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LED Light Bar Setup for TJ
August 20, 2017
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Jeff_R
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I think I'm going to get a Sierra LED dual amber/white 50 inch light bar for my TJ. I would like to get recommendations about what to get in terms of switches, mounting brackets and any other options/considerations such as additional LED lights etc. when purchasing and installing the light bar. I want to do it right the first time and not have to go back and make changes or add something because I didn't set it up the best way in the first place. Brandon with Flex 4X4 said I can contact him and he will help me when I order it so I thought I would get input from you all first.

Thanks in advance!

August 20, 2017
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Jeff, we just purchased Sierra's new TC2 cube lights. No time to install them yet, but when we do, I'll let you know. They are supposed to be brighter than their previous 90 watt units.

August 20, 2017
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Guy and Lynda said
Jeff, we just purchased Sierra's new TC2 cube lights. No time to install them yet, but when we do, I'll let you know. They are supposed to be brighter than their previous 90 watt units.  

Where are you installing them?

August 20, 2017
2:59 pm
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Question. What is the purpose and or benefit of the smaller light pods on the base of the A pillar if you are running a 50 inch light bar? Doesn't the light bar provide more than enough light? Are the smaller pods used to illuminate the area closer to your vehicle by the tires that the light bar might not be aimed to illuminate as well?

I have factory fog lights. I see many of you have an LED light bar, pods on the base of the A pillars and LED lights (fog lights?) on your front bumper. I'm wondering if I should just get a 50 inch light bar or go with two or all three sets of LED lights (i.e. light bar, pods and fog lights).

August 20, 2017
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Don't mount the lights above your windshield or if it's foggy, snowy or rainy and you turn your light bar on you won't be able to see anything well

August 20, 2017
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Jeff_R said
Question. What is the purpose and or benefit of the smaller light pods on the base of the A pillar if you are running a 50 inch light bar? Doesn't the light bar provide more than enough light? Are the smaller pods used to illuminate the area closer to your vehicle by the tires that the light bar might not be aimed to illuminate as well?

I have factory fog lights. I see many of you have an LED light bar, pods on the base of the A pillars and LED lights (fog lights?) on your front bumper. I'm wondering if I should just get a 50 inch light bar or go with two or all three sets of LED lights (i.e. light bar, pods and fog lights).  

i dont see a need for the pods on the A pillar either Jeff.  the light bar is extremely bright.  only possible use would be to point them left and right to see on the sides i guess.  I absolutely love mine. but mike g is correct about bad weather conditions.  i'm thinking of replacing my rigid 12" thats mounted on the bumper with the sierra dual amber so that i can use it during foggy and or dusty conditions.  I found having the amber light is very useful so far! could not recommend it high enough.  as for switching it.  it comes with a rocker switch that can be mounted or used with an Spod.  the Bakkens and myself deleted the supplied relay and the rocker switch and connected directly to our SwitchPro.  awesome product as well.  look it up

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August 21, 2017
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Jeff_R said

Where are you installing them?  

On top of the front bumper, over the fog lights.

August 21, 2017
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Guy and Lynda said

On top of the front bumper, over the fog lights.  

Makes sense. Thanks!

August 21, 2017
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I wouldn't really do pillar lights either.  It's nice to have bumper lights and then the addition of the light bar.  Or just having the light bar is great off road.  I'm one that probably would have never bought a light bar, but now that I have one, I don't think I could night wheel without it.

Um...what?

August 22, 2017
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On a TJ where/how do you run the electrical to the cab once it enters the bracket? Here is the mounting bracket I order. Where the heck does the cord go? 

https://www.hylineoffroad.com/.....g_brackets

August 22, 2017
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On a TJ where/how do you run the electrical to the cab once it enters the bracket? Here is the mounting bracket I order. Where the heck does the cord go? 

https://www.hylineoffroad.com/.....ackets  

looks like they might have drilled a hole either into the cab or engine compartment, or they found a gap and got it into one of those areaslight-bar.jpgImage Enlarger.  i did not want to drill any holes into the body so this was my solution

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August 22, 2017
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davesjk said

this was my solution  

That looks clean.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

August 23, 2017
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davesjk said

looks like they might have drilled a hole either into the cab or engine compartment, or they found a gap and got it into one of those areaslight-bar.jpgImage Enlarger.  i did not want to drill any holes into the body so this was my solution  

Dave, thanks for the picture. After looking things over on my TJ that is probably how I will run my electrical. Now my problem is I don't know where to install the rocker switch. I have 7 rocker switches in my Jeep and no open sockets. Does anybody have any suggestions as to where to mount an additional rocker switch?

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