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Unread 03-17-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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4" or 5x7 lights on fairlead?

My fairlead came with light mounts on it, so I figured I'd throw a pair on there. Problem is space is tight.

I've got some 55w 4" lights that probably fit the space better, but I'd like to run 100w if possible. Do you think these 5x7's are too big? The bumper kinda blocks them. I'm torn.

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Unread 03-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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I may be more inclined to worry about enough fresh air hitting my radiator to keep my motor cool.

Looks to me that you have nearly covered your radiator.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Yeah I thought about that too. Another reason to stick with the smaller ones.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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Do you have any pictures without the lights mounted on the fairlead? I think it would look better without them. Sometimes less is more.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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Put the smaller lights on the fairlead and the rectangular lights atop the stinger.

Or, keep the rectangular lights on the fairlead and lose the lights atop the stinger.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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Here it is before I put the lights in the fairlead. It is less cluttered
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Unread 03-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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Put the smaller lights on the fairlead and the rectangular lights atop the stinger.
I may give that a try this week.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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I may give that a try this week.
Let us see how it turns out. I must say that regardless of how you decide to do it, the lights atop the stinger take away from the look. Maybe shop out the top lights to see.

Maybe you can lose the big lights top center, use the rectangular lights on the fairlead, and then try the little or the big round lights at the base of the windshield.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #9
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Let us see how it turns out. I must say that regardless of how you decide to do it, the lights atop the stinger take away from the look. Maybe shop out the top lights to see.

Maybe you can lose the big lights top center, use the rectangular lights on the fairlead, and then try the little or the big round lights at the base of the windshield.
I agree. Forgive the quick and dirty shop, but this IMO looks much better. If you don't need those big lights, loose 'em;

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I do kinda like that. Maybe I'll move the spots up to the windshield.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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I do kinda like that. Maybe I'll move the spots up to the windshield.
This.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #12
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The spots would serve you much better, higher.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #13
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Don't worry about enough cooling air flow. There is a LOT of space for air to flow right on through, and if need be, the cooling fan will suck air through. Our cooling systems are overly efficient for a reason, so much so that we actually need a thermostat to allow the system to heat up to proper operating temperature for our engines to work efficiently. Blockage that far out in front of the radiator is not a big deal (I have seen these bumpers before and there is more open space than appears in the above photos)- like I said, the cooling fan sucks ample airflow through the radiator on its own.
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I myself like the look of the last picture with no lights on the stinger. I have that same bumper and i'm trying to figure out what light combination im going to use on it.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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What do you have facing backward? Or to the sides? If you need more than four aux lights facing forward, you have the wrong lights.
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