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Old 08-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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1) Fab Question 2) Lighting Question

1.) I just purchased 2 tow hook Kits, i would like to mount them to my front bumper. Is there a way to reinforce the stock bumper to take the brunt of the force on a tow hook, and has anyone chopped up and customized there front bumper, making it more sturdy and angled?

2.) I also ordered KC Windshield light mounting brackets. What's a good light, and what do i need? i would like more of an offroad, middle of the woods application. Pro comp has some descent 130w long range lights for about $90 a pair i beleive, are pro comp lights a good light? vs. KC's which are twice the price...


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Old 08-13-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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Hey Mitchy Mitch. Mitch here. Didn't your Jeep come with tow hooks mounted on the front bumper? They should of been mounted on top of the bumper over the frame rails. If not, this is where you would want to mount them. I ditched my bumpers long ago for some custom built ones.

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Old 08-14-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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You can pick up 130w KC Daylighters for $100 per set.
Just shop around.
I got mine from Amazon. (brand new)
I have the Driving Lamps mounted in front,
and Long Range on the Windshield Brackets.
Honestly, I use the Driving Lamps more because they have a wider throw,
but the Long Range are useful to.
Combine the two sets + the stock Fog Lights + your High Beams = it's now daytime.

You may also consider some for the rear.
I have some KC 55w lights mounted on my rear bumper.
They really help ALOT when backing up.
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are the DayLighters more of a driving light? or is the 100w a driving light and the 130w is more of an offroad application.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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Both sets of 130w Daylighters are considered off road lights.
Anything over 55w is not street legal, therefore...offroad.

The 130w Daylighter Driving Lamps produce the same type of light as your headlights, Long & Wide. Wider than stock headlights & Further than your highbeams. (width depends on where they are mounted)

The 130w Daylighter Long Range has a VERY long throw, but VERY narrow as well. The Long Range Lamps are basically like spot lights in my opinion.

The 100w Daylighter Fog Lamps have the Widest & Shortest throw of light.
(again, width depends on where they are mounted)

KC also makes 100w-130w Fog,Driving,Long Range SlimLites,
which are the same as the Daylighters, just a thinner casing.

They even make a special (plug and play) Jeep replacement Fog light that is 55w and street legal.

And of course, they have their really high end HID and Ralley lights.
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