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Old 11-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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Talking so light bar or winshield mount?

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..

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Simple answer, Light bar AND Windshield Mount

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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Simple answer, Light bar AND Windshield Mount
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If you only want to pick one I'd go windshield/hood
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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hahaha i like that both...haha so you would do winsheild first? do they help alot?
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i used to love the light bars but the more and more i seem them im starting to hate them, windshield mount all the way
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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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
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:03 PM   #7
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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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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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Old 11-27-2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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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
It's not that bad ....

Op: I would go with windshield I dont like the light bars My jeep had the light bar on first thing I took off . Now it hangs in the garage
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:19 PM   #10
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I just realized that its dark out I can show you!

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)
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:33 PM   #11
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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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I do plan on removing my windshield mounts in the future and putting on a lightbar, hopefully with LED's.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:44 AM   #13
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I had always heard that the light bar was somewhat loud with wind noise, and that depending on how many lights you mounted you could actualy feel the wind resistance.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:18 AM   #14
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I prefer trail riding with a little mud over rock crawling, an above windshield light bar, the lights would have a tendancy to get smacked around alot by tree branches.
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OP I see your in west chester if you want a light bar i'll give it to you if you want it pm me
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:29 AM   #16
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Not a huge fan of lightbars but some look good. But I do love the lights of a roof rack look!
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:46 AM   #17
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I have the lights by my window. My next step is to put them across the front of my roof rack
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:23 PM   #18
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I just realized that its dark out I can show you!

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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Old 11-28-2010, 01:29 PM   #19
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i would be happy to have either
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:36 PM   #20
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I'm thinking about doing windshield lights then adding 2 or 3 more to the bumper ... Going to have to figure out power supply, but that's the way I'm headed... just my 2cents.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:37 PM   #21
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how would they look off a white windsheild hahaha
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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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Old 11-28-2010, 04:59 PM   #23
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Vaultzz great pictuures thanks...what do you think it would be like on a white hood?
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:27 PM   #24
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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
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #25
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ok ok i see thats not too bad...i could do that...thanks so much!
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I've got PIAA 520 SMR driving lights mounted on KC windshield brackets on my black LJ and have no glare on the hood. Of course, they're currently aimed above my lowbeams, so that could be a factor.

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