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Old 02-20-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Tell me about your lights.

I see a lot of folks have driving or fog lights on ther Wranglers. Some are mounted high, other low. How and when do you use your lights? What do you like about them, and what do you wish was different?

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Old 02-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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I just have lights on the front bumper thar are pretty close to the ones that had been there stock. I have lost several in the woods, so I don't worry with the big name ones.

I have light brackets on my windshield, but I have never put lights there. I Bought some to put there and then changed my mind and gave them away.

If you wheel anything like me, then I see no shame in off brand lights. They work just as well and you won't cry when you get home and realize a light didn't come home with you.

As far as when I use them, hardly ever. They are just driving type lights, but I only use them when I'm deep woods riding at night. I keep 'em pointed forward, but when I'm wheelin' in the woods at night, I angle 'em off to the side so I can see on each side of the front of the Jeepie.

whew. I didn't mean to be this longwinded...

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I have four IPF 968 lights on my Jeep. I've had them mounted for almost two years now and I've never found a reason to turn them on. If I had to do it all over again I probably wouldn't have bought the windshield brackets and lights.

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Old 02-20-2007, 06:41 PM   #4
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so I don't worry with the big name ones.
That's me. I bought these for lights and mounted them at bumper height. I figured the yellow would help at night when it's foggy in the mountains around here. I looked and looked for ones where the lenses and not the reflectors were yellow.



I keep wondering about the glare from mounting lights on the windshield. I have a spot there that I can aim, but it rarely points straight forward. I can see the higher mounted lights would project into low spots better...
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The KCs were on the jeep when I got it. Couldn't figure out why they didn't work. Followed the wire from the lights and found they were never hooked up. Being on the windshield, the light on the driver's side blocks my view on lefthand corners.

The lights on the bumper are the stock lights. They work great but I've never used em.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:10 PM   #6
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You have to watch too, there are laws regulating the lights. I'm pretty sure if you have anything on the roof they are not for use on the street and must be covered while on the street. I have friends that had them on the roof and this was the case in PA. I had a pair of cheap rectangular KCs on my bumper which I used all the time. I drove out to the middle of nowhere alot and liked having the extra lights so the deer didnt surprise me as much.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:54 PM   #7
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i have two hella fog lights on the front bumper andfour hella high beams on a light bar. the pic is old. there are only two on the light bar.



here in germany thera are only four lights allowed at the same time.
i use the stock lights and the fog lights. when i turn on the high beams (the two stock high beams and two high beams on the liht bar) the fog lights turn off. for the other two high beams i have installed an additional switch. i have 130W bulbs in them and they are only allowed off the road.

here you can see how the lights work:



1. stock driving lights
2. stock driving lights and hella fog lights
3. stock high beams
4. stock high beams and two hella high beams
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:13 PM   #8
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here in germany
Nice Jeep. Are there a lot of trails up north - Are there organized Jeep parks or ??? I've only been in the Frankfort and K-Town areas in Germany during short visits back in the 80's while I was still on Active Duty. I couldn't believe how beautiful the forest is there. The greens seemed deeper and richer than here. More of a mossy color. Plus things were a lot cleaner. Here we haul lots of trash out of the woods with us whenever we go riding.

I'd be afriad to put lights on top of my Wrangler because of all of the low hanging branches. I did have a set on top of my Falcon, but it sat pretty low.
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Im running 2 kc day lighters on the bumper in the stock location.
and 3 rock lights for night trails. soon to be adding some windshield lights I also upgraded to silver star headlihgts.



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here in germany there are lot of offroad parks.
most of them are old russian military tank bases in the new parts of germany (former east germany) or old US army bases in the old parts of germany and some old gravel pits.
but we aren´t allowed to drive through woods.
we also have many offroad clubs like the "jeep club germany" with many members and some own small offroad areas.

i can remove the upper part of the light bar including the lights with only 2 plugs and 2 scews. so when i go wheeling nothing can damage the lights.

at the back i also have two additional fog lights as back up lights and two additional red rear fog lights (the law says we need them...).



i said before that we are allowed to use only four light sat the same time. that´s why nobody will find the hiddenswitch that turns on alllights at the same time...
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I also upgraded to silver star headlihgts.
are they really better than the stock bulbs?
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:11 PM   #12
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all I have right know is 8 rock lights there not to bright but when I turn them on they light up the hole underside of the jeep
I'm getting some light force lights for the front bumper so I can see farther and better at night

here in the desert it gets hot in the summer time so we start to do most af our wheeling at night beats wheeling in 120 degrees

most people in the 4x4 clubs out here use there offroad lights
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in my case they really did becasue my stock light glass was jacked up from mud and scratches. so they were like out of focus. with the new bulbs/glass they are awsome
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:49 PM   #15
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I have 2 100w lights on windshield hinge brackets that I rarely use, the two factory driving lights on the bumper that I use all the time.(On night runs, I'll use the driving lights instead of the regular headlights.) Four rock lights, two mounted to the rear upper control arms, and two that were mounted to the frame at the front that are now looking for a new mounting location after one was ripped off last weekend.
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I have a set of Roundeyes conversion headlamps I havn't installed yet. Front end ripped out of jeep for knuckle rotation. But I did do an LED rocklight install as well as dome light replacement LED's. Here are a couple shots.







Will update when I get the coversion lamps in. The lights can be found at http://www.roundeyes.com/
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:07 AM   #17
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250w Bulbs

I found these and can't decide if I want to try them out. I'd have to get some good relays and low guage wire, but I'm thinking they'd light up any darkness... What do you think?
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i have the stock fogs on the bumper, and Hella 500 driving lights on the windshield.
the stock headlights pretty much suck, but i haven't bothered to upgrade them. i use the stock fogs along with the headlights for night driving. the fogs pick up most of the slack b/c they are pretty bright and have a nice dispersment from their stock location.
i've used the hellas during night offroading and around work when it's dark. lights on the windshield really do come in handy if you're playing in the mud at night since the headlights are sure to get covered and become useless.




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I have IPF headlights (from DPG Offroad of course).
I have IPF 968 driving lights mounted where the stock lights go, but they are moving up onto my light hoop over the winch.
I'm mounting stock OEM fog lights on the bumper for true fog lamps. The IPF's were too bright for that duty.
I'm mounting either a second set of IPF's on the windshield or a set of Hella's on the windshield for night wheeling at some point).

I have a set of fogs in the back which act as reverse lights, but I can trigger them manually too.
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I'm still running my stock lights on the front bumper. I don't use them very often. I tried turning them on last week when it was foggy and found out that they are not working.
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if you're playing in the mud at night since the headlights are sure to get covered and become useless.
Good point. Even though I've had to jump out and wipe off my HLs before, I didn't think about that as a reason for higher mounting...
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The IPF's were too bright for that duty.
Yep. Those yellow ones I bought are 100w. I'm going to put 55w bulbs in them first chance I get.
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that looks so awesome! what set up is that?
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IPF E code housings with IPF magic bulbs.
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I have the green glow ones too.
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here are the lights, finally put em in.









Need to get the diff back in and go out and get some pics in the snow or something. Jeep just looks sad sitting in the garage without the front axle!!!
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Front lights moved... now want to install some windshield lights.

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My lights are here, but the brackets are on back order
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Two KC's, driving lights, just put on. I got them because I liked the way they look and I had some Money burning a whole in my pocket. Honestly I don't think I will ever really need them. just use'em when some one doesn't get out of my way at night.

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