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post #1 of 19 Old 04-10-2010, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best way to increase visibilty when changing lanes or just looking behind?
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Put a small (2") convex mirror on your drivers side mirror, passenger side as well if your so inclined. You can get them at any autoparts store, or Kmart, Walmart, anything with an automotive area.


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What is the best way to increase visibilty when changing lanes or just looking behind?
the best way is to have your side mirrors set properly. Sitting in the driver seat (of course) adjust each mirror until the side of the car just goes out of view. In other words when you look in either the left or right side mirror you should not be able to see the side of your car in it. if you do this then you will have no problems seeing whats in your blind spots.
many people set their side mirrors so they can see the car behind them but thats not what your side mirrors are for, leave that for your "rear view" mirror.
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I have to agree with Taz. If you set your mirrors correctly there is not much of a blind spot in this vehicle. I set them to be able to see just a small sliver of your car on each side. Also my previous car was a solstice gxp and if anyone has looked at the mirrors on that thing you know that our mirrors on the Camaro's are a godsend.
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Actually, you will want to set your mirrors this way....
1) From the drivers seat, lean over to the center of the vehicle, adjust the passenger mirror so that you just barely see the side of the car.
2) Now sitting correctly in the drivers seat, lean to the left so that your head is just touching the window, now adjust your mirror on the drivers side so that you just see the side of the car.

This will take some getting used to. I've had mine like this for several years now. What you will notice is that the blind spots are gone. When you look in the rearview mirror, as cars come up behind and pass you the vehicle should go from the rearview to the side mirror. If the car is just right you should see half in each mirror. Now when the other car is approaching your door, you can see them with your eyes and not the mirrors.

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Actually, you will want to set your mirrors this way....
1) From the drivers seat, lean over to the center of the vehicle, adjust the passenger mirror so that you just barely see the side of the car.
2) Now sitting correctly in the drivers seat, lean to the left so that your head is just touching the window, now adjust your mirror on the drivers side so that you just see the side of the car.

This will take some getting used to. I've had mine like this for several years now. What you will notice is that the blind spots are gone. When you look in the rearview mirror, as cars come up behind and pass you the vehicle should go from the rearview to the side mirror. If the car is just right you should see half in each mirror. Now when the other car is approaching your door, you can see them with your eyes and not the mirrors.

This is correct. Takes some time to get used to. I used to set it so you can see the side of my vehicle. Not any more


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