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Old 05-07-2015, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, looking to mount an led light bar on the roof of my liberty. Does anyone know what mounting brackets to use for the installation? Thanks.
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Which bar do you have?
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I don't have a bar yet. Looking to see what mount works.if there isnt any i will just buy a smaller one for the front bumper.
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A lot of it is going to come down to the length of the light bar. Spend the dough for a really long one and you might need something curved to bend down around what would be the gutter area if the Liberty actually had gutters. I plan to add some type of lights at some point but whatever I get will be mounted to my roof rack. I personally would not be keen on drilling holes in the roof to mount anything else since I like to take my showers in private. Even the one hole necessary for the wiring pass-through is enough to make me nervous.

I think you're in a situation where you ought to consider the light and bracket as a package deal, since finding a great mount and not having it match you light (or vice-versa) would be a problem.
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I'm running into this problem myself right now... I have a 50' curved 500w bar.. found a guy who custom fabs mounting brackets on here for our roof rack tracks. Let me know if you want his info, he has a profile on here.
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No need for anything to be fabbed up
A 42" curved light bar is the best size to use for the roof and also I used GMC light bar mounts
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Pretty easy job
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Why is everyone buying light bars that are way too wide for the roof of a KJ? I mean come on measure once .
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A lot of it is going to come down to the length of the light bar. Spend the dough for a really long one and you might need something curved to bend down around what would be the gutter area if the Liberty actually had gutters. I plan to add some type of lights at some point but whatever I get will be mounted to my roof rack. I personally would not be keen on drilling holes in the roof to mount anything else since I like to take my showers in private. Even the one hole necessary for the wiring pass-through is enough to make me nervous.

I think you're in a situation where you ought to consider the light and bracket as a package deal, since finding a great mount and not having it match you light (or vice-versa) would be a problem.
No need to do any drilling at all
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Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
No need to do any drilling at all
Where do you run the wires through? The roof rail mounts?
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Exactly.. 50" is too wide
Also, there's no drilling at all for roof lights
There's a rubber/plastic type thing (like a sideways gutter) that goes down the side of the windshield that's perfect for the wire to get tucked into, then you go under the cowl, to the battery and then through the firewall (at least this is what I did)
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