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I have a new Stingray and I am having trouble getting it through my garage door.
I had a 2001 Z06 and had no problems (as long as I was careful.
I have scraped both mirrors. If I fold the mirrors in I am able to get through the
doors easily.

I cannot find anyone that make an electrically folding mirror for a Corvette.

Have any of had to deal with this problem? My wife does not
want to move to a house with a wider garage just to accommodate my car.

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John Riordan
 

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Guess you should have read about the wider c7 corvette eh? LOL Just funnin... Is it too long as well? I really don't have an answer for you other than just do it manually (move mirriors by hand) and count it as a learning experience. Do you have room to put a new wider door on the garage or is it attached to something that can not be modified? The trouble with remote folding mirriors is that only the head of the mirrior will turn inward and your arm is still out at the same width. Follow? The vehicles that have folding mirriors usuall have short arms and the swivel action is good as the head of the mirrior turns in enough to make a difference. Maybe cut notches in the garage door frame about the same height as the vettes mirriors. No? Oh well, I tried. Good Luck.

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It's been a long time since I purchased a car without power folding mirrors and I've never had one that needed them more.

If you fold just the driver side mirror, does that give you enough room or do you have to fold them both?


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NO.... it's not "car is too wide" ...... it's more like: "Garage is too small! About time for a new house, with a nice size garage!" :D

LOL.... just bustin'em :rolleyes:
 
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Obviously a non standard garage door.

A standard 1 car garage door is 9' so maybe re-framing the opening and installing a 9' x 7' door would solve your problem.
 
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Same problem with my garage's door !
After many expected ways to avoid the problem, I decided to order a new wider door...which obligate me to cut 45 cm of a wall, so before to have it my C7 will cost me a first $4500.00 option :eek:
 

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Must be a newer house thing. Our is big enough for only one person to get out.
 

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Perhaps but I'm quite always surprised by the extreme wideness of the american garages, perhaps because I see only the ones of expensive houses ;-)
To stay in the same subject, your public parking places are almost 30% wider than ours in Europe and i can say that I'm just anxious about the way to manage that with the 2,17meters (including mirrors) of the C7 !!!
 

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Perhaps but I'm quite always surprised by the extreme wideness of the american garages, perhaps because I see only the ones of expensive houses ;-)
To stay in the same subject, your public parking places are almost 30% wider than ours in Europe and i can say that I'm just anxious about the way to manage that with the 2,17meters (including mirrors) of the C7 !!!
Yes, it's culture shock. I used to spend a lot of time in Europe driving the roads in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and up until I went over there I never understood the need for power retracting mirrors. I sure did once I got over there. The most amusing thing was parking on the sidewalks of shops in the older parts of towns like Hilversun, Bussum and even older parts of Amsterdam in the evenings after they closed when we would go to the restaurants and pubs.
 

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Obviously a non standard garage door.

A standard 1 car garage door is 9' so maybe re-framing the opening and installing a 9' x 7' door would solve your problem.
I just measured my garage doors, they are 8 feet wide. I thought i had a standard size door as the house is 8 years old.

We have side entrance garages and so must make a 90 degree turn after about a 20 foot long driveway.

I was a bit concerned before delivery if it would be ok. To my surprise, the turn is manageable in one shot and no need to jockey back and forth to line it up as I had expected that I would need to do that.

I will admit that I'm not flying into the garage and do have to be careful to make sure I don't hit anything pulling into the garage.

Just checked with the wife and she also claims no issue.
 

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Perhaps but I'm quite always surprised by the extreme wideness of the american garages, perhaps because I see only the ones of expensive houses ;-)
To stay in the same subject, your public parking places are almost 30% wider than ours in Europe and i can say that I'm just anxious about the way to manage that with the 2,17meters (including mirrors) of the C7 !!!
I believe this is because the average American is 30% wider than the average European. :)
 

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The car would be so much prettier w/the mirrors shaved off (jmo), if there was some technology that would fill that hole.
A good body man could solve anything.
 

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A good body man could solve anything.
Yep, I meant tech like crosstraffic alert, rear/side traffic alert, rear view wide angle camera - something that could cover the safety-issue hole.
I'd have taken a black wing on mine if I could have gotten it w/o black mirrors, which seems to draw my gaze when looking at a car w/them. jmo again, but the mirrors look kinda like Dumbo's ears to me, in any color.
 

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Yep, I meant tech like crosstraffic alert, rear/side traffic alert, rear view wide angle camera - something that could cover the safety-issue hole.
I'd have taken a black wing on mine if I could have gotten it w/o black mirrors, which seems to draw my gaze when looking at a car w/them. jmo again, but the mirrors look kinda like Dumbo's ears to me, in any color.
Ok. Thought it seemed t easy. ;)
 

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I have a similar problem. I can get it in the garage O.K., my problem is that it's too close to my wife's Lexus an I have a hard time getting in or out. I never gave it a thought that it's wider than my Tacoma. The solution is to have my wife park in the driveway, but that ain't gonna happen.
 
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