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Unread 03-02-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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2012 Jeep Liberty KK opt7 led light bar w/ harness mounting

Hey guys, I would like to mount a 22 inch led light bar down in the entire space where one would usually mount the front tow hooks/recovery points because I don't have any and won't be getting any soon. Has anyone attempted to do this/if so what is the best way to go about this? Pictures would be best if possible

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Unread 03-02-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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Fab up mounts and bolt it in. ATH will probably pop in here. Morgan has probably spent the most time in that area and most likely knows it best.
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Unread 03-02-2015, 10:25 PM   #3
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ok..im just wondering if I should attempt to hang it from the tow hook bolt areas or try to bolt it to the bumper itself
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Unread 03-03-2015, 05:34 AM   #4
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I'd mount it directly to the tow hook bolt holes. That way if a rabbit jumped in front of you, the LED bar will still be there haha.
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Unread 03-03-2015, 05:59 AM   #5
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Hanging it from the bumper will more than likely get the light to shaking over rough roads etc due to just being flimsy plastic
Make brackets and mount to the tow hook brackets
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Unread 03-03-2015, 11:23 AM   #6
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They beat me to it. If you mount to the bumper it'll shake with bumps etc. make the mounts to mount to something solid like the tow hook mounts.
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Unread 03-03-2015, 01:09 PM   #7
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Also is this a good brand do buy a light bar from, or is there another semi affordable lighting brand I should buy from instead?
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Unread 03-03-2015, 03:43 PM   #8
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Basically if you want top quality you're looking at Rigid, but you also pay an arm and a leg for it.

I've been told about Seward off road. Life time warranty, and fairly affordable. I'm looking into them for my 3x3s.
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You could make some brackets that bolt to the crossmember behind the crossmember maybe?.. You would need to pull your bumper off to do this. I really think having hooks trumps a light bar though
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You could make some brackets that bolt to the crossmember behind the crossmember maybe?.. You would need to pull your bumper off to do this. I really think having hooks trumps a light bar though
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Unread 03-09-2015, 08:53 PM   #12
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ATH front recovery system: D-ring tabs (better than tow hooks) + solid mounting surface for a light bar.
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Didn't he put mounting tabs on it as well? I swear someone mounted a light bar to his recovery system...
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Unread 03-09-2015, 09:13 PM   #14
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I think at least two people mounted light bars on theirs, but for the life of me I can't remember who did. One guy had a mount for a dune flag welded to his as well. Mine was probably built for a light bar, because it's missing the receiver hitch, but the PO sold it to me and got himself an ATH bumper instead.
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Unread 03-11-2015, 03:33 AM   #15
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Also is this a good brand do buy a light bar from, or is there another semi affordable lighting brand I should buy from instead?
It's all in preference. Many will tell you stick with American name brand like rigid. But as said you will pay through your teeth. I bought this: AC AUTO 32 Inch 180W SPOT Beam LED Light BAR Off Road Driving Hunting Work Light 60x3w http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FFXDTEQ..._ROaavb02V9HFY I bought it last April and I have been very satisfied with it. It has not had any leaks and all bulbs are still functioning fine. I have never had it against a rigid bar to compare brightness, but I travel upstate NY in God's country every weekend in the summer and this bar lights the road up unbelievably. I was fortunate enough to pick this up when there was a glitch for $45 on amazon. But at its current price of $95 and free shipping, I could still buy about 10 of them for the same price as a rigid.

Pics do not do it justice but:
At top of my campsite w/o light (supposed to be black)


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Same area using only headlights


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Same loc using only light at (no headlights)


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