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Old 01-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Windshield Light Mounts?

I'm thinking about buying these mounts, does anyone have them? do they work well? My main concern is do they sit out far enough from the windshield, to use a decent size light? Thanks in advance

Olympic 4x4 Products Part 802171 - Windshield Light Mount Bracket

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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i dont know about that particular mount.
I used KC brand mount & like it.

I also used KC slimlites definitely gives enough clearance between windshield & light, as well as leaves enough clearance so you can still lean the hood against the windshield when you open it all the way up.

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I just made my own because the bolts on the windshield are a pain to remove the torx heads strip very easy.. It took me a couple of hours.. Just drilled the hinge and tapped my own bolts through.. Just waiting for paint to dry before I mount them but here's a pic.

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I've used a few different mounts over the years.
Currently using the Olympic mounts in the first post with KC daylighters and there is room to spare.
Also like the way they mount lower (below the windshield hinge) than most other brands (that's why I gave them a try).
The only criticism is the mounts make the lights sit a bit further outboard than some other brands which means they can be damaged on tight trails - but that is true for any mounts.

I think the lights sit out a bit further so the hood can still be leaned back on the windshield.

I've noticed the mounting holes on some other brands (Rugged Ridge) which mount higher - (above the windshield hinge) have slotted holes so the lights can be moved fore and aft - depending on the size of the light and still provide hood clearance.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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Here's my mounts made them my self drilled and tapped my on mounting spot too torx bolts wouldn't budge
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:35 AM   #6
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I've used a few different mounts over the years.
Currently using the Olympic mounts in the first post with KC daylighters and there is room to spare.
Also like the way they mount lower (below the windshield hinge) than most other brands (that's why I gave them a try).
The only criticism is the mounts make the lights sit a bit further outboard than some other brands which means they can be damaged on tight trails - but that is true for any mounts.

I think the lights sit out a bit further so the hood can still be leaned back on the windshield.

I've noticed the mounting holes on some other brands (Rugged Ridge) which mount higher - (above the windshield hinge) have slotted holes so the lights can be moved fore and aft - depending on the size of the light and still provide hood clearance.
Thanks for that info
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 AM   #7
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Here's my mounts made them my self drilled and tapped my on mounting spot too torx bolts wouldn't budge
That's a great job you did on those light mounts!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #8
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Hey hate to go off topic but how did you guys hide the wires
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That's a great job you did on those light mounts!
Thanks man I appreciate it
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Hey hate to go off topic but how did you guys hide the wires
I couldn't find a way to hide the wire completely but I managed to have 6 inches of wire exposed the rest of it is running under the grill where the wipers are
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I couldn't find a way to hide the wire completely but I managed to have 6 inches of wire exposed the rest of it is running under the grill where the wipers are
Do you have a picture?
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Sorry about all the mud, my mounts are custom.
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this is how I did it.
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Do you have a picture?
This is how I did it
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