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Old 10-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Motobilt 50" LED light bar brackets - installed

I recently installed a set of 50" LED light bar brackets from Motobilt and I couldn't be happier.
Jeep Wrangler TJ / LJ 50" LED Light Bar Mount Motobilt, Inc.

I wanted to document a bit of the installation, but mostly highlight the key features that separate these brackets from the others on the market. In my experienced opinion, I can without hesitation say that these are the best brackets on the market....no one else need apply.
I want to mention that I swapped over to these brackets from a set of PSC mounts (for sale ). While the PSC mounts get the basic job done, they have a few 'short comings'.

On to the Motobilt mounts....
You will receive the brackets heavily protected for shipment. When you get them out of the box, you will find the two brackets and a bag of stainless hardware.




This is where I will point out the design features of these brackets that set it apart from the other options on the market.

The basics.....
- 3/16" steel
- room to hide wires
- full windshield coverage
- designed to accept import brands of light bars
- stainless hardware
- light sits below 'roof' line
- option of lower light tab welded on

Looking at the backside of each bracket, you will see an additional piece of 3/16" steel welded to the actual mounting locations. This 'spacer' is used to create space behind the bracket to run the wires from the light.
In the same picture, you can see the bend line about halfway up the bracket. This simple, small bend is not noticeable while mounted on the Jeep, but it keeps the bracket formed as close to the windshield frame as possible.




I sent mine off to my local powder coater for my typical matte black finish.




You can see how well the light bar wires run down between the windshield frame and the brackets.
I run my wires along the hinge and then under the cowl.






Here are a couple pictures of them mounted. You will notice from the side shots that the brackets extend from the very top of the windshield frame, down to the bottom bolt of the frame/hinge. This not only gives you full coverage of the frame, but just looks so much better than other versions out there.
You can also see the lower light tabs that I had added on.








Personally, I give these brackets a 10 out of 10. The attention to all of the details is what sets them apart from the competition. They suit my needs perfectly, and to top it off, Motobilt has been a great company to deal with.

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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Dan does make some great stuff!

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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I like it !
What LED light bar did you go with ?
This is something I want to do eventually.

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how do you like that light bar? Im guessing its a motobilt?
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The 50" light bar, 2x3 cubes, and 13" light bar on my bumper are all lights that I sell.

Each of the lights are stunning, especially the 50". It's funny to see people's faces when you light up the cubes or the 13" bar, just to tell them that the 50" is several times brighter.

I also run a 21" on my F-250, and soon a 50"
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would you happen to have a price list or somewhere i can look at the light bars?
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #7
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texas....I sent you a PM! Thanks!
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I have the 7 led versions for reverse lights.
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Can i get a price list too? Interested in getting one to go on my front bumper to replace busted kc lights
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Price list as well please. How fast can you ship out?
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Could I also have the price list sir?
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Can i get a price list too? Interested in getting one to go on my front bumper to replace busted kc lights
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Price list as well please. How fast can you ship out?
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Could I also have the price list sir?
Please email me patrick@texasoffroadoutfitters.com for pricing and specs.
I don't want to upset anyone by trying to sell on here (tried to get set up as a vendor, but never heard anything back).

I have everything from small lights up to 50" bars.
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So glad I found this thread. I've been looking for a bracket that will allow me to run a 50" bar and 3x3 cubes.
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Yep and here's another option. It's what I run on my Jeep.

Introducing HMF Fabrication LED Light Bar Mounts for 97-06 Jeep TJ!

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I want a bracket that won't trap salt and crap between the pillar and it all winter long

Does no one make a bracket that attaches to the pillar only up top, and not follow the pillar all the way down?
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I want a bracket that won't trap salt and crap between the pillar and it all winter long Does no one make a bracket that attaches to the pillar only up top, and not follow the pillar all the way down?
How are you going to attach the bracket only up top? The bolts are all on the bottom.
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Bolts, nutserts, screws?! I'm sure there's a way. Is there access to the inside of the window frame once trim is off?
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I want a bracket that won't trap salt and crap between the pillar and it all winter long

Does no one make a bracket that attaches to the pillar only up top, and not follow the pillar all the way down?
No, but if that is all you are after, it would not be hard to make with some flat steel and nutserts.
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I'm starting to wonder how much I'll actually use my 3x3 lights with a 50" on top....
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I plan on the 50 & 3x3. I will turn the 3x3 to the side tho. I am alyways looking off to my sides to check my path and other paths i can take. As of now i have a flashlight that i stick out my window. The 50" will light the way infront of me and i hope the 3x3 will be enough to show my sides.
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TX, how wide is the 50" that you're running? I see on Motobilt's website that these are 50.25" wide. The light bar that I'm looking at is 50.5" wide.....
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I will have to measure it. The brackets were designed around the model of import light bar I have. With that said, there is no reason you could not fit a bar just a 1/4" wider.

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