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Old 08-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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is it really that expensive?

sorry, not sure this is worthy of a new topic, but i am looking at windsheild mounting brackets for day / fog lights... and ~$40 bucks, plus the stone gaurds are sold individually for $13!!! plus shipping, really individually? thats like selling running shoes individually?

so if i have 4 lights i want to put up we are talking well over $100 just for the cheap arse hardware?

vent over - just annoying

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Could fab you own out of some flat stock. That stuff always has a big mark up

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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Not sure where you are looking, those brackets are sold in pairs.
Stone guards arn't required, could get them latter if you want the look.

Don't run fog lights up there. Fogs should be mounted low to illumminate the road.
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Im not sure where you plan on mounting these...light bar above the windshield or on the windshield via brackets. I am assuming on a light bar since I havent seen windshield brackets to mount more than one light per side. If you mount them on a lightbar...what purpose are stone guards gonna serve you other than looks?

As far as individually...that makes more sense to me. What if somebody only plans on buying 3 lights...why would they want 4 guards? Or what if someone is replacing one guard and/or light because it broke...why would they want to pay for two guards (unless they want to have a back up).

I also agree with sparky...fog lights do not belong up high.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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i should be clear

i have 2 daylights i want to mount off the windshield (one on each side) - and yes the bracket is ~$40.

Then the other two daylights i want to attach to the top of a tube bumper (so near the headlights) - i want the stone gaurds for the ones on the bumper.

I cant really forsee anyone buying 3 lights. i do like the way the stone gaurd looks so i was considering putting those on the windshield lights as well
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i have 2 daylights i want to mount off the windshield (one on each side) - and yes the bracket is ~$40.

Then the other two daylights i want to attach to the top of a tube bumper (so near the headlights) - i want the stone gaurds for the ones on the bumper.

I cant really forsee anyone buying 3 lights. i do like the way the stone gaurd looks so i was considering putting those on the windshield lights as well

I have the KC windshield brackets on mine, bought them brand new off ebay for 25 shipped.....
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All your paying for is the 30$ for the windshield light mount
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12110_23.htm and if you wanna buy 4 stone guard covers i have 4 6" diameter black and white kc ones never used i can sell you if you want and problem solved
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i have 2 daylights i want to mount off the windshield (one on each side) - and yes the bracket is ~$40.

Then the other two daylights i want to attach to the top of a tube bumper (so near the headlights) - i want the stone gaurds for the ones on the bumper.

I cant really forsee anyone buying 3 lights. i do like the way the stone gaurd looks so i was considering putting those on the windshield lights as well
There are hoops out there that come with 3 or 5 light tabs. 3 on top and 2 on the bottom...

Rugged Ridge 11232.02 - Rugged Ridge Light Bar for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

and also a lot of lightbars are 4-5 place.
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as always very helpful

with shipping its still almost $40, just the price you gotta pay i guess. seems like a $9.99 part, but whatever.

just considering the part is $30 and they want $7, thats almost 25% on shipping...
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with shipping its still almost $40, just the price you gotta pay i guess. seems like a $9.99 part, but whatever.

just considering the part is $30 and they want $7, thats almost 25% on shipping...
Like I said PM "Quadratec" on the forum...he can help you out with shipping (if you want to order from there).
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with shipping its still almost $40, just the price you gotta pay i guess. seems like a $9.99 part, but whatever.

just considering the part is $30 and they want $7, thats almost 25% on shipping...
The trick is to buy more. Shipping costs go up slower than merchandise costs. Look at the rates, first $100 costs $7 to ship, $100 to $200 is $12. (just an example, I did not chaeck anybody's rates. So see if there are any other goodies you need/want. Buy them now, it spreads the shipping cost around.

$7 to ship is really, actual cost. All shipping companies have a bottom rate even if you are shipping one pound. It costs to make the pickup, handle paperwork, make the delivery.
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thank you bought yellow fox's stone gaurds - they arrived last night, incredibly fast and smooth easy transaction. Thanks again.

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