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Old 11-07-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Side View Mirrors

I have a 2007 E350 and I'm beginning to realize that the stock side view mirrors leave a bit to be desired as far as blind spots go. When we were ordering our van, I noticed a prior year van that had a "dual" mirror (top was normal, button was convex?).

Our mirrors are power. Has anyone replaced or modified their mirrors? If yes, can you tell me what you ended up with and how you like it? Thanks yet again.

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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I've got the dual mirror stock. It's great. All my other vehicles have little round blind spot mirrors, but I don't need them on the van.

If you're upgrading you should look into SuperDuty towing mirrors. Look close at Bronco_hauler's mirrors to see what I'm talking about.

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:27 PM   #3
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I had the "dual" mirrors on my '06. Not bad and the convex portion helps a lot, but since I tow fairly frequently I ended up going with the Ford factory tow mirrors. The top, flat mirror surface is power, and the convex portion is manually adjustable. I still have the "dual" mirrors somewhere if you're interested. Let me know and I'll make sure they're still in good condition, I'll send you some pics, and I'll make you a good deal.

It wasn't too hard to swap mirrors, but it does require taking off the door panel to connect the power mirror connector.


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Old 11-07-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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Thanks Herb & Jage. Herb, I'd definitely be interested in the mirrors if they are in good shape, and more importantly if they are compatible the 2007 E350. I have no clue why Ford changed these mirrors as the 2006 version seems way more functional.

I guess another option would be to mount a 2" sticky convex disk to my existing mirrors.

Here is a picture of the 2006 and prior version:
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:02 PM   #5
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I'll find them this week and snap some pics. One thing we'd have to make sure of is that the connectors are compatible.


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Old 11-08-2007, 01:40 AM   #6
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I like the look of the new power towing mirrors for the f series.... have been wanting to find out it they are compatible.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:50 AM   #7
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I wonder if it would be easier and just as good to place some 2" round convex mirrors on the side view mirrors? I could avoid removing the door panels that way. The outline for the mirror pieces between the 2006 and 2007 does look identical, I was able to compare them myself.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:52 AM   #8
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The round mirrors I use on my F250 and TJ are slanted, convex and they spin, which is nice because you can just stick them on and then roll the mirror around until you have your best blind spot view. I've found them at walmart, pepboys and autozone at different times.
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