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post #1 of 11 Old 07-19-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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LED Light Bar on Hood?

Anyone running a LED light bar on their hood near the cowling? Hot a 20" dual row led light bar and wanting to mount centered on the hood near the back of the hood by the cowling. Thoughts? Anyone have any pics they can share of their hood mounts on a cherokee?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-19-2013, 08:45 PM
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A lot of light will be thrown onto/across the hood and wasted. No light will hit the ground in front of the vehicle nor the ground near the corners/sides because the hood will be blocking all of it. I certainly wouldn't do it.

Other than the standard front bumper or front roof rack/light bar, I've always wanted to get a rear-facing light above the tailgate (probably mount it to the rear of a roof rack). 'Twould make an epic reverse light or come in quite handy for illuminating some sort of work/play that may be going-on behind the vehicle during nighttime.

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Other thoughts or setups?
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-19-2013, 11:13 PM
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Yeah I think the glare off the hood would be enough to not do it. Roof rack or some kind of hoop on the bumper would be your best bet.
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-20-2013, 08:53 AM
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Also, I think it would cause a horrible visual obstruction, but that would depend on how tall you are. Why don't you do some custom work and fab it into the fiberglass nose piece where the J E E P is? This would eliminate all shadows

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post #6 of 11 Old 07-20-2013, 11:19 AM
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Why don't you do some custom work and fab it into the fiberglass nose piece where the J E E P is?
That could be really awesome if done well!

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-20-2013, 11:29 AM
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That could be really awesome if done well!
I was planning two short ones on either side of the J E E P. If I get mine done first, it'll be in my build thread. I don't document my mods very well, but will gladly go into detail if you PM me.

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post #8 of 11 Old 07-21-2013, 09:18 AM
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A light bar mounted at the back of the hood would smash into the wiper arms when opening the hood.

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post #9 of 11 Old 07-21-2013, 10:51 AM
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You are better off putting lights on the A pillars or on the roof. Lights on the cowl reflect a ridiculous amount of light and every time you open the hood it smashes the lights.

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post #10 of 11 Old 07-21-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input. Decided to put it up on the roof rack
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post #11 of 11 Old 07-22-2013, 12:49 AM
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Good choice.
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