looking to add a few more lights to my TJ...so i wanted to know if you guys have any personal preference on looks and more importantly the better position for best use. pictures are good if you want... Thanks..
hahaha i like that both...haha so you would do winsheild first? do they help alot?
I've yet to find a light bar that I like so I have the windshields on, and their usefulness depends on the type of light and what you want them to do, I have flood lights on my windshield and they're pointed off to the side a bit so they light up the parts my headlights don't
Not sure if you've thought about it but vie heard mounting lights anywhere up there will reflect off the hood badly... But it wouldn't be a problem if you keep it muddy... :d
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JSY makes a point, they DO reflect off the hood but not as bad as everyone says (or at least not as bad on my hood) all mine do is light up the hood and make a cool "X" shadow pattern from the Windshield bump stops
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Had both over time. The light bar seemed to work better - carried better - I even found one that rotated so the lites still pointed forward with the windscreen down. For now, clearance is a problem, so windshield mounts are preferred (low garage door). I use aircraft lights and haven't noticed too much glare. Got room (and the power)? Try both - nothing quite like having the neighbor think they are next to the airport!
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These are fog lights (the worst things you can put there ) and they're not bad, the first 2 pictures are from where my head is while driving
(first pic is the lights by themselves, and the second one is with the head and fog lights on)
Thanks for posting the pics Vaultzz!
I've been thinking about this also. I've been wondering just how 'bad' the glare is, and judging by your pic, I think I'll go with them on the windshield too.
...that, and the whole 'tree branches' thing seals the deal for me!
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Lights on light bars just add more drag as well as making for increased wind noise. Not to mention that many, me included, consider lightbars kind of a newby thing that can also cause clearance issues for garages and underground parking lots if your Jeep is lifted. But even windshield lights have their own issue, added glare. Personally, I mount my driving lights on the bumper so they don't cause glare or added drag/wind noise.
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Vaultzz great pictuures thanks...what do you think it would be like on a white hood?
If they were actually attached to the windshield of a white Jeep idk, but I pulled th Wrangler up to the white chevy from the first pictures and angled the light at the hood and this is what it looked like
(1st: picture from center seat, 2nd: Picture from right seat, 3rd: Picture proving the wrangler is taller than the chevy )
The chevys windshield is HORRIBLE, so thats why you can barely see through it, its not the reflection