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Old 03-07-2011, 12:48 AM
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Is it just me or is there really something about the more classic square side mirrors versus the bullet mirrors that everyone seems to gravitate toward. Call me weird but I just purchased a '90 C2 coupe and absolutely love the square mirrors. I will never replace them with the more stylish, popular bullets. I just think the 964 retains that more classic look with the quirky square mirrors. I may be alone here but let me know if there is anybody else out there that shares this opinion.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:07 AM
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I love the flag mirrors! When are you posting pics and some details of your new car? Congrats!
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:04 AM
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The rounded shape of the 964 make me like the cup-mirrors a lot more than the square ones.
There are no squares externally on the 964 except those mirrors.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:36 AM
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All down to the taste of the individual.

My car started out with the flags, then I swopped them with someone for the cup ones. Love the more modern look, but the flags give far better rear-ward vision.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:16 AM
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I love the flag mirrors too...
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:16 AM
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FLAGS all the way....

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:40 AM
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I think a lot of people like the bullet mirrors because it makes the car look like a newer model. I love the classic look of the flag mirrors. I'm keeping them and my D90's. The car is a 1991 and I'm interested in keeping it totally stock.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:57 AM
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Flags all the way!! Legendary.

Check out this thread post #6.

Do you think those highly specific aerodynamic properties were formulated/designed using flag or aero mirrors? That's right, I believe the whole airflow design was calculated using Flag Mirrors. So why take a chance? ;-)

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Old 03-07-2011, 12:28 PM
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I like the aero mirrors, but not enough to swap them. And sometimes it's better to leave things as nature intended. Legendary indeed:
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:28 PM
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Flags, looks more Porscheish.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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Two of these drivers had just been radio'd that their next race would be with flags:

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:45 PM
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I have aero mirrors on my RS America because they came stock that way. If I owned an early 964 that came with flag mirrors, I'd probably keep them. I personally think either looks fine and of all the things I could spend money on for my cars, mirrors aren't it. Tires and brakes eat most of my 964 budget...
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:17 PM
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+1 - preference for flag mirrors. It reminds me of the 911 SC and Carrera 3.2's that I grew up worshiping. Both of my cars have flags.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:21 PM
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+1 flags.

And this is the first time I've heard anyone speak to the practical point of better visibility (above). It became an obvious point when I bought my King Ranch pickup and was surprised how much I could see in those big things.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by espenl View Post
The rounded shape of the 964 make me like the cup-mirrors a lot more than the square ones.
There are no squares externally on the 964 except those mirrors.
The shape of the top edges of the bumpers, which is most visible from the side views, is consistent with the flags.
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