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Old 08-24-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Defiant light bar first impressions with pics

Got this bad boy in the mail the other day from Paul over at Defiant Offroad. This morning I installed it and all I can say is WOW. This piece of art was worth every penny at $292 shipped to my door powder coated and all. Installation was very easy and took roughly 45 mins. I really couldn't believe the thickness of steel used. I'm almost positive the mounting brackets are 1/2" thick. I actually put all my weight (190lbs.) on the bar and it didn't even budge. Paul was a super awesome guy to deal with as well. His customer service skills were great and he can make anything you like. I give this product an A+. Feel free to ask any questions.









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Old 08-24-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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That looks really good. It blends in pretty good and it almost looks like the lights are mounted to the truck not the bar. But it looks really sharp. I like it.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Damn... that looks really nice... first light bar I've seen that doesn't block the from license plate...
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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nice i like it. Real sharp looking
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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Looks good!
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:54 PM   #6
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very nice.......
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I really like it so far. I looked at the Avids but thought they hung too low. I got this one for under $300 shipped and powder coated. The Avid bars are more if not mistaken without paint.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
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I like it. Flows with bumper lines really well.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #9
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how did u track down those fj wheels?! They are pretty rare, and otherwise they cost like over 1k
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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how did u track down those fj wheels?! They are pretty rare, and otherwise they cost like over 1k
Yeah I got pretty damn lucky. I just bought the truck about 3 months ago and the wheels were already on it! Oh yeah, only paid $15k too with 60k miles
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:42 PM   #11
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Thats one sweet find!! congrats on that
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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Looks really good!
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:23 PM   #13
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Looks good! What kind of Hella Lights are those? HID?
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:24 PM   #14
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Looks good, that's the first bar that I actually think does look good honestly.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:25 PM   #15
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That bar does sit better than the n-fab, looks real good that bar only come with 3 tabs?
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:41 AM   #16
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Thanks guys!

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Looks good! What kind of Hella Lights are those? HID?
Their Hella 4000 non HID's. Pretty bright but I'm about to get 150 watt bulbs instead of the 55's they come with.

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That bar does sit better than the n-fab, looks real good that bar only come with 3 tabs?
The bar will come with however many tabs you like. Paul is very custom and designs each bar for you. He will space the tabs out for whichever light you choose.
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looks awesome. I like the way it blends with the lines of the front end.
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That looks great!! Simple looking and not all crazy. Thats the way to go!!
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Very nice bar, a little long imo, but overall, I lke it alot...the brackets are trick...and thick. Are those push in caps on the ends? Those lights are badass!
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