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      02-13-2020, 01:01 PM   #1
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Custom BMW add-on blind spot mirrors

Hi all,

I originally posted this over in the F30 forums as a 3 series owner. It has gotten a lot of interest and I figured I would post here, as it might be interesting to X2 owners. I recently had ax X2 as a loaner during service and I found myself having a bit tougher than average time seeing out of it.

Here is the link to my original post: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1690558

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I have a crazy story for my fellow BMW enthusiasts. How do you know you are getting old? Many of your stories start with the other day I was going to Costco...

I live in the Encinitas area of North San Diego and as you can tell, I frequent Costco Carlsbad. Anyone who knows Costco Carlsbad knows it is a wasteland of huge SUVs crammed into spots that are small for a Mini Cooper. But I can't get enough, especially the yogurt (please bring back the chocolate and vanilla swirl).

When I was parking I was glad to see a nice and clean BMW parking next to an open spot. I knew I'd be safe as long as they were there, right?. A younger guy was getting out and I said to him nice car (we both were mineral gray). He laughed and said thanks, and that was when I noticed his mirrors.

He had these blind spot mirrors that fit like a glove and looked factory-like. I have blind spot mirrors on my RAM and I love them. I've rented Ford cars with the built-in ones and loved having those too. I've looked for something that did not look terrible but have never found anything stick on.

I asked this guy about them (Andy) and he said he owns a few businesses. He just started a new one and he actually makes them for that exact reason. He said he started messing with them this past summer and eventually went all-in with a full on company to do it. We were talking for a bit and he was telling me he has had a set on his car for a few months testing and tweaking. He sent a few to friends and family in other states too. I was the first person to ever ask though.

He gave me a set and said give them a try and if you like them, please send me some feedback. I have had them for a few weeks and I love them. I am the first testimonial on his site. He was a nice kid!

I had an X2 loaner about a month ago that these would have been awesome on. Boy was that thing hard to see out of.

Here is the website for anyone interested: https://nxtgenautomotive.com

Now for the chocolate and vanilla swirl yogurt?

Edit / update: I received a promotional email from this company with a coupon code valid for the month of February. 15% off for anyone interested. NEWUSER15

Edit again, finally got some pics!!







These work for X1(both gens) and X2 so maybe a post in the X1 forum would be useful too..
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      02-13-2020, 09:27 PM   #2
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      02-13-2020, 10:04 PM   #3
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Thank you!
Was a matter of chance! They are literally brand new but I am sure you will see more of them as they grow, hopefully.

They are really cool!
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Woo looks good.. I think I might pick myself up a set for each car... And from a fellow member?

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how hard and how easy are they to put on and off. mine is leased so I assume I will need to remove for turn in in a couple of years. Also I don't consider myself very skilled (or have a lot of patience and fine motor control). The price seems pretty good particularly since they look like they belong
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I may order a pair for myself soon.
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Well I didn't wait - been looking for a decent rear visibility aid, and these sure fit the bill!

I ordered at noon (EST) on Friday, and got the shipping email just one hour later. With the holiday weekend, it arrived via USPS today.

These are quality units, nicely fitted and with thin bezels, plus the mirror itself is glass, not plastic. They have 3M tape to install, and the back is hollow so they'll fit tightly.

Totally two thumbs up. Only one thing - I can't install them due to the weather here! I'll need a dry warm-ish day. But here's a snapshot to admire in the meantime...

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BTW, it's pretty much impossible to take a photo of a convex mirror without getting yourself and your phone in the frame!
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how hard and how easy are they to put on and off.
Very easy to install, just clean the glass, peel off the backing and stick 'em on.

Removing is a one-time thing, they don't really peel off and you'd have to use a razor blade to remove them and then clean the mirror surface. But I wouldn't even bother doing that on a lease. If the dealer wants to remove them, it can be done with no damage.
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My 13k 2011 Ford Fiesta had mirrors like this from the factory.
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I also contacted the factory and they got back to me in a couple hours even east coast versus west coast. I plan on a pair and will install probably late March/April, still cold and wet in western NY
Thanks on the lease turn in tip, first lease on a personal car, others were through my business at the time so I am on the hook. As an aside, driving in to work this morning I couldn't help smiling, I really like this car. It suits me
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I slapped a set of these on my two cars at home. The wife said it's not bad... I also have to say the same. It's not lifechanging for me, as I think I have my mirrors adjusted very well. What now I need to get used to is the fact that when I would normally see a chunk of a car in, there's now the mirror with the tiny image of a LOT more of the car. It's a little picture in picture. So yes now I can see a lot more in a smaller image. Still, I think it's a nice quality piece for sure!
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Just received my pair today. Indeed a quality piece!
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Glad to hear everyone seems to like them so far!

I think it took me a solid week of fiddling with the mirrors to find my 'perfect positions' and also knowing right where I want to look and when. Kinda like first getting bifocal glasses, it was a little awkward at first and now very helpful.

When I drive my wife's Audi with just plain mirrors, now that I am so used to these, it honestly feels very strange now.
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Installed on M35i. Looks good, serves function.
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Hi all,

quick update my original post. The initial coupon code is now expired. The company sent out an email to customers a few weeks ago with a new one for referring new customers in March. I updated the first post and will put it here too.

NEWUSER15 for 15% off if anyone is interested! enjoy!!
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just ordered a set.
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Another update, looks like they are on amazon prime now and currently there is a 20% off coupon there, which is larger than the promo discount I listed earlier in the month. Stay safe out there!!
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