Differences Between Snap-On And Slip-On Tow Mirror Extensions

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Looking for mirror extensions for my 2016 F150 Lariat. Need help in deciding between CIPA and K-Source Snap and Zap. Also, dont want them to scratch my chrome mirrors. Thank You.

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The K-Source Snap & Zap Custom Towing Mirrors part # KS81850 are snap on side mirror extensions whereas the CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors part # CM11550 are slip on. The difference between the snap and slip options are as follows:

The snap on mirrors will provide a much more secure fitment around your factory mirror however, the tighter fit could cause more wear to the mounting surface. The slip on mirrors will prove to be a less secure fitment and will reduce the chance of surface scratches. The best option for your needs will depend on which of the two features is more important to you i.e. fitment/aesthetics.

The snap on mirrors are also more cost effective in addition to providing you with a larger mirror surface therefore, I recommend the the K-Source Snap & Zap Custom Towing Mirrors part # KS81850.

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