Having unrivaled sightlines all around your Polaris RZR is essential to have a safe ride every time you start up the engine. You never know when you’ll need to cast a glance behind you to check on your friends, and without side mirrors, how do you expect to do so? And what if you’re driving at night and the only thing to be seen behind you is darkness?
No matter the case, side mirrors are essential for UTV riders. Whether you’re cruising down a public trail with your friends on your tail or ripping down private trails solo, retaining visibility while behind the wheel of a UTV is detrimental to your safety and the safety of others. Having side mirrors helps you keep an eye on those riding behind you or on the trail as it disappears behind you in a cloud of dust. Some mirrors even feature LED lighting that will improve your ride if the sun has already begun to set.
So, what goes into choosing the perfect LED side mirrors? Everything from safety to the lighting and color of your side mirrors should be taken into consideration when choosing which product will work best for your UTV.
Of course, safety should be the top priority when selecting the best in lighted side mirrors. Rear lighting will keep you visible to other riders in the area. If you are travelling in groups, moving the light higher on the rear side will help trailing vehicles use it as an indicator to your location and the distance between the back of your vehicle and the front end of theirs.
If your goal is to make your unit street-legal, compliance could become an issue depending on where you are riding; though the rules vary depending on state and location, having a “blue safety light” in the rear is standard for easier visibility to trailing cars.
While the color of the light might seem more like a cosmetic feature, the color actually affects the function of the light quite a bit. For example, when riding through areas where clouds of dust will be kicked up, you must have light that is able to pass through the haze to alert others of your presence and proximity to them. If the light is unable to cut through the dust, riders may not be able to see one another until it’s too late.
Braking is always indicated by a red color, which has become almost universal for both powersports units and vehicles as the indication for stopping. Not having the signature red brake lights to signal a stop could lead to dangerous situations for riders and passengers.
So where can you get some of these coveted side light mirrors for your UTV? The Polaris RZR Sector Seven Lighted Side Mirrors by TMW Offroad on Everything Polaris RZR will keep the party going long after the sun has set. These lighted side mirrors provide superior LED light coverage that will keep you visible for your friends while illuminating the way for you. Safety and fun go hand-in-hand with these mirrors, allowing you to be seen in the darkness while also keeping you at center stage as the life of the off-road party. The simple installation process ensures that you’ll be on the road and ready to go in no-time without having to worry about being out beyond sunset. The riding experience will reach new levels with these LED mirrors.
There are several options for Polaris RZR users looking to outfit their rig with the best LED side mirrors. Use good judgement when purchasing the side mirrors that are right for you, and keep in mind that different mirrors offer different functionalities and signals to other drivers. Make the decision that works best for you, and stay safe out there!