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NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 01-07-2011 09:38 PM

who thinks this is a good light system
 
Thinking about getting these KC Daylighter lights for my new 2011 rubicon,
windshield mounted because I can't afford a new front bumper right now.

if you would recommend
something else I would like to hear your thoughts, I am a total new Jeeper.

here is a link with a list price of $204.90
I can get em off e bay for much cheaper.

Lights Daylighter Dayligher 130 Watt Long Range Black KC HiLiTES: Auxiliary Lighting, HID Off Road Lights, Fog Lights, Driving Lights, Light Bars, Wiring Accessories

BrianCarter 01-07-2011 09:42 PM

Welcome and Congrats on your jeep. I'm also a newbe. I have this set up on my 08 JKU and love it.

Lance03 01-07-2011 09:54 PM

I went with the same lights but in the slimlite line. Nice lights, FREEKIN' bright! Look at 4wheelonline.com you will find a better price than the ones you found on ebay, and free shipping.

BrianCarter 01-07-2011 09:59 PM

Sorry Sorry...mine are also slimlite line.

JIMBOX 01-07-2011 10:01 PM

:D I got mine (slimlites) 2 yr's ago with windshield mounts and the mounts allow 2" clearance from the windshield and 1" clearance from the radio antenna, but no wiring harness/relays--etc

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...owby/001-4.jpg

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 01-07-2011 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 973746)
:D I got mine (slimlites) 2 yr's ago with windshield mounts and the mounts allow 2" clearance from the windshield and 1" clearance from the radio antenna, but no wiring harness/relays--etc

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...owby/001-4.jpg

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

HEY WHAT KIND OF MOUNT IS THAT ANYWAY????


they look good, I like that,
looks like as far as I can tell, slimlights have that grill cover type thing, vs. the daylights that have that full cover yellow happy face thing. prob better to go with slim lights and never have to remove the protective cover right.

NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 01-07-2011 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lance03 (Post 973717)
I went with the same lights but in the slimlite line. Nice lights, FREEKIN' bright! Look at 4wheelonline.com you will find a better price than the ones you found on ebay, and free shipping.


looks like $198 on e bay with shipping and $169 from 4wheelonline.com

nice score thanks dude...

think I will roll with the slim lights, makes more sense, never have to take of silly yellow cover, meatal grill better idea, for better protection. thanks guys,

phottomatt 01-07-2011 10:31 PM

That's what I have have, $109 AT PEPBOYS. And no shipping. :)

Attachment 34269

NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 01-07-2011 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phottomatt (Post 973812)
That's what I have have, $109 AT PEPBOYS. And no shipping. :)

Attachment 34269

what kind are they??


need help to find good mount for my 2011 rubicon.


think these mounts are ok for the slim lights???


http://4wheelonline.com/jeep/Smittyb...t.93592.249042

JIMBOX 01-07-2011 10:42 PM

:) Well,maybe, but when I got mine a couple years ago-they came with the "yrllow KC" covers and I bought some Black one seperately, cause I didn't like the yellow covers on my yellow JKU !! !!


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Originally Posted by NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 (Post 973804)
they look good, I like that,
looks like as far as I can tell, slimlights have that grill cover type thing, vs. the daylights that have that full cover yellow happy face thing. prob better to go with slim lights and never have to remove the protective cover right.

I've got the permanente Black grills on my "NAVIGATOR" driving lights, cause I actually use them when hiwy driving, can't use the KC lights on the hiwy-too high/bright-and illegal !
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/PICT0172.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...12-2010077.jpg

It's a jungle out there !

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

NewYJOwner 01-08-2011 03:50 PM

What if I told you that you could have the 6" lights for the windshield and money towords a new front bumper. Instead of paying $200.00 for those lights, get the KC knockoffs from Walmart at $23.00 a piece, add the wiring, switch and relay you'd have less than 60.00 into the lights installed. That leaves you 140.00 towords your bumper.
KC's covers will fit on these lights with no problem and to be honest, put these lights side by side at night, you would be hard pressed to tell the knockoffs from the KC's.

I personally have 4 of the KC Knockoff's from WalMart and they work flawlessly and if I happen to destroy one out on the trail, I'm only out $23.00 for 1 light and not 200+ for a pair.


http://i52.tinypic.com/2m831a1.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2yowkkk.jpg

MikeMTJ 01-08-2011 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner
What if I told you that you could have the 6" lights for the windshield and money towords a new front bumper. Instead of paying $200.00 for those lights, get the KC knockoffs from Walmart at $23.00 a piece, add the wiring, switch and relay you'd have less than 60.00 into the lights installed. That leaves you 140.00 towords your bumper.
KC's covers will fit on these lights with no problem and to be honest, put these lights side by side at night, you would be hard pressed to tell the knockoffs from the KC's.

