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viper24242
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: lights on the bumper Reply with quote

I've had my off road lights on my roof basket for a little while now and don't like it that much. I am thinking about pitting them on my bumper (hopefully get out there to do it when the weather gets warm). My question is what is that block of styrafoam looking stuff doing in there? Is it important or can I just chuck it?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think thats ur bumper rofl
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swamp boy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the part that actually takes the shock if you get hit..

I tossed mine years ago... before I even built my own.. Because on my very first trip in the woods with my ZJ I ripped my front bumper off.. rofl

My jeep was less than a year old ....My wife was hella pissed... rofl


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bahaha lol thats so awsome carl
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool.

I can relate, I got my rear bumper ripped off my first time out. I got stuck in some mud. I knew I shouldn't have gone for it but for some reason my foot was on the gas and the pedal hit the floor board. I blame the passenger! rofl


Those are some interesting light brackets you have on your bumper there carl. Are those stock or aftermarket?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks stock to me thumbs
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup.. Jeep was totally stock back then.. Its an upcountry model .. It came with the full skid package and the lights...

Like I said... It was still new back then.. I have to say.. It was just as fun to ride back then as it is now.. Maybe funner...(cause it was under warranty..)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thanks for the pick. I have to back to the drawing board now because I don't think I have enough of the metal bumper to drill into the put my lights on.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about just taking a 3 inch angle bracket and bolting it to the metal bumper and then sticking it thru the bumper and drilling a hole... I bet it would work...


I took the stock brackets off my bumper when I made the custom one ..But I dont know what I did with them... I will look around in my garage...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'll figure someting out. Thanks for the ideas
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Aftermarket light locations relative to performance Reply with quote

I had this problem a number of years ago when I had a 1995 Chevy Blazer. I had invested alot in two Hella Rallye 4000 (not the red thousand dollar ones) and two Hella Blackmagics. Since the Hella U.S. HQ is near where I lived at the time I dropped by for some suggestions. If I mounted them on the roof I would need a light bar or roof rack as the stock one would not do and I would be drilling holes in my previously watertight roof. Hella's take on it: for high performance long throw (not street legal) lights, higher performance is always gained on the roof- reason 1: they are higher therefore they have a greater line of sight, reason 2: they are less likely to accumulate road grime and hamper performance. Hella recommended that I do the exact opposite if adding fog lights- they should be mounted low and to the outside. Since I was doing the install myself, I elected to mount them on the top of the bumper next to each other- In due time someone stole my foglights (assholes) and while driving on the interstate a piece of metal pipe (like that used on chain linked fences) about 10 inches long was picked up by another vehicles tire and relieved me of my Rallye 4000 Lights. In everyday situations the lower they are generally puts them at greater risk- however offroad, I have seen harmless looking tree limbs knock a KC off a light bar.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine works fine, no problems...and they are on the factory roof rack
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I had them on my stock roof rack and they worked fine. Then I got a roof basket, snowboard carrier, and mountain bike tray. It was tough to fing a place to mount on the basket and I am not completley happy witht the look and since they are high and outside of the rack and its wind deflector, I think it costing me more fuel than its worth. I think I might just save and get an aftermarket roof rack and then use my stock luggage rack to put some square lights on it (fox, you got me hooked on the square lights).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha, got you hooked? just slide off the rack that your lights are mounted to, all you do is take out the torx bit that holds on the end cap on both sides and slide the rack off, thats what i do when i dont use them
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