Jeep Wrangler Barricade Mirror Relocation Kit (2007-2016 JK) Review & Install

Jeep Wrangler Barricade Mirror Relocation Kit (2007-2016 JK) Review & Install


I’m Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this
is my review of the Barricade Mirror Relocation Kit fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This kit
is available in the textured black powder coated finish that you see here and it’s also
available in a gloss black powder coat. There are a few different options when you
are trying to retain your rear view mirrors when driving doorless. You can either install
a quick release mirror bracket on the A pillar of your Jeep and take the mirrors on and off
every time you install and uninstall your doors. Another option would be to get a mirror
that doesn’t have a bracket and that just sits in the factory door hinge, and again,
every time you take the door on and off, you have to install and uninstall that mirror. I really like a setup like this because it
permanently moves your factory mirror from the door onto the A pillar of the Jeep, which
helps to eliminate that additional step of installing and uninstalling the mirrors every
time you take the doors on and off. Now, unfortunately with a setup like this,
if you have power mirrors or heated mirrors, you are going to lose that functionality.
So, if you’re somebody who’s in that boat and you want to retain that function, maybe
one of those other options I talked about would be a better fit. However, Barricade did a really nice job of
overcoming one of the other shortfalls of a mirror setup like this. Traditionally when
you install the mirrors on the A pillar, because you move them forward a little bit, it can
be hard to see the passenger side rear view mirror from the driver’s seat. What Barricade
did was make the passenger side fully adjustable to three different locations to ensure that
you can see that mirror even from a comfortable seated position in the driver’s seat. Overall I think this is a really well put
together kit that’s less expensive than some of the other ones on the market, and has even
more functions. These relocation brackets are made of steel and they’re coated in either
a textured black powder coat finish or a gloss black powder coat finish, so you can choose
whatever matches your build. They come with these block off plates to cover the factory
locations where the mirrors would mount in your doors. They come with the brackets that go on the
A pillar and gaskets to go between the metal of the bracket and the painted surface of
your Jeep to keep it from chafing and ruining the paint. With a setup like this you do use
your factory mirrors, which helps to keep the cost down a little bit over some of those
quick release setups that have both a bracket and a mirror. The installation of this mirror relocation
kit is really straightforward. The first step in the process is to remove the factory mirror
brackets and mirrors from the inside of the door. Once those are removed, you can install
the block off plates that come in this kit. After that you’ll remove the two Torx bolts
out of the windshield hinges in order to install the new relocation brackets into place using
the gaskets that are included. After that, it’s as simple as reinstalling
the factory mirrors onto the new brackets and adjusting the passenger side bracket so
that you can comfortably see the mirror. The whole installation process shouldn’t take
you more than two hours, and you won’t need any specialty tools, just some Torx bits. This kit is priced really fairly for what
you get. Between the gaskets, the block off plates, your choice of finishes, and the adjustability
of the passenger side mirror, I think you get a lot of features, and it’s definitely
worth the price. So, if you want to stay both legal and safe
when driving without your doors on, and you’re somebody who either doesn’t mind losing the
power functions of their factory mirrors or doesn’t have them to start with, I think this
is a really nice kit that saves you an extra step every time you take your doors on and
off. So, that’s my review of the Barricade Mirror
Relocation Kit fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

10 Comments

  • eamonbot

    May 27, 2016

    first

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  • Michael Yount

    July 20, 2016

    Finally a product that just might work. Will these make it any more difficult to remove the doors? Will the door hit the mirror when trying to remove?

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  • Edgardo Amado

    July 27, 2016

    Is there a way to install heated mirrors in a base jk ??

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  • Joe Tarlos

    September 19, 2016

    Why would you lose the heated mirrors or power mirrors when your using the same mirrors when you move them??? Is the wiring to short after moving them can't you just extend the wiring to make the mirrors work the same way, I really don't understand why you can't make it work…

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  • OC Run

    May 18, 2017

    What happens with the wires for heated/power mirrors?  Do the unclip from the mirror housing or must the be cut?

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  • Kristian Castillo #Thegreenjeep

    October 14, 2017

    But, if i have a snorkel, does it fit?

    Reply
  • Ray jeffery

    February 14, 2018

    Can I just get the right side bracket. I don't need all the others?

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  • Vin Mar

    May 8, 2018

    That looks really wrong

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  • Jason Allen

    March 3, 2019

    2 hours for this install? Maybe if I need to take an hour break between mirrors.

    Reply
  • Don't Mess With Texas

    August 2, 2019

    this should be the stock version.

    Reply

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