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post #16 of 28 Old 08-31-2019, 02:31 AM
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Gotta keep it old school on a CJ. I cant even bring myself to upgrade to LEDs.

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post #17 of 28 Old 08-31-2019, 07:02 AM
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Gotta keep it old school on a CJ. I cant even bring myself to upgrade to LEDs.
I have been looking at XJs with my son. Seems allot of people but in those LED head lights.

I just don't want to be that ******* running down the road blinding people.

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post #18 of 28 Old 08-31-2019, 09:05 AM
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I have been looking at XJs with my son. Seems allot of people but in those LED head lights.

I just don't want to be that ******* running down the road blinding people.

Part of the issue is those retards don't properly readjust the headlights once they swap them out.


As said earlier, I run a set of driving lights mounted on the bumper. They are tied to my high beams which allows me to run them while driving (gotta watch for those deer) while still being able to dim them for oncoming traffic. The added light doesn't effect my stock low beams keeping me from being "one of those guys".

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Simple bumper mount works for me....
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post #20 of 28 Old 08-31-2019, 04:12 PM
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35+years of wheeling teaches me best location is up front at or below hoodline. ARB spots with Rigid flood. Spots great for long distance/at speed and the flood for slow technical trail work.

KCs on the rollbar? BTDT. Glare into cab back window and especially across the hood. Kills ur night vision. And creates a near in shadow for limited visibility directly in front of rig. Plus higher mounter lights will always eventually meet a low tree branch with unhappy results or damaged by other trail obstacles.

High mounted lights can be more maintenance, like put on, take off light covers to be legal in some jurisdictions each time u hit the dirt and maybe add drag to an already poor MPG.

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I have been looking at XJs with my son. Seems allot of people but in those LED head lights.

I just don't want to be that ******* running down the road blinding people.

That's me, just cannot bring myself to get rid of the sealed beam look. I have looked into H4 upgrades, using housings that look similar.



But then again, I have also been severely tempted to get some LEDs just to BE that guy... Seems like mose drivers around here are always blinding me, I feel I need to repay the favor at times. I have even driven with high beams on, nobody ever flashed me to remind me!


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That's me, just cannot bring myself to get rid of the sealed beam look. I have looked into H4 upgrades, using housings that look similar.



But then again, I have also been severely tempted to get some LEDs just to BE that guy... Seems like mose drivers around here are always blinding me, I feel I need to repay the favor at times. I have even driven with high beams on, nobody ever flashed me to remind me!


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LED can be installed so they operate independently of your headlights. This way you can use them when appropriate but you don't have to be that ******* driving around blinding everybody.
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Yeah, I know. That's my Daylighters at the moment, but they need replaced, both reflectors are rusted inside and a housing has pinholes in it.

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I like the bumper mounts...is there a good way to mount them without drilling holes?
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post #25 of 28 Old 09-10-2019, 11:13 PM
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That's me, just cannot bring myself to get rid of the sealed beam look. I have looked into H4 upgrades, using housings that look similar.



But then again, I have also been severely tempted to get some LEDs just to BE that guy... Seems like mose drivers around here are always blinding me, I feel I need to repay the favor at times. I have even driven with high beams on, nobody ever flashed me to remind me!


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0796QHYSR...v_ov_lig_dp_it
The blinding fools are the ones who put LED bulbs etc inside H4 housings. they are not designed for the shape of bulb. I bought a Ford SUv for wife, PO had proudly wasted $50 on this nonsense. First thing I did was spend $10 on H4 halogens.
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I like the bumper mounts...is there a good way to mount them without drilling holes?
Welding them if the mounts are thick enough metal, maybe strong magnets.

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Welding them if the mounts are thick enough metal, maybe strong magnets.
Strong magnets, great idea. if you add on a proper connector you could remove them when not hunting.
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I wonder if you could weld the mounts onto a C-clamp and then just clamp it on the bumper.
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