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post #1 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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8274 and ligts have blocked my turn signals. Solution?

I have a WARN 8274 along with a pair of KC's on the front of my Jeep.



As you can see the lights and the winch obscure the turn signals. I'm trying to find a good light that I can mount on the bumper to use as a turn signal indicator. I've thought of the 1 3/4 inch recessed LEDs but I hate to drill that big a hole in the stock front bumper. Has anyone found a good aftermarket light to mount on the bumper that looks somewhat original? I thought about moving my KC's to the outermost set of holes but the turn signal would still be obscured at certain angles.

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 07:31 PM
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Use little motorcylcle LEDs mounted in/on the front bumper.
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post #3 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 07:41 PM
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thats better than my idea, i was gonna say use your arms
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post #4 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 10:26 PM
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What I ended up doing, I used a piece of 1.25 square tube cut at a 45° angle on both ends /===/ <--- Bad drawing....

That moved the lights out a bit. At least I made an attempt...




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post #6 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 10:35 PM
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I'd either get rid of the KCs, or move them outward.

As for seeing the turn signals at different angles, that's what the side markers are for.

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post #7 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 11:01 PM
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I second Matt's advice.

Another thing I've thought of with my set up:



Is to have dual filament bulbs that could be used as both fog lights and turn signal lights, much like the parking lights in the grill.
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post #8 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 08:25 AM
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It's a bad angle and it was taken before the Jeep was house broken, but I moved my lights inward. It's a different winch, but it's just another idea.



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post #9 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 09:47 AM
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post #10 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 11:54 AM
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Blocking? That's not blocking.
THis is blocking turnsignals:

Extra lights help also.....
John, please tell me that was last year in Ohio, and not this coming winter.

I agree, move the lights out<>.

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John, please tell me that was last year in Ohio, and not this coming winter.

I agree, move the lights out<>.

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Chance of Snow this Wednesday....


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Send me the winch, I will send you a tow strap, problem solved.

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post #13 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 12:36 PM
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Move your KC lights out. The Jeep SE winches had aux turn signal lights that bolted to the winch plate.

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post #14 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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I've been looking for some retro lights to match those that came with the winch when it was a dealer option. For those of you lucky enough to have those, are they single filament and only flash when the blinker is on or are the dual filament like the ones in the grill and light up with the headlights too?

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post #15 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 01:14 PM
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If you want to stay with stock Jeep parts, TJ front turn signals mount in the fender sheet metal and wouldn't look too bad IMHO.

Frankly I'd just move the add-on lights out more before I start cutting up my fenders though.

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