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haden1128 11-22-2010 03:35 PM

Windshield mounted lights - pics please
I want to mount some lights at the bottom corners of my windshield. If you have this setup, can you please post some pictures. I'm interested in the KC lights, mainly because they are the most economical, but I'm not sure if the 6 inch daylighters will work on the brackets or if I should go with the 6 inch slimlites. Your Thoughts?

red_rider 11-22-2010 03:44 PM

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here is a set of kc 6" by 9" long-range lights.. deadly. i have a few on my camera that i will upload for you later tonight-- showing the brackets, a closeup, and an shot from above.

red_rider 11-22-2010 03:45 PM

you may also want to browse my profile- there are some other pictures you can see them on, too.

Rogerg 11-22-2010 08:08 PM

I got the KC 6" slimlite.I think its the perfect size for the windshield.Any bigger i would think will be a distraction.

Elevated Offroad 11-22-2010 08:16 PM

I have the 6" Hella lights

john's ct jeep 11-22-2010 08:21 PM

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KC slimlites love the look, work great only complant summer nights attract bugs big time when moving down the road.

Bombero37A 11-22-2010 09:20 PM

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I have the PIAA 540's. They are 5". Love them.

tabber02 11-22-2010 09:32 PM

what made you guys decide on the lights you all chose? seems like each of you chose differently, I was headed down the 6" Hella but now I'm not sure..

Based on everyones comments you all like them, but what was your deciding factor? Thanks for the feedback.

offshoretek 11-23-2010 06:53 AM

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I can't post any other pictures now because I'm offshore for another week but I have the 6" KC 50 series lights on Rugged Ridge brackets.

The lights are about 5" in depth and I still have at least 2" clearance between the back of the light and the windshield. Installation was relatively simple.

daggo66 11-23-2010 07:00 AM

Mine's a little more unique. I mounted KC's on the KC hood mount light bar.

haden1128 11-23-2010 08:01 AM

Thanks for the help and the pictures everybody!

Bombero -- Which brackets did you use?

red_rider 11-23-2010 08:03 AM

i'd say most people decided by their needs and where they live.. a 5" or 6" round daylighter is most common as one can use it for the road, the field.. nearly anywhere. a versatile light, which supposedly is as large as one can go before causing, thoughtfully, any distractions (according to rogerg ;P). mine are enormous, but they offer shattering light in the country and on the farm, and they REALLY p*ss off folk who drive too slowly at night; i hardly notice them when they're not in use on my drives. if you're unsure, definitely go with the smaller round kc's. bracket installation time is less than five minutes (unless your bolts are rusted), and if you know anything about electricity, light installation is less than half an hour.

haden1128 11-23-2010 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by Bombero37A (Post 889799)
I have the PIAA 540's. They are 5". Love them.

Bombero - do those PIAAs have a plastic housing or metal? Also, do they come with a harness, switch, and relay?

JIMBOX 11-23-2010 09:19 AM

:eek: Anything above your headlights should be for off-road anyway

No matter what the state laws are !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

JeeperJake 11-23-2010 09:43 AM

Does anyone use these old style movable spotlights?

As shown in

john's ct jeep 11-23-2010 10:12 AM

i had something like that in 1964 and the word that comes to mind is "dorky" even then not cool.

CMEvans79 11-23-2010 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by john's ct jeep (Post 890418)
i had something like that in 1964 and the word that comes to mind is "dorky" even then not cool.

at work we have those on our patrol cars ... And I think they are useful for delivery drivers or truck drivers ... But on a jeep they would probably just rattle around and get broke.

JIMBOX 11-23-2010 11:30 AM

:cool: Yea, law/SAR/Ambulance, but way to hard to modify the jeep to accept the remote use, but

I've used "GOLIGHT" in several of my past 4wds, but not on my JK, however they are phenomenal for off-road use with remote control

They rotate 370 degrees and you can remotely control them from 30/50 yds and that's kewl in the boondocks-if you're away from your vehicle and !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

CMEvans79 11-23-2010 11:33 AM

I like that, but I wonder the best place to put it on a wrangler?

JIMBOX 11-23-2010 11:57 AM

:cool: Yea, thats the main reason I haven't got one on mine, to tough To find a spot-and I've looked for a lotta spots(:rofl:) !!


Originally Posted by CMEvans79 (Post 890510)
I like that, but I wonder the best place to put it on a wrangler?

with a removable top, wiring is tough without a quick-release connector and with top off----where doitgo ??

I don't take my hardtop off anymore, but I do the "T" tops, so I'M not gonna set that spotlight way back on the hardtop and there just ain't nowhere else !!

The "GOLITE" does make a quick wired (placeontop) model but, for just personal and not duty--to much trouble !


:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

brodydez 11-23-2010 09:54 PM

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I did the warn lights on mine. They have that wireless system so you don't need to run any wires through the firewall. Pretty easy install too.

phottomatt 11-24-2010 12:19 AM

I like the KC daylighters, but I swapped the goofy yellow covers for the soft ones, black with red letters. They fit really well and blend in much better. The antenna does hit the lights a little but I put some shrink wrap on it to keep from scratching, there is a picture of it.

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Bombero37A 11-24-2010 01:26 AM


Originally Posted by haden1128 (Post 890232)
Bombero - do those PIAAs have a plastic housing or metal? Also, do they come with a harness, switch, and relay?

The PIAA's have a black metal housing. Grill cover on the lights are plastic. Yes they come with all that stuff.

I got a set of the 6" PIAA 580's for my front bumper too. I'll post up pics after I get them installed.

rripror 11-24-2010 09:02 AM

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... KC Slimlites.


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