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4A Play
06-29-2010, 06:54 PM
Saw this at pepboys today for $20 and had to try it on the Audi. Mounted her directly to the windshield with some tiny tiny tiny dabs of epoxy. Removed the factory mirror, and now have the best view I have ever seen. I literally have 160 degrees of view behind me. I'll take a pic from the drivers seat tomorrow morn. I strongly urge you gentlemen to do this mod asap.

Hold the ricer comments until after you've tried it. It's actually a very common rally car mod as well. I realize it looks a little futuristic but I cannot stress enough how cool it really looks and much better the view is. At the very least, it's a sweet sun visor as well.

Now for the pic!

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n286/teacupunderfire/fe37ed71.jpg

thoughts?

bigblue
06-29-2010, 07:02 PM
I'd rock it if I didn't have compass an autodimming mirror

pnoyworx
06-29-2010, 07:02 PM
Omg!?!?! I feel sorry for your Audi. But as long as you like it, enjoy.

Lazer Viking
06-29-2010, 07:02 PM
very jdm-esque, but i think its cool as shit

Lazer Viking
06-29-2010, 07:04 PM
Omg!?!?! I feel sorry for your Audi. But as long as you like it, enjoy.
says the guy with 20's

G Men 08
06-29-2010, 07:04 PM
Id rock one!

JE7
06-29-2010, 07:05 PM
eh... seems like your happy with it, that's all that matters

lIRATIl
06-29-2010, 07:11 PM
I'd rock it if I didn't have compass an autodimming mirror

same here

nananana4k
06-29-2010, 07:12 PM
Waiting on view pic before final say.

lowandslow4now
06-29-2010, 07:14 PM
As long as you like is all that matters. Also I remember these things in old corrolas way back in the day growing up. I guess that they are making a comeback. I have seen them in Hondas but IMO it does not flow with the car.

aledelic42
06-29-2010, 07:18 PM
I thought I'd have the only b5 with a wink mirror! I love it

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4618121488_9df81cfa7c_o.jpg

wpkaudi
06-29-2010, 07:27 PM
I like the idea, but hooked on the comfortable auto dim. You got kids or something?

EuRo_KiD
06-29-2010, 07:30 PM
Hmmmm.. I think this might actually grow on me. As long as you like it man. I kinda like it too lol

Chucky831
06-29-2010, 07:32 PM
That is just gangsta as hell. LOL just like the other guys said "if you like it, that's all that matters" you asked and people will have their opinion so one should be getting butt hurt about it. I have 19's on my car and people don't like them but I do. Why the big mirror though? I just wouldn't find much use for it but it looks cool if looks the same as the B5 that also posted a pic from the front

aledelic42
06-29-2010, 07:54 PM
it's the same
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3414/4618121558_2eca82b70f_o.jpg

0 blind spots!

4A Play
06-29-2010, 07:57 PM
Aledelic, we have to get together sometime. I work at muhlenberg hospital occasionally, sometimes you can find me scraping my frame on the speed bumps at starters riverport as well lol.

You actually can't even tell that I have a rear view mirror now. If you glance at the front of the car the wink mirror blends in with the lines of the car and the width of the windshield.

I used to have kids and this would have come in major handy! My ex's son used to rock the audi hard.

Maybe it's just me, but I actually hated how my mirrors turned brown and nasty so I had them replaced. Especially when you have stubby mirrors like me. When the mirror glass is replaced they can't replicated the bend inthe glass that makes it convex so I had MAJOR blind spot on my passenger side. I'm willing to bet that several of you guys also have brown mirrors but just put up with them.

I chose to replace my mirrors (which werethe only blemish on my car) and thus created a blind spot that I couldn't stand.

It really is a fantastic improvement. I'll post up day pics by 9am tomorrow. As for being too rice, I agree. The JDM boys stole wink mirrors from the rally teams inthe 80's and put them in their corollas and celica supras as mentioned. Me and aledelic (who apparently live 10 minutes from me! Weird) are simply trying to reclaim these mirrors.

