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I am considering installing CRG lanesplitter mirrors on my 2008 S3. I need to know if I will need the adapters to make them work since I have the new style bars that come on the 2008? I tried to remove my barends but could only get the bolt out which makes me assume that I have hollow bars with some sort of plug holding in the end. What do I need the adapters or will the mirrors mount on the stock barends? Thanks.
 

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The stock bar ends will work with the CRG's, but the CRG adapter has a lip that will keep the mirror on if it somehow becomes loose. The way to remove the bar end is to thread the bolt back in a couple of turns, then whack the bolt with a hammer. that will release the wedge in the bar.
 

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Thanks. Anyone know what size bolts that i need to replace in the holes where the stock mirrors use to be? Length, size, etc.
 

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I ordered mine (CRG LS) from podium superbike on ebay for $74.95 each with free shipping. That was the best price I could find.
 

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I found rubber mirror hole plugs at Autozone for $1.29 for a pack of six.. They fit perfect and are flush and lightweight. It worked on the left side. On the right, I needed a bolt to hold the brake fluid reservoir bracket so I went to the hardware store and found a black M10 bolt that worked great. I've forgotten the thread pitch. That was about $1. Bring in the old mirrors and they'll match the thread.

I am running the CRG Hindsight non-lane splitters and love them. I thought about the LS's but didn't want another joint. I haven't clipped them yet but I've come close. I put them on my stock Triumph bar ends. Works sweet.
 

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Try searching, the stock mirror bolt topic has been covered at length, and there are many usefull solutions. Personally, I tracked down the right size/thread bolts from a local fasteners suplier, add a little paint and bob's your uncle :)
 

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Try searching, the stock mirror bolt topic has been covered at length, and there are many usefull solutions. Personally, I tracked down the right size/thread bolts from a local fasteners suplier, add a little paint and bob's your uncle :)
A search for mirror bolt isn't turning up much in the S3 forums.

Does anyone know the size, threading, etc for a replacement bolt? If not when I figure it out I'll post what I used.

Update: It's an M10 Fine Thread (1.25 pitch) bolt, I couldn't find anything smaller than a 20 which is too large, I expect a 15 would fit fine, probably even a 10. (I just spun a nut on as a spacer for the time being).

Now I just have to deal with the ugly post sticking up on the left :p
 
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