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post #1 of 16 Old 08-11-2020, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Brush Guard for Adaptive Cruise Control Models?

Hello! Just got a 2018 Limited with the 3.6 and loving it so far.

I'm trying to find a brush guard to mount up front so i can have that and maybe add a couple of Hella or KC driving lights, but NONE seem to work with the adaptive cruise control senson up front. Surely there must be one out there that goes around it and doesn't interfere?

Thanks for any tips if anyone knows of one.

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Nothing? Guess i'm SOL for the brush guard/bull bar then.
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Not many use brush guards here, they usually do more damage than they prevent. There are areas of the world where they are useful, however. There are several bumpers, facias and lower guards with RADAR accommodations.

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Hello! Just got a 2018 Limited with the 3.6 and loving it so far.

I'm trying to find a brush guard to mount up front so i can have that and maybe add a couple of Hella or KC driving lights, but NONE seem to work with the adaptive cruise control senson up front. Surely there must be one out there that goes around it and doesn't interfere?

Thanks for any tips if anyone knows of one.
If your looking to add forward lighting to your WK2 and you have a forward collision sensor you could add lighting behind the OEM grill with this bracket and some Rigid LED lights;

https://www.4x4fabworks.com/

https://www.4x4fabworks.com/collecti...bracket-10j029
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Not many use brush guards here, they usually do more damage than they prevent. There are areas of the world where they are useful, however. There are several bumpers, facias and lower guards with RADAR accommodations.
Interesting; i notice you are from New England as well. I am from Vermont and was thinking of the brush guard for busting through snowbanks, but mostly for mounting some big hella driving lights for driving through snow storms. I've noticed stock lights seem pretty weak in heavy snow.

What are your thoughts on mud guards behind the wheels? Would probably hurt off road (another thing to get hung up on) but help keep rocks and the salt bring off the lower body panels.

Basically trying to keep my Jeep for a long time and prep it for the harsh Northern VT winters as much as possible. Doing an undercoating for sure this fall.
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pretty much the only 2 options i'm aware of. on the newer (17+) you will need to modify (cut/trim) some of the crash bar (or remove it) for some of their products.
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pretty much the only 2 options i'm aware of. on the newer (17+) you will need to modify (cut/trim) some of the crash bar (or remove it) for some of their products.
This is great; thank you; i think we have a winner (Offroad Animal Nudge Bar)!

Includes the tow hooks too which is awesome
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I am from Vermont and was thinking of the brush guard for busting through snowbanks, but mostly for mounting some big hella driving lights for driving through snow storms. I've noticed stock lights seem pretty weak in heavy snow.
Exactly what you don't want, for heavy snow you will want amber FOG LAMPS mounted low on the
vehicle, Fog lights have a sharp cut off keeping light on the road
Driving lights will reflect off the snow reducing visibility.

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yes 2nd'd on Offroad Animal or Chief.

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If you are plowing through snow drifts, you will want some protection for the plastic belly pan. That can easily be shattered. There are a few options listed in the products thread. A couple light weight aluminum models just bolt over the existing plastic pan, and provides plenty protection for snow. Rocks, not so much.
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If you are plowing through snow drifts, you will want some protection for the plastic belly pan. That can easily be shattered. There are a few options listed in the products thread. A couple light weight aluminum models just bolt over the existing plastic pan, and provides plenty protection for snow. Rocks, not so much.
Thanks! Anyone have a link for one of these?

Why amber for lights? The color cut through precipitation better or?
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Why amber for lights? The color cut through precipitation better or?
Amber does not reflect back at you as much, keeping the glare down.

Fog lamps also have a wide beam with a sharp cut off keeping the light low
also so it doesn't reflect back and blind you.

The wide beam helps to illuminate the shoulder of the road.
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Not a brush bar, but close. Chief Products in Australia has a nudge bar (bull bar) that works with acc and you can mount lights on it. I've got it on my 2019 trailhawk, had for a couple of months, works, and looks great!
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what do you nudge?

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If you are plowing through snow drifts, you will want some protection for the plastic belly pan. That can easily be shattered. There are a few options listed in the products thread. A couple light weight aluminum models just bolt over the existing plastic pan, and provides plenty protection for snow. Rocks, not so much.
Still looking for a link if anyone is willing to hook it up!
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