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post #1 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Good evening all. I finally bought my commando rubicon. Wanting to light up my path like the surface of the sun without messing up my electrical system.... Can I put two 130 watt lights in front of the grille and two 130's on the sides of the windshield without asking too mic of the electrical system? I'm thinking about four 8 inch lights or two 8's and a pair of 6 inch lights.

Thanks in advance. Also any mounting advice would be great as I have not done too much electrical work.

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 10:13 PM
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It's really going to depend on what else you have running off your electrical system but I would go for a high output alternator just to be on the safe side
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post #3 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 11:49 PM
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I run 2x130w and 2x100w along with the headlights and foglights and have never had a problem. You don't want to leave them on for long without the engine running and you do want to have them tied to the battery using relays that usually come with the light kits.

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Yes do like Jim/JLC08JK suggested and hook it all up to the battery and not the Jeep wiring. You’ll be fine with the alternator you have but avoid running the lights with the engine off for extended times.

Be aware that depending on the lighting you add to the windshield pillars that you could end up with unwanted hood glare.
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post #5 of 20 Old 06-27-2013, 06:47 AM
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I run 2x130w and 2x100w along with the headlights and foglights and have never had a problem. You don't want to leave them on for long without the engine running and you do want to have them tied to the battery using relays that usually come with the light kits.

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Yes do like Jim/JLC08JK suggested and hook it all up to the battery and not the Jeep wiring. You’ll be fine with the alternator you have but avoid running the lights with the engine off for extended times.

Be aware that depending on the lighting you add to the windshield pillars that you could end up with unwanted hood glare.
I concur with the above. I had 130w Rallye 800s on the bumper and 130w Slimlights on the window pillar. I eventually ran a dual battery set up, but they ran fine on the single battery. I also ran an sPod to keep everything nice and neat. You should definitely use their wiring harness with the relay.
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Thanks y'all! I will definitely use their wiring harness. What's a"spod"
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Vin that is what I'm thinking of doing as well. Was there glare on the hood at night? If so how bad was it.
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Thanks 1222! I think I'm going to go broke! Haha. I really appreciate y'all helping me out
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To avoid glare from lights mounted right above the hood do not use flood lights. Euro beam or long range will shine past the hood with minimum glare.
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Vin. When you were speaking of the wiring harness were you talking about the one from kc or the spod? Or the distribution center deal that mounts in the engine compartment. Also. Any suggestions as to where to put the switch panel? I haven't opened up the interior on one of these before and don't want to cut where thou shalt not.

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To avoid glare from lights mounted right above the hood do not use flood lights. Euro beam or long range will shine past the hood with minimum glare.
Is euro beam the same as "driving lights"?
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To avoid glare from lights mounted right above the hood do not use flood lights. Euro beam or long range will shine past the hood with minimum glare.
Is euro beam the same as driving lights?
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Is euro beam the same as "driving lights"?
Yes, basically the same.
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Yes, basically the same.
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