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What is the right way to mount the bar?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ABA180, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Jun 14, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    ABA180

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    I have the Westin light bar, which is adjustable. Right now I have it out as far as it can go.

    Is the correct way to pull it in as close to the bumpers as it can go? Out as far as it can go? Or is it just personal taste?

    I'm guessing if it was further in that it would provide me some protection from an accident versus hitting the bumper, although I know that's not the primary reason for having it..
     
  2. Jun 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    Pull it off and throw it away. It will not provide any protection, only amplify the damage caused.
     
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    x2 (on the protection part). Light bars are only damage multipliers in any accident that's more than just a scuff. Placement is personal taste and dependent on the lights you are running. Some of the HID's with the built in ballasts are very deep and would require the light bar to be stepped out a bit.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    He didn't want to ask us in the BS thread. My feelings are definitely hurt.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    He should know, any thread any of us creates just becomes an extension of the BS thread anyways :D
     
  6. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    Exactly, more places to look for fun chitchat haha..

    I could pull it back in terms of having room to do so but it sounds like I'm better off with it all the way out unless I can pull it as far back as it slides without hitting the bumper.
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    Whatsup guys
     
  8. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    You do want at least a little clearance between the lights and the bumper. Those PIAA's you're running will get HOT so you don't want them to touch the plastic bumper cover.

    And the BS thread continues to grow :D
     
  9. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    You should sell it to someone before you rear end another car and wish you never installed it.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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  11. Jun 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    Hey, easy on the light bars :p
     
  12. Jun 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    Mount lights behind grill :cool:
     
  13. Jun 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    Hey, you get rid of that stupid light bar yet :D
     
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