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Just installed a 42 inch light bar directly to my roof rsils (tried to avoid drilling into the car as ...

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Old 07-11-2018, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just installed a 42 inch light bar directly to my roof rsils (tried to avoid drilling into the car as much as possible) worked out great and theyre very sturdy.
Fabricated the mounts myself for about $6 at home depot. The Light bar- "42 inch curved led Quad row light bar by Autofeel" about $70, but it is very bright and im impressed by what you get with the price.
If anyone is interested in seeing how i made the mounts let me know.
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Yes! Pics please!

Have been seriously considering the same myself. What's the trick on wiring - i.e. how do you get it inside the vehicle?
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Hmm.

My feelings about light bars and their placement has been expressed previously.

That being said, I'd love to see your custom fab work on the mounting brackets!
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Originally Posted by okiestate_gal View Post
Yes! Pics please!

Have been seriously considering the same myself. What's the trick on wiring - i.e. how do you get it inside the vehicle?
You can tuck the wires into the gap on the side of the windshield and run them down under the wiper cowl into the engine bay for power. Then you can run the switch into the cab by locating the rubber plug in the firewall above the pedals. It will have some wires running through it. You can push the wire through their.
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So its pretty simple used some conduit hangers, and a small 1in x 2in metal plate, with 3 holes i drilled out. Lools pretty bad for now but thats what i got in one day.
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Hmm.

My feelings about light bars and their placement has been expressed previously.

I tried to be a fan of LED roof mounted bars
One trip on a dusty road did me in, plus the cheap ones are..........................

But for looks well you're good to go
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Good job and if you enjoy them great, others may not, up to them. Thanks for sharing and showing how you mounted it.

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I tried to be a fan of LED roof mounted bars
One trip on a dusty road did me in, plus the cheap ones are..........................

But for looks well you're good to go
Agreed.. you're basically just putting a few dozen shallow depth reflector LED flashlights on your vehicle... those reflector depths are rarely deep enough nor smooth enough (the orange peel appearance will disperse light in more of a flood-fashion) to actually project the light output the way that they should.

Sure they look bright as hell when you stare at them, and they do put light on the road... just arguably not as well as bumper or front-of-the-vehicle-mounted lights.

In some states, having them at all is illegal, as each LED in a light bar (there are usually 12-60 of them) counts as one(1) individual offroad light.. and you are restricted from having more than a set number, usually 8 or so. Not everywhere, but there are places.

They do look cool though. Nice work OP on the brackets, sitting a bit further back than you probably want for a light bar; a lot of light is likely hitting the roof instead of going forward and down onto the road- but it'll do.
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Wonder if you could mount it at the rear. might make an interesting choice for a backup flood light for when I'm doing plowing duties.
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