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Old 11-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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help with lighting

I just bought my first 2002 white sahara. I am new to the world of jeeps, so I was looking for some help because I really like the look of KC offroad lighting. I was just hoping for some opinions on mounting additional fog lights on the front bumper and hopefully the windshield in the near future. In the end I want it to look something like this:
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how the lighting is on the stock tj headlights but on the jk they are complete crap! So I did the same thing and it was the best mod I've done to my jeep so far! Never have to worry about deer jumping out of the dark ditches!

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Whatever you decide to go with, be sure to use relays!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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all of the kc kits i have looked at come with relays. I am somewhat interested in off roading but haven't gotten the chance to go yet. So i guess my main issue is do I want to invest in all of that lighting to use mainly on the road? Really the big deal is that the windshield mounts are considered illegal if you are on the road...
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Congrats on the new Jeep!! Make sure you post up some pictures.

Most Off-Road Lights will have a specific beam pattern. Long range are narrower and will throw light further while fog lights are a wide low beam of light. You'll also want to pay attention to whether the lights are LED, Halogen, or even HID.

In some states you can keep the windshield lights covered to keep yourself legal. That might be an option for you. But for on road use, I would recommend a good set of fog lights. If you aim them properly they'll give you lots of extra light for driving and also give you the look you're going for.

No matter what you do, make sure you wire them safely (relays and fuses) and post up pictures! Let me know if you have any other questions at all!

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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ryan thanks for the help, ive been doing some research and I think for my purposes id go with driving lights on the windshield in particular. fog lights on a kc light bad on the bumper. I guess my main concern is is it a waste to buy kc driving lights just to have when I can't use them very often. I know kc has a great warranty and obviously quality so I just need some help deciding.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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Sunshine22, what size KC's do you have on the windshield? I just ordered 5 inch ones but i'm thinking they may be too small.. Any suggestions?
Do I need relays with 55 watt lights?
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #8
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I haven't put them on yet but I think im going to buy 6 in apollo kcs, they have a nice deap on quadratec that has the mounting brackets included for like 125
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #9
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I bought some really nice 5" led lights from eBay and they work great. Only spent $40 on the 2, no wiring harness but I bought a wiring harness at auto zone that had a relay. I thought lights were bright until I hooked up LEDs. WOW! Just my view on it. Go with LEDs!
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #10
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I concur^^^as I have the same lights on my front bumper.
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