PRODUCT EVALUATION: SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

By Ray Gibbs and the staff of Dirt Wheels

We felt the mirrors looked quite sleek and unobtrusive when mounted, but they offer an impressive rearview.

SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

Why don’t  UTVs don’t come standard with side and center mirrors? If you want to see what is going on behind you, you will need to install your own mirrors. There are unbelievable ranges of price, convenience, and quality in available mirrors. Molded plastic mirrors have some of the best prices for mirrors.

We found a nice matching pair of mirrors from SuperATV that have a suggested retail price of $54.95. They have a rectangular shape 8.5 inches high and almost 4.5 inches wide. The mirror glass is a wide-angle convex to provide an ever-better view behind.

For your money, you get the two mirror heads and the various mounting hardware. To protect the paint on the cage, to keep the clamps tight and to provide some vibration damping, the kit has a strip of rubber shim material that goes under the clamp. We selected the mirrors for Polaris, and on our RZR Pro XP, the rubber shim could have been just a little thicker. We added a double layer of painter’s Frog tape to make the mounting that much more secure.

These are all the goodies that come with the $54.95 mirror set from SuperATV. All of the mounts are clean and work well.

 

SUPERATV SIDE MIRRORS

These mirrors are designed to mount to 1.75-, 2.0-inch and Pro-Fit cage tubing. The clamps go on the cage tubing, while the mirror heads attach to the clamps. The holes for the mirror head are curved slots so the mirror heads can have the vision angle adjusted. The mirrors are fully adjustable for fine adjustments on breakaway spherical mounts, so you get the perfect angle no matter what your eye level is. The spherical ball mount allows movement in all directions, while the slotted mounts control only up and down. The mirrors were very simple to mount.

Any mirrors make your life easier, but these are especially nice. We like side mirrors for when we need to back up, or just to check what is going on behind us. That way, we can keep our eyes on the trail ahead but still let you see what’s going on behind.

We have whacked the mirrors on bushes and branches, and they have held up just fine. We like the way they look, but we can understand some people liking a fancy, billet-aluminum piece, but there is a lot to be said for a tough, high-impact plastic part. Add in the reasonable price, and these mirrors are true winners. Go to www.superatv.com for more information and to see the company’s other mirrors.

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