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Old 05-06-2014, 06:44 AM   #1
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Installed my 20" Swamp Donkey Elite Series LED light bar yesterday. its 14000 lumens and just lights up the night! just thought i would share incase anyone else was thinking about it.

i had to cut out the plastic piece in the middle of the bumper but it was really easy with one of those roto cutting tools, took all of 1 minute to get that done. the light bar fits perfect in that slot with the regular mounts that came with the light bar. came with the wiring harness as well with a illuminated switch, but i had to go buy another from radio shack because that one wouldnt match anything in my car. but onto the pics. i didnt get pics during install, but if you have questions feel free to ask.

here is where i mounted the switch. it couldnt have worked better, fits perfect and looks OEM






i didnt get an shots at night other than that one, my friend took those and put them up on IG compared to his rigid lndustries light bar. the rigid has a bit better distance, but my flood better. his also cost over $300 more
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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Looks rather beneficial if you drop something in front of your car at night.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:28 AM   #3
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you think thats all it lights up? it was aimed a little low in this pic, but even then, it lit up everything in 150 yards in front of me
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:00 PM   #4
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Guess you aren't getting a front mount huh?
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:57 PM   #5
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How much did the light bar run you?
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:53 PM   #6
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Guess you aren't getting a front mount huh?
nope, lol if i get a new one ill just get a bigger top mount, i can always move it to a roof mount though with a roof rack if a FMIC is in my future.

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i paid 270 on a pre order, they are priced at 299 right now. thats shipped with a harness as well
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:10 AM   #7
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Did you get the flood only or the combo?

A night shot with it aimed properly would be nice to see. Is it blinding to oncoming traffic?
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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This is amazing!

Can we get some shots during the daytime with the lights off?

I would LOVE to do this to my car.


Links to this bar would be great!
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:38 AM   #9
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For all your swampdonkey needs:
http://www.swampdonkeylighting.com/
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:40 AM   #10
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best night shot i could get with my cell phone. its the flood/spot combo. if you are in sight of the chrome part of the light..its blinding. its for dark roads only in place of/conjunction with the high beams.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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i will take some shots of it with the light off during the day, tomorrow.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:03 PM   #12
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I dont know how much I'd believe in a brand named swamp donkey to be honest lol...

Can you comment or show how you mounted this bad boy? (more than the brackets it came with)
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #13
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all i did was get center of the crash bar and get some self tapping sheet metal screws and screw it in. spaced it perfectly down. they do sell other mounts that may work better.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #14
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all i did was get center of the crash bar and get some self tapping sheet metal screws and screw it in. spaced it perfectly down. they do sell other mounts that may work better.
Nice. So you mounted up into the bottom? Or on a side
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:00 PM   #15
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Can you post a picture of what it looks like when it's not on?
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Must be fun for the oncoming driver..
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #17
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Must be fun for the oncoming driver..
...............I believe this was addressed way back in the day when people first started to notice this issue, something something hi/low beams concept. He stated the use on darker roads to be used in a manner similar to that of hi beams.

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its for dark roads only in place of/conjunction with the high beams.
Looks good.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:14 PM   #18
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Can you post a picture of what it looks like when it's not on?
yes, will post in the morning.
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Looks good.
correct. thats why i mounted switch easy to reach.
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Nice. So you mounted up into the bottom? Or on a side
the bottom of the crash bar, literally couldnt be a better fit. ill try and get some pics of it as best i can without taking off the bumper again.
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i had another pic from further away, but accidentally deleted it lol.
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i had another pic from further away, but accidentally deleted it lol.
It's a bummer that this will so get you pulled over in CA if it is not covered up. I wonder what it would look like with a white wire mesh covering that entire openning?
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...............I believe this was addressed way back in the day when people first started to notice this issue, something something hi/low beams concept. He stated the use on darker roads to be used in a manner similar to that of hi beams.



Looks good.
…..AAAAAH you must be his ****in attorney- Well then I'm guilty. Because I went STRAIGHT for the jugular, and didn't read the rest of the post or whatever(didn'treallygivea****).
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It's a bummer that this will so get you pulled over in CA if it is not covered up. I wonder what it would look like with a white wire mesh covering that entire openning?
Ya I'd like to have something more.... hidden? when not on. Maybe tint the bar or put some kind of black mesh infront of it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:39 PM   #24
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i guess thats a benefit of not living in cali lol
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #25
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i guess thats a benefit of not living in cali lol
There are lots of benefits of not living in Cali
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