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Miraclemax 03-01-2013 09:53 PM

Rugged Ridge Windshield Light Mount Kit
 
Anyone have this kit? I have a 2013 im looking to get it for.

How are the lights? Are they good quality?

Is it hard to Wire them in?

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kbwwolf 03-03-2013 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Miraclemax (Post 3441170)
Anyone have this kit? I have a 2013 im looking to get it for.

How are the lights? Are they good quality?

Is it hard to Wire them in?

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I'd be hesitant to buy lights from RR, or any other company that doesn't specialize in them. Maybe it's just me. I had a pair of off-brand lights on a previous 4x4 and had all sorts of problems with them...leaking, wiring problems. Though that was about a decade ago, and I'm sure modern versions are much better.

See this thread: Windsheild Lighting

If you're thinking of mounting them on the windshield, make sure you go with driving or long-distance lights; fogs will just throw glare on your hood, and should be used on bumper mounts.

As far as wiring them in, any decent lights should come with a harness, relay and switch. Just pull the appropriate plug on your firewall, fish the switch wires through with a coathanger, hook the harness up to the battery and ground it, and you should be good to go.

Some peeps cut off the switch that comes with the lights, and install a series of switches in the A-pillar or dash. I use an sPOD, which mounts the switches at the top of my windshield. Some examples:

Plasmaglow switches:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1343260631

The switches that came w/my sPOD (which makes hooking up aux electricals very easy...good, cuz I'm an electrical retard.)

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1331437956

I like to wrap any exposed wire in the engine bay with heat-resistant conduit, then zip-tie it to existing wiring, to keep everything clean and protected.

On this Jeep, I initially had KC SlimLites...they were great, light-wise, but I didn't like the way they blocked my vision when I was turning left across traffic. So I switched to the Rigid Duallys, which are much smaller, brighter, and have very little current draw (but cost a lot more).

KC SlimLite 100w Super White Driving Lights:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1358431684

Rigid Dually LED lights:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1342903981

SWAMP RAT 03-03-2013 07:13 AM

I ran them on my last jeep. The only problem I had was after about a year or so the clear coat started peeling off the lights.

Marc W 04-01-2013 10:57 AM

I have a set of the RR HIDs mounted on those windshield brackets (the black ones with the red outer ring). I was concerned that they might not fit with those brackets, but no problem. Easy install and good light output. More expensive than those but worth it in my opinion.

matt88-8 04-07-2013 06:46 PM

RR uses garbage switches. But the lights I bought are working fine. They do seem to want to come loose every now and then.


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