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race cars - no side mirrors?

I have noticed a lot of pictures of race preped 911's have no side mirrors or at least no driver's side mirror. Why is this and if you choose to loose the mirrors, how do you deal with the hole? Is sheet metal repair the only option?

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A driver's side mirror is manditory in most racing rules. I think you mean a passenger side mirror. You can put a convex mirror mounted to the cage to give you some visibility. Longacre makes one.
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Must have one under all the GCR's I've looked at.
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Huh, wonder whats with those pics then. Are there any decent looking/lightweight replacements for the factory mirrors for the SC era?

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The 935 mirror makes a great substitute. The passenger side race mirrors that I've seen and sold frankly don't do a whole lot for visibility. THat's why many guys (including myself) run the Ralley mirror. THis is the 5 panel rear view mirror. I can see the entire right hand side of the car without needing a passender mirror.



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Thanks Chris - that's a good idea.
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Nice solution on fitting a Wink mirror inside a 911. My cage is already in place, making mounting impossible without custom brackets, so I've been using convex mirrors such as the ones from Allview and Longacre.
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