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Old 02-06-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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Just installed lights!

After a month of waiting my KC Apollo lights finally came in. I only wanted a 55w light so I bought the 6 inch driving light kit. It was really easy to install and it took 45 minutes or an hour because the girlfriend wanted to help me install them. They are mounted on the rugged ridge lightbar which holds 3 lights. Do any of you guys and girls think I should add a third light or keep it to 2?

My overall impression of these lights are that they are awesome. They light up the road so much better than the headlights and being 55w they are almost legal(just not DOT approved) but I live in the boondocks so I run them on backroads. I aimed the passenger side light so that it illuminates more of the side of the road and that works really well too
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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Looks good. Where did you mount your switch?

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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Looks good. Where did you mount your switch?
I mounted it on the dash right above the speaker
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Looks good. You know that you don't need the base part under the switch with the writing on it right?

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #5
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Looks good. You know that you don't need the base part under the switch with the writing on it right?
I'm not sure if I will keep the base. I had just the switch for all of yesterday but I had to modify the base to just to get it to fit. I think I'll keep it for now but if I add another switch next to it, I'll take the base off and rotate it vertical like you have it
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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The vertical position without the base makes it easier to add more. I've since added a second switch for anouther set of lights.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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Looks great!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
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two lights looks good
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it looks great!! how long did they take to install?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:41 PM   #10
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My girlfriend wanted to help so it took a little longer but it was probably just under an hour
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I sure hope you only use those on the trail or with your brights. If not, I feel bad for all on coming cars you drive past.
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I sure hope you only use those on the trail or with your brights. If not, I feel bad for all on coming cars you drive past.
I turn them off for oncoming traffic. They are only 55w tho so if I forget once or twice it won't blind them. They are aimed lower than the low beams and a little to the right
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I turn them off for oncoming traffic. They are only 55w tho so if I forget once or twice it won't blind them. They are aimed lower than the low beams and a little to the right
Good to hear.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #14
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THose looks super nice! Could be a great answer to the crappy headlights.
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Looks great! I am thinking about getting the same rugged ridge light bar, how do you like it? Is it stable? Haven't had the chance to visit a store and do not know anyone with one installed

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Looks great! I am thinking about getting the same rugged ridge light bar, how do you like it? Is it stable? Haven't had the chance to visit a store and do not know anyone with one installed

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I love the light bar. I chose to only put 2 lights on it instead of the three and I think it looks great with just 2. Ive never ridden in another jeep with a light bar so I have nothing to compare it too but it is a very stable bar. If you hit large bumps it will vibrate my lights a tiny bit but I think that is just the lights I used. Anyways it doesn't move at all when doing normal driving and it is very firm too the touch. It's also nice that you don't have to cut the bumper to install it
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Nice job. I just got my 5" in and getting ready to put them on!
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Thats also the spot I chose to mount my switches. It makes it easy to access them when you need to turn on and off if driving on roads with traffic. I can rest my arm on my leg and flip them easily and mounted one switch a little lower than the other to fit the way my fingers normaly rest on them. I have one set of lights that fill the area in front of you and one set to reach out and "see further" its a great set up for night driving on or off road. I understand there are better lighting systems but for what I can get KC's for they work just fine for me. I went with the slim lights and they look and fit perfect on my windshield mounts and front bumper. I now need to figure out a good back up light system to rig up to my rear RRC bumper, I think I got a good idea but I'll have to think a bit on this one.
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Thats also the spot I chose to mount my switches. It makes it easy to access them when you need to turn on and off if driving on roads with traffic. I can rest my arm on my leg and flip them easily and mounted one switch a little lower than the other to fit the way my fingers normaly rest on them. I have one set of lights that fill the area in front of you and one set to reach out and "see further" its a great set up for night driving on or off road. I understand there are better lighting systems but for what I can get KC's for they work just fine for me. I went with the slim lights and they look and fit perfect on my windshield mounts and front bumper. I now need to figure out a good back up light system to rig up to my rear RRC bumper, I think I got a good idea but I'll have to think a bit on this one.
I want to just pick up some of those cheap fog lights people throw on the back of snow plows and drill a hole in the back bumper and mount them in the back bumper. I like the flush look. I think I'd rather have 1 more set of lights in the front tho before I do that
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I want to just pick up some of those cheap fog lights people throw on the back of snow plows and drill a hole in the back bumper and mount them in the back bumper. I like the flush look. I think I'd rather have 1 more set of lights in the front tho before I do that
I'm gonna get some smal rectangular ones and fit them in between the hoops on my rear bumper so there protected from getting crushed.
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This cost about $50, and 4hrs or so...

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This cost about $50, and 4hrs or so...

I like that, but look in my profile pictures and you will see what I'm up against.
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This cost about $50, and 4hrs or so...
Did you splice them into the wires to the white reverse lights or do you have it on a separate switch?
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I like that, but look in my profile pictures and you will see what I'm up against.
I think you've got quite a few options with that bumper, and your lights should be well protected inside the tubes... Are there any tabs to mount to??

If not here's an option to copy..SteelCraft Clamp-On Auxiliary Light Bracket


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Did you splice them into the wires to the white reverse lights or do you have it on a separate switch?
Mine are wired with a separate harness and fired by relays through a dash switch..I sometimes need light back there when I'm not in reverse, it's handy and always hot...there were some members on here that were going to wire them both ways too...
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I am going to take measurements and get a set of lights that will throw a nice wide beam and fit in the tubes nicely. From there I'll weld some flat stock with a hole drilled in it to mount the lights. I'm also thinking about getting a work light with a 35w flood beam to attach to my roll bar or sound bar to light the cab up alittle better in the back. I have a magenet mount LED light that I got for Christmas that works well but I would like some more back there. The 5$ magenet light was a great gift I idea that a girl that works for me bought me, for the person that has everything and is simple that was a great idea. I liked it so much I got them in and now sell them at my store. I ll put some pics up in my profile of them.

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