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Unread 04-10-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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3" bracket for mopar bumper (MOAR LIGHT!!!)

I recently added a MOPAR front bumper, and in the process lost a lot of my aux lighting.


From this




To this






I miss having my 130w KC driving beams up front, and want to work them back in. I looked into drilling a couple holes in the bumper in front of the bar, but IMO the KC's look like crap there, the same with putting them where the fogs are at now. Id like them to be on top of the bar, and am looking for brackets.


I found the rugged ridge brackets, but dislike the fact they have the light mounted in front of the bar. (I dont want to see a rusty bolt dangling down from my light). And I cant just flip them around, since then you'd see the bolt that holds the clamp together.




I do, however, like the design of the PIAA, but dont think they will work with the Daylighter's mounting system.





I LOVE (I mean really LOVE) the KC bracket, but they only make them up to a 2" bar.




Does anyone know of any other clean looking brackets out there for a 2.5" tube?

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Unread 04-10-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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Can the rugged ridge be reversed?
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Unread 04-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #3
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Can the rugged ridge be reversed?
Yeah, you can turn it around, but then you see the screw that tightens the clamp. Still no better than seeing the rusty KC's dingleberry.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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any info on the PIAA light bracket"s i too have a mopar bumper and i have searched for round brackets that look good

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Unread 04-18-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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I may end up fabricating a set of my own with heavy gauge steel. Something like this but on a larger scale.


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Unread 04-18-2010, 07:57 PM   #6
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i just found these
SteelCraft Clamp-On Auxiliary Light Bracket | Lowest Price Guarantee
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Unread 04-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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Those are really slick! $20 for the pair too! (opposed to $16 ea. for the rugged ridge)
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Unread 04-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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i just ordered them $10 in shipping seems a little high but we will see when they arrive and they take paypal
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Unread 04-24-2010, 12:20 PM   #9
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just installed my brackets ,,Perfect fit looks good and clean i had them mounted light studs behind bar
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just installed my brackets ,,Perfect fit looks good and clean i had them mounted light studs behind bar
What do they look like mounted? Im worried about seeing a big ugly bolt on the front holding the clamp together.
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they look fine all you see is one small bolt, the bottom is threaded so there is no nut on bottom send me your e mail i will send pics....
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they look fine all you see is one small bolt, the bottom is threaded so there is no nut on bottom send me your e mail i will send pics....
I sent you a PM with my email.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #13
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sent pics i will re send now
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Unread 04-26-2010, 07:03 PM   #14
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I got them now! Thanks!


They do look really good. I just found them on amazon for $20 + $8 shipping.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #15
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The clamps came in yesterday.



They put the lights exactly where I wanted them (in line with the stock headlights), though Im still not sold on the whole silver brackets holding black lights on a black bumper. I might end up painting them later.








The aluminum is very soft, and the fine thread machine screws wanted to jump threads really easy. I ended up having to loc-tite them, so hopefully they will stay put. I also ran another switch into the cab. All of the off-road light relays were run to one common switch. In many situations the 150w long range beasts on the windshield are just too bright, but I still wanted more light than what the stockers put out. So I finally just said screw it and pulled the interior apart again to run more wires.

Im satisfied.



A big change from when I first brought it home, lol.







Now it needs MOAR LIFT!
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