Old Bastard !
Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
Reputation Points: 3073
After I did the swap I like the larger mirror area, I am able to see more.
I have read a lot of members, on different sites, that have said they can see better, the mirrors seem larger, but I too am confused in the viewing area.
Looking at trucks, with the '06 Mirrors, I can't see where the extra view come from, but I have not sat behind the wheel to compare.
I have a set of '06 Mirrors and new directional glass to go in them, so I am hooked, I was hoping to start the install soon, maybe even today !
The only reason I will be doing the '06 swap is because first I now have them, next I have found NOTHING to replace the '06 Style of Mirror that has a larger viewing area and doesn't look like a BFDck sticking out of the side of the truck, i.e. new Dodge's and Ford's Mirrors !
There are a lot of How_To's on the Web... about this Swap, check them out, read a few but they all end up the same.
The best How-To I have read is posted by "Fx4wannabe01" on another one of the many Ranger Sites on the Web, search on "How-To: Install 06+ Mirrors, FX4wannabe01", read it you will like it !
He posted picture of both mirrors on the truck and from the rear, might give you more insight in what they look like and how much more you can see.
I have a copy of his How-To but you will need to send me an E-Mail address to get it.
Good Luck we may have new '06 Mirror on two Rangers really soon.
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !