Designed as OEM replacement, our mirrors fit perfectly inside your mirror housing for easy Installation. A must mod to enhance your driving performance, anti-glare & blind spot reduced. It comes in a set of 2 mirrors.
Wide angle convex to reduce blind spot.
Hydrophobic (water repellent).
Blue tint to reduce glare, and blue color does not fade.
Suma Mirrors go throughproprietarySOGEL process that takes multiple steps/days to produce our signature, blue mirrors such that the mirrors themselves are actually clear and colorless.
The reason Suma Mirrors look blue is because it absorbs all spectrum of the colors except the blue color that's pleasant to the eyes, effectively reducing glare (the yellow color spectrum, which causes the glare, is absorbed).
Other mirrors, in contrast, use the vacuum coating process such that the blue color is actually coated on the mirror itself (unlike ours, clear/colorless mirrors that only reflect blue color). Based on that, they are not truly anti-glare because the glare is still reflected to human eyes. Over time, the blue coating will eventually fade. The blue hue of Suma Mirrors do no fade and are truly anti-glare.
good experience, but the water repellant property is a little underwhelming.
From factory and on all US cars the OEM driver-side mirror is flat (planar), because of NHTSA regulations, while the passenger-side OEM mirror is slightly convex, and has the notice "Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear" etched on it. That etched text is meant for newer drivers. The planar driver-side OEM mirror has a narrower field of view, and thus creates blind spots. Note that the Suma driver-side mirror is also convex, and while the Suma convex passenger-side mirror does NOT have the etched distance warning, it is slightly more curved for an even wider field of view.
Again, the main disadvantage of convex mirrors in general is that they show a slightly distorted picture of what is behind you, so distances to objects are not seen as they are in reality. Convex mirrors show objects and cars approximately twice as far away as they actually are, so you think you have a lot of room to maneuver, when in reality the objects are almost twice as close to you. This can be stressful when you are merging into heavy traffic, however your brain will quickly get used to calculating the proper distance in any mirror correctly. Be advised that some people have posted that they got a headache after 1st installing them, but that went away a few days later as they got used to the wider angle of view.
I was initially thinking to install a larger rear-view mirror, but that would take up too much space, and interfere with my other mods for the Radar Detector & Dashcam, therefore upgrading the side mirrors was a much better option. The Suma Performance mirrors pair is not inexpensive, but worth it in my opinion. The “base” Suma model includes the defrosting feature, just like the OEM mirror, and they even have a more expensive version which includes an embedded Turn-Signal indicator. That version requires one to access and splice the directional wire harness on each side of the car where the camera module is located. I decided against it, mostly because I thought the indicator will be distracting when blinking, creating glare and reducing my visibility at night.
The only feature missing from these mirrors as compared with OEM is auto-dimming. However for me that is actually a good thing since I have window tint installed, and at night the OEM mirrors dimming caused me to loose visibility almost completely, rendering the OEM side mirrors useless. Also, as you’ll note from the pictures, there is a blue tint to the new mirrors that makes them look like BMW or Audi mirrors. Suma says the mirror is clear but the glass in the manufacturing process is designed to absorb other wavelengths, and the blue tint is a perceived result. The blue tint is not as pronounced as the pictures show, and is meant to compensate for the lack of auto-dimming. While I would have preferred an OEM “silver/gray” color look, you get used to the blue quickly and it grows on you. The Suma mirrors are also hydrophobic, meaning that water beads and runs off them easier.
Installation is very quick & simple, and since mid-August 2019 Suma has included a set of cable extensions in order to make the connection easy.
I drive more confidently knowing My blind spots are gone.
I got them for my Tesla Model 3 to help eliminate the blind spots and they are excellent for that! Driving on multi lane roads is *much* more relaxing! Daytime visibility is fine , and night time headlights from the rear are no problem at all.
The only thing keeping me from giving 5 stars is that the driver’s side mirror edge has very little clearance to the mirror housing. If you move the motorized mirror too far “out and down”, the mirror glass can pop out of the housing.
1. I like the field of vision.
2. They made me nauseous, but that went away.
3. In the day, the view is blocked by a reflection from the white dash strip. Now I have to spend money on a new dash.
4. At night, they are too dark. I can see lights but not much else. I am looking through 60% tint.
Really nice mirrors, fits like OEM and the wider angle removes blind spots.
There is no distortion of image--but the wide field view does take a little getting used to. The expanded view probably opens up the equivalent of a full cars length in your lower/lateral areas. The blue tint is also a nice improvement from the OEM mirrors. Pictures to prove expanded FOV are difficult to obtain or at least a little tricky to get exactly consistent--but the expanded field of view is unequivocal. I dont know if the prices is too high, but seems reasonable considering the gains and I find nothing else equivalent. I do not like viewing quality or look of the small stick on fish eye lenses. Would buy again.
The mirrors have eliminated my blind spot I had on the left side of my TM3. Install was easier than expected and happy that I have defroster but no more auto dimming. I believe the old mirrors would be too dim for me at night along with my tinted windows. I wish the new mirrors had clips to attach the loose wire though like the old mirrors, but no biggie I guess.
Great fit, sharp optics no more blind spots and far better glare protection than the OE auto-dimming functionality.
First look was whoa then acclimated in and love the much wider view