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I’m doing OEM R8 LMS mirrors on my car.



Bear in mind you’ll lose any functions (folding, obviously) as well as heated mirrors, and auto dimming.

The mirrors are full CF and the mirror glasses are affixed with double sided Velcro.
 

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Face lift mirrors are better, more angular. I swapped out to those for my Gen 1. And with carbon fiber shells.
 

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Gen1 mirrors in carbon fibre aren't ugly, I like them
 
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Those LMS mirrors look nice - more exotic looking. I'm assuming you also lose the integrated turn signal on top of folding, heat, etc.
 

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i'm very happy with my oem mirrors. the LMS oem mirrors are only nice if you are setting it up as such but if your setup is stock or mildly modded then the stocks are way better. the LMS mirrors would look out of place if you do that.
 
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Those LMS mirrors look nice - more exotic looking. I'm assuming you also lose the integrated turn signal on top of folding, heat, etc.
Yes sir. Forgot about those!
 

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i'm very happy with my oem mirrors. the LMS oem mirrors are only nice if you are setting it up as such but if your setup is stock or mildly modded then the stocks are way better. the LMS mirrors would look out of place if you do that.
Agreed. I’m doing a pretty heavy LMS inspired modded car.
 

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Looking forward to your project. Are you doing this for the LMS look or aero for the track?

Agreed. I’m doing a pretty heavy LMS inspired modded car.
 

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Hmmm if I had an r8 I am not sure I would be so critical about it. It’s a fabulous car. It’s on my list of upcoming accomplishments but I understand you have it and you want to tweak it a bit.


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Looking forward to your project. Are you doing this for the LMS look or aero for the track?
I’m doing it for me. Because I love the look and love building cars to my ideas I have in my head. It will be very aero oriented as well, although I am not doing a full wide body LMS Kit. It will be done right. Not necessarily for track use only. Just for my enjoyment!
 

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Weird - I’ve always thought if there is one part Audi always nails home on their cars it’s the side mirrors. Thought that about the R8 and Same for the b6 s4.


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yup and we're all excited with the finished product:)
Me too. It’s on hold a bit though. Starting a new home build. Gotta make sure that’s done first. (But hey, 6 garage bays and a lift!)

I’ve got about 70% of the mods purchased. Need to get a few more key items fabricated before the build.
I was hoping to get it done for Waterfest this year, but it got cancelled due to COVID. So hopefully it will be ready by next summer!
 

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How is visibility out of those LMS mirrors. I imagine a lot less than OEM.

However, the aerodynamic gains must be incredible, mirrors contribute to a lot of drag.
 

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I don’t hate those mirrors though... is that an option aftermarket one the early r8?


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Me too. It’s on hold a bit though. Starting a new home build. Gotta make sure that’s done first. (But hey, 7 garage bays and a lift!)

I’ve got about 70% of the modded purchased. Need to get a few more key items fabricated before the build.
I was hoping to get it donefor Waterfest this year, but it got cancelled due to COVID. So hopefully it will be ready by next summer!
7 car garage and a lift would be my dream man cave. take you time with the build...get it right the first time. slowly but surely is the best way to go. this pandemic really screwed everyone on this planet but as long as we're healthy we are golden:)
 
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