I personally have 4 of the KC Knockoff's from WalMart and they work flawlessly and if I happen to destroy one out on the trail, I'm only out $23.00 for 1 light and not 200+ for a pair.

I love a bargain shopper man, I'm gonna have to check that out.

I can't justify lights, because I can't find to many purposes for them. I can't find the logic in buying lights that I'd use 2-5 times a month. Walmart lights sound good to me.

NewYJOwner 01-08-2011 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeMYJ (Post 975079)
I love a bargain shopper man, I'm gonna have to check that out.

I can't justify lights, because I can't find to many purposes for them. I can't find the logic in buying lights that I'd use 2-5 times a month. Walmart lights sound good to me.

Post your thoughts about them after you get, and use them. I couldn't justify $200.00 for a pair of lights either, I'd cringe everytime a tree branch or something smacked them. with these I don't worry about that.

JIMBOX 01-08-2011 04:51 PM

:zap: I find it hard to believe, that you can't justify your off-road lights, but


Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 975131)
Post your thoughts about them after you get, and use them. I couldn't justify $200.00 for a pair of lights either, I'd cringe everytime a tree branch or something smacked them. with these I don't worry about that.

You can justify your $10/20/30K jeep, whats it for ???

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

NewYJOwner 01-08-2011 05:04 PM

I can justify taking my $3900.00 jeep and using it to it's full potential :punk:
Just would rather destroy 60.00 worth of lights than 200.00 worth.

The 140.00 I've saved = UPGRADES

JIMBOX 01-08-2011 05:44 PM

:cool: OK, now I understand, if I had a $3900 buck jeep, I'd feel the same way !!




Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 975207)
I can justify taking my $3900.00 jeep and using it to it's full potential :punk:
Just would rather destroy 60.00 worth of lights than 200.00 worth.

The 140.00 I've saved = UPGRADES

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

NewYJOwner 01-08-2011 05:49 PM

WELL, EXCUSE ME for not having a 20,000 fully loaded and locked Rubicon!!!!!

JIMBOX 01-08-2011 05:54 PM

:rolleyes: $20,000, Heh Heh try $40,000-


Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 975335)
WELL, EXCUSE ME for not having a 20,000 fully loaded and locked Rubicon!!!!!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

94YJGUY 01-08-2011 06:03 PM

I'd never pay anything above $20k for a jeep. And I like my Walmart lights (hella)

AzTJ 01-08-2011 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 (Post 973676)
Thinking about getting these KC Daylighter lights for my new 2011 rubicon,
windshield mounted because I can't afford a new front bumper right now.

if you would recommend
something else I would like to hear your thoughts, I am a total new Jeeper.

here is a link with a list price of $204.90
I can get em off e bay for much cheaper.

Lights Daylighter Dayligher 130 Watt Long Range Black KC HiLiTES: Auxiliary Lighting, HID Off Road Lights, Fog Lights, Driving Lights, Light Bars, Wiring Accessories

I got the same lights, but in 100w... they are awesome! They really light up the dark back roads. They've definitely saved me a couple of times by spotting some elk and javelina. Check out Amazon.com too as I've bought a few automotive parts for them for cheap and free shipping in most cases.

:wavey:

NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 01-09-2011 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 975041)
What if I told you that you could have the 6" lights for the windshield and money towords a new front bumper. Instead of paying $200.00 for those lights, get the KC knockoffs from Walmart at $23.00 a piece, add the wiring, switch and relay you'd have less than 60.00 into the lights installed. That leaves you 140.00 towords your bumper.
KC's covers will fit on these lights with no problem and to be honest, put these lights side by side at night, you would be hard pressed to tell the knockoffs from the KC's.

I personally have 4 of the KC Knockoff's from WalMart and they work flawlessly and if I happen to destroy one out on the trail, I'm only out $23.00 for 1 light and not 200+ for a pair.



Hey could you shoot me links for the stuff I would need to rig it up, price sounds right, thing is I am a super nube and wasn't even sure if I would be able to wire up a pre packaged kc kit, so ya links for what I would need to get would help tonnes.


http://i52.tinypic.com/2m831a1.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2yowkkk.jpg


Hey could you shoot me links for the stuff I would need to rig it up, price sounds right, thing is I am a super nube and wasn't even sure if I would be able to wire up a pre packaged kc kit, so ya links for what I would need to get would help tonnes.

oh the other thing that is killing me is finding the right window mounts for the lights and for my 2011 rubicon, cheers.

MikeMTJ 01-09-2011 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX
:rolleyes: $20,000, Heh Heh try $40,000-

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Aren't you special........

