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Right side mirror on /8

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can anyone tell me where the right side mirror was officially placed on the W115/W114, when you ordered the option to have one?

I see that some cars have it on the right front wing, others have it on the right door. I'm wondering what the "official" position was.


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I've never seen a factory mirror on the front wing/fender. I assume those are all aftermarket.

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I've never seen a factory mirror on the front wing/fender. I assume those are all aftermarket.
That was my thought, but I wonder why so many have it on the front wing? And always just the right one. My theory is that it's hard to look into the right mirror when it's positioned on the door. I tried imagining it on my car, and it seems like you'd have to completely turn your head to be able to look in that mirror. Whereas if it's on the wing, you don't have to turn your head that much to the right, just your eyes really…

… but since I don't have a right rear mirror, and don't know what it's like to look in it, my theory may be total BS

Also, does the front right door already have prepared holes on the inside, to attach the mirror? Or do you have to improvise with the position?
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mirrors on front wings can be a real pain to align correctly, and many just dont work there. I have only heard from a few owners of sports cars that like them there.


In europe they may be more useful, especially if you are towing something. I think that is why they were added.

As far as mounting, just copy left side location and drill holes.
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mirrors on front wings can be a real pain to align correctly, and many just dont work there. I have only heard from a few owners of sports cars that like them there.


In europe they may be more useful, especially if you are towing something. I think that is why they were added.

As far as mounting, just copy left side location and drill holes.
Yeah, I wouldn't want to mount them on the wing, unless it's the way it was done perhaps, and even then I'm not sure. The mirror of the W115 is really small, and I actually wonder how you could see something when it's installed on the wing, especially with all the vibrations from the wheel and suspensions there.

Actually I can't drive without a right mirror, I find it extremely useful, not just when towing something, but also after changing lanes, or to look for bikes crossing the streets at intersections (they have "green" just like people and come quite fast sometimes, and the law here says that you have to stop), also when parking in the city and so on. Definitely couldn't live without a right mirror.

Still I have the feeling that when mounted on the door, you'd have to turn your head quite far to the right to see what's in it. And that's why I thought some people may have mounted it on the wing. Does anyone have experience with the mirror on the door? Am I right with my assumption or not?
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