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jkmohican 09-20-2012 07:05 PM

Windsheild Lighting
 
Hey everyone, my first post here. Just thought this would be the perfect place to ask this question. Ive been searching for a pair of lights (and mounts) for the bottom left and right side of the windsheild. I found This: Rugged Ridge Off Road Fog Light Kit, Pair Of Lights with Wiring Harness, Slim 6" In Black, 100W. Doesnt come with mount but i found also a rugged ridge windsheild mount for them. My question is, are these considered good lights? i dont plan on doing a ton of off roading at night so i dont see the need for HID, but i dont want to get a product twice. Would this be all i have to get and does anyone have this setup? I like the way the look and i found them at a good price. Thank you

the Kolector 09-20-2012 07:23 PM

Don't want fog lights that high, will flare off the hood. Do a search for windshield lights or aux lights, plenty to read about and many other options. I personally have the Rugged Ridge light brackets and Warn W650D wireless lights.

kbwwolf 09-20-2012 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by the Kolector (Post 2813715)
Don't want fog lights that high, will flare off the hood.

^^^ This.

For windshield mounted lights, you want long range or driving lights.

Personally, I wouldn't buy my lights from RR. Go with a company that has a history of reliable lights...KC, PIAA, etc.

I run a pair of Rigid D2's on my windshield, and have a pair of Duallys for my front bumper. If I'm off-roading and a deer crosses in front of my lights, it usually spontaneously combusts. Which helps me see even better. Nothin like a moving roman candle to light the way down a dark trail. :D

kbwwolf 09-20-2012 07:38 PM

Some links to pertinent threads:

Best looking lights? Location?
What's your off road light of choice?
Windshield mounted lights??
Wiring your Windshield Mounted Lights
SlimLites or Daylighters
Windshield Lights

Welcome to WF.

Chrispy 09-20-2012 07:47 PM

As usual kbwwolf covered it very well!:thumb: So Iíll just add... welcome to the forum, nice to see someone else from Michigan! :dance:

the Kolector 09-20-2012 08:52 PM

Meant "Glare" not "Flare"

Yella 09-20-2012 09:56 PM

I have KC long range at the windshield and KC fogs up front. The long range are off road only. They sure can light up the trail.

jkmohican 09-21-2012 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Chrispy (Post 2813789)
As usual kbwwolf covered it very well!:thumb: So Iíll just add... welcome to the forum, nice to see someone else from Michigan! :dance:

Yes very cool to see someone from michigan !
I took the very helpful advice from everyone and searched into some KC Lights. Specifically the KC HiLights 100w daylighter pairpack. Anyone know of these?

Orange Peel 09-21-2012 02:38 PM

KC Slimlites

GonzoBobH 09-21-2012 11:26 PM

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...-16-59_910.jpg

I got the dually's on the A pillar as well (spots).
They are crazy bright.

I tried them out once in a while when out of town and by my house, but they are so bright, when I used them on the trail at night (obviously not the picture above) with a bunch of enthused wheelers -- they were almost too bright. With the dust kicked up from other jeeps, I just turned them off. Probably, I was thinking then, it might be best to just have running lights on only, kind of like in the military, but with lights on and no cats eyes. but everyone had their headlights on and most had floods and spots on too. Anyway, I ramble.

jkmohican 10-29-2012 09:29 PM

Alright everyone, from your advise i went out and installed myself
A pair of KC 130w long range slimlites.

Attachment 173524

And no my lights are not blue purple they look like that from the pic.

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This pic was on my friends street just to give an idea The picture gives no credit but these lights are awsome on the trail, i cant imagine needing more lighting than this. Very easy instal with switch.

WhiskeyMike 10-29-2012 09:36 PM

Nice! Please be sure to post a day time picture of them on the jeep.

jkmohican 10-29-2012 09:58 PM

Here you go:

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If youd like more i can take some tommorow. Or, after Sandy stops blocking the sun even here in Michigan.

Savora 10-29-2012 10:01 PM

I love mine they are perfect for night wheeling, searched around online and couldn't find anything under $100 so my local guy got a pair of Hella lights (the thinner ones) and the mounting brackets for about $80, I'm sure he'd ship them. I LOVE them!

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jkmohican 11-09-2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Savora
I love mine they are perfect for night wheeling, searched around online and couldn't find anything under $100 so my local guy got a pair of Hella lights (the thinner ones) and the mounting brackets for about $80, I'm sure he'd ship them. I LOVE them!



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I saw someone in a parking lot with those, but nearly as nice a jeep as yours. Are they long range? Thats a great deal.

Elarson 11-09-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jkmohican (Post 2815735)
Yes very cool to see someone from michigan !
I took the very helpful advice from everyone and searched into some KC Lights. Specifically the KC HiLights 100w daylighter pairpack. Anyone know of these?


Got a pair of KC Highlights with rock guards about 6 months old on mine along with black matching mounts I will be taking off if you are interested in a deal on barely used...

Going with 50" led light bar

Elarson 11-09-2012 02:48 PM

sorry just realized this was an old thread!!!

jkmohican 11-09-2012 06:41 PM

Its alright but are they bumper mountable? :)

The_Chief 11-09-2012 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Yella
I have KC long range at the windshield and KC fogs up front. The long range are off road only. They sure can light up the trail.

Perfect combo. Do this.

Elarson 11-09-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jkmohican
Its alright but are they bumper mountable? :)

Yep. Their base has a bolt that goes thru the bumper. I have two sets on my bumper along with the set on my windshield brackets.

dorman40802 11-11-2012 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jkmohican (Post 2940577)
Here you go:

Attachment 173539

If youd like more i can take some tommorow. Or, after Sandy stops blocking the sun even here in Michigan.

Looks sweet man! Planning on doing the same mount to mine

jkmohican 11-12-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by dorman40802
Looks sweet man! Planning on doing the same mount to mine

Thanks. Really easy setup.


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