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GNS1310 02-14-2012 10:57 PM

Any 'KC' experts?
 
Looking to add some KCs to my 2004 Columbia Edition Wrangler. Want them super bright.

Found Daylighter off-road halogen long range, 130 watt, for around $135. Would like to know the differences in models.
631 and 634 are basically the same price, not sure what, if anything, set them apart.
The Slim (121) is around $155...difference there is obvious. The Rally is around $250-280...would be willing to spend the extra if it was really worth it.

I live in a dark area of the county, no streetlights and plenty of wild animals. I had KCs on my old jeep back in '03 and they helped a ton. Loved them for late nights off road as well, they were a must have IMO.

I'm pretty much set on the 130 watt, 2-300,000+ candlepower...if I need that much. If I'm going to spend the money, lets go as bright as possible.

Should I be looking at other models?

Will a different battery be needed for the upgrade?

Jeep is at the shop right now, I'll post more details and pics when I get it back...would like suggestions on where to add them. Probably going dead center front bumper. I thought about going slim to match the factory lights that are on there, but I think I'd rather have them 'stand out' or 'attention grabbers'.

Thanks for any help!

YJman 02-15-2012 03:35 PM

I have the 100 watt kc non slim lights. Two on the windshield and 2 between the turn signals on the front bumper of my yj. Looks pretty sweet and they're bright as heck! I would definitely go with the 130 watt lights. I'll see if I can get a picture posted later.

eagle223 02-15-2012 04:55 PM

I would go with the slim lite 130 watt. I had them on my xj and they were very bright and the slim profile makes them a lot easier to mount. You won't have to upgrade the battery, I had the stock mopar battery in my old xj and it ran those with no problems. I'm not even sure how old that battery was either. I'm going to put the slim lites on my tj once I get a wiring harness and a windshield bracket. I would also recommend mounting the lights up higher than just the bumper because if the lights are on the bumper, they don't help when you are descending a steep hill.

wneiswender 02-15-2012 07:50 PM

Slim light 130's are the way to go, they look clean and are super BRIGHT. I run two on windshield brackets on my tj. try ebay or craigslist before you buy new, I found mine on cl for 50 bucks. They look new.

GNS1310 02-15-2012 10:36 PM

Good info. Didn't find anything on CL...hate you can't search by state...I'm trying different areas of NY now...
155.99 on Amazon
184.99 on Quadratec
165.58 on JCWhitney
all prices for new...I'll keep looking for used as well. Thanks


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