|05-04-2014 06:59 AM|
|05-03-2014 01:55 PM|
|Jeepin Jesse||How is the windshield glare with these? I read in another thread that the LED light has less glare than these halogens.|
|05-01-2014 05:46 PM|
|Hotsparks||Very nice install, I really like the switch panel.|
|05-01-2014 11:33 AM|
|05-01-2014 03:00 AM|
I'm thinking about doing this KC kitand had a couple questions.
How is the light quality compared to others like Hella, PIAA, IPF, Delta? Why did you go KC?
A couple of you went with the slimlites...can you post pics? Wondering if these are worth the extra cost on a pillar. I thought they were more for the grill.
|04-30-2014 08:20 PM|
|04-30-2014 07:56 PM|
|joe buell||I only have one thing maybe 3 to share with all. be careful of the A pillar light mount bracket you choose. the set I bought and I do not remember the name .but they set way too LOW so the KC light mounting bolt will hit your hood I had to install light on bracket off jeep and cut the 3/4 bolts off as short as possible I will show the pics this will save you a lot of grief ?????but other than that easy install .and if you see the antenna I bent it about 4-6inches just above the mount at about a 45 degree angle and it keeps the antenna off the lights thanks for reading .|
|04-30-2014 12:47 PM|
|nmdesertrat||Did the same install a while back. As said, no need to pay to get them installed. I went with the 130 Watt lights. Man they throw a beam and NO hood reflection. With the iffy high beams, Hella 55 W lights and the KC's...I can light up the night!!|
|04-30-2014 08:18 AM|
|04-29-2014 04:24 PM|
|RonnieSil||I ended up just cutting the wires and splicing in a connector, it was easy took me 20 minutes and it definitely looks better.|
|04-28-2014 07:47 PM|
But others then that I'm really happy with how it turned out.
|04-28-2014 03:03 PM|
|OrangeJeepGuy||Did you all have any trouble with the wire connect being in the way when trying to run the wires for the windshield mounts? Those connectors are huge! There isn't enough room to fit. I was thinking about cutting the connectors off and just wiring up a spade connector.|
|11-18-2013 11:03 AM|
|11-18-2013 09:05 AM|
|Sgobrecht||Thanks for the great write up! Made the installation process for my KC's and A Pillar switch housing much easier!|
|11-13-2013 10:22 AM|
I dont have a JKUR, but I just bought an 02 sahara. I want to do a set up like this but can't find any forums that really give some good advice. I'm not into offroading just yet, but maybe in the near future. My problem is that I am not sure if it is worth spending all of the money on windshield mounts that I can't use on the road. I was planning on going with KC HiLites from Quadratec that come with the mounts included. I love the look, and would probably use when I need hi beams, but I was hoping for some advice moving forward.
|11-03-2013 08:09 PM|
|11-02-2013 02:15 PM|
|Putzy||I got everything wired and no power. I'm going to go to harbor fright and buy a power meter to see if I get power to the switch. If I don't then I'm assuming it's the relay? I know nothing about this stuff. Ugggghh|
|11-01-2013 11:48 PM|
|t.schabel||Dude I had the same questions. White goes to positive terminal; make sure you ground it before turning them on---I didn't and it blew a fuse which slowed me down because I couldn't figure out why they didn't work. I grounded mine by drilling into the metal and using a bolt and a wing nut to secure it against the sheet metal. Installing them is a pain in the ass especially when you've never done anything with automotive lighting. (Doing it yourself beats the 186 bucks my jeep dealer wanted to charge me for an install) Aiming them is kind a pain too; mine kept coming loose---I had to mess with aiming and tightening them for a week after the install to get them where I wanted them. All in all, I'd say it's worth it. They look good and are very bright. The hassle is worth the experience of installing them|
|11-01-2013 07:24 PM|
|Putzy||I just tried to install mine and they do not work...uuggghhhhh!!! Where does the white wire connect to? Also can I just put the ground wire on the battery instead of medal? It's soooooo frustrating!!|
|10-30-2013 08:42 PM|
KC light install on 2013 JKUR - added notes
Can't thank you enough for this post, it really helped my install last Sat of my KC Slimlites & windshield mounts on my 2013 JKUR. Below inline, I added some additional notes, tips, and challenges I ran into prefaced w/ MSD: each time. Hope they help the next guy along!
|10-29-2013 08:27 AM|
I am trying to decide what is best for my windshield mount. Driving lights or Long range style?
