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Unread 11-24-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Offroad Lights

I am looking to get some offroad lights for my ZJ. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on if I should get a top mount light bar or front mount?

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Unread 11-24-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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I would say say that the top mounted would give you better coverage, but can be a glare problem in misty conditions.

bumper mounted does not have the glare problem, but casts strong shadows which can be a problem trying to see how deep a hole or drop off in front of you is.

Get both if you can.

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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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Thank you for the advice. Do you know where i could find a good one of these for my 96 Grand Cherokee, I've looked around but i'm having trouble finding something for a ZJ
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Unread 11-25-2006, 08:07 AM   #4
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You could run two sets of lights on the bumper but mounted as high as possible, two flood and two pencil beams, the two flood will help reduce the shadows.

Hook up the lights with two switches and relays and you can use the floods only when you need them.
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Unread 11-29-2006, 09:41 AM   #5
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For the optimum performance, long range should be on the roof, driving lights on the bumper and fog lights at or below the bumper.
But I'm not mounting anything below the bumper, i'd rather throw out a $50 bill while driving.
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Unread 11-30-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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For the optimum performance, long range should be on the roof, driving lights on the bumper and fog lights at or below the bumper.
But I'm not mounting anything below the bumper, i'd rather throw out a $50 bill while driving.


Maybe true but you have to consider the area that you will be wheeling in.

If you do Desert Racing then great the above holds true but if you wheel in a heavily wooded area then lights on top get knocked off or damaged, so on the bumper is the best.
Maybe mounted on a loop on the bumper is the way to go then they will be as high as possible.

cnel221, how's this going, Roof or Bumper ?
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Unread 12-09-2006, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice guys, I've decided to go with both top and bumper. I don't really any driving in heavliy wooded areas, do i don't have to worry about the top lights being damaged. Thank you guys a lot for the help.
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Unread 12-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #8
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also have to consider your state laws reguarding lights. some states dont allow more than 4 lights, which means if you have something like a chevy truck with the seprate low and hi beams there are your 4 lights. some states say you can only have 4 lights on at one time and some say no lights above the head lights. so check your laws first to avoid any trouble with the PO-PO.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 03:00 PM   #9
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also have to consider your state laws reguarding lights. some states dont allow more than 4 lights, which means if you have something like a chevy truck with the seprate low and hi beams there are your 4 lights. some states say you can only have 4 lights on at one time and some say no lights above the head lights. so check your laws first to avoid any trouble with the PO-PO.

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