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Permanent mount or magnetic?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by fenderfuel, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. fenderfuel

    fenderfuel Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 5

    I'd prefer to have a permanent mount so I bought one and took it to the body shop for them to put on since I'd rather not be responsible for drilling holes through the roof of my cab and have them not be straight or have the light be off center... anyways, they said that it's not a good idea because at highway speeds its going to make a bunch of noise being mounted to my roof since its a "heavy" light. Its just a whalen mini amber light bar. Should I buy the magnetic and just have to deal with the wire going through my back window? or do any of you guys have them mounted to the roof of your truck and not notice any extra noise at highway speeds.

    Oh yea, I do a lot of driving at 70mph which is why I would prefer a permanent mount so I don't have to take it on and off all the time and I'd rather not put a back rack on because I have a roll up bed cover.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Personally I would mag mount a MINI, but heres the problem i have with what they said...

    First, I have a 48" MX7000 perm. mounted to my roof, and I am unaware of any "noise", especially that has anything to do with "heavy", and even more so a "heavy" mini bar.

    Second... Ive seen PLENTY of mag mount lights come off the roof at highway speeds, and ruin lights and wiring and paint, and once the rear window of the car it was on. although the light you are talking about is very low profile so it should not be an issue, just saying though...

    Permanent mount is cleaner, I guess resale would be the only thing that perm. mount would hurt, but hell, its a plow truck!
     
  3. dieseltech

    dieseltech Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    They also make that little mounting pad that goes above the third brake light as well
     
  4. fenderfuel

    fenderfuel Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 5

    do you have a link to that mounting pad you're talking about?
     
  5. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  6. dieseltech

    dieseltech Senior Member
    Messages: 273

  7. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    Another option, for near the price of the 3rd brake light thing, you could get a BackRack and avoid using your roof completely.
     
  8. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    In OP: " and I'd rather not put a back rack on because I have a roll up bed cover."Thumbs Up
     
  9. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    I built my back rack to hold my Mini Pinnacle thats a perm. mount and it still clears my tonneau cover. Can get pics id interested...
     
  10. changexlt

    changexlt Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 23

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  11. fenderfuel

    fenderfuel Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 5

    Ya I was lookin at my truck, does anyone know if a back rack will mount up and still be able to have a roll up cover too? I was lookin at the truck last night and some pictures online and it looks like it might work.
     
  12. changexlt

    changexlt Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 23

  13. fenderfuel

    fenderfuel Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 5

  14. fenderfuel

    fenderfuel Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 5

    guess i should have hit refresh. Thanks for the quick reply :)