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07-14-2013 09:44 PM
Jeepski. Not ashamed to admit: Mostly for looks but, if I ever do need more light.......I'll be prepared!
07-12-2013 05:12 PM
joeuncool
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
The wrangler gives off that "I need to be ready for anything" feeling. It's a feeling that causes people to need enough lighting to run a factory and is the same feeling that causes people to mount guns under their seats, as an example. In reality, we could all just drive mini coopers and get everywhere we need to go just fine, given our first-world "whats for dinner" type problems. But when you own a wrangler... you suddenly feel like the end of the world is coming.

Anyways, to each his own. Hell, I painted my tow hooks. Come on now... painted tow hooks. To each his own.
Aw crap. You made me contemplate my place in the world. I feel like you have been spying on me. The thought has actually crossed my mind that I have the perfect vehicle for the end of the world and I have contemplated where we will go to hide out.

Then I get to your painted tow hooks. I painted my D-rings to match the Jeep. Crud, now like the topic says, I feel like I HAVE to put lights on my jeep. www.quadra.......
07-12-2013 04:45 PM
Blkfenderslookbetter
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
....just come down to lots of people do it since it looks cool and want a jeep that looks like it can go anywhere, and people get used to seeing it on jeeps that "can go anywhere" so maybe they think you have to have them to be able to go anywhere?
Well said.

I can't go anywhere without wondering why we modify our Jeeps that were fully capable from the factory to do 90% of what 95% of people will ever drive them into... other than to look cool.

Guilty.
07-12-2013 02:50 PM
tomthbomb Cause I want them...............

07-12-2013 12:37 PM
marslim The legal issues depend on where you live, in Alberta for example we can and frequently do use off road lights on the highways due to the vast bush and surplus of large animals such as elk and moose on the highways, they also help during night rides especially when your headlights get mud covered
07-12-2013 12:35 PM
legitposter The wrangler gives off that "I need to be ready for anything" feeling. It's a feeling that causes people to need enough lighting to run a factory and is the same feeling that causes people to mount guns under their seats, as an example. In reality, we could all just drive mini coopers and get everywhere we need to go just fine, given our first-world "whats for dinner" type problems. But when you own a wrangler... you suddenly feel like the end of the world is coming.

Anyways, to each his own. Hell, I painted my tow hooks. Come on now... painted tow hooks. To each his own.
07-12-2013 12:24 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyMike View Post
IMHO, you don't HAVE to have lights, but you do HAVE to PLASTIDIP! Oh, and a hula girl on the dash.
Well yeah, that goes without saying.
07-12-2013 12:21 PM
WhiskeyMike IMHO, you don't HAVE to have lights, but you do HAVE to PLASTIDIP! Oh, and a hula girl on the dash.
07-12-2013 11:57 AM
Macman1138
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Originally Posted by WatchThis!
I get that light bars and lights can look cool but one thing I don't get is why so many people think it is a must have mod. I have seen folks do a lift and run 35s as cheap as they can only to turn around and spend thousands of dollars on lights. Nothing wrong with that at all except more and more "builds" like this are showing up on the trails.

Something that is even stranger to me is the fact that I have people asking me all the time how come I haven't put a lot of lights on my jeep. Sure some of them are joking but most are not. It seams that lots of people believe it is a must have mod, especially if you wheel. I just don't get it.

Thoughts, comments
Most people don't use all those lights anyway.
Legally, you can only have 4 lights illuminated at once on the road.
Off road is a different matter.
07-12-2013 11:53 AM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by americonium View Post

I'm escared of the dark...
Love the front tag!!! :thumb
07-12-2013 11:10 AM
st1264 I put auxiliary fog lights because for me, it's a safety issue. Tons of fog here in the late fall, so I need them. I'll be mostly on pavement so I made sure they were aimed properly and the correct wattage. Also, the stock headlights are junk, I can see why people add additional driving lights.

