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PieFace 01-24-2013 02:45 PM

LED Lights...Am I Crazy To Mount Here?
 
Hey everyone,

I just received some LED lights from ENGO.

Ive got a pair of 12" bars, that I think will fit in the openings in my grill.

Has anyone tried to mount light bars vertically in this space?

DD293G 01-24-2013 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by PieFace (Post 3272391)
Hey everyone,

I just received some LED lights from ENGO.

Ive got a pair of 12" bars, that I think will fit in the openings in my grill.

Has anyone tried to mount light bars vertically in this space?

Its your Rig dude, i say go for it. Worse case it looks like Crap and you put em somewhere else

kramer2k 01-24-2013 02:58 PM

Get five more light bars and go to town man. :D

I say try it and see how it looks.

Jag 01-24-2013 03:02 PM

Are the light bars setup for a fog pattern? If that's the case, mounting them vertically might not give you much useful light.

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Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 3272439)
Get five more light bars and go to town man. :D

Regardless of functionality, this would probably look awesome :)

thuddles 01-24-2013 03:06 PM

could possible restrict your air flow, might make your run a little hotter, but i don't know where you live, it gets kinda hot here in cali

PieFace 01-24-2013 03:13 PM

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The lights are 4" deep.

I have about 3" at the top of the grill. So its not looking good so far.

Any suggestions on how to shoehorn it in there will be appreciated.

PS. this is an engo 12 inch LED, and im very surprised at the quality. Feels heavy and tough. We'll see how it holds up.

its a 30 degree spot light. i thought that was good for poking through the holes in the grill.

DD293G 01-24-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PieFace (Post 3272498)
The lights are 4" deep.

I have about 3" at the top of the grill. So its not looking good so far.

Any suggestions on how to shoehorn it in there will be appreciated.

PS. this is an engo 12 inch LED, and im very surprised at the quality. Feels heavy and tough. We'll see how it holds up.

its a 30 degree spot light. i thought that was good for poking through the holes in the grill.

If that doesnt work could always try hacking up the front bumper and mount em in there

paleh0rse 01-24-2013 03:20 PM

If they're truly SPOT beams, and not COMBO beams, then mount both of them on a bar above your windshield! You can then save your front bumper area for proper Flood, Fog, and Driving beams... ;)

MikeK46 01-24-2013 04:02 PM

http://www.davidcappello.com/jeep/le...-lite-bar6.jpg

http://www.davidcappello.com/jeep/le...-lite-bar7.jpg

PieFace 01-24-2013 04:03 PM

have to chop it
 
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The lights are too deep for my intended purpose.

the back half of them is all fins, I think I can chop about an inch and a half off the back of it.

anyone see a problem with this plan?

Gladi8r 01-24-2013 04:11 PM

What set up is this? Thanks!

kbwwolf 01-24-2013 04:16 PM

Man...all of my instincts are screaming: DON'T DO IT, PIE!

Can't really tell you why, other than thoughts about the vast wave of heat that pours out of my grille in summer; visions of electrical fires; the thought of those lights which I assume are fairly sturdy pounding relentlessly against the plastic grille; and a host of other ephemeral, half-realized horrors that I can't seem to articulate.

Then again, Neil Armstrong probably had a little bit of pucker going on when he stepped out of Apollo 11 onto the surface of the Moon, too.

So what do I know. :D

PieFace 01-24-2013 04:28 PM

what kind of mount is that?

MikeK46 01-24-2013 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Gladi8r (Post 3272793)
What set up is this? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by PieFace (Post 3272875)
what kind of mount is that?

Black Diamond Fab JK hood mount :thumb:

kramer2k 01-24-2013 05:00 PM

That is a badass looking hood mount Mike. I've never seen that one before.

Dusthol 01-24-2013 05:01 PM

Those fins r there to dissipate heat from the light. Don't cut them.

PieFace 01-24-2013 09:42 PM

There is only one way to fit the fins in the grill. Chop them.

