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Old 07-04-14, 04:49 PM   #16
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Halfway done, the bar is installed, all I have left is the wiring and to go buy a nicer switch than what came with it; similar to SFFD103's.

I hooked up the light for kicks and it's blindingly bright, very impressed.

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As for the overall appearance, I do like it, you really can't see it unless you're far away because it's up higher - but it doesn't affect the beam which is exactly what I was looking for. The bar is 21", mount to mount it's 24". Because of the way the plastic inner pieces are there's no room for a bigger bar. I mounted it to the bumper reinforcement using two #14 1 1/4 self-tapping metal screws and lock washers, I can't get the thing to move.

There was a plug held in place by a bracket that was in the way, I removed the bracket and zip tied the plug where it was - can anyone tell me what that goes to? Seems like a sensor of some sort? You can see it on the left side on the mounting bracket.



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I'll snap more pictures with the light on sometime this weekend and I'll get a video at night.
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Old 07-06-14, 06:07 PM   #17
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Finally finished installing the switch and getting all the wire ran.

Here's the switch:



And some pictures:







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Old 07-07-14, 12:31 AM   #18
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Looks good! Can we get a picture of the light output compared to stock headlights?

also, should probably switch those halogens out for HIDs if you want more visibility
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It attached exactly where I thought it would. That thing you could probably fit in the upper grille too, if the horns were relocated.
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looks awsome Texas. Im curious to see what this would look like at night. do you have any pictures?
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I installed this light bar yesterday
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I'm really digging these light bars. The deer here are insane and any extra light on the side of the road would be über helpful.
I'd love to see some night shots from inside looking out.
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I'm really digging these light bars. The deer here are insane and any extra light on the side of the road would be über helpful.
I'd love to see some night shots from inside looking out.
I can take some tonight and I'll post them up, for you to see
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Awesome. Thanks! By the way, what size light bar did you end up going with?
The sides of the roads here are tree lined and so I'd have to go with a bar that is more
floodlight than spotlight.
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I got a 22 inch bar, it fits pretty tight behind the grill. It looks more like flood light then a spot light.

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I think the light bars like that should be banned on vehicles. Had someone in an SUV come down the road at me using one, had his low beams and his fog lights on, but also had a bar under the bumper that was so bright it was like a miniature sun was coming at me.. I nearly came to a complete stop because I could not see the road in front of me because his lights were so blindingly bright. You might think it looks cool, but when you have one of them coming at you in the middle of the night ... really sucks
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I turn it off if I see a car coming towards me it is super bright!
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did you take the bumper off to do this?
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did you take the bumper off to do this?
nope just took the grille off
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nope just took the grille off
How did you drill a hole into the panel for the switch? How is the wiring done? I'm thinking about installing one as well since I drive on some dark country roads in College Station.
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