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Unread 05-10-2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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anyone built light into there bumper ???

so i have been thinking about putting some light in my bumper.... originally i was wanting to build some smaller driving lights into it like the new wranglers but i got some 6 in KC's i wanna use instead. has any one cut there bumper to put light in them? would i need to reinforce the bumper if im cutting a bunch of the metal away or will it be strong enough

what do you thing of the idea compared to no lights?





this is how it looks at the moment so im also thinking of painting the grill when the fender is getting painted



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Unread 05-12-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about the bumper integrity aftre you cut away that much metal....but I like the photoshop!!!! I was thinking about frenching in some smaller ones in a similar location and proportionally similar to the Commander....
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Unread 05-12-2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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There was a guy on cardomain that built round lights into his front bumper lilke in the WK Wrangler
Not like the bumper caps in the Commander.

I tried to do a quick search last night but I couldn't find him... it's a hideous blue XJ with weird taillights and looney tunes characters airbrushed all over the damn place.
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Unread 05-12-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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i say use this time to upgrade to a 97+ front and then modify
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Unread 05-12-2008, 11:33 PM   #5
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^^^ I agree 97+ looks much much better
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Unread 05-13-2008, 12:29 AM   #6
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I did it before i changed to an after market bumper. But I used smaller lights. It wasn't hard at all and I didn't reinforce anything. Just make sure you have the right tools to cute through the bumper. It took me hours with the wrong ones, and wasn't pretty... hence the new bumper.
But if you are looking for a suggestion, I wouldn't even bother. Someone bumps you hard enough while parking and the lights are gone. Gravel, rocks... etc... always hit these locations as well. Why waste a light?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 01:16 AM   #7
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why not put them in the grill? It'll be receeded which will be less likely to hit something.
something like this maybe?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:06 AM   #8
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im still thinking about upgrading to the 97+ front... only cost a little extra lights in the grill were where i origionally wanted them but there is not very much room behind there anyway. maybe i could recess them into the rad might just get a basic grill guard atleast that will protect the lights a bit
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