KC HiLites 6" Apollo Pro Long Range Lights with FREE Windshield Mount Brackets for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
KC HiLites 6" Apollo Pro Driving Lights with FREE Windshield Mount Brackets for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Q-Tech has them both on sale with free mounts.
|10-16-2013 03:18 AM|
I noticed that too. nothing on the ground here in AK yet, but termination dust is working its way down and i'm gettin afeared.
|10-15-2013 11:52 PM|
Do you have any pics showing the wires and how you ran them from the lights into the cowl?
|10-15-2013 08:13 PM|
|Republican Jeep||Looks good and an inexpensive mod compared to lifts and bumpers.|
|10-15-2013 08:07 PM|
Thanks for this excellent writeup. I'm doing same thing on my '13 JKUR, except I'll probably just use the KC switch that comes w/ slim lites. I intend to have the KCs on whenever my hi beams are.
Here's the Q. As I understand from hours of reading another thread*, Wave Pulse Modulation (WPM) used in newer Wrangler headlight wiring is a problem. Apparently it'll fry the KC relay (quickly or eventually). Could you possibly listen to and touch your KC relay while the lights are on -- to see if you hear or feel buzzing/vibrating? If so, that's the WPM fluctuating the voltage.
The solution is pretty easy, you're supposed to solder in a 4700uf capacitor in parallel with the wire you attached to the hi beam power. But I'd rather not mod the KC wiring if it's not necessary. On the other hand, nor do I want to blow relays weekly!
Thanks if you can possibly check or advise.
|05-08-2013 08:13 AM|
I just installed the same using the same "Rugged Ridge" A Pillar switch pod. I'm not happy with the Pod install on my '10 Wrangler. First, not sure if this pod is really intended for newer models, because the big cut out on the pod that is meant for where it should fit into the crevice of the upper portion is NOT lined up at all!
As well, I had to cut out a "notch" on the side panel, because the bottom edge of the pod gets in the way of the side panel cover.
Overall, not very impressed! I think they made these to be somewhat "universal" for a broad section of JK's and enough minor changes have been made between '08-'13 that warrants really more of a custom made product. Too bad they sell this stuff as "fits" my '10, when it really doesn't... I have made mine work, but I definitely wouldn't say mine looks at all "factoryish"... The only thing factory looking is the finish of the plastic itself, it tends to match the color and texture of my current interior, that's about it.
Secondly, why did they feel they had to mount the switches so close together? They put them so close together that when you cut out the switch holes, you're lucky if there is 1/8" of material left between each switch! I know that one day, cracks will develop on that thin sliver of material left on the pod! They could have at least put 1/2" between each switch and it would have even looked better too!
Glad to see yours worked out so well!
|03-19-2013 07:54 PM|
|03-19-2013 07:50 PM|
|BaldwinJeep||I just mounted my KC 6" Slimlites on my windshield mounts tonight and will wire them up tomorrow night when I get the switch in. One question though, my antenna is hitting the rock guard on the light. Anyone else run into this issue? If so, what, if anything, did you do about it?|
|02-26-2013 09:25 AM|
|stardalo||I think the pillar mount is very much "factoryish" looking. takes some massaging to get it to sit perfectly but definitely can be done.|
|02-25-2013 09:09 PM|
Is the fit and finish of the pillar mount install nice and snug in a manner that it does look factoryish?
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