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This is a discussion on Rear View Mirror within the ACE Talk forums, part of the Polaris ACE Forums category; Has anyone found the rear view mirror to be anything but a waste of space? I really really wanted it to work, but it just ...

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    Rear View Mirror

    Has anyone found the rear view mirror to be anything but a waste of space? I really really wanted it to work, but it just doesn't. The dealer put the clamp on upside down first, so the mirror wouldn't ever fit right. I changed that around and it was better, but I can still never see anything behind me. All i see if the top of my helmet or the top of my roof. Or more likely my knees because I manage to hit it with my helmet visor.

    Maybe it works better on the Rzr, but I'm going to be looking for some side mirrors. and the rear view is just going in a box somewhere. I can't even sell the damn thing because of the helmet scuffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAJikMARCer View Post
    Has anyone found the rear view mirror to be anything but a waste of space? I really really wanted it to work, but it just doesn't. The dealer put the clamp on upside down first, so the mirror wouldn't ever fit right. I changed that around and it was better, but I can still never see anything behind me. All i see if the top of my helmet or the top of my roof. Or more likely my knees because I manage to hit it with my helmet visor.

    Maybe it works better on the Rzr, but I'm going to be looking for some side mirrors. and the rear view is just going in a box somewhere. I can't even sell the damn thing because of the helmet scuffs.
    The side mirrors are the way to go on an Ace. I had both center and side mirrors for a while but took the center mirror off because it mounts so high you can hardly see anything out of it....so it's gone
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    I have decent luck with the Polaris rear view mirror. My dog sits on the back of my Ace. I can see what he is doing without turning around. It has pretty good coverage.
    Only thing, if you mount it in the center, your head will be in the way so you can't see directly behind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rduhon View Post
    I have decent luck with the Polaris rear view mirror. My dog sits on the back of my Ace. I can see what he is doing without turning around. It has pretty good coverage.
    Only thing, if you mount it in the center, your head will be in the way so you can't see directly behind you.
    Exactly.....to aim it where you can see anyone behind you, you end up looking at the roof of your machine, but I can see what you are talking about when watching mans best friend
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    I use the side view and am very pleased with them. I will attach a photo for you to see. I mounted them upside down to get them higher and inside the footprint of the machine.

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    Good idea on higher to get them farther in to prevent damage to them.
    Good thinking. I didn't do it cause I was worried about tearing them off or tearing them up.
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    I'm wondering if I should make some carboard stand-ins before I hit the trails tomorrow and see how much they'd get wacked. But I'll probably spend my time splashing through water and mud (the wife says I turn into a little boy when in my Ace. That suggests I'm grown up the rest of the time??), so cardboard won't hold up.
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    I put the side mirrors on. Got them from Cableas made by Kopla haven't any problems with them yet. They fold in when you get into tight spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perryshoe View Post
    I put the side mirrors on. Got them from Cableas made by Kopla haven't any problems with them yet. They fold in when you get into tight spots.
    I have the same mirrors as you and have not had any trouble with them at all. When it gets tight just fold them in
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    Mine also fold in if I have time, if not they just get pushed in by the obstacle with no damage. Even when I laid it on its side, the right mirror just pulled out from the bolts in the swivel and new washers repaired it. By mounting them as I did, the entire mirror is inside the 50" footprint of the fenders, so very few thing will hit them.
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