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      02-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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Side Mirrors-Hot Spot Mirror

The view field on the drivers side needs improvement from what I'm used to. Interesting thread on the Euro replacements, didn't quite see a US source for 2013 F25. The UK e-Bay site didn't have one that is rated to fit.
I did quite a bit of searching for a quality stick on mirror. So far it seems that the best I've found are the CIPA spot mirrors.
If anyone has recommendations on brands for stick ons and the best place to put them on the mirror let us know.
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Are you trying to eliminate your blind spots?

If yes, you don't need stick ons for your sideview mirrors. All you need to do is adjust your sideview mirrors almost as far out as they'll go. When a vehicle behind you starts disappearing from yor rear view mirror they'll appear on your left or right sideview mirror.
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Are you trying to eliminate your blind spots?

If yes, you don't need stick ons for your sideview mirrors. All you need to do is adjust your sideview mirrors almost as far out as they'll go. When a vehicle behind you starts disappearing from yor rear view mirror they'll appear on your left or right sideview mirror.
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Yep, I keep telling my wife that... you don't need to see the side of your own car... hell you already know it's there. ...it's what's beside your car the mirrors help with.

Here is a little video from one of my favourite auto journalists:

http://www.motoringtv.com/jim-kenzie...-spot--p151683

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Are you trying to eliminate your blind spots?

If yes, you don't need stick ons for your sideview mirrors. All you need to do is adjust your sideview mirrors almost as far out as they'll go. When a vehicle behind you starts disappearing from yor rear view mirror they'll appear on your left or right sideview mirror.
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Are you trying to eliminate your blind spots?

If yes, you don't need stick ons for your sideview mirrors. All you need to do is adjust your sideview mirrors almost as far out as they'll go. When a vehicle behind you starts disappearing from yor rear view mirror they'll appear on your left or right sideview mirror.
That could be. I've been trying that system for the past few weeks at various settings. What worries me is that on 3 lane or more freeways I've been surprised twice by cars in the far lane since I've had the car. Nothing serious, but I'm used to have a great immediate view of everything with a stick on. The smaller mirror size on this car means a bit more thought has to go into putting one on if I decide to.
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It is available on ebay. I bought a set and they looked almost new.
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After looking around quite a bit I ordered this CIPA mirror by mail. CIPA was the only brand that touted any quality, the other's selling point seemed to be they were cheap. The quality of the mirror is good, though you shouldn't be seeing the edge of the mirror as you can here, the plastic moulding should cover that. I wouldn't say it's quite the quality I would want to put on a $50K car. Perhaps the BMW accessory people could get the idea of making these mirrors that would look good on their cars.
I may eventually go with a Euro version but I'll stay with this for awhile. It's imperfection reminds me to maintain a link with common folk.
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I use small round convex mirrors about 1 inch diameter that I get at the local motorcycle shop for around $5 pair. I have them on all the cars and on the bikes (BMWs)
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