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Old 06-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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Newbie Light Accessory questions

I 1st put this in the wrong section and was directed here so here goes :

I am probably the least handy person ever and will be having this work done.....1st Jeep (Sahara Unlimited) ever though I've always wanted one (for 20+ years at least). Mostly a garage queen driven on days off and especially for hunting seasons, but I'm not often off road. I know I want a carrier to attach via the hitch to bring deer home. I also want 2 lights (KC Slimlights ?) mounted up by the windshield (long range ?), and if possible 2 lights (KC fog ?) added to factory bumper. My questions are is long range a good choice up high and can fog lights be added to factory bumper without much fuss ? Also are there any watt concerns I should know about ? I want to make informed decisions and purchases, and hopefully avoid any mistakes/communication breakdowns. Thanks in advance for any insight you guys might have and advice !!

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:50 AM   #2
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Here's another option if you can't get help here.

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Old 06-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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I'm not real familiar with KC lights, but I'm sure others will chime in about them. But long range would be best on the windshield, and fog on the bumper, like you're planning. Here is a link to some brackets to mount the lights on the bumper without any modifications. Light Bracket. As far as wattage, I'm not positive, but I believe the KC lights come with a wiring harness, which makes life a lot easier.
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Yes long range is good for the hood. It'll produce the least glare out of any light. Also fogs are best down low because being low, that's just the best light pattern. You can just drill thru the bumper and metal sub bumper and just bolt the lights in that way, or there are many different types of light bars to chose from. As far as a cargo basket, harbor freight and northern tools all have cheap ones you can order. I think I picked mine up for $35 and I use it all the time

As far as watt concerns: 55w is the legal limit for on road lights. To be legal tho, they have to be DOT approved which KC's are not. If they are 55 or less, it's not blatantly obvious you're running illegal/non DOT lights, but still, its best to do it legal if you want to run them on the street. If you don't do them on the street, I'd say bigger is better. I'd buy both in 130w.
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Thanks for the answers guys, I appreciate the help !!! I'll look into the brackets and I wondered the difference between 55 watt and 100/130 watt.....Thanks again.
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