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Thread: Wink or Convex mirror?

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    I love my full length wink mirror. From my first weekend in the car, I was able to spot when Andy Porterfield's GT-1 Camero was about to pass. To clear blind spots with the hard top, and no side mirrors I now have two of the Longacre convex spot mirrors mounted on the upper window diagonal braces. I can even spot the midget FP cars behind me like Brian Linn's Lotus 7:
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    Convex mounted to stock mount.


    And no matter what it is, don't let it be too close. And don't mount winks straight if you use them.



    LOVE the convex I put in the Mustang!
    Chris Rallo "the kid"
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    Trying to buy the Allview mirror mentioned above... The "Ram" product has to be purchased through a dealer it says but I can't find anyplace to purchase it online. Most of the dealer links dont work.If you know where to purchas it please let me know!Thanks;Raymomd
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTPerformance View Post
    Trying to buy the Allview mirror mentioned above... The "Ram" product has to be purchased through a dealer it says but I can't find anyplace to purchase it online. Most of the dealer links dont work.If you know where to purchas it please let me know!Thanks;Raymomd
    I did find this place...

    http://www.autobarn.net/allview-racing-mirror.html

    I've never dealt w/ them....or you can purchase directly from the AllView website.

    BTW--I've used one of these for years and highly recommend it.
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    Thanks for the link. I tried all of the sites on the dealer links and none sold the mirror. The right side of my Wink mirror fell down during my feature race at Pocono on Sunday. Fun times!

    Chuck
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    http://www.autobarn.net/allview-racing-mirror.html

    The right side of a wink fell in my lap during a 24 hour race. Ripped it out and never used a wink again. Between the buzzing and vibrating image(s) they are truly a POS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zaslow View Post
    No luck ordering from these folks either... I don't think it is in stock, left messages byt no return call

    Also left a message at Allview, will update this thread if i do finally find somplace to order from. Thinking though that I will go with the Longacre mirror, anyone have experience with those?

    Any other ideas on a supplier?

    - Raymond
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTPerformance View Post
    No luck ordering from these folks either... I don't think it is in stock, left messages byt no return call

    Also left a message at Allview, will update this thread if i do finally find somplace to order from. Thinking though that I will go with the Longacre mirror, anyone have experience with those?

    Any other ideas on a supplier?

    - Raymond
    ok, got through to Autobarn... they have some big phone system issues (person didn't seem to care who I got through to). I learned the secret is to just stay on the line when the first "menu" is given, wait for it to ring through into another menu listing options. The second menu gives different options and it actually goes to someone. Not sure if the first menu is a night option that they forgot to turn off or what but if you hit any of the options it goes into a voicemail that isn't checked!

    Anyway, with that said, they do not have any Allview mirrors in stock and none are on order. They get calls 2-3 times a week for them but it looks like the manufacturer might not be making them or hasn't made them in a while. If anyone discovers them in stock let us know... going to go with the longacre one for now from Summit Racing and I will let you guys know what one I like better (my brothers allview or the longacre one I order for my car).

    Dave- thank you for the info... didn't work out this time but in general you always nkow where to get the good stuff!

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    If worse comes to worse, I think you can get the street car/clip-on version on Amazon. Might want to go that way and rig up a better mount.
    Gregg Ginsberg
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    Hi all,

    I ran into the same problems with Autobarn regarding the all view mirror. I ended up buying this:

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AAF-ALL76404

    for $15.

    Gregg, I actually have the clip-on mirror from ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAZO-RG22-30...91b42e&vxp=mtr

    It works great unless your stock mirror jolts loose over bumps...

    Mickey
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    Whaddaya need a mirror for if you're never gonna race again?
    Ed Funk
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    I replaced my Wink for a new Longacre Convex. I like the Convex much better.

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    After much discussion group fanfare, we decided to keep the clip on mirror extension that mounts on my OEM. The mounted gauges on the dash and small cockpit make it difficult to mount a full length mirror.
    Demetrius Mossaidis aka 'Mickey' #12 ITA NESCCA
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    2013 ITA NARRC Champion and I have not raced since.

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    We went with the longacre convex from summit racing... Loved it!
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