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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Best KC fog light combo for windshield and bull bar

Looking to add KC fog lights to the windshield and my custom bumper mounted bull bar. Please look at the following site and advise as to the best items for me to purchase:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...&mn=KC+HiLITES

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Unread 03-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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windshield put spot lights and then for the bumper flood lights, at least thats what i would do.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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long range kc slimlites on the windshield, and fog slims on the bull bar, if u put fog lights on the windshield it will do nothing but light up your hood.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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Yeah, you want your most directly focused beam up high, and the broad beam in front of the grill.

If I may make a recommendation, I have a set of PIAA 520 ATP, they were a little costly but man are they fantastic. I replaced a set of KC's I had on my 2011. I'm pretty glad I did. If you can swing them I would highly recommend them.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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My bumper has fog lights so i went with long range for both set, the are crazy bright

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Unread 03-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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Yeah, you want your most directly focused beam up high, and the broad beam in front of the grill.

If I may make a recommendation, I have a set of PIAA 520 ATP, they were a little costly but man are they fantastic. I replaced a set of KC's I had on my 2011. I'm pretty glad I did. If you can swing them I would highly recommend them.
Hey i also have a set of PIAA 520 atp. Nice to see im not the only one to find them amazing
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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I don't know if they are brighter, but they do a much better job of lighting what you want to see. They also don't seem to get as hot as my KC's did. They still get warm, but my KC's would get super hot. Could be the difference between the wattage of the two. If I'm not mistaken then PIAA's are 85ish watts and the KC's I had were 130.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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I don't know if they are brighter, but they do a much better job of lighting what you want to see. They also don't seem to get as hot as my KC's did. They still get warm, but my KC's would get super hot. Could be the difference between the wattage of the two. If I'm not mistaken then PIAA's are 85ish watts and the KC's I had were 130.
130 is what mine are

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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #9
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I don't know if they are brighter, but they do a much better job of lighting what you want to see. They also don't seem to get as hot as my KC's did. They still get warm, but my KC's would get super hot. Could be the difference between the wattage of the two. If I'm not mistaken then PIAA's are 85ish watts and the KC's I had were 130.
You might be mistaken on the 85 watts, they are 110 watts. And when the light up its not a tint yellow or anything, its pure white. literally like driving during the day.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #10
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I realize this thread is a few months old, but I've been researching this topic for a week straight and still don't really know what is best. I have a black JK so I'm not sure if I would get as much glare from windshield lights as others. The majority of people that I've seen complain of hood glare have light colored Jeeps (white, sliver, tan). I'm not going to be able to do both windshield and bumper lights at the same time, but in the end I'll have both. I'm torn between the following configurations:

A:
Bumper - KC Slim Fog/Flood
Windshield - KC Slim Driving

B:
Bumper - KC Slim Driving
Windshield - KC Slim Long Range

C:
Bumper - KC Slim Fog/Flood
Windshield - KC Slim Long Range

I do a lot of camping/backpacking in the spring and fall and some of those roads to the trailheads are crazy dark. What would you guys recommend?
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Unread 10-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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Option C.

I have KC Slim Driving lights (100W) on the windshield mounts. I don't worry too much about the hood glares (yellow JK...so, yes there is some). I have them aimed a little to the right and to the left. Helps me see off to the sides (for curves) as I navigate through the woods, and being up there, less likely to get covered with mud. Not ideal set up. When I get around to finishing other mods, I'll put some spots on the windshield mounts and move the Driving lights to the front bull bar.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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I have the 120 spots and driving on my bumper, they are pretty fwaken brite
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Might want to check out some of the led options out they use much less power compared to the normal lights

five 100w lights on the top of the windshield is about 42 amps of power you need to get up there so that is a fairly large wire to run as the main feed
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Unread 10-15-2013, 08:13 AM   #14
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So my main problem is that I'm trying to figure out the best way to spend some money I'm coming into at the end of the year (birthday/Christmas). I'll have about $450 to play with. I'm tired of my Jeep being stock so I want something to dress it up while still being functional. But I'm also not the type of person to buy something cheap just because it will work. I want something quality that I'm not going to have to worry about replacing after a year. I had looked into LEDs today and while they are more expensive, I may be able to squeeze a couple out of my money. Just don't really know what the best would be.

I'm pretty much sold on putting lights on the bumper first then following it up next hear with spots on the windshield pillars. Quadratec has these brackets that seem pretty good for people with stock bumpers.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12110_201.htm

Any recommendations on LED flood/fog lights? I'd rather have something with a good wide spread. I've also seen some that have a yellow/amber light to them. Is that better for certain conditions?
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