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Old 12-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Windsheild bracket lights.

I was wondering what the best beam pattern is for lights on the windshield mounts. I'm thinking of ordering a set of the 5 inch KC lights and they offer 3 choices.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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I would only go with SPOT beams. Anything else is going to cause to much glare. That will in turn cause your pupils to constrict which will take away from any distance/night sight.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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Where are you located? I just took some KC driving lights off with brackets and all. Where I wheel, you can't offroad at night so I took them off before I left them on a tree.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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I'm out in North Dakota. What are these "trees" you speak of. Thanks on the info.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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Where are you located? I just took some KC driving lights off with brackets and all. Where I wheel, you can't offroad at night so I took them off before I left them on a tree.
Are you thinking about selling them?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
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I was wondering what the best beam pattern is for lights on the windshield mounts. I'm thinking of ordering a set of the 5 inch KC lights and they offer 3 choices.
I have the long range KC's on my A-pillars. They are a good choice because they won't spread light and give a lot of reflection off of the hood. I aimed mine just above the outside of where the headlights hit to let me see the deer and other critters on the sides of the back roads at night.

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Old 12-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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Are you thinking about selling them?
I may as well. I don't see myself ever putting them back on since they aren't used. The covers are bedlined black (I hated the stupid yellow smiley face) and there is no relay with them. PM an offer if you are interested in them.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Might be a dumb question but can you still fold down the windshield with them on?
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #9
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Quick suggestion, I have 4 xtra light on my rig and I think they were runnunig 100W bulbs. It seemed like I had 4 mag lights as solid beams pointing out in front of me. Personally I don't really care what the tops of trees look like in the distance so I re-bulbed mine down to 55w bulbs. W/6 55w bulbs (headlights included) I have a wide range of light which helps me see directly in front of me compared to whats on the other hill top. It's also not as bad on the driver in front of you too. By the way, 55w bulbs are street legal (here anyway).
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Might be a dumb question but can you still fold down the windshield with them on?
Nope. You also can't lift your hood up to your windshield. This bothered me a little bit since I had to use the prop when working on the motor and didn't have the room I was used to.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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i just installed hella black magic 500 slim lights. with them my hood goes all the way back to the roof
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #12
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i just installed hella black magic 500 slim lights. with them my hood goes all the way back to the roof
Probably from the KC lights being fatter.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #13
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maybe but i mounted them all the way forward on the a-pillar bracket so it should be the same as a fatter light
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maybe but i mounted them all the way forward on the a-pillar bracket so it should be the same as a fatter light
But look how far forward the KC light goes from where it is mounted.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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damn, that makes sense, i guess if you want your hood to go all the way back to the windshield then go with some slims
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I've got the KC Slimlights on my A-pillar and I can still prop my hood on the windshield. The KC brackets I got move the lights farther out and down than some of the other mounts I have seen.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:10 PM   #17
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Is their a style or brand to avoid or look into?

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