follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Delicious Tuning
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment

Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment Anything related to in-car electronics, navigation, and infotainment.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2013, 03:14 AM   #1
Reggaeboyz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: Mazdaspeed 3
Location: West Palm Beach
Posts: 136
Thanks: 96
Thanked 40 Times in 33 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Blind Spot Detection?

So after cruising around in the MS3, I couldn't help but noticing how useful the blind spot detection was when changing lanes. This lead me to wondering if something like this is possible to put on a FRS/BRZ...Has anyone here bought like a aftermarket detection system or swapped their mirrors for some mirrors that already have the sensors integrated? Or is that even possible?
Reggaeboyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
zooki
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: 2013 Ultramarine Scion FR-S
Location: Texas
Posts: 759
Thanks: 187
Thanked 404 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Adjust your side mirrors to cover the blind spits, and use
your inside rear view mirror to see what's behind you. That's the way I've always setup my mirrors.
__________________
2013 FR-S, the daily driver
1995 4Runner 4x4, the offroader(For Sale!)
1999 Ford F250, the tow rig
1969 Mustang, the fast car....(:
zooki is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to zooki For This Useful Post:
Malt (11-23-2013), ScorpionOzzy (11-23-2013), woode (01-11-2014)
Old 11-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
Malt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Drives: 2015 WRX
Location: NC
Posts: 987
Thanks: 186
Thanked 621 Times in 364 Posts
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zooki View Post
Adjust your side mirrors to cover the blind spits, and use
your inside rear view mirror to see what's behind you. That's the way I've always setup my mirrors.
If you do this and drive around for a couple days or so you'll start to wonder how you ever drove without having your mirrors adjusted like this!
Malt is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Malt For This Useful Post:
fstlane (11-23-2013), ScorpionOzzy (11-23-2013), zooki (11-23-2013)
Old 11-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
ScorpionOzzy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Drives: Scion FR-S
Location: Miami
Posts: 87
Thanks: 11
Thanked 30 Times in 21 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I agree with those 2 ^^^ If you have your mirrors properly adjusted you don't need blind spot detection.
ScorpionOzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 01:53 AM   #5
Bad Habits
Senior Member
 
Bad Habits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Drives: br zed
Location: Nc
Posts: 234
Thanks: 199
Thanked 116 Times in 64 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
http://www.phasteksport.com/2010-201...rors-s/898.htm

these are options Im looking to for the outside mirror. To me the field of vision for the outside is very limited. Think any of these options are worth the $80-100. Just my .02
Bad Habits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 02:47 AM   #6
Wolfking
Senior Member
 
Wolfking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: Asphalt FRS
Location: OVP, KS
Posts: 609
Thanks: 683
Thanked 194 Times in 134 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
My blind spot issue was addressed with a Broadway clip on mirror. It allows me to see the blind spot behind the passenger seat / passenger's head! Good luck!
Wolfking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
encity5
Senior Member
 
encity5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: 2013 Scion FR-S
Location: NYC
Posts: 606
Thanks: 225
Thanked 270 Times in 110 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by zooki View Post
Adjust your side mirrors to cover the blind spits, and use
your inside rear view mirror to see what's behind you. That's the way I've always setup my mirrors.
This

your side mirrors shouldn't be looking down the side of your car, they should be looking at the next lane

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...id-blind-spots

Surprises me that most of everybody sets there mirrors wrong and always complain about the blindspot
__________________
encity5 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to encity5 For This Useful Post:
cerealcable (11-25-2013)
Old 11-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
cerealcable
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Drives: 2013 Dark Gray Subaru BRZ
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 47
Thanks: 9
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Adjusting your mirrors properly is fantastic. I don't understand how people don't do this, but then again I was doing it the wrong way for a long time too. I think it's more of an education issue than anything else. Glad to see this being shared.
cerealcable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #9
ft86me
Senior Member
 