The lights are so well made and beautiful, that i hate to take a 3 inch cutting wheel them, but, they have to fit.

who wants to see me chop them and cram them in?

Cole Trickle 01-24-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Dusthol (Post 3273043)
Those fins r there to dissipate heat from the light. Don't cut them.

X2....leave it alone

J33P3RS 01-24-2013 11:00 PM

^^^ x3 don't chop the cooling fins.

IMO

SoCalChris 01-24-2013 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by J33P3RS (Post 3275049)
^^^ x3 don't chop the cooling fins.

IMO

I wanna see this guy beat the crap out of these lights for a area that in my opinion would look ridiculous to have lights in them. Not to mention less air flow to a engine that already runs hot. HACK THOSE LIGHTS UP BROTHA.... GO TO TOWN :punk:

RubiconMatt 01-24-2013 11:33 PM

Get a hood mount...looks bad ass.

SoCalChris 01-24-2013 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RubiconMatt (Post 3275109)
Get a hood mount...looks bad ass.

X2. I think the grill idea is stupid

MikeK46 01-25-2013 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 3273039)
That is a badass looking hood mount Mike. I've never seen that one before.

Yep, Black Diamond Fabrications. That hood mount fits a Rigid 20" light bar, not sure if it'll definitely work with this one. If and when I do buy lighting, it'll be that hood mount with the Rigid light bar...it'll look sleek on my black JK. I'm running their stainless steel grille inserts, they make a lot of fun stuff with exceptional quality.

Such as Rigid LED light mounts for OEM light location...

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/ac029d28.jpg

Tail light mounts...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...Angel/bb15.jpg

Double windshield mounts...

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/t...37828814_n.jpg

And the full shebang...:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CMWzWD0mK8...s1600/Pic1.jpg

JKUCRUSHMIKE 01-25-2013 12:24 AM

Are you running those D2's off the factory harness without issue? Looks great.

MikeK46 01-25-2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by JKUCRUSHMIKE (Post 3275265)
Are you running those D2's off the factory harness without issue? Looks great.

I wish that was my truck :thumb:

But yea, the hood mount would be sweet if he could get it to work.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...36127597_n.jpg

Aussie Jeepster 01-25-2013 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by JKUCRUSHMIKE (Post 3275265)
Are you running those D2's off the factory harness without issue? Looks great.

I replaced the original fogs in the front bumper in my 2011 with D2 Dually's using the Northridge brackets. They are plugged into the original fog light wiring and I have no issues with them whatsoever.

Aussie Jeepster 01-25-2013 12:50 AM

Installed pics
 
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Here are D2's in the fog light holes, and D2's on the windscreen. We never get fog here, so I'd rather have more long range light for country driving. Too many wild kangaroos over here and I want to see them before I hit them!
I also have Hella HID driving lights as well.

AMangum 01-25-2013 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeK46
Yep, Black Diamond Fabrications. That hood mount fits a Rigid 20" light bar, not sure if it'll definitely work with this one. If and when I do buy lighting, it'll be that hood mount with the Rigid light bar...it'll look sleek on my black JK. I'm running their stainless steel grille inserts, they make a lot of fun stuff with exceptional quality.

Their mounts look pretty sweet. I went looking for their website to see what else they make and couldn't find it. It looks like Rigid Industries bought them out in November but I don't see that Rigid offers any of their stuff. Damn. I really liked those rear tail light mounts for the Dually's.

MikeK46 01-25-2013 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by AMangum (Post 3275518)
It looks like Rigid Industries bought them out in November but I don't see that Rigid offers any of their stuff.

They do, just search for "rigid mount" on the Northridge website. If you don't find the bracket you need, email Dave and hit BDF up on their facebook page and ask them about that item.

PieFace 01-25-2013 09:25 AM

Ive got the 20' LED bar and a mount for it on the hood.

Ive also got 4 4' round LED lights from engo both spots and floods.

And I have the two 12 inch bars.

Installing it all this weekend. Spots on the windshield, floods on the bumper, 20 bar on the hood.... If not in the grill, where do you guys think I should mount the 12s?


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