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Old 06-24-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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I'm looking for some squirrel fryers and tow hooks for the front bumper. As much as I would like to add $200 plus of lighting to the front stock bumper, my budget (and wife) don't agree. Suggestions? I plan on getting a OE type switch for the dash. The Qtec and 4wd had plenty of lights to choose from, but I'm looking for some user recommendations.

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walmart had some that looked like daylighters in the 100 watt for like 50 localy

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My local walmart had a set of fellas for $60. They come with wiring harness and all. Not to mention they will are some bright puppies.
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And use these for Tow hooks.

10,000 Lb. Capacity Tow Hook Kit

I think these look better than the stock ones, not to mention are strong and actually work better since the hook is larger and more forward protruding.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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And use these for Tow hooks.

10,000 Lb. Capacity Tow Hook Kit

I think these look better than the stock ones, not to mention are strong and actually work better since the hook is larger and more forward protruding.
Will these work with the stock bumper mounting holes or will I be drilling? Longer bolts required of course...
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:43 AM   #6
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I imagine they will be the same holes, considering otherwise you would be drilling through the frame which is bad...

anyways lights, I got KC hilites driving lights 110 watt off of amazone plus windshield brackets for 180. so check amazon, they are very bright. or if you want to buy mine for a discount hahha
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:52 AM   #7
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I have the KC slim lights----very happy no issues at all----been installed for 5 years now. Complete kit-and easy install instructions.
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Will these work with the stock bumper mounting holes or will I be drilling? Longer bolts required of course...
These will use the same holes where the stock tow hooks would mount. And the bolts that come with these may be the same thread as well. I have this hook, but I bought the style that didn't have the bolts or the clip (wish mine did). But I just used bolts i had from another set of tow hooks and they were the same bolt size. I want to say it's a M12x1.75, but it may have been a M10. Either way, it's a very common bolt on tow hooks and these tow hooks have a bolt hole spacing of 1.5". You will have to tighten them down and they will compress the rubber bump stops a little, but no big deal. I love those tow hooks though and I have them on my bumper, they look good IMO too.
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Advance carries these KC look a likes.
Buy Blazer Chrome Off-Road Halogen Baja Light 100 Watt (1 Bulb) C52CW at Advance Auto Parts

Actually pretty nice lamp for the cost.

Wiring them up is no big deal at all.
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Advance carries these KC look a likes.
Buy Blazer Chrome Off-Road Halogen Baja Light 100 Watt (1 Bulb) C52CW at Advance Auto Parts

Actually pretty nice lamp for the cost.

Wiring them up is no big deal at all.
Those are what I run, nice and bright,and will accept any of kc's light covers and guards.
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I have the KC slim lights----very happy no issues at all----been installed for 5 years now. Complete kit-and easy install instructions.
i am in need of some more lumens comin off my rig... are the slim lights Bright enough in your opinion? i wanna put them on my windshield

these are what id get....
KC HiLiTES 124 - KC HiLiTES SlimLite 100W Super White Driving Pair Pack - Quadratec
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My Delta fender lights are kickin'. I don't know why more folks don't mount lights on the fenders. It kinda reminds me of the old MBs.
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My Delta fender lights are kickin'. I don't know why more folks don't mount lights on the fenders. It kinda reminds me of the old MBs.
Haven't see any fender lights...pics?
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Hella 500s do a good job at a fair price. IPF 968s can be had for $100 on sale sometimes, as can Hella 700s and FF1000s (discontinued, but still around).

The old-school standard two hooks work fine, especially with the spring steel keepers (don't skip these, they're actually useful!). Use new Grade 8 bolts (not the sheit that comes in the kit with the tow hooks) and lots of anti-seize when you put 'em in. You may want to put Grade 8 hex head bolts on the bottom of your bumper while you're at it, too; be aware that the bottom bolts are VERY prone to breaking because crap accumulates in the frame horns and doesn't easily wash itself out, rusting the threads on the lower bolts in the process.
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i am in need of some more lumens comin off my rig... are the slim lights Bright enough in your opinion? i wanna put them on my windshield

these are what id get....
KC HiLiTES 124 - KC HiLiTES SlimLite 100W Super White Driving Pair Pack - Quadratec
Seem plenty bright to me=but have only used KC
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Wheres best buy on windsheild light mounts?
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Wheres best buy on windsheild light mounts?
I've seen some on eBay and CL. I have a Congo Cage, so that option is out for me. Other than getting the lights away from the tow hooks, is there an advantage to the light bars for the front bumper?
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I've seen some on eBay and CL. I have a Congo Cage, so that option is out for me. Other than getting the lights away from the tow hooks, is there an advantage to the light bars for the front bumper?
IMO---Since I have not installed any lights on windshield mounts or above roof light bar----I could tell a BIG difference when I moved my lights from the bumper to the light bar hoop on bumper-and when I got my OME lift there again was a noticeable difference.

Raising them up from the bumper makes a difference---IDK where the "best" mounting point is--but the best for me is the hoop on my front bumper.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:51 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the advice, ordered the KC 100W SlimLites and the KC hoop to mount them on. Also went with the Rugged Ridge hooks for the front and a stock hook off Ebay for the rear. Now I just need to get those BCC rocker guards mounted before next project shows up...
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Because there is a relay involved, would I have any issues you a stock style fog light switch when I hook up my KC 100W SlimLites? Not the wiring, just the switch.
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So long as you are Jaripol.g a relay I don't see where it would be a problem
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I have 130 watt long range Kc slimlites on windshield mounts. And with stock fogs. Headlights and hilites all dialed in properly I have 180* light from left to right and bright visibility for about 150 yards.
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I have the hella 5000 lights, $75 at autozone, and have the relay wired to my highbeams
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Because there is a relay involved, would I have any issues you a stock style fog light switch when I hook up my KC 100W SlimLites? Not the wiring, just the switch.
No problems, the switch activates the relay and the relay activates the lights, just make sure its fused at battery

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