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Old 11-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Pro and cons of windshield vs bumper mount

Want to mount some Rigid D2s. Most people seem to mount them on the windshield. Does this create additional wind noise? Seems like it would. Any disadvantages to a bumper mount?

What style light (flood/spot/driving) is best for each location?

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Scribed I have a lot of questions about these "new fangled lights" so bright compared to my old school KC's but costly..looking for more info.

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Old 11-25-2013, 06:32 AM   #3
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No they won't
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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no they won't
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The question was - Does this create additional wind noise?
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Want to mount some Rigid D2s. Most people seem to mount them on the windshield. Does this create additional wind noise? Seems like it would. Any disadvantages to a bumper mount?

What style light (flood/spot/driving) is best for each location?

Thanks.
If you're mounting them to the lower A-piller (windshield) then get the spot-light version (to avoid splashing light over your hood). I've got mine mounted there and no, it does not create any noticeable wind noise. I drive around with my windows down 90% of the time and hear no increase in wind noise whatsoever.

For the bumper mounted get the flood light beam.
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The question was - Does this create additional wind noise?
Sorry I was confused more than one question...and IDK enough to know what type of lights specifically they were talking about......thought there might be pics/ links etc
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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This might help..

Got the "driving" 6" lights on the windshield, no additional noise, acceptable glare, outstanding improvement.

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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I want to go with mounting them on my windshield. My question is how do you run the wires? Is there any mount better then an another?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #10
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I made my own mount and also added a CB antenna on the drivers side. I get some whistling from the antenna but not the lights.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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I want to go with mounting them on my windshield. My question is how do you run the wires? Is there any mount better then an another?
Here's a pretty detailed write up. Installed my windshield mounted KC Hilite Driving Lights today
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #12
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Decided to do the windshield mount now I am trying to decide on a bracket.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #13
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Got the "B" bracket installed for about 3 years now, it hasn't moved a 1/10 of a millimeter nor the lights and no rust at all.. good stuff
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I have the A version.. bla.. not happy bent both brackets on the trail..
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #15
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Going with the B one decided that I rather pay a few extra bucks and have more support. Now the light selection must begin.

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