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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-27-2001, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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for those of you with windsheild mounted lights... how do you like these? ive always thought that they would look really cool on my zook, but i was looking the other day when i had my hood open and im wondering if i will still be able to open the hood all the way with these lights... i also have a cb antenna mounted above the fender in the space between the door and the hood so im not sure if that will get in the way either.... ive wanted some of these lights for about 2 years now, and i might actually get some pretty soon... i just hope my alternator can handle it...

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Re: windsheild mounted lights

I used to mount some on my upper door mounts, the hood opened up all the way to the windshield....and I loved the coverage it gave me at night. But I got rid of them and put procomp 130's on my front bumper instead.


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Re: windsheild mounted lights

Hate them, and yes, they do get in the way for opening the hood. It'll stay open on it's own, but it's just about vertical.

I took them off once, then put them back on to tow it to the garage, and now I'm going to take them off again. I'm giving them to someone and forgot, sorry about that. I have their name at the house, it just slipped my mind.

They worked fine otherwise, no glare at night, but I didn't like the shadow the hood left. They would be fine for powering down a woods road to camp, but for off-roading they were in the wrong place.

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JEEPN must have had a poor mounting area because my hood opens all the way and they light up the trail like daylight for me! Not kidding. They used to be on my overhead rack and thats where I seamed to get a little glare. I moved them on a trial basis but they are going to stay right where there at for sure. I use four of those 55 watters with a good relay & they work great!

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heres what they look like!

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DUDE! thats a kicking rig! Nice brush guard, does that effect the engine cooling?

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Steve,
when i put my lights on, it was because they would not fit on the dented tin can, err stock bumper. I mounted my mirrors(CJ style) on the windshield mounts so i had to put the lights elsewhere. I installed them on the cowl area, just inside each windshield bracket. Drilled a hole per the light manuf instructions, and presto- lights on the hood. I did add some metal "spacers"" on either side of the cowl, as just the sheet metal would not hold up to the vibrations. drilled a second hole to the inside of the mounting hole, and ran the wires through a heat shrink tube. Nice thing is that the mounting nut and wires are behind the dash and accessible if needed. dont have a pic, but you can go to rocky-roads website, and under the bumper section, where they show Crawler options, some new pics have been added- one of which from zookn 2k. Theres a big monster grey zook(randys)- look just to the right at the edge of the pic for a skyblue stocker- thats mine and I think you can see where/how the light was mounted. And no problems with light reflection. Just make sure before you drill the holes, you can open the hood fully. Mine does, but barely.
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nope! the brush guard does not affect cooling. My gauge reads less than half most of the time.

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