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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:57 PM
WannabeX5 WannabeX5 is offline
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Towing Mirrors?

Recently took a trip out west and was pulled over for speeding (my bad, this thing just cruises along) and not having adequate 'mirrors'.

I tow a 21foot Bowrider


And a snowmobile trailer.


And I can firmly say that these mirrors are not good for towing. I am coming out a chevy silverado as a tow vehicle so this is a new concept for me.

Googled towing mirrors for this car, but couldn't find anything. Does anyone have any recommendations? Even those slide on deals that go over the mirror?

Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:38 AM
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I have towing mirrors. They were a Euro only part. I've also towed my 24' bowrider without the need for the mirrors. I would only use them for a travel trailer.

See this thread

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=mirrors
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:03 AM
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Have you tested those out at free-way speeds yet, to see how stable they are?

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:20 AM
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Found these, have no idea if they are good, look to be OK

http://www.jrprvinc.com/catalog.php?link=aero
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:26 AM
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Have you tested those out at free-way speeds yet, to see how stable they are?

Jay
They are very stable, no vibration at all. They mount extremely solidly to the existing mirrors
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:49 PM
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The boat, surprisingly, is easier to see around than the smaller snowmobile trailer which i can't see a damned thing. In fact when I was getting pulled over, I couldn't even see the cop until I rounded a corner and noticed the lights. It is very bad.

Can you order the euro spec mirrors off that website?
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:58 PM
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^^ You need to find a dealer who can order Euro parts. ECS Tuning might also be able to get it.
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