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Old 02-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Windshield light mounts

Ok I need to brighten this baby up for when I'm on the trails and back roads... I want to get windshield light brackets and lights for each side of the jeep. What all am I gonna need to do this in my garage and what would you guys suggest on lights? Also as for wiring what do I need to attain or would it come with the two lights? Thanks much appreciated Jared-

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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I have the KC slim lights 130w and I'm really happy with them. For the wiring, the lights already came with all of the wires harnessed and ready to set up.

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here is my windshield lights
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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You will need some basic hand tools, socket wrenches for the ground bolts...And I think I had to remove the air filter a little to get over to the headlights to splice the wire. And maybe a coat hanger to bust through that styrofoam stuff if your routing the wires the same way I did. maybe some electrical tape. I have smittybilt brackets which move the lights a little more to the outside. And kc slimlights. Id say to make sure you get a high beam light. The dude above is right, if you buy the kit it will come with everything you need along with some instructions that will look a little funky at first. If you wanna make it neat, Id say grab some wire conduit from the auto store and wrap as much of the wiring as you can in the stuff to prevent it from getting nicked or cut somewhere under your hood.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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Just make sure you get driving lights (spots) and not fogs, if you mount em to your windshield. Otherwise you'll liable to get a lot of glare off your hood, more than anything else.

If you want fogs, too, get em for the bumper.

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Pics of WARN windshield mounted fog lights?
Hella Rallye 4000 or 500 Black Magic
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Just make sure you get driving lights (spots) and not fogs, if you mount em to your windshield. Otherwise you'll liable to get a lot of glare off your hood, more than anything else.

If you want fogs, too, get em for the bumper.

Some links:

Pics of WARN windshield mounted fog lights?
Hella Rallye 4000 or 500 Black Magic
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My new windshield mounted "driving-lights" (KC's) are GREAT in the Mtn's at night

Also, have "driving lights" mounted in my LoD rear-bumper and they are a life-saver in the Mtn's at night, if you have to backup & turn-around, especially if one side of the Mtn Trail is a sheer drop-off

Research your lights for output and quality, prior to purchase! My KC's (front) have rubber mounting washers to lessen the road shock on the lights from 4-wheeling

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Man this is all great stuff thanks everyone I'm leaning towards the KC spot lights Is say 100w good enough?
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #8
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Man this is all great stuff thanks everyone I'm leaning towards the KC spot lights Is say 100w good enough?
I've got a pair of KC SlimLite 100w Super White Driving lights with windshield mount brackets. Work great on the trails. Also bought a pair of Rigid Dually LED lights recently, which are even brighter.

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I ordered the 55w KC 5" driving lights for my windshield. I wanted the slightly smaller size. I should be mounting them up this weekend.
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Man this is all great stuff thanks everyone I'm leaning towards the KC spot lights Is say 100w good enough?
Look at the Dually LED lights.
Low amp draw and bright as hell.

Be smart - use relays to run your lights.
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Look at the Dually LED lights.
Low amp draw and bright as hell.

Be smart - use relays to run your lights.
Yeah I might check out the LED they just cost alot more don't they? I wanna spend around 200-300 bucks just depends and what sizes do people run on average like 6.5 inch? Wolf what size are yours and btw buddy up top who posted picture I can't see It.. I think it's corrupted? Cheers J
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For your price range consider skipping the window mount lights and upgrading your headlights. I have the rallylights.com jeep headlight upgrade with wiring harness. Huge improvement over stock. I got it with standard bulbs. I ran the standard bulbs and it was great. I then ordered a set of Hella 100/80 bulbs from Amazon for about $12. They are awesome! I have Hella 4000 lights on the front bumper and they have 35W HID conversion kits. They are not really needed since upgrading the headlights and bulbs. 100W headlights provide a lot of light and there will not be any glare as you will get from lights on your window.
If you don't like this idea, do as courtney suggested and use the dually LED lights. A pair is about $200. HID and LED use much less power.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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Yeah I might check out the LED they just cost alot more don't they? I wanna spend around 200-300 bucks just depends and what sizes do people run on average like 6.5 inch? Wolf what size are yours and btw buddy up top who posted picture I can't see It.. I think it's corrupted? Cheers J
My KC Slimlites are 5" (6" w/the housing). I've got the 4-LED Rigid Duallys, with are small (3"x3" square), but pack a pretty good wallop.

In fact, I'm seriously considering removing my KC's and buying a pair of the Rigid Dually D2's (the 6-LED version) to put on my windshield mounts.

Mainly cuz symmetry appeals to me. But also because, between the two pairs of Dually's, I could probably start a fire, should I get stuck in the North Woods in winter.
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Forgot...a link to the Rigid site:

https://www.rigidindustries.com/category-s/131.htm
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I have the KC slim lights 130w they are great for off road. 4 years and still going strong.


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I have the 130w longview Kc. It was extremely easy to mount and only took a afternoon. I also got a daystar relay switch but ended up using the Kc one because its slightly smaller.

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