ft86me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Drives: 2013 FRS
Location: Endor
Posts: 1,231
Thanks: 802
Thanked 348 Times in 212 Posts
Mentioned: 60 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reggaeboyz View Post
So after cruising around in the MS3, I couldn't help but noticing how useful the blind spot detection was when changing lanes. This lead me to wondering if something like this is possible to put on a FRS/BRZ...Has anyone here bought like a aftermarket detection system or swapped their mirrors for some mirrors that already have the sensors integrated? Or is that even possible?
'
T1r mirrors. i can see everything with those
ft86me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 11:49 PM   #10
t.chk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Drives: Subaru BRZ Limited
Location: New York
Posts: 410
Thanks: 161
Thanked 163 Times in 112 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Well, if you must have it.

http://www.nigel-jdmparts.com/vehicl...-sensors-voice

That is for the Toyota 86 and FRS. I do not know, if it is the complete kit. or if there is anything additional. I would message Nijel and see what he knows about it.
t.chk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:01 AM   #11
whaap
Senior Member
 
whaap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Drives: '13 FR-S firestorm, 6 mt - '11 CR-V
Location: Tucson
Posts: 2,133
Thanks: 243
Thanked 1,383 Times in 656 Posts
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
The most common driver error is improperly adjusted mirrors. First center you rear view so it's looking straight behind you down the lane you're in. Fan out both side view mirrors. Adjust them so that a car passing you, on either side, comes into view of your side view mirror BEFORE he goes out of view from your rear view mirror. Fine tune this so that the car will come into your peripheral vision BEFORE he leaves your side view mirror. A slight head check might be required but that will be all. Do this and you won't have any blind spots.
whaap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #12
t.chk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Drives: Subaru BRZ Limited
Location: New York
Posts: 410
Thanks: 161
Thanked 163 Times in 112 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by whaap View Post
The most common driver error is improperly adjusted mirrors. First center you rear view so it's looking straight behind you down the lane you're in. Fan out both side view mirrors. Adjust them so that a car passing you, on either side, comes into view of your side view mirror BEFORE he goes out of view from your rear view mirror. Fine tune this so that the car will come into your peripheral vision BEFORE he leaves your side view mirror. A slight head check might be required but that will be all. Do this and you won't have any blind spots.
Yea, I just turn my head to be sure and adjust my mirrors. The sensors I found for OP are 850 plus shipping and tax.

For some people with neck injury they would be helpful. but for 850 I have other things earmarked for that kind of extra money.

Last edited by t.chk; 12-30-2013 at 12:09 AM. Reason: reasons
t.chk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #13
DrDuquette
Senior Member
 
DrDuquette's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: 2013 Premium White, 2006 TL
Location: California
Posts: 351
Thanks: 272
Thanked 83 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
I was thinking about this today. I read the blind spot thing and I would have to agree this car has a horrible blind spot. I dont look forwar to changing lanes becaus of it. A lot say you can adjust the mirrors to get rid of it but I disagree. If you set up your mirrors for fixing one blind spot you will open up a motorcycle blind spot. I live in CA where lane splitting is allowed. That's the danger. I have owned and driven many cars and trucks. This car has a massive over the right shoulder blind spot. Lets not ignore it, and lets find a way to fix it. Anybody know if a small interior dash mirror. Or MG style on the front wheel well (kidding on this option)
DrDuquette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:05 AM   #14
userjack6880
Senior Member
 
userjack6880's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Drives: 2013 Scion FR-S, Raven, MT
Location: Starkville, MS
Posts: 308
Thanks: 81
Thanked 125 Times in 86 Posts
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...irror/_/N-25jh
__________________
Raven Build Thread
----------------------------------------------
userjack6880 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blind spot? euroshowoff Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 47 12-28-2013 05:38 PM
Blind spot check on BRZ. qqzj Subaru BRZ General Forum 44 11-21-2013 03:44 AM
Defeating Occupant Detection Sensor TuxedoCartman Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 0 11-16-2012 01:48 AM
Blind spot mirrors? enjoi23 Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 1 08-11-2012 02:29 AM
People having a hard time with the FR-S blind spot driver01 Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 28 06-16-2012 03:27 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.