite in place.
  6. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    did all that earlier today after my last exam, still nothing changed...

    if i could get an angle finder....

    assuming the side of the truck is a straightline forward, I bet the drivers side mirror sits at about 75 degrees, while the passenger side mirror sits at about 45-50 degrees.... if yall get what im saying, i dont really know which one is wrong seeing that it could be either lol
  7. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    you can adjust the angle the mirrors sit on the truck. not entirely sure thats what you are referring to. the up down angle looks off as well.

    wish i could see it in person.

  8. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member

    Are you referring to up & down or front & back? Maybe both? lol

    I know this write up can help the up and down.

    How To Level Tow Mirrors
  9. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    i know the up and down can be leveled, i will be doing that later, but its the open angle im talking about, like the angle in which they are positioned outward from the truck
  10. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    I really like those mirrors! I drove a rental truck that had them last year and I want a set.

    After looking at pictures of a bunch of trucks for sale with those mirrors, that seems to be the way GM had them on the 06-07classic trucks as well. My duramax has the older generation of trailer mirrors - the manual "camper type mirrors" not the power folding ones, and the passenger mirror of that style also sits at a narrower angle. I think it has to do with making the mirror more visible to the driver. If the mirror were more flat, you would have to have the glass tilted really far inward, which would expose the edge and possibly the back of the glass on the outside edge while the inside edge of the mirror body would block your view of the inside edge of the mirror. Just my opinion on why this is, since it appears to me to be normal.
  11. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    I was driving behind a 2500 this morning, both mirrors appear to be square to the perpendicular.

    I now think the driver's side is good and the passenger side is top in and needs to be turned out, perhaps the bottom stud is not pulled in to the door frame.
  12. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member

    Good info!
  13. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    you can adjust the forward and back pivot on the mirrors as far as folding them goes. there is a small cover over the hub that the arms of the mirrors connects to. inside are some torx screws that you can adjust the tension on. there are "stops" that will hold the mirror at a certain angle, or you can tighten the screws to hold them in or out more. if you need more info, let me know, ill take some pics of mine.

    found this out when i bought my mirrors. One of them was at an odd angle and would not pivot.

  14. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    i was in san antonio this weekend and saw a nice white crew cab silverado, probably 2002... well he had the mirrors i have, so i got out of my truck and looked at his side to side, low and behold, his sit just like mine.... is this really how they designed them?
  15. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Something tells me you're considering going back to OEM?
  16. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    i still stand by my belief that gm probably designed the originals that way too. I played with my earlier ones a bit (the non-power camper mirrors available from gm from 99-07) and found that if I moved the passenger one to a normal angle so that it wasn't swept back, the pivot on the mirror glass didn't have enough movement to angle the glass to where I could see directly behind me. Based on this, I'm fairly certain it is part of the design for the mirrors to be swept back like that so that the glass doesn't have to be angled as much in relation to the mirror itself.
  17. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    i would like some info on this adjustment, or pictures at least... thanks!

    HECK NO!
    the amount of visibility i have gained with these tow mirrors is something i cannot do without now!

    i get exactly what your saying, and it does make sense, but Ill just have to figure it out with my setup. if the mirrors could be symmetrical and have enough adjustment I would be happy, but if not, oh well its just something i get to bicker about the rest of my life lol
  18. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    ill try and get you some pictures when i get home from work today.


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  20. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member

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