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Old 08-15-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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Product Reccomendation - Towing Mirrors

I am looking for a recommendation on good towing mirrors to attach to my 2009 GMC Sierra SLE.

I am travelling 12 hours and would like to see more of the road behind me. There are so many products and so many reviews.
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I am looking for a recommendation on good towing mirrors to attach to my 2009 GMC Sierra SLE.

I am travelling 12 hours and would like to see more of the road behind me. There are so many products and so many reviews.
I installed the oem gm tow mirrors on my truck.They are plug and play.My stock mirrors were power adjusting(not power fold) and heated.The gm accessory tow mirrors kept those options but also gave me turn signals in the mirrors.I can see 100% better when towing or not.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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I agree. Get the oem tow mirrors.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:10 PM   #4
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OEM is the way to go. Alot larger picture looking back.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:40 PM   #5
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you can probably get a good deal on the OEM mirrors from your local wrecking yard. that would most likely be your best bet. no sense buying "clip-ons or slide-ons" that will give you a shakey rear view.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:21 AM   #6
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A junk yard is a good place to start looking. O But if not available, try 1A auto on the web. Its w here I got mine for my suburban. Free shipping and prices are always reasonable. Cheaper than Amazon. I tried the clip ons and they just shake too much. If you want to See more of what's behind you, look into a camera system. I installed one of those as well and I LOVE it.
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I bought aftermarket and to this point I'm very happy with them. Paid around $200 heated and mirrors adjust. No turn signals and the move in and out manually.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:19 PM   #8
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I agree with most of the posts above. Get the OEM mirrors
From the dealer which could set you back $450-$499
From the Junkyard which would be hundreds less.

Or the mirrors from Amazon. Paid $169.00 for my 2010 model year (misquoted $$ in another post). Spent less than 2 hours installing them and they performed well, including all winter with heat and adjustments. They give you much better views of what is behind and to the side. Sold the GMC after a year with the mirrors so I cannot give long term info.
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:55 PM   #9
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I swapped the oem tow mirrors onto our '10 Silverado, and when we traded it in put the standard mirrors back on (glad I kept them!). Then mounted the tow mirrors on the new 2500HD which had the standard mirrors.

BEST ADVICE I can give, go slow and if possible have help. Because dropping a nut into the door is a PAIN!!!! Lol

As mentioned, unless you have power folding mirrors, the tow mirrors should be plug asnd play. Just make sure to order the correct set as there was a kit for the power fold also.
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Don't know if you made a decision or not, but we purchased some CIPA 10800, add-on mirrors for our '06 Sierra 1500HD SLE and I'm very happy with them. They may not show quite as much as some mirrors, they also only cost $41.23 from Amazon, and show plenty of additional area behind and beside my truck.

Amazon.com: CIPA 10800 Chevrolet/GMC Custom Pair Towing Mirrors: Automotive

They go on and come off very easy and there is no vibration when I'm driving. So definitely worth looking at. Amazon offers great return options if you decide you don't like them too.
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