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Old 03-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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F150 with factory tow mirrors??

I have a 2004 F150, I have been thinking about ditching the standard mirrors with CIPA slip-ons and installing pair of the factory towing mirrors. The only thing that is keeping me from doing this is I don't know if my truck will still fit into my garage with the bigger mirrors, and I don't want to have to fold the mirrors in all the time. Can someone tell me, will my truck still fit into my 9 ft wide garage door with the towing mirrors retracted, but still flipped out?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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I had a 2009 F-150 with the max tow package which gives you the big mirrors. It would not fit in my 9 foot garage door, so I always opened the drivers side window and manually pulled in the left mirror. That way, it fit! Now, I have a F-350 with the electrically folded mirrors and I'm in heaven! LOL! However, the wide hips just make it! I have 4 inches on each side, but nearly 2 inches on each side is weather stripping, so I have to do some precision parking!
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. But... Damn, not what I was hoping to hear! Just from some rough measurements I took of the mirrors on a truck at the dealership I didn't think that it was going to fit, but I wanted to find out for sure. The strange thing is that my dads F350 will fit without folding the mirrors in, although they must be slid in. I was hoping that since his SD fit without issues that the F150 models might also. Looks like I will be keeping the stock mirrors and CIPAs.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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I think if you measure, you'll find that the F-150 is probably the same as the F-350, but it was too durn close for me to do on a regular basis. I just never chanced it. If you are good, you can probably do it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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Can you take a new truck with the mirrors for a "test drive" and test fit into your garage before deciding?
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