Some guys who off road or do it for 'looks' really do go nuts with it. Wrangler is a 'blank canvas' to mod like you want and owners opt to do it. I think the light bars look pretty damned cool. Wrangler ownership gives a right to do whatever you like and your wallet can afford.
07-12-2013 10:40 AM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by pepatrick View Post
Why so many lights. Well..its simple..because we can...and want to.
Did you even read any of the post?
07-12-2013 10:30 AM
pepatrick Why so many lights. Well..its simple..because we can...and want to.
07-12-2013 10:20 AM
IceColdBeer these last few days I have been ripping through the dash and looking all over the jeep for signs of the previous owner's mods. the OEM headlight harness looks to have been spliced with some aftermarket harnesses plus the front bumper had been switched out. A few beefed up wires here n there plus a missing relay junction. I have installed a few tow kits on other family members jeeps and mine is lacking misc nuts and 1 plate. a 5 year old bumper shouldn't look as new. I'm adding a bar and 2 6" KC's. Just got to hit the checkout and look for UPS in a week.
07-11-2013 09:26 PM
DIXIEDOG
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
These are all good reasons to have more lights, but it does not explane why SOOO many folks think you have to HAVE them. Including Mall Crawlers. I guess it really does just come down to lots of people do it since it looks cool and want a jeep that looks like it can go anywhere, and people get used to seeing it on jeeps that "can go anywhere" so maybe they think you have to have them to be able to go anywhere?

Kinda like you HAVE to have a Wrangler in the first place....it's simple people buy them because they want them. Oh yeah I like my over priced black fuel door too. I ordered it right after I brought my Jeep home and said dang what a cheapazz ride...didn't even come with a fuel door I will have better lighting someday too I'm sure, just gotta figure out what style I NEED to have.
07-11-2013 09:07 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by Jensen66 View Post
Who cares why other people do it, get 'ema if you like or will use them. The jeep is your canvas..
You are right, who cares. The question was why so many people think that you have to do it. I gave up caring what and why other people do to there rides a long time ago. Of course if someone needs or wants them they will do it, this thread was just more or less started to get a break from the usual threads of "What is the best...... for my jeep" or "how big of a tire can I run" that are so popular on this forum
07-11-2013 08:57 PM
Jensen66 Who cares why other people do it, get 'ema if you like or will use them. The jeep is your canvas. It does not bother me when I see a jeep with an 8" lift even though I would never do it myself.

I got the hid headlights and they are just as bright as the two rigid LEDs I put on the windshield pillar. Thought it was a waste at first but we had a storm take down a tree across the road (and power was out) and we took chainsaws to the tree under the light of the LEDs with no worry about draining the battery. Very useful.

I use them a lot heading back to camp after the evening hunt. Not heavy duty wheeling but great to have.
07-11-2013 08:57 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by americonium View Post

I'm escared of the dark...
I bet you can see into the future with all that light lmao
07-11-2013 08:45 PM
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I'm escared of the dark...
07-11-2013 08:40 PM
s14sh3r
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
These are all good reasons to have more lights, but it does not explane why SOOO many folks think you have to HAVE them. Including Mall Crawlers. I guess it really does just come down to lots of people do it since it looks cool and want a jeep that looks like it can go anywhere, and people get used to seeing it on jeeps that "can go anywhere" so maybe they think you have to have them to be able to go anywhere?
Most of them you see are probably for looks. Old man story ahead:

When the CB craze was going big time, there was a local dude who had antennas all over his vehicle. Practically every place you could stick one. I don't think any of them them were even hooked up, but it looked good (to him)
07-11-2013 08:36 PM
HunterTheBeagle I have two KC slimlights on the windshield (a pillar). I will admit that I put them on cause I think they look cool. Classic never goes out of style right? To me round KC's on the windshield of a jeep is a classic look. With that said I actually use them more than I would have guessed (couple of times a month). I find myself running in and out of rig roads late at night from time to time for work and they come in handy for spotting deer. (Altho a lot of times they are only on for a few miles.)
07-11-2013 08:32 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by s14sh3r View Post
The night the Tornado hit Moore, OKlahoma, we had quite a few trees down here. I was trying to go check on family and ended up having to pull several downed limbs and small trees out of the road so I could get to them. It was dark as hell and rain was coming down like you wouldn't believe. All I have is a pair of KC knockoffs on the front. After that night, I plan on getting more lights, front and rear, as soon as I can afford it. When you need em, they're worth every penny.
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Originally Posted by RB-10rubicon View Post
All my lights i use at certain times my piaas i use at night when it rains, my winsheild lights i use going down back roads looking for deer.and my finger on the switch if i see someone coming,the stock fogs i use kinda like daytime running lights when its overcast .but after switching my headlights out a year ago they throw enough light for everthing( hella h4 ) Susquehanna motorsports
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Originally Posted by it_felt_so_good View Post
I'm going to be one of those people that'll go overkill with the lights. I made a big order to Chris (the JeepAddOns Vender on this forum) recently & am planning to run this set-up:

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Where I'll be living we get 6 straight months of no sun (literally). No paved roads so I have no idea what I'm driving over if it's solid ice/gravel or permafrost/tundra. Also instead of deer running at me I have to worry about polar bears, moose, & wolves. One of my buddies totaled his FJ driving 45 MPH & a polar bear just jumped right in front of him, . He ended up getting a JK as a replacement vehicle. Maybe it happened for a reason. Lol.

