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Old 04-10-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Windshield offroad lights

Im looking for a thread or write-up on how to install the mounts and lights so min. wires show and looks good too. Thanks

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Old 04-10-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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I ran mine under the cowl. You hardly see any wires at all.

Sorry, don't have a write-up on how I did it, it was pretty simple and straightforward...


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Just don't turn them on at night and try to drive. The reflection off the hood keeps you from seeing anything but your hood.
Poser bling!

But, if you add shields under them to stop them from illuminating the hood, they work. JEGS, Summit etc have the shields.

Best place is on the bumper.
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saw a mod in a magazine about putting a strip of duct tape behind the rock guards across the bottom of the light to reduce the glare off the hood looked good in the mag and cheap too
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:48 PM   #5
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Just don't turn them on at night and try to drive. The reflection off the hood keeps you from seeing anything but your hood.
Poser bling!

But, if you add shields under them to stop them from illuminating the hood, they work. JEGS, Summit etc have the shields.

Best place is on the bumper.
So you're calling my Jeep a poser since I've got windshield lights?
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well when i put my lights on the windshield I'll admit...I'll be a poser...When am I ever gonna be offroading at night??..probably never.
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You guys never go on night runs? Who's the poser? Just curious....
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I just went on a night run to dunkin donuts...does that count. I drove across my neighbors lawn
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:20 PM   #9
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I just went on a night run to dunkin donuts...does that count. I drove across my neighbors lawn
It's off the road and it's at night, so you've got the parameters met.

And it's funny you should mention donuts....I'm enjoying the hell out of some hot-ass Krispy Kremes right now!!
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I would love to see the face of my neighbor if I put the nose of my jeep right on his front door with highbeams and windshield lights blaring, while blasting some old school metallica, thrashing around inside the jeep.
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Poser? - they aren't practical for off roading if they light up the hood instead of the terrain.
What else would you call it?

Try them - not on your neighbor with a shotgun, try them off road. You'll see why they are called poser lights.
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Just don't turn them on at night and try to drive. The reflection off the hood keeps you from seeing anything but your hood.
Poser bling!
Hey Rrich,
Here's a pose for ya!



These lights serve a purpose.
No need to knock others Rigs just cause you don't care for them.



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on running the wires underneath the cowl.
At first I didn't do mine like that.
But I later rerouted them that way, and it's a better way to go.
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You guys never go on night runs? Who's the poser? Just curious....
Very well put, CaveDiver.
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Poser? - they aren't practical for off roading if they light up the hood instead of the terrain.
What else would you call it?

Try them - not on your neighbor with a shotgun, try them off road. You'll see why they are called poser lights.

Why are you telling me to try them? I own them and I do use them on night runs. Are you assuming they're on my Jeep for cosmetics? lol........and how do you figure what's practical for off roading? Is everything you don't deem practical a sign of POSER-ness (I made that word up)?

They do light up part of my hood, the very front of it, maybe 6 inches of it. That's it. How does that make them useless? Please tell me, oh mighty god of all that is practical.
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Just don't turn them on at night and try to drive. The reflection off the hood keeps you from seeing anything but your hood.
Poser bling!

But, if you add shields under them to stop them from illuminating the hood, they work. JEGS, Summit etc have the shields.

Best place is on the bumper.
So let me get this straight, If i put a set of windshield mounted lights on my jeep, I'm a poser. But if i put the shields that you mention on them, then im not a poser? Who's the poser now? The one telling/ordering us to do it there way or not. Please it don't make a damn difference who or what is put on a jeep. As long as the one who own's it likes it. Damn i guess im the biggest poser on this forum now, cause i admit i don't do any offroading, but i love my jeep. And i like the ideas i get from these members. Happy easter/ happy passover to everyone.
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who the hell cares, just do what makes you happy.
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Been checking out threads on here for a couple months now as a new jeep owner....this is the first time I have seen disrespect from anyone. Everyone is always so kind on here and very helpful....I think I will overlook this and pretend this negativity never happened. CaveDiver....you do what you want with your jeep. If you are getting production and satisfaction from your windshield mounted lights, then your purpose is served. They look sharp on the windshield.
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Been checking out threads on here for a couple months now as a new jeep owner....this is the first time I have seen disrespect from anyone. Everyone is always so kind on here and very helpful....I think I will overlook this and pretend this negativity never happened. CaveDiver....you do what you want with your jeep. If you are getting production and satisfaction from your windshield mounted lights, then your purpose is served. They look sharp on the windshield.
Don't mind me, his comment just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm usually pretty easy to get along with.
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Ahhhh, happiness is prevailing. Haha.
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can't we all just get along
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Maybe a group hug? Now that we've effectively hijacked this poor thread. Sorry...
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I use them every chance and I get and they REALLY make a difference showing the road at night.

I can see them maybe getting annoying (dont know off hand) on a yellow or silver or any light color TJ by reflecting off the hood but my jeep is black so it doesn't bother me at all.

I routed mine under the cowl as well and its very straight forward
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Thanks. folks I was just wondering how to run the wires but i learned alot more. Thanks for the info I'm gona go poser up m jeep now. might even put a shine to my wheels. I'm just trying to make myself happy so i can drive it to work tomorrow so i can make the payment. I got some nice tall curbs there maybe ill take some nice poser pics for y'all. Happy Holidays to you and yours everyone.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:55 AM   #24
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jbone303. Enjoy the lights. I've had Hella's on my last 3 vehicles. A Pickup, Bronco and my Wrangler. They are by the windshield and never had a problem with hood glow or blindness. They not only are nice for night off roading. But up north at night on all the back lake roads are nice too. I ran my wires under the cowl as well. simple and clean.
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Sorry, I wasn't really trying to be insulting - I just wanted the guy to think about what he was doing. If it works for you, do it!

If it's on a street machine, isn't it illegal to use them? In Calif they have to be covered so they can't be used.

If off road they inhibit your seeing, then when else do you use them?

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