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where to put round off road lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by bribrius, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    probably kind of simplistic for the pros on this thread but im trying to decide if i want to put some round kc like lights on my truck and where. They wre given to me.

    I dont have a back rack, or a roll bar, or a brush guard to mount them on.
    i have thought of a couple ideas.....

    under the back bumper for plowing but im worried i will break them backing into a snowbank and they are kind of big and round and might look a bit strange.

    on top of the back bumper... but they will be hit by the tailgate

    on top of the back bumper but on either side of the license plate. wont get hit by tailgate but will block my license plate lights? this a big deal?

    front bumper, but will either block some of the radiator or part of the day time driving lights. Also not sure exactly where is okay to be drilling in front bumper.

    on the plow frame. old fisher lights so a little more light maybe?

    any thoughts feel free. Im beginning to think i wont put them anywhere but back in the closet and forget about them..
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I have seen some guys install their lights "in" the back bumper, and it looks sharp. Basically, they cut out a circle in the bumper, put in a rubber "gasket" around the hole, and shove the light in. That way they are protected from getting smashed up too.
  3. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    i've got 4- 6" round off road lights tucked behind the grill on my truck...


    no over heating problems, even at the dunes in in 4x4 low all day
  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    these are 5.5" 55 watt.

    mean anything to you? I was kind of thinking they were junk (got them for free)

    they say "for off road use only"

    this mean i cant use them when driving on the road? lol
  5. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    ive seen a few trucks around here with them behind the grille like in the picture. i have some on my jeep brighter than 5.5 watt and i use them on road when no one is around way too bright to drive into on coming traffic with
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I've also seen them behind the grille and they look pretty cool, but like kyle said, way to bright to use around on comming traffic. I have some KC Daylighters that I put on my explorer for my late night drift sessions.
  7. progressivelawn

    progressivelawn Member
    Messages: 71

    make a head ake rack
  8. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    If you want them in the back just get some stake pocket tie down mounts...Mount the lights to them ...They won't get broke from backing into snow piles,and they will be up higher....
  9. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    i would put them on the plow mount or in the back bumper