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Mirror adjustment...(long) (archive)

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Posted by DSK on March 01, 2001 at 18:32:40:

In Reply to: 2001 Z3 blind spot posted by West on March 01, 2001 at 15:17:52:

Mirror adjustment is one of the first things they discuss at driving schools. The traditional way of setting them so that you can see the edges of the car results in severe blind spots. A rule of thumb is to adjust the driver's side so that with your head all the way to the window you can just see the edge of the car. The same goes for the passenger side leaning about the same distance to the right. At first, it seems wierd because you cannot see cars directly behind you in the side mirrors, but that is what the rear view mirror is for. The wide settings will almost eliminate your blind spots. This is especially important on the track since you can't lean very far with harnesses on. Once you get used to the proper mirror settings, you will most likely always want them set that way.

Another option is a small oval convex mirror that attaches to the windshield on the driver's side. My E30M3 came with one from the PO and it works great. You can get them from Griot's Garage. Some may think it looks cheesy, YMMV.

Darren K
00 MZ3
90 E30 M3

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