Bushranger wide-angle safety lens

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 16:26
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Has anyone fitted one of these to their 4WD? Reviews?
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Reply By: Member - Nobby - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 17:21

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 17:21
I have seen them on a couple of vehicles around and they look as they do the job. If they save one life then their worth it.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:56

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:56
i fitted one to my wifes 4x4 subaru tonight. they are called a fretzel lens invented over 100 years ago from memory, to help spread the beam in a light house more widley. they are the only flat lens which can act like a magnifying glass. they work quite well.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:17

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:17
Yep i fitted one to the small window of jill first week i got her, its great, got mine from autobarn, available in 2 sizes, i got the larger one.

works really well for parking etc. i just go till i see half way up their bonnet and i know i still have a little room to breathe.

easiest thing out to fit, just clean glass and dampen slightly, then place plastic lens on and smooth out the bubbles. job done.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:24

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:24
Bradley,

Jill????

I would have a problem fitting one to the small window of Jack, 'cause that's where the ExplorOz sticker is.

Must say, it's worth investigating though. Could negate the alternative of a $400 Video system.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:44

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:44
Bradley, how does it go for normal driving (ie. forward on roads) and the visual clarity through the rear vision mirror?

I looked at these but didn't put one on as I thought that the compromise of what is behind you in 99.9% of drive time was might be too much. When I drive, I really like to know whats behind me and how far, and that mirror (in conjunction with wings) can be used to judge if it is safe to change lanes, etc, usual stuff. Not seeing depth, eg, might make it dangerous.

Thoughts?
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:03

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:03
Thanks for asking the rear visibility question - I have the same concern.

Mind you I'm also concerned about backing over/into something!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:05

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:05
I think it would be like putting a blindspot (convex) mirror on your side mirrors. You would hate it at first, but would get used to it, adn the distances.

I think I'd hate it, other option is one of those mirrors you see on grey imports that hang down off the roof behind the car

YMMV
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Follow Up By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:24

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:24
Yeah, seen those mirrors on a couple driving around. Might be interested if I can get one that connects to the barn door without actually screwing into the panel itself, but yet to find one. I think the tailgate slamming would quickly knock it off line anyway.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 17:01

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 17:01
Yea it may knock it off line, but depends how its mounted, but the greys have it and havent heard of any issues
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 16:05

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 16:05
Jill as in Jillaroo,

I dont even notice it during normal driving as it sits at the bottom edge of the small window and i only use it when reversing and parking, it doesnt affect my rearward vision at all when driving.

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Reply By: rolande- Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:41

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:41
Best $10 you will spend in a long time

rolande
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Reply By: AdrianLR - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 23:29

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 23:29
I've had one for years. Wouldn't be without it.

Mount it as low as possible on the LHS. You'll notice it at first (at night it focuses headlights behind you). After applying it, it may appear cloudy but this goes away once the water dries.

Got mine at Kmart. They also have a hard small one but this looked less useful.

Almost as good as a camera except that it doesn't work when loaded up!

Adrian
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