Passenger vs. Driver Mirror Angles


A common question we receive is why the passenger mirror sits closer to the truck than the drivers mirror, and whether this is normal or not. The answer is yes, this is absolutely normal and the answer is found in physics.

The only way the mirrors could be positioned at the exact same angle is if the driver were positioned exactly in the middle of the two mirrors. Since the driver is closer to the drivers side mirror, the mirror needs to be angled out more to allow a proper field of vision. If the passenger mirror were in the same angle as the driver mirror, the field of vision would not allow for proper adjustment.

All mirrors including OEM mirrors will be staggered like this to achieve optimum views. The angle is less noticeable in smaller mirrors, so many customers do not realize the staggered angle until installing bigger tow mirrors.