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Nitro R/T side mirrors and blind spots

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I have noticed pretty significant blind spots from both side mirrors that I have not experienced with my previous cars and trucks. I am tall and run with the seat all the way back. I have worked and worked with this to get the blind spots filled in but no matter what I do, I still get an incomplete view from the side mirrors. I drive a nasty Northern California freeway commute with a bit of necessary lane changing so the blind spot issue is constantly challenging. In comparing with other cars, I notice the distance of the Nitro mirrors away from the body seems greater than on most cars, and I feel this may contribute to the blind spot. MUTH mirrors does not have a retrofit mirror for the Nitro. I tried to contact Chrysler engineering thrugh the Dodge owners "customer service" on-line registration but they just blew me off, indicating that their customer service is apparently only geared to sending advertising e-mails to their customers, no serious questions accepted. I am wondering if any other Chrysler cars have more suitable side mirrors that would retrofit to the Nitro. Any help greatly appreciated. Function is more important than aesthetics right now, but no stick-ons please, I want real mirrors if I can get them.

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This may sound weird, but it works! My friend taught me this technique. His insurance company actually told him about it.

With the Nitro stopped, tilt your head to the left and rest it on the window. Now adjust the driver side mirror until you can only see the side of the truck on the inner 1/4 of the mirror. When you sit back up straight, you shouldn't see any of the truck in the mirror. Tilt your head the same distance to the right and adjust the passenger mirror the same way. You will have to experiment and tweak it to get the setting just right, but the end result will be a very tiny if any blind spot. Just make sure you check your mirrors in the correct order. (rearview,Sideview,Blindspot) If you check them in the reverse order, there is a chance something could sneak in without you seeing.

End Result: When a car is passing you, by the time it leaves your sight in the rear view mirror, it should be in your side-view mirror. When it leaves your side view mirror, the nose of the vehicle should be in the window, directly along side of you. I added a 1" sticky mirror on the driver's side mirror to help with motorcycles and other tiny vehicles. It also helps see the white lines for parking.
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