JIMBOX 01-09-2011 08:25 AM

:rolleyes: Heh Heh, always have been !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeMYJ (Post 976745)
Aren't you special........

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

jkjeeper06 01-09-2011 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7

Hey could you shoot me links for the stuff I would need to rig it up, price sounds right, thing is I am a super nube and wasn't even sure if I would be able to wire up a pre packaged kc kit, so ya links for what I would need to get would help tonnes.

oh the other thing that is killing me is finding the right window mounts for the lights and for my 2011 rubicon, cheers.

Look on the quadratec website and go under lighting and then under kc hilites. They have a wiring kit that is so easy to do. I wasn't sure how long it would take me to install something like that but the kit is all plug and play. It isn't hard at all. Plus it has directions on how to rig it up to your high beams or low beams or to rig them just as off road lights

jkjeeper06 01-09-2011 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner
What if I told you that you could have the 6" lights for the windshield and money towords a new front bumper. Instead of paying $200.00 for those lights, get the KC knockoffs from Walmart at $23.00 a piece, add the wiring, switch and relay you'd have less than 60.00 into the lights installed. That leaves you 140.00 towords your bumper.
KC's covers will fit on these lights with no problem and to be honest, put these lights side by side at night, you would be hard pressed to tell the knockoffs from the KC's.

I personally have 4 of the KC Knockoff's from WalMart and they work flawlessly and if I happen to destroy one out on the trail, I'm only out $23.00 for 1 light and not 200+ for a pair.

I love this option. Are they still 100 or 130 watts tho? I think this is the perfect set up for my windshield lights. I want them rigged up to my high beams so I don't see the purpose of 200 lights that I can only use in the back country roads. They look perfect too! I might paint them black tho for my jeep if I get them.

A lot of people in this thread have lower windshield lights. Can any of you tell me if there is a bad glare when driving with these? I want something practical that I can use. So if there is a glare I might have to mount it somewhere else

JIMBOX 01-09-2011 10:34 AM

:D I have windshield lights and there's no glare when I use them off-road-they aren't legal to use ON-ROAD in California, so


Quote:

Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 (Post 976965)
I love this option. Are they still 100 or 130 watts tho? I think this is the perfect set up for my windshield lights. I want them rigged up to my high beams so I don't see the purpose of 200 lights that I can only use in the back country roads. They look perfect too! I might paint them black tho for my jeep if I get them.

A lot of people in this thread have lower windshield lights. Can any of you tell me if there is a bad glare when driving with these? I want something practical that I can use. So if there is a glare I might have to mount it somewhere else

I use driving lights at night, when I'm in Ca.

The only glare from my windshield lights is if you're IN FRONT--

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...12-2010077.jpg

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

knnphillips 01-09-2011 10:34 AM

If your going with the KC lights and the 23 year no question asked warranty which includes a burnt bulb check out summitracing.com they have packages that include everything for around 130. They also have a ton of different grills for the lights that way you don't have to use the yellow ones the kit come with the different grills are about 20 bucks a set. I would spend 150 on a 23 year warranty and not worry about branches over 60 knock one off and have to take a trip to walmart to buy another light.

NewYJOwner 01-09-2011 10:43 AM

Do not tie them in with your high beams, These are for off road use only and will get you a ticket if used on the public streets,(back country roads, use cautiously) and could overload your factory headlight wiring and switch.

Yes the Knockoff KC's are 100 watt but are plenty bright.

The glare might depend on the paint color and height at which you put them, the closer to the hood they are the more glare. the lighter the paint color the more glare as well.

I plan to make a short vid of them in use so others can see the brightness of these.

NewYJOwner 01-09-2011 06:12 PM

Here is a video that will give you a general idea of the kc knockoff's in use and the minimal ammount of glare on the hood on my black YJ. Excuse the camera phone video's quality and the fact that I still need to aim the windshield lights.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbg2AnxT388

Benjy 01-09-2011 07:22 PM

Very cool video and good quality for a cell phone.

Lights are on the upgrade list for me and even though (or because) I have a 2011 Jeep with hefty payments, the Wally World lights sound good to me. I doubt I'll tear the lights off being off-road anytime soon though. I found the 130W lights at Quadratec for $130 which isn't too bad. Might spring for those and a Wally World set to see what the difference really is. KC also makes a backup light kit sold by Quadratec for $85. Only 55W, not LED/HID, not even sure if they're halogen and doesn't include a relay so this would run directly off the stock backup light system. Is that a good idea? Maybe 55W is ok but the cheapo wally world foglights I had on my old Nissan used a relay system and was $20 for the pair. I'd suggest I could install my own for about half that $85 price. I did on an old flatbed farm truck while in high school for next to nothing.


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