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Old 04-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Light Bars

Can someone tell me the difference in these...please?

They all seem the same to me, beside the brand. Thinking about getting one and putting the stubby kit on my bumper till I can decide on what bumper to go with. So many choices out there!

Olympic 4x4 Products 183-174 - Olympic 4X4 Products Front Bumper Mount Light Bar for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec $64.99

Rugged Ridge 11232.20 - Rugged Ridge Light Bar for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec $89.99

MOPAR 123220RR - MOPAR® Light Bar for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec $94.99

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Mopar and olympic have the same design RR is a lil different. but all three are almost the same thing but different name brand is all. I say save a vew bucks or see what one has the lease amount of shipping cost and get that one.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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I had the RR light bar before I changed to the XHD bumper. I liked the light bar a lot. Mounts easily and quickly with no modifications and the price is good.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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The RR light bar is on amazon for 79.87 with free shipping I believe if you want to look there. I have been researching the same bars. Most likely getting 3 Hella 500's with it too. Keep me posted!
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I have the Rugged Ridge one and love it. Holds my KCs nicely
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I picked up the RR light bar, but haven't installed it yet.
Materials and finish look great, and the box makes a great foot rest!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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The RR light bar was the one I was looking at, but just wanted to check up on the others first. I plan on putting some D2's on the bar since I already have the Dually spots on my windshield mounts.

Probably gonna order one in the next week or two. Then I gotta bring myself to cut that bumper up and get the stubby kit.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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The RR light bar was the one I was looking at, but just wanted to check up on the others first. I plan on putting some D2's on the bar since I already have the Dually spots on my windshield mounts. Probably gonna order one in the next week or two.
I ordered the Olympic about a month ago and was told it would be middle of April when it showed up due to being on backorder. I'm still waiting and was told they will ship 27 April.

I asked if I could just get the RR one and was told they were on backorder too. Good luck on the wait.



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Then I gotta bring myself to cut that bumper up and get the stubby kit.
Go for it. I added a VDP stubby kit and haven't looked back. I can't wait to buy a "real" bumper for mine.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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Why is the Olympic bar much cheaper than the other two? I figure Mopar's price is high for being Mopar, but between the RR and the Olympic...?
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Nice, really like the looks of this.

Anyone have an opinion or pros/cons on something like the over-mount RR vs these bars with under-mounts from OC or RealWheels?
Off Camber Fabrications 130716 - Off Camber Fabrications Frame Mount Light Bar for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
RealWheels RW310-1-J - RealWheels Pre-Runner Light Bar for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

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I have the Rugged Ridge one and love it. Holds my KCs nicely
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Anyone have an opinion or pros/cons on something like the over-mount RR vs these bars with under-mounts from OC or RealWheels?
I like the real wheels light bar but price is a little high, feel like if I was gonna go that route I would just go all in and get a bumper.

I was thinking about possibly putting these on to have lights under the RR bar as well as above... Anyone got opinions on this possible setup?

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Don't think the lower lights will clear the RR bar.




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I like the real wheels light bar but price is a little high, feel like if I was gonna go that route I would just go all in and get a bumper.

I was thinking about possibly putting these on to have lights under the RR bar as well as above... Anyone got opinions on this possible setup?

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The RW bar is pretty much exactly the rugged ridge one. I think you could mount the lights upside down on the RR if you like. I can look to see if there is enough room for a 6" light under there. The off camber is really nice with a slightly thicker tube used, but it's about 100 more. I also liked the possibility of 3 lights. You really can't go wrong with any. If you like upside down lights I personally would like to look at the off camber, but if not I'd save some money go with one of the other two and just spend that money on the lights
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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Don't think the lower lights will clear the RR bar.
do you think a pair of dually spots would clear?
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Thanks to you and Cudda for the feedback. Something along those lines are on my ever-growing wishlist

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The RW bar is pretty much exactly the rugged ridge one. I think you could mount the lights upside down on the RR if you like. I can look to see if there is enough room for a 6" light under there. The off camber is really nice with a slightly thicker tube used, but it's about 100 more. I also liked the possibility of 3 lights. You really can't go wrong with any. If you like upside down lights I personally would like to look at the off camber, but if not I'd save some money go with one of the other two and just spend that money on the lights
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do you think a pair of dually spots would clear?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #17
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Looks like it would be pretty close with a set of duallys, if I remember right they are 4in high. My dad owns a machine shop so I bet I could fab something up that might allow it to work. It might be overkill on bumper lights but I think it would look pretty good with three up top and two down low. Guess there is only one way to find out!
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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Well... I just ordered the Olympic Light bar from the Q, since they had free shipping. Said it should be in the first or second week of May.

I will let y'all know what I think and post pics when it comes in.
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Installed my Rugged Ridge light bar yesterday.
Had to cut the ends of of the plastic trim piece that sits between the grill and the front bumper, but that was a snap.
On my 2012 the space for the nuts is tight, so I used a pair of needle nose pliers to position them when putting the bolts in.

I had the bumper of to do some other mods, but when I reinstalled it the thing slid right back to the light bar perfectly.

I'm very happy with the fit and finish of this product as well as the complete hardware kits and easy to follow instructions.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #20
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Days late to the party, installing my light bar today. Wanted to say that the MOPAR bar and the RR bar are the exact same bar, same directions, same installation just different price. Got one of each (by accident) and they were identical. The warranty even says RR on the MOPAR bar directions. Talk about being ticked that I paid more for the MOPAR one because the directions on the Quadratec site said no modifications needed!
Olympic also sells the same one under their name.
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I wanted to edit the post to say no modifications were necessary but the site said I'd been away too long.

In any event, the light bar went on easy enough, the directions show the piece as being cut but it actually slides under the brackets so no cutting required. You need small hands or some serious dexterity to get the bolts in place though. You can pull the bumper cover off to make access easier.

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Olympic also sells the same one under their name.
That kills me it's all about the money.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #22
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will the olympic bar clear a winch? not sure and can not find a pic to find out have a M8000 on a TJ plate on a jk with stubby bumper..

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