Now people buying thousands of dollars of aux lights & not hooking them up? That's news to me. I can't imagine walking up to a rig with a bunch of lights not plugged to anything. Lol.
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Originally Posted by SuperTJ View Post
I haven't done my lights yet. But when we use to camp. Getting back to camp site was a little tight so it was nice being able to see where you were going. The older TJ don't have the brightest lights and converting them helps but still nice to have extra light when it is needed. When I added extra lights mine will be hooked up and used. Otherwise I won't do it.
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Originally Posted by n3tfury View Post
Ah ok. Although I don't have extras yet, I will soon. I live in Tucson and when you're out in the desert in the middle of the night, it's quite dark and some areas you can run pre-runner style and haul ass, so the more light the merrier.
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
My roof bar is a spot only and illuminates for up to a mile which on long trails (such as northern Nevada) is very helpful. I don't use it on windy forest trails as its just not necessary. The roof bar is for long distance throw.
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
They work on vampires equally well.
These are all good reasons to have more lights, but it does not explane why SOOO many folks think you have to HAVE them. Including Mall Crawlers. I guess it really does just come down to lots of people do it since it looks cool and want a jeep that looks like it can go anywhere, and people get used to seeing it on jeeps that "can go anywhere" so maybe they think you have to have them to be able to go anywhere?
07-11-2013 08:20 PM
s14sh3r The night the Tornado hit Moore, OKlahoma, we had quite a few trees down here. I was trying to go check on family and ended up having to pull several downed limbs and small trees out of the road so I could get to them. It was dark as hell and rain was coming down like you wouldn't believe. All I have is a pair of KC knockoffs on the front. After that night, I plan on getting more lights, front and rear, as soon as I can afford it. When you need em, they're worth every penny.
07-11-2013 08:13 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Numbercruncher View Post
Make sure to use the same wavelength of light as daylight. At least get the Kelvin rating close.

NC
I throw garlic cloves too.
07-11-2013 08:11 PM
Numbercruncher
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
They work on vampires equally well.
Make sure to use the same wavelength of light as daylight. At least get the Kelvin rating close.

NC
07-11-2013 08:09 PM
Bobbyv I live in NYC, have 6 KC Hilites ...... you know what I do with em ...... I blast all the yellow taxi cabs in Manhattan when they cut me off. Best mod I ever did !
07-11-2013 05:56 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post

With my Rock Hard cage I can't even see my hood. I guess if someone was having issues with glare they could always add a cage.
The pic I posted lighting up the canyon in Moab you can actually see how direct the roof bar is. You don't want to put a flood bar up high, that's when you get insane glare.
07-11-2013 05:52 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post

Windshield bar is a spot so there is zero glare on the hood from it. The a pillar D2s are driving beam so they glare a tiny bit on the side of the hood but its not even visible from the inside. If I can ill take a pic of all the lights on from inside the cab.
With my Rock Hard cage I can't even see my hood. I guess if someone was having issues with glare they could always add a cage.
07-11-2013 05:47 PM
Thegame
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
I assume you are talking about people/rigs similar to me.....







Now, I obviously can't speak for anyone else, but I personally use them a lot. I do a lot of photography, and end up lingering on trails way past sunsets to get the optimal shots. I drive in pitch black darkness all the time and I like to be able to cover all forward angles. One lightsource is not capable of lighting everything. I loved driving in Moab and basically having my own daylight. I can run trails at night that most wouldn't be able to simply because they can't see anything.

This is badass
07-11-2013 05:45 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by joeuncool View Post

NFRs2000NYC,

Don't you get a decent amount of glare on your hood and in front of the windshield from the windshield bar and A-pillar lights? When I had all my lights I had them on a light bar on the roof. While they worked extremely well and the residual glare wasn't a disaster I did find it a bit annoying. Enough so that I said never again above the windshield. If I ever do go down the light road again they will all be mounted on the bumper.
Windshield bar is a spot so there is zero glare on the hood from it. The a pillar D2s are driving beam so they glare a tiny bit on the side of the hood but its not even visible from the inside. If I can ill take a pic of all the lights on from inside the cab.
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