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Old 12-31-2016, 11:58 PM
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Auxiliary lighting on a YJ.

I'm getting ready to install a front bumper (probably JCR or PS. Also, Mauler or stinger type?) on my YJ. I have an M8000 on the way. I'll soon want to add some auxiliary lighting to the bumper.
I'm trying to decide on square or round.
On the one hand, it seems the round looks more old school and would fit the YJ better.
But on the other, should they be square to match the headlights?
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JCR Crusader with their light bracket and Rigid 10" combo. Winch is a RC 9500.
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Thanks airslot. I like the JCR. I'm considering the JCR Mauler and the Poison Spyder.
Was there any particular reason why you went with JCR vs PS or any of the other name brands?
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Thanks airslot. I like the JCR. I'm considering the JCR Mauler and the Poison Spyder.
Was there any particular reason why you went with JCR vs PS or any of the other name brands?
I had ordered a bumper from one of the other vendors here. Mounts didn't line up. Replacement didn't either. Did some more research, and found that they were actually drilled for the TJ frame. When I called JCR, they knew about the difference. While the JCR was more expensive, the heavier material and quality of the welding was worth it.
When I talked to them about modifying their TJ sliders to fit the YJ, they told me they were working on a YJ application. They called me the day they released them and I ordered them that evening. Another good call. I had a minor issue with the supplied hardware, but that was corrected with one phone call. AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE.
I've always been a "BUY ONCE, CRY ONCE" guy, and for my money, JCR is my go to.
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Best pic I have of square headlights and round driving lights.

Why ask for opinions here? Just do what seems best to you. It's your jeep. You get to say. Opinions are like (o)s. Everyone has one. You should like yours best.

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I had ordered a bumper from one of the other vendors here. Mounts didn't line up. Replacement didn't either. Did some more research, and found that they were actually drilled for the TJ frame. When I called JCR, they knew about the difference. While the JCR was more expensive, the heavier material and quality of the welding was worth it.
When I talked to them about modifying their TJ sliders to fit the YJ, they told me they were working on a YJ application. They called me the day they released them and I ordered them that evening. Another good call. I had a minor issue with the supplied hardware, but that was corrected with one phone call. AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE.
I've always been a "BUY ONCE, CRY ONCE" guy, and for my money, JCR is my go to.
Thanks airslot, you talked me into it! lol.
Actually, I did order from JCR today.
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Best pic I have of square headlights and round driving lights.

Why ask for opinions here? Just do what seems best to you. It's your jeep. You get to say. Opinions are like (o)s. Everyone has one. You should like yours best.

Good Luck, L.M.
Thanks for the pic LM.
Well. I'm thinking of how best to answer your question.
You may have noticed I've started a few threads here lately. It's because I'm new to YJ's and I am wanting to learn.
A couple of reasons why.
1) the YJ is not very common around here. TJ's and JK's are everywhere.
2) I would like to see some different variations/combinations before I purchase. I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy wasting money.
3) no matter the forum, or even the type of forum, people come to ask and answer questions to learn or to try to help people learn.
4) when I (and other people) ask for opinions, it's not necessarily because we know nothing of the subject. Sometimes it's just because we're thinking maybe someone has been through this situation before and maybe they learned something they can pass along and save me a lot of grief
5) sometimes other people think of things I don't.
You always have the option of ignoring any thread you don't want to answer.
We're you not new to something once?
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Thanks for the pic LM.
Well. I'm thinking of how best to answer your question.
You may have noticed I've started a few threads here lately. It's because I'm new to YJ's and I am wanting to learn.
A couple of reasons why.
1) the YJ is not very common around here. TJ's and JK's are everywhere.
2) I would like to see some different variations/combinations before I purchase. I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy wasting money.
3) no matter the forum, or even the type of forum, people come to ask and answer questions to learn or to try to help people learn.
4) when I (and other people) ask for opinions, it's not necessarily because we know nothing of the subject. Sometimes it's just because we're thinking maybe someone has been through this situation before and maybe they learned something they can pass along and save me a lot of grief
5) sometimes other people think of things I don't.
You always have the option of ignoring any thread you don't want to answer.
We're you not new to something once?
Well stated.

Good Luck, L.M.
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Cool. Thanks LM.
Thanks for the pics vetteonr.
I like both looks.
Oh well. More pics please.
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Do use relays and fuses for the lights.
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I added a CirKit Boss Auxiliary Fuse Block, 7 Circuit from Painless Wiring for all my lighting/accessories needs.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll look into it.
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Auxiliary lighting on a YJ.

Well, the JCR Mauler is in production. Hopefully it'll arrive soon.
Now, I would like to put some auxiliary lighting on it while it's all apart.
What's the general consensus.
Round?
Square?
LED?
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Have JCR ship their fairlead light bar with the bumper. It will allow you to mount a bar or pair of lamps. Do go with LED whatever the shape.
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Have JCR ship their fairlead light bar with the bumper. It will allow you to mount a bar or pair of lamps. Do go with LED whatever the shape.


Thanks for the advice. I placed that order at the same time I ordered my bumper though.
For once, I was thinking ahead, lol.


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