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post #1 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for some round lights to mount on my arb bumper. The problem I'm having is the height between the mounting tab and the top bar is only 6 1/2". I'd like to spend under $100 for just the pair of lights new or used. I want instant on, a Euro beam type light spread, and 100+ watt bulbs These will be used mostly on country back roads and for people that drive with their high beams on at night. The mounted height can be taller than 6 1/2" as long as it's in front of the mounting bolt. This will be the only set of lights mounted on the front except the headlights.








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post #2 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 11:30 PM
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Ryan with the red zj on here. I dont remeber his user but its probably the cleanest 93-95 red limited zj.

Anyway he has some 4" hids on those mounts. Those are about 180 a pair. Look at ruffstuff's site.

I am running a 20" light bar there I used some other light tabs from ruff stuff instead of those tabs. But that bar was 250. Well worth it imo.

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Some lights would look pretty nice on that deer catcher. Just keep in mind of proper air flow to keep that engine cool...
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post #4 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 11:39 PM
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Some lights would look pretty nice on that deer catcher. Just keep in mind of proper air flow to keep that engine cool...
Not an issue with the way the ARB is designed.

KC lights will fit, theses were 130W Euro beams

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Not an issue with the way the ARB is designed.

KC lights will fit, theses were 130W Euro beams
Just the way air flows through the bumper design? That looks pretty restricted. But, being I really don't know from any experience in this and only talking in means of how touchy the cooling of these beauties are, I'll take your word for it...
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post #6 of 36 Old 07-25-2013, 02:01 AM
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These will be used mostly on country back roads and for people that drive with their high beams on at night. Not trying to sound like a jerk, but if you are being blinded at night by someone's 55 watt output, what do you think a 100 watt light would do to them? So now you have two blinded drivers, coming at each other at whatever the speed limit is, that really doesn't sound all that safe to me. I've found that most people running hi-beams at night, tend to forget they've got them on,and a quick flash of my hi-beams, reminds them to dim. Not sure what the laws are in your area, but where I live in Canada, it's against the law to use off-road lights on public roads, in fact we can get a ticket for not having them covered while on the road.
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These will be used mostly on country back roads and for people that drive with their high beams on at night. Not trying to sound like a jerk, but if you are being blinded at night by someone's 55 watt output, what do you think a 100 watt light would do to them? So now you have two blinded drivers, coming at each other at whatever the speed limit is, that really doesn't sound all that safe to me. I've found that most people running hi-beams at night, tend to forget they've got them on,and a quick flash of my hi-beams, reminds them to dim. Not sure what the laws are in your area, but where I live in Canada, it's against the law to use off-road lights on public roads, in fact we can get a ticket for not having them covered while on the road.
That comment is about one particular driver in my area. There's a guy that delivers papers at 4am when I'm on my way home from work. He has his hazards and high beams on with one low beam. It's been that way for the last year, and flicking my high beams doesn't get him to turn them off. This is on a 25 mph residential street, so I'm not concerned about an accident.

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Not an issue with the way the ARB is designed.

KC lights will fit, theses were 130W Euro beams

Are those the slimlite 100w euro lights with 130w bulbs? I was looking at those, but the Hella 500ff are half the price. And I've read that they work with a 100w bulb. Hell, maybe I'd run two sets of the 100w 500's. Instead of one set of one set of slimlites.

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I've got 4 of the Hella 500's with 100w bulbs in them on mine and they're great
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I've got 4 of the Hella 500's with 100w bulbs in them on mine and they're great
Which 500's are you using? And which bulbs did you put in them?

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They're the 500 ff's. Can't remember the brand of bulbs in them though. I got them from the local AutoZone where I bought the second set of Hellas

Edit: pretty sure the bulbs are Sylvania
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look into these http://sneveysoffroad.com/shop/highl...driving-light/

they have more watt then the typical dually light you see and i will be putting a set of these in my arb bumper to replace those amber marker lights. they are more watt then the typical dually and cheaper.

2 of those and a wiring kit from him (well worth it you'll spend more on wiring if you don't buy the kit) about 105. plus they are a nice low profile 2" by 6.5"

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Are those the slimlite 100w euro lights with 130w bulbs? I was looking at those, but the Hella 500ff are half the price. And I've read that they work with a 100w bulb. Hell, maybe I'd run two sets of the 100w 500's. Instead of one set of one set of slimlites.
They were 130w slimlites
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They were 130w slimlites
Evidently they don't make them that way anymore. The euro beam only comes with the 100 watt bulb, and the long range beam comes with 130 watt.

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