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Old December 25th, 2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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i just got this lightbar and im going to buy some lights for it. now i want the KC daylighters because they look cool and are cheap. but a guy i talked to said that lights made of metal will make the bar sag because of the weight. is this true or will it be ok to use daylighters? any other suggestions for lights that are in the same price range are welcome.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 07:48 AM   #2
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Those daylighters aren't very heavy as compared to some metal lights... make sure you get the proper beam pattern, because they make 3 different ones... I would stay away from the pencil spotlights, as they only light up very far away..
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Old December 26th, 2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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i was thinking about the 100watt ones, instead of the 150s which i think you are talking about so would those be good?
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Old December 26th, 2005, 12:15 PM   #4
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I have a carr rotobar on my YJ and I have KC daylighters on it. No sag.

Buy what you want, you shouldn't have any issues.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 02:20 PM   #5
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you'll need to upgrade your alternator too, just something to keep in mind......
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Old December 26th, 2005, 05:08 PM   #6
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you'll need to upgrade your alternator too, just something to keep in mind......
can you suggest an alt for me
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Old December 26th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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I had great results with the Mean Green.
rated at 200A

I powered stock lights, fogs,CB, 2daylighters, and 1500 watts of stereo with it, no dimming lights
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Old December 26th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #8
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If your only going to be running those lights. You probably won't need to worry about it. If you have a winch, those lights and a bumping stereo, then you might need to worry about it. I have no problems with my alternator with these lights on....and I have 6
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well ill have 4 lights, and a stereo with amp and sub, so im sure ill need one.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #10
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Check out the chapy Harbor Freight off road lights.. I got them on my cheap jeep and they're bright as hell !! at 10 bux a pop u can outfit your whole rig with these for the price of ONE kc..
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Old December 29th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #11
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and how do they work, how long do they last, do they come in black, and how big are they, that sounds like a deal
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Old December 29th, 2005, 12:37 AM   #12
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3029

are these the ones your talking about muddinguy
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That bar shouldn't sag with KC Daylighters, unless they were made from cast iron.

If anyone is interested, I have one of these bars for sale...
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Old December 29th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #14
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Those daylighters aren't very heavy as compared to some metal lights... make sure you get the proper beam pattern, because they make 3 different ones... I would stay away from the pencil spotlights, as they only light up very far away..
My old YJ had the pencils. They'll light up everything if you aim them right but they are definitly more designed for long range.
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thanks guys, i think tomaro im gonna go to harbor freight and pick up some of their lights.
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I went to harbor fright tonight in GR and they didnt have jack crap, worthless 5 inch 55 watters that looked like poo, Northern Tool, I just got there catalog yesterday and they have some 8 inch 100 watters on sale right now for 17 bones, I would check those things out first, tryin to save you some time.
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Update*

Here is the sale on there web page, me and some buddies are gonna order them together so we can save on shipping, you should ask around.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...74&R=200104774
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47394 these are the ones i was refering to ... For the cost they're preatty good.. mine are starting to get some surface rust.. but scuff em up and shoot em with some flat black they should be fine.. i got 5 up top and with them all on its bright as shit !
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