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Old 12-20-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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Best Place to Mount Lights?

So I was thinking about installing some aftermarket lights, and after looking at where to mount them the question above came into my mind. Many people seem to mount lights on the A-Pillar, but wouldn't lights on the bumper be more useful? Lights mounted on the A Pillar cannot be used on road, can produce glare off the Hood, and would be bad to use offroading in a group at night because it would hamper jeepers in front of you. So what are your thoughts? Bumper mounted or a-pillar mounts lights, which is better?

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Many people do both. Long range/spots on the A frame shouldn't cause any glare.

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Flood/spot on a pillar and I have fogs on my bumper bar but I'm sure floods would look fine there. Only reason I put dogs there is to hard wire them into my headlights and use them as a second set of headlights to counteract the junk ones thy come stock.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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I would say both. You are correct I use my bumper mounted driving lights (Rallye 4000's) almost every time I drive at night. They are connected to my high beams and my spod. If the spod switch is on and I hit the high beams they are on and with the Cibie headlight upgrade make for awesome forward lighting. I have Rigid Dually's on the pillars and they do a great job of filling in the sides of the trial I have very little glare off the hood with these.
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I would say both. You are correct I use my bumper mounted driving lights (Rallye 4000's) almost every time I drive at night. They are connected to my high beams and my spod. If the spod switch is on and I hit the high beams they are on and with the Cibie headlight upgrade make for awesome forward lighting. I have Rigid Dually's on the pillars and they do a great job of filling in the sides of the trial I have very little glare off the hood with these.
Completly off topic, but what size tires are you running?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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I'm thinking I'm just gonna go with some on the bumper, A-Pillar lights would seem really useless in my case. It seems they are only useful off-road, at night, when you are alone and I only off-road at night when I'm in a group so they would not work there. Thanks for the input guys.
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Completly off topic, but what size tires are you running?
285/75R16 (33" tires) on 16" Level 8 Strike 5's with an AEV 2" spacer lift
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285/75R16 (33" tires) on 16" Level 8 Strike 5's with an AEV 2" spacer lift
Awesome, that look and stance is what I was looking to go for, thanks!
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I would say both. You are correct I use my bumper mounted driving lights (Rallye 4000's) almost every time I drive at night. They are connected to my high beams and my spod. If the spod switch is on and I hit the high beams they are on and with the Cibie headlight upgrade make for awesome forward lighting. I have Rigid Dually's on the pillars and they do a great job of filling in the sides of the trial I have very little glare off the hood with these.

HOW did you connect your lights to the sPOD and the high beam switch so they come on with the brights?
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HOW did you connect your lights to the sPOD and the high beam switch so they come on with the brights?

it'll do this when you get power for triggering the relay through a splice in the highbeam. Or you can do it through the ecu plug if you know which wire to tap into.
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it'll do this when you get power for triggering the relay through a splice in the highbeam. Or you can do it through the ecu plug if you know which wire to tap into.
Huh? I understand I'd need to tap into the highbeams but...HOW? WHERE? Any information would be helpful

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