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Old 10-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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any suggestions,ideas on pillar mounts

Wondering if anyone has had experience on mounting "pillar", winshieled mounts for offroad lights, HID or LED.
I would like to add set on my 2013 unlimited but a little concerened about future rust after removing the allen cap screws and mounting a light bracket.
If I do, I would think that stainless steel bolts might be the way to go but also wonder if the stainless bolts and steel body would have a reaction due to metal differences.
Also, any suggestions on the best mfg. of such a bracket for durability?
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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I had mine on for over 2 years. Used KC mounts - just a tiny bit of rust. From the washers I think. Also use an A Pillar mount for my switch pod. I just used the existing bolts and they are fine.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Had mine for two years on my Sahara, and not an ounce of rust, and that includes having them caked in salt and calcium chloride. I ran smittybilt mounts for about 10 months, then when I got my 50", I switched over to the poison spyder units. They also come with rubber liners so that the mounts don't actually touch your paint. They are very reasonably priced, so I would definitely recommend them.

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Old 10-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Pick your lights first. Not all lights use the same (i.e. Rigid Industries). I got brackets and then decided on RI lights and had to get new brackets.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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They also come with rubber liners so that the mounts don't actually touch your paint.
This. I had KC lights, initially, and then swapped em out for Rigids. When I made the change I installed a small square of rubber under each mount, even though I'd never had any issues with rusting. Just seemed like the thing to do. Going on third year of my Jeep, seems to have worked fine...
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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Pick your lights first. Not all lights use the same (i.e. Rigid Industries). I got brackets and then decided on RI lights and had to get new brackets.
This is good advice to. There is a ton of brackets but not all the lights will work on them.

We do run the PSC mounts on our JK. We have a 50" and a pair of Black Box (Black Box Logistics) on the pillar. Both are mounted with the PSC mounts which have the rubber liner. We have had the 50" on our 07 for about 3 years now with no rust.

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Pick your lights first. Not all lights use the same (i.e. Rigid Industries). I got brackets and then decided on RI lights and had to get new brackets.
I had the same thing happen, but I was able to move the rigid light where I wanted it and just drill a new hole.

But, if you are buying new, take this advice and make sure you get something that will work the first time around. Whatever you get, you can always buy some rubber washers to put in between the bracket and your Jeep. Works the same as the rubber gaskets included with some mounts.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:48 AM   #8
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This is good advice to. There is a ton of brackets but not all the lights will work on them.

We do run the PSC mounts on our JK. We have a 50" and a pair of Black Box (Black Box Logistics) on the pillar. Both are mounted with the PSC mounts which have the rubber liner. We have had the 50" on our 07 for about 3 years now with no rust.

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was just curious if the BBL lights you have with the PSC A pillar mounts are the 3" or the 5" ones....I just bought the 5's and was wondering if the PSC mounts would work with them....
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Build your own mounts, I couldn't find any I really liked so that's what I did. By the way, you can get a small sheet of rubber from your local Grainger for $3 to make a gasket to protect your paint and avoid metal to metal contact if your mounts don't come with them.
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OK, now THAT is a sweet bracket/idea. Especially with the rubber gasket too. AND, I bet it cuts way down on hood reflected glare. I like it!
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:56 AM   #11
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thanks, I ended up getting some KC 4" LED round lights and pillar mounts from them also that utilize the 2 lower torx screws on outer side freeing up forward facing ones for a windshield bar, they also came with pads which wasn't stated in the description of the product.Look almost identical to SilverMiner's, same design and mounting points.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:59 AM   #12
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Build your own mounts, I couldn't find any I really liked so that's what I did. By the way, you can get a small sheet of rubber from your local Grainger for $3 to make a gasket to protect your paint and avoid metal to metal contact if your mounts don't come with them.

haha I'd love to but im no metal worker thats for sure! I could probably build it out of wood tho

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