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Unread 01-06-2004, 07:53 AM   #76
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When you drill after the gromet, what are you drilling through? Is it the plate behind where the seatbelt slides up and down? Will this effect the integrity of the seatbelt system?

Am i missing something or is this right?
I drilled through behind that rubber grommet straight through. You don't need a very big hole, just big enough to get the wires through. One tip: get some good strong new drill bits! It's a PITA to drill through..

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Unread 01-06-2004, 07:59 AM   #77
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Okay, I got it. . .

You don't have to through the trouble of pulling it apart just to take pictures (unless someone else wants them). I follow what you're saying. Sounds like everything will be nice and neat.

Did most of you just mount the lights to your forward crossmember or did you add a 3rd? My plan is to add a 3rd because I frequently use my roof rack to haul my Laser around and I can take it off quickly when I need that extra clearance on the ferry too .

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Ya I think that's what most people are doing... I plan on getting another cross member or even 2?? to mount on there. It looks as though you can just remove the end caps off the rails and slide more cross members on them............
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Unread 01-06-2004, 08:23 AM   #78
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i used a third one....my other two are being used with my homebrew spare tire carrier.
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Unread 01-06-2004, 09:34 AM   #79
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I drilled through behind that rubber grommet straight through. You don't need a very big hole, just big enough to get the wires through. One tip: get some good strong new drill bits! It's a PITA to drill through..
You arent kidding.. I already tore an old oe up.. on to the new bits

Thanks for the advice..
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Unread 01-06-2004, 04:08 PM   #80
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I went to my Walmart today in search of these lights, but at all the locations around here the CW1077kb's were on clearance, i was able to find one pair.... so i got the CW1073KB's (the driving lights) instead.

You guys aren't kiddin though, the fog lights (CW1077KB's) were at a clearance price of $10.83 i couldn't believe it! No wonder they're all gone.

For my install i'm doing six on the front bar like BJ-666 and i'm throwing two on the back bar as backup lights, the other two i've got left over i might slap on the back bar facing out towards the sides so i can see into the woods on my trails.
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Unread 01-06-2004, 04:21 PM   #81
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I went to my Walmart today in search of these lights, but at all the locations around here the CW1077kb's were on clearance, i was able to find one pair.... so i got the CW1073KB's (the driving lights) instead.

You guys aren't kiddin though, the fog lights (CW1077KB's) were at a clearance price of $10.83 i couldn't believe it! No wonder they're all gone.

For my install i'm doing six on the front bar like BJ-666 and i'm throwing two on the back bar as backup lights, the other two i've got left over i might slap on the back bar facing out towards the sides so i can see into the woods on my trails.


Your gonna need a second alternator to run all those lights.
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Unread 01-06-2004, 05:16 PM   #82
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i used a third one....my other two are being used with my homebrew spare tire carrier.
not to steal the thread but 98 classic i was wondering what your home made tire carier looks like i had that same idea of using the old racks but would love to see one compleated
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Ok, here is my night shot of my KC wal mart copies. 2 on the bumper and 4 on top.

Also, what you cant see is a home made tire mount as well on mine. The main part is using 1"x1" square tubing from home depot and have it attach to the 2 luggage racks (3 in my case) around 14" apart with a middle piece to connect them transversly and that is where the tire bolt is located.

I'll try to take better pics, but its nothing to it, just imagine a big letter "H" on the top, and thats all there is to it.

Cost, not incliuding the 3rd rack, around $30.
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Unread 01-08-2004, 08:48 AM   #84
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Another Home-Brew Light Bar

Just finished my home-brew light rack!
I hid the wires inside the bar to make it look clean.

Here's a link to THE PICS

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not to steal the thread but 98 classic i was wondering what your home made tire carier looks like i had that same idea of using the old racks but would love to see one compleated

i copied this guys.... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/design-roof-mounted-spare-57015/

the thing rattles like crazy when going over bumps...but i think thats because my shocks arent the greatest.
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Unread 01-08-2004, 01:01 PM   #86
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I think some small rubber bushings might help the rattle. Actually, that is who did my rack on my XJ, Carl lives a few miles from me and is my local Jeep buddy
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Unread 01-08-2004, 01:28 PM   #87
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How much was the third roof bar thing? I assume you got it from a pull-a-part?
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Your gonna need a second alternator to run all those lights.
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Funny you should say that, it's on the way lol. i've got a 150 amp high output unit in the mail.
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Unread 01-09-2004, 09:34 AM   #89
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Ctavel, it was from a junkyard and it was $25 for 2 racks. Carl used one , but had to chop off around 8" to make it work on his ZJ.
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Unread 01-09-2004, 10:19 AM   #90
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Hey guys. they look great! XJ99 said all this fuss is my fault.

Another tip. You can buy brighter bulbs for these housings. Im not sure of a part number but I can find out for you.

Someone asked if you can use roof lights on the road. I know you cant but I do sometimes. When Im on back roads I flip them on. They have saved me from hitting a few deer. The outer lights on the bar point outwards. So they light up the sides of the roads good.

Also, If people have their brights on and I flash them to turn them off. If they dont turn them off I flip them on. They swerve a few times, besides, its fun to pull people out of ditches

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