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Old 10-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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Just wanted to share this with everyone. I plan on mounting it underneath the roof rails like in the pics.

Here is some info on the bar if anyone is curious . http://www.rigidindustries.com/SR-Se...-series-30.htm
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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I've got 2 10" spots on my roof, and a 10" spectre in the air dam.....they have helped me give some deer lasik surgery quite a few times...
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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What camera is that behind your rear view mirror?
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:30 AM   #4
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that looks highly illegal, hopefully you can somehow mount it without blinding oncoming traffic.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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^maybe you could wire it up to your hi-beams?
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:09 AM   #6
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that looks highly illegal, hopefully you can somehow mount it without blinding oncoming traffic.
I don't plan on using it when I'm driving on public roads. Probably won't use it much at all to be honest. Just got the idea and wanted to do it.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:37 AM   #7
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What camera is that behind your rear view mirror?
It's this one http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2468559.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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sweeeet! I've been considering to do this since trs came out with their bars. I always wanted to see if it could be retrofitted lower, like if it could be hidden in the black plastic trim that goes under the license plate, upper bumper area... but not having one to testfit, i never pulled the gun on those bars! But up on roof rack is nice, I wonder if you will loose a bit of output from the front end of the car... Anyhow, can't wait for pics of install and after shots!
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:19 PM   #9
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It can be used as driving lights allllll day (or night) long. Driving lights are intended to help and compliment high beams.
If you wired the relay to run this off the control for your high-beams, plus a switch of its own so you can use it as you please, you're in business!
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #10
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It can be used as driving lights allllll day (or night) long. Driving lights are intended to help and compliment high beams. If you wired the relay to run this off the control for your high-beams, plus a switch of its own so you can use it as you please, you're in business!
This thing is ridiculously bright. I could see it blinding oncoming traffic in the day time, night time forget about it.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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This picture really doesn't do it any justice but it will give you a idea.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #12
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In all honesty....I wouldn't use any of these at full power in traffic ever. The beams are just too damn wide. I hooked up a cheap pwm switch to a pair of my single 10w spot lamps and even at 10% they were pretty damn intense all things considered. Hopefully in the near future the optics will sharpen up a bit
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:28 PM   #13
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Finally got around to wiring the light bar in and it came out great, I didn't have to drill any holes which was awesome and I wired it into the rear defroster button in the car because I have had my car 2.5 years and haven't used it once.

Here is where I ran the two 16 gauge wires wrapped with tech flex wire loom. It fit in the gap perfectly and is held in by the lip of the windshield seal.


This didn't come out as clean as I would have liked. I originally planned to drill straight up into the roof rail and run the wires that way but there was just not enough room so this was the second best option.


This is the switch that turns it on. The rear defrost doesn't work anymore because I pulled the fuse.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:35 AM   #14
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It can be used as driving lights allllll day (or night) long. Driving lights are intended to help and compliment high beams.
If you wired the relay to run this off the control for your high-beams, plus a switch of its own so you can use it as you please, you're in business!
except it is HIGHLY illegal... Depending on the state, it may also have to be covered on any public road. 42" max height above ground for any auxiliary lights.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:41 AM   #15
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except it is HIGHLY illegal... Depending on the state, it may also have to be covered on any public road. 42" max height above ground for any auxiliary lights.
If the lights are not on they will probably not be an issue, look at all the trucks w/ roll bar mounted lights.

The issue usually isn't that there are lights up there it's that you have them on blasting oncoming traffic with sunlight in their eyeholes. Also melting people's retina's through the rear view also is frowned upon.

Chances are cops won't really notice a light bar since it's a lot smaller profile than some 7" round light housings.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #16
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One last pic. The light is a lot brighter then before when I was running it off a 18v drill battery.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:59 PM   #17
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I got one too and mounted it down here
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:52 AM   #18
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I got one too and mounted it down here
Nice! What brand and model number?
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:39 PM   #19
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It's just a 22" ebay one. I'll be doing a Fuse LED 40" bar on my roof rack when I install it
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:34 PM   #20
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It's just a 22" ebay one. I'll be doing a Fuse LED 40" bar on my roof rack when I install it
What roof rack do you have? 40" might be to wide. The 2011 is about 36" or so wide if your using then stock roof rack mounting locations.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:15 PM   #21
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Here is my 40" bar. If you're interested in one PM me


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Old 02-03-2014, 07:18 PM   #22
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No pics Brian. :/
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Here is my 40" bar. If you're interested in one PM me
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