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Old 03-24-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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I am a firm believer in learning from others mistakes. I love the look of the driving lights mounted near the bottom corners of the windshield. Any suggestions of brackets you have experience with as well as type/brand of lights mounted in this position. Thanks for your time. I look forward to years of information to fuel my passion for our new 2010 jk sport.

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If you're gonna mount lights @ the windshield, make sure you buy driving lights, not fogs. Fogs will spread the light over your hood and cause glare; plus they don't project light very far. Driving lights for the windshield, fog lights for the bumper.

There are tons of variables to choose from. You can go with LED's, such as the Rigid Duallys. Or wireless, like the WARNs. All sorts of configurations.

Here are some links to lighting options, placement, install, etc:

What do you recommend for Aux lights?

Windshield light mounts

Pics of WARN windshield mounted fog lights?

Hella Rallye 4000 or 500 Black Magic

windshield lights
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I'm leaning toward the Warn W650D light and the M.O.R.E windshield brackets since they come with a gasket to protect the paint and they are less expensive than other brackets.

EDIT: But of course so does the Rugged Ridge linked a few spots up and its even a few more dollars cheaper. HHmmmmmm, decisions, decisions.
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Follow this thread. This looks like what we both might be looking for.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rig...ys-148554.html

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Follow this thread. This looks like what we both might be looking for.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rig...ys-148554.html

The Duallys would get my vote. As for brackets, PSC recently came out with some that were designed around the Duallys, though I imagine they would work with other lights as well. They are very affordable as well.
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Follow this thread. This looks like what we both might be looking for.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rig...ys-148554.html


just finished posting up pictures on my thread. go check that out, may help you with your decision. adding more pics tonight of what the light output looks like. good luck with your choice.
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Thanks friends. I'll definitely run it by the boss (my wife)!
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Anyone ever try these LEDs that look like the Duallys but are less expensive?

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/XP-LED-Light-Bar
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The Duallys would get my vote. As for brackets, PSC recently came out with some that were designed around the Duallys, though I imagine they would work with other lights as well. They are very affordable as well.
Thanks for link to the windshield mounts. I have been looking for a set of windshield mounts that included a rubber gasket to protect the paint. I also like the matte finish. These are perfect!

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Thanks for link to the windshield mounts. I have been looking for a set of windshield mounts that included a rubber gasket to protect the paint. I also like the matte finish. These are perfect!

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I run this rugged ridge kit I bought last spring on my 2006 TJ and I love it. Works and looks great. Only complaint I have is the lights housings have a plastic film peeling off it. I'm been working to pull off the films and it looks fine now. I can load up some picks later if needed

http://www.quadratec.com/products/97011_1902_07.htm
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The Duallys would get my vote. As for brackets, PSC recently came out with some that were designed around the Duallys, though I imagine they would work with other lights as well. They are very affordable as well.
Question for you:

I mounted my Duallys on the windshield brackets that I bought with my KC Slimlites, and am totally smitten by the small size and amt of light that they project.

So...probably gonna buy some D2's for my front bumper, but wondering how to mount em. Might be on top of the winch, but I think I'd rather put em on the bar atop my bumper. I could drill it, but I'd have to get some pretty long lag bolts to go all the way through, and there's the whole rust issue (even painted) with non-compatible metals...any kind've adjustable brackets you know of? Something I could clamp AROUND the bull bar?

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:39 PM   #14
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Duck tape a maglight to the roll bar and click it on and off as wanted for signaling ships at sea.....lol
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Question for you:

I mounted my Duallys on the windshield brackets that I bought with my KC Slimlites, and am totally smitten by the small size and amt of light that they project.

So...probably gonna buy some D2's for my front bumper, but wondering how to mount em. Might be on top of the winch, but I think I'd rather put em on the bar atop my bumper. I could drill it, but I'd have to get some pretty long lag bolts to go all the way through, and there's the whole rust issue (even painted) with non-compatible metals...any kind've adjustable brackets you know of? Something I could clamp AROUND the bull bar?

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Rugged Ridge makes some clamps for their overrider bar on the XHD bumper. Betting it could be used for yours. Or you could fab up your own.

Here is a thread I found while searching for the Rugged Ridge clamps. Has a good example of a DIY solution.
http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.p...-XHD-Bull-Bar&
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Think it would be pretty easy. Just buy some of these...

Baseline 4x4 Outfitters - 11503.83 - Rugged Ridge Off Road Light Mounting Bracket Fits 1.5IN - 1.75IN SPORT BarS, Universal Application

Weld or bolt a flat bar to the tab, drill two holes for your lights to mount, and done.

Or just buy two for each light.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:46 PM   #17
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ah the thread I've been looking for. Thanks for the posts on this.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #18
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At your Dodge Chrysler Jeep dealer you can get HID Hella 35W lights. It's insane, and they offer them in all colors from 3000k to 12000K
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Question for you:

I mounted my Duallys on the windshield brackets that I bought with my KC Slimlites, and am totally smitten by the small size and amt of light that they project.

So...probably gonna buy some D2's for my front bumper, but wondering how to mount em. Might be on top of the winch, but I think I'd rather put em on the bar atop my bumper. I could drill it, but I'd have to get some pretty long lag bolts to go all the way through, and there's the whole rust issue (even painted) with non-compatible metals...any kind've adjustable brackets you know of? Something I could clamp AROUND the bull bar?

Hit me up and I'll let the whole bikini thing slide.

KC Makes some tube clamp light brackets.

Accessories « Light Mounts « KC HiLiTES: Auxiliary Lighting, Off Road Lights, HID Off Road Lights, Fog Lights, LED Light Bars, Driving Lights, Light Bars, Wiring Accessories, Flashlights, Torches

OP, I have a set of Rigid Dually's on my windshield in the spot pattern and a set of Dually's facing the rear in the flood pattern. I am going to mount a flood 10" SR bar on my winch fairlead too. My Dually's on my windhsield are with some KC brackets. I would definitely suggest the Dually or D2 depending on the money you have to spend.

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I am running the Kc slimlights 130w long range light on smittybilt brackets. The smittybilt brackets push the lights a little more to the outside of the windshield. Id say go with a quality light since they will last awhile if you plan on using them often.

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