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Unread 12-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #31
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I have a rigid 30" and a pair of duallys. I bought lights after swapping axles, transfer case, gears, lockers, etc. My favorite park in Texas asks for everyone to start heading off the trails at midnight. I normally wheel from about 6am to noon and then 6pm until midnight or 1am. It gets so hot during the summer that night wheeling is the only enjoyable time to go. Once you add one light you'll want to add more, they cast weird shadows and before you know it you have nearly a grand in lights.
I love my rigid lights. I have 2 pairs of dually's mounted on the front of my safari rack. 2 spots and 2 fogs. With those on it's like daytime, yet somehow I feel the need for more haha

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Unread 12-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #32
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Lights are one of the things you may not need much but sure are nice to have when you do need them.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #33
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Lights are one of the things you may not need much but sure are nice to have when you do need them.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #34
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I have 4 KC Daylighters on my windshield light bar and just bought 4 KC more hilites for my Smittybilt SRC bumper that comes in next week. The more lights the better in my case. I live in the panhandle of Florida and night wheeling is the main wheeling I do, the lights do cast shadows but they have more pros than cons in my opinion. The lights help with the long dirt roads, pitch black trails, and the crappy stock headlights my YJ has. Ive spent $180 altogether, getting them from CL cut the cost down alot.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 03:13 PM   #35
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Lights are a personal preference I installed mine because I won a set and I do love the way they look. I always get the comments do you have enough lights on the jeep, and I always respond not yet. You want to buy me another set.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #36
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I got a set of KCs for cheap. They are great. I live in a rural area and any extra light is nice to have. If you do any night driving on or off road they are a benefit. On road they are not legal but they still help. I wouldn’t pay full price for a set but f you can get a deal on them I would say get them.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:05 PM   #37
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These are a great deal for the price. I have two pair.

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Unread 12-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #38
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I keep 2 fog lights up front, regularly i point them outwards towards the shoulders for driving back roads with deer and they come in handy as work lights or as the name implies when its foggy, 2 should be good up front. Im against wheeling at night because id rather be at camp relaxing
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Unread 12-23-2012, 12:00 PM   #39
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I have a 2 sets of HID off road lights on my Jeep, along with the fogs and headlights on the Jeep, 1 set mounted up on the windshield mounts pointed out and down, and 1 set up front pointed up and down range. I really only use them when I head up to my cabin in upstate NY. No street lights, plus no traffic plus lots of deer and animals = lots of light for me to see them with. But in reality that is the only time I really use them, of course I have been using them more and more at night around the house to light up the yard when doing work and the sun setting at all of 4 in the afternoon, grrr!
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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:39 PM   #40
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I am getting a 22" double row led light bar... I found a really good price and they are bright as hell... I am amazed how bright they are... I have a video of the light bar vs. 2 daylighters... its not even close... if yall wanna see the video or check out the light bars, let me know... im glad to help
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Unread 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #41
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Well considering most of them are illegal on the road. It'd be a waste to get some if you never wheel with it. But I have two navigators and two kc's which I got those for about $130. I got them just in case I needed them and the fact that they look good. But I do use them. If I'm going mudding or something at night ill always pop them on. I don't always use them, but I doubt there's anyone who goes wheeling every night and uses them. In my opinion they are worth it.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #42
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Well considering most of them are illegal on the road. It'd be a waste to get some if you never wheel with it. But I have two navigators and two kc's which I got those for about $130. I got them just in case I needed them and the fact that they look good. But I do use them. If I'm going mudding or something at night ill always pop them on. I don't always use them, but I doubt there's anyone who goes wheeling every night and uses them. In my opinion they are worth it.
Which is why I would personally get them. May not need them all the time, but eventually there might come a time when they are handy to have. Hell even for lighting something up in the garage or in the backyard, using it as a makeshift utility light if you stop to help somebody with a flat tire on the side of the road at night.

I've done that a couple of times for a couple people. Really helped them see what they were doing.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #43
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The wife gave me a set of black diamonds for a gift. On my old cheorkee they really help 'fill in the space'.. Not really great for seeing great distances but I don't need to see that far in front of me anyways.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #44
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if yall wanna see kc lights vs. an led light bar here is a video... it helped me..
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Unread 01-16-2013, 01:28 AM   #45
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My thoughts on Off Road Lights ............ Totally not worth it !









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