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Unread 10-23-2008, 11:56 PM   #16
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Well I kinda like the hood scoop, Ill probabily get it whenever I order the lights. Im going with the KC Slims and that same scoop on the white jeep or one similar. It Should be fun finding a can of chrysler steel blue metallic paint. I bet a small bucket cost more then the scoop itself.. blah

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Unread 11-30-2008, 11:10 AM   #17
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Awesome thread guys! I will admit I am new to Jeeps and actually am still in search of my own. But for Xmas I want to buy my brother some KC Daylighters, brackets, and stone guards to mount on his windsheild and these pics all look great! I am not really sure how I want to run the wires yet though so could you guys maybe snap some close up shots with how you routed the wires and where you had to drill (if you had to)? Thanks from this newb....
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Unread 11-30-2008, 12:08 PM   #18
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Functional hood-scoops. Originally put in for snorkel-effect, but, found that water still poured in through there. Now just for cooling (forces air down the back of the engine) and looks. Two turbo Firefly inter-cooler scoops - one from a wrecker, one I had to buy the whole car to get ...

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Unread 05-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #19
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When mounting the windshield brackets, what is everyone using between the bracket and windshield or are you all mounting metal on metal?
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Unread 05-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #20
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metal to metal for my brackets and my wires ran down into the cowl
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Unread 07-10-2009, 02:05 AM   #21
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jr1966 - love the look of your rig. Very nice! I'm thinking about a scoop too but...

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get hood louvers over a hood scoop, unless your gonna make the hood scoop functional
why a hood louver over a scoop? What am I missing that is obviously of importance?
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Unread 07-10-2009, 09:30 AM   #22
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Louvers vent heat away <or reduce the lifting effect at high speeds that Jeeps don't see>
Scoops like the one shown force air into the HVAC system.

The post by jsc7002 made me laugh a bit.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #23
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KC chrome daylighters....
how did you get the brackets that color, did you just paint them with a brush and the touch up paint?
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Unread 11-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #24
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KC brackets with Hella 500 series lights...



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Unread 12-11-2009, 06:56 PM   #25
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how did you get the brackets that color, did you just paint them with a brush and the touch up paint?
I can't speak for the original poster, but I would recommend paintscratch.com. It is the exact match. When I first bought the Jeep there was a nick on the grill. The dealer gave me a bottle of traditional factory touch-up paint. It was night and day. When I did my mirror relocation brackets I wanted to repaint the bolts and bought a 2oz. touch-up bottle. It was perfect. They recommend getting the clear coat (and I did), but you don't need it. My color is Flame Red.

A few quick questions:

1. Is there a true purpose of the light or is it more for looks? I don't plan to do any night wheeling and they are useless on-road. If you have a set of windshield lights, how often do you use them?

2. What type of light do you use and why? Wattage? Brand? Slims? Driving, Fog, Long Range?

Finally, to those of you who are planning this project, be very careful with the windshield bolts. For a 2005 TJ, I had a heck of a time getting them loose. In addition the windshield frame is not tapped. There is a backing plate behind the windshield frame that the torx bolts thread into. If you remove both bolts at the same time, there is a chance that plate can drop!
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Unread 12-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #26
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I figured it was but just wondering. I have a yellow jeep and when I bought it with black hinges all around and black relocations also so i didnt want to much black on it. It is for more offroad but i dont want it to look terrible like i explained because its my DD. I have 2 KC 100w foglights on my front bumper and i bought work utility lights for the brackets because i found them online for something like 11 bucks a light or something low and thought what the heck. They're a driving light so i figured there would be less glare. I went ahead and just left them black and they dont look too too bad which is a good thing. But i hae torx thats for sure, i had to drill out about half of the bolts holding it. Im glad thats done
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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:20 PM   #27
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When mounting the windshield brackets, what is everyone using between the bracket and windshield or are you all mounting metal on metal?
I made sure the metal on metal was clean, then mounted the bracket nice and tight. Then I just went around it with black silicone and made sure it was nice and sealed.

KC Brackets with Hella 500 lamps.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #28
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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #29
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Heres mine back when I had them on. I had to get a new wiring harness that I still haven't gotten so they are off in the mean time
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Unread 12-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #30
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What does this scoop over the cowl do exactly?
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