Broadway mirrors which are 300mm clip on mirrors for your existing mirror are rice.

aledelic42
06-29-2010, 08:11 PM
didn't even realize you're in allentown, pretty cool. the speed bumps at starters (and the roads around there) hated my previous b5! once my avant's photoshoot worthy, a photoshoot would be pretty cool

DonnieDark0
06-29-2010, 09:14 PM
i actually thinks thats pretty cool. not sure if it looks tacky yet though. probably somethiing you have to try out for a lil while and see how it works out. Especially for 20 bucks

biketsai
06-29-2010, 09:26 PM
Jw, I know this is very JDM like but I was wondering what is up with the Illest/fatlace stuff? Last week my friend went to buy a civic and it had the same mirror, stickers all over it and the illest license plate frame?

Coopa
06-29-2010, 09:36 PM
You officially have 6 more mirrors than I. Assuming the big one counts as 5... *does math* lol wut?
I bet it comes in super handy in nasty traffic. Function is certainly there, maybe fashion? Idk.

Quattro 4 Life
06-29-2010, 11:55 PM
straight out of a golf cart haha, very practical

Lazer Viking
06-30-2010, 06:36 AM
Jw, I know this is very JDM like but I was wondering what is up with the Illest/fatlace stuff? Last week my friend went to buy a civic and it had the same mirror, stickers all over it and the illest license plate frame?

http://fatlace.com/hellaflush/

4A Play
06-30-2010, 06:45 AM
Couldnt get a good angle in the audi that showed teh drivers point of view so I googled it.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k48/CRS_Photography/IMG_0187f2.jpg

http://www.honda-tech.com/picture.php?albumid=19302&pictureid=52735

http://www.holcosales.com/images/gti/winkwink.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk152/cvcrcr99/Car/051510-WinkMirror1.jpg

You cannot deny the function > form of this mod.

geeky
06-30-2010, 12:32 PM
I'm actually contemplating this now.

4A Play
06-30-2010, 12:48 PM
For $20 theres nothing to contemplate. You can see from your B pillar on both sides back. Only part that I hate a fter a day of driving is that you are staring at your eye brows if you look straight up when driving. Kinda startled me a few times lol.

Im going to take mine off tonight and see if I can hard mount it using the factory sun visor mounts. Look for pics.

4A Play
07-01-2010, 10:30 AM
Quick update.

I removed my sin visors and installed the mirror with the supplied mounting kit to the stock visor locations with no modification. Direct bolt up mod. Love it.

oneohone
07-01-2010, 11:41 AM
I like but where is my V1 going to go? =[

4A Play
07-01-2010, 12:19 PM
By V1 Im guessing you mean a Radar detector.

Look in the first pic. I've read in several places that the lower down the detector the better. Because cops point their guns right at the center of mass and not up high, in theory having it higher makes more sense with range and all but not if your detector is undershot by the radar gun.

somebody5788
07-01-2010, 12:20 PM
Best $20 I ever spent was my carbon fiber trim! Thats all that it cost me since all I had to pay for was shipping =)

4A Play
07-01-2010, 12:24 PM
One of the flawed sets or were you one of the testers?

somebody5788
07-01-2010, 12:28 PM
One of the flawed sets or were you one of the testers?

Flawed sets. Which means there are a couple pin sized air bubbles and not all of the corners are perfectly smooth.

onemoremile
07-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Wink mirrors are awesome as long as you aren't too tall. A lot of people run these at the track since they give you a more natural view of your surroundings. You can take in more information at a glance.

I use a convex race mirror that clips over the stock mirror. A few rubber bands on the old mirror help keep things in place and limit vibrations. That mirror and the blind spot side mirrors really aid situational awareness. That lowers stress and heartrate and fatigue which helps focus and endurance. Faster farther easier.

onemoremile
07-01-2010, 02:26 PM
The one other big downside to a wink and why I rock a clipon.... lights from the rear at night can be brutal.

phatjames167
03-12-2013, 11:24 AM
how did you remove your stock rear view mirror? just pull real hard?

JJ.
03-13-2013, 12:23 AM
turn and pull

sbaer2
03-13-2013, 05:09 AM
Best $20 I ever spent was my carbon fiber trim! Thats all that it cost me since all I had to pay for was shipping =)

where did you find your carbon fiber trim kit? I have a 2000 b5 a4 and was looking for a kit...because the wooden trim is not doing it for me!

phatjames167
03-13-2013, 11:38 AM
where did you find your carbon fiber trim kit? I have a 2000 b5 a4 and was looking for a kit...because the wooden trim is not doing it for me!

It sounds like he got it from a member that was giving it away. you can pick some up here: http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Interior/3M_Vinyl_Wrap/