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Old 01-29-2019, 03:38 AM
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I have my mirrors set right but I also bought these slivers for my Z06 and my Acadia Denali:

Blind Spot Mirrors. long design Car Mirror for blind side by Utopicar for traffic safety. Door mirrors for great rear view! [stick-on] (2 pack)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HEC3O0Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_QF9CZxSNmXHAU

iíll post a pic when I get a chance.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:52 AM
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Subscribed, I have my mirrors adjusted correctly. However, on track with a helmet, Hans device and 6 point cinched tight and not able to move around much there are definitely times that I could use a wider view.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:48 AM
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Chip, just bought a 2019 Stingray. The blindspot areas are much worse on this C7 than my 2002 C5. I will take both driver and passenger side mirrors when you are ready to sell.
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I'd like a set too, drivers and passengers side, when available.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:00 PM
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I have a set of those "sliver" mirrors, and they work better than the round or rectangular ones I had before. But you still need to look at two images in each mirror to get the complete picture, that's annoying and takes time. I'd be on the list for the parabolic mirrors right now, except I want to see how the lack of autodimming works for people.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:48 PM
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I have my ZR1 now...mirrors please!
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A number of years ago I read an article on how to eliminate blind spots. The article pointed out then when adjusted properly there is no such thing as blind spots. Since using the method, on any car, I have no blind spots. The method.....left mirror, you rest your head against the glass and adjust the mirror until you barely see the edge of car. Right mirror....lean to the right much like you did left and adjust mirror to barely see edge of car like left. Once you do this you will find that as a vehicle moves out if you rearview mirror, it moves into the sideview, moving out of the rearview as it enters the sideview. As it leaves the sideview, it moves into your vision on the sides. The article had pointed out most folks do not adjust their mirrors properly, and this method works.......give it a try!
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Originally Posted by gliot1 View Post
A number of years ago I read an article on how to eliminate blind spots. The article pointed out then when adjusted properly there is no such thing as blind spots. Since using the method, on any car, I have no blind spots. The method.....left mirror, you rest your head against the glass and adjust the mirror until you barely see the edge of car. Right mirror....lean to the right much like you did left and adjust mirror to barely see edge of car like left. Once you do this you will find that as a vehicle moves out if you rearview mirror, it moves into the sideview, moving out of the rearview as it enters the sideview. As it leaves the sideview, it moves into your vision on the sides. The article had pointed out most folks do not adjust their mirrors properly, and this method works.......give it a try!
That method has been discussed here before. The problem with the C7, especially with the big rear spoiler, is that cars passing you can disappear from your vision in that small rear window before they appear in the side mirror.
If you adjust the mirrors perfectly and if you are only dealing with normal size cars that stay centered in their lane, the mirrors can work. But with small cars or motorcycles or people wandering lanes, it can be dangerous.
I had always used the proper mirror adjustment and it always worked well on our previous 4 Corvettes, but on the C7 you’re rolling the dice or twisting your neck a lot.

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by gliot1 View Post
A number of years ago I read an article on how to eliminate blind spots. The article pointed out then when adjusted properly there is no such thing as blind spots. Since using the method, on any car, I have no blind spots. The method.....left mirror, you rest your head against the glass and adjust the mirror until you barely see the edge of car. Right mirror....lean to the right much like you did left and adjust mirror to barely see edge of car like left. Once you do this you will find that as a vehicle moves out if you rearview mirror, it moves into the sideview, moving out of the rearview as it enters the sideview. As it leaves the sideview, it moves into your vision on the sides. The article had pointed out most folks do not adjust their mirrors properly, and this method works.......give it a try!
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That method has been discussed here dozens of times. The problem with the C7, especially with the big rear spoiler, is that cars passing you can disappear from your vision in that small rear window before they appear in the side mirror.
If you adjust the mirrors perfectly and if you are only dealing with normal size cars that stay centered in their lane, the mirrors can work. But with small cars or motorcycles or people wandering lanes, it’s dangerous.
I had always used the proper mirror adjustment and it always worked well on our previous 4 Corvettes, but on the C7 you’re rolling the dice or twisting your neck a lot.
i agree with Jim. I have been part of that discussion (head all the way to left, head all the way to right over the midline, leave just a sliver of your car in the view...)...

which is why I swear by these sliver parabolics (I have no financial incentive to pump them).

I don’t quite agree that you need to look in both views, wasting time...Human nature is to look at both and maybe even look back.

But again adjusted correctly (they adjust up and down as well), you only need the parabolics, then you just have to train yourself to trust them... I do it alongside a column of parallel parked cars and motorbikes on both sides to convince myself I can never miss anything that could cause me to miss a guy coming fast on my 5 and 7.

i installed them on my Denali (attached a pic in post #65) because of the giant B pillars and they work well there.

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:59 AM
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I'd definitely be interested in some parabolics! Passenger side as far as I remember doesn't auto dim and frankly, when backing into my not very lit driveway at night, sometimes having dim mirrors makes it more difficult to see the ground where I'm backing up! Or maybe I just need really bright back up lights....yeah....and no, the rear view camera doesn't help without a lot of light all that much. I've never had a vehicle that had auto dimming side mirrors anyway until this one and all have been low cars.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:08 AM
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Any estimate of when they might be available for purchase and about how much?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:59 AM
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Any estimate of when they might be available for purchase

and about how much?
Price???



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Old 02-14-2019, 10:31 AM
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Has anyone tried this convex mirror from Burco?

2019 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR GLASS - BUR-5578

$17.99https://burcoinc.com/redi-cuts-catalog/
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by quickblue02 View Post
Has anyone tried this convex mirror from Burco?

2019 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR GLASS - BUR-5578

$17.99https://burcoinc.com/redi-cuts-catalog/
-Those are flat mirrors, so pointless given the OP here.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:05 PM
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I'm in for both sides. When will these be available?
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Palantirion View Post
-Those are flat mirrors, so pointless given the OP here.
The factory passenger mirror is convex, so that would be another way to solve the problem if it could be flipped upside down and installed on the driver side. But the shape looks like the flip would not fit in the existing mirror housing.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:06 PM
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MAKE MIRRORS NOW!!! (Please)
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