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Old 04-04-2014, 05:09 AM
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2014 JGC LED LightBar Install

Hey all. So there has been a lot of great info provided on this site for various projects so I'd like to contribute one. I bought a 20" dual row LED light bar from a popular auction site

Have to say I'm very happy with it. Lights up a very long way down the road. I drive an hour each way to work as a shift worker I'm out at the worst times of the day for Kangaroos that tend to commit suicide on peoples cars and trucks!

Doing some testing at night has shown it provides a very good spread of approx 50-100m to the sides of the roads and I'd estimate approx 1km (but at this distance only road reflectors could be seen) viewable distance. Practical distance would be around 500m which is just fine for me.

I initially tried to mount it in the lower Air Dam but the plastic inster that directs air up to the radiator got in the way so I bought a license plate mount. Im very happy with it located here too.....

PS - For those wanting the High Beam connection - this is it marked in blue....From memory it was a light brown with an orange stripe...(this is the drivers side headlight connection of a RHD Export model)

I found it easy to remove the coolant reservoir in order to get to this connection....







Here is a link to the album on Photobucket of some pics
2014 Grand Cherokee LED Light Bar Slideshow by route74 | Photobucket
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:43 AM
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Sorry folks. Combination of being an iPhone photo hosted on Photobucket!
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Re: 2014 JGC LED LightBar Install

Looks cool, I have been looking for something similar, but wondered if the curve of the bumper would interfere with installing one of the plate mounts. Is this mounted to the plate bracket, or the bumper itself? Is there much visible road vibration when the lights are on? Did you reinforce the mount?

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Re: 2014 JGC LED LightBar Install

Looking to do a similar install myself. Where did you find the license plate mount???
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Re: 2014 JGC LED LightBar Install

Archcat74, would you please advise if they were they 3 watt or 5 watt dual row LED. Looks good, I have been thinking of doing the same.
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Re: 2014 JGC LED LightBar Install

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Looking to do a similar install myself. Where did you find the license plate mount???
The mount I got from BCF for about $70 or so.....Supercheap also have a version for about $40 but didn't have them at the time I wanted to buy mine
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Looks cool, I have been looking for something similar, but wondered if the curve of the bumper would interfere with installing one of the plate mounts. Is this mounted to the plate bracket, or the bumper itself? Is there much visible road vibration when the lights are on? Did you reinforce the mount?

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The light is mounted to the bracket. the bracket is mounted via the original 2 screws to the bumper plus I added another set of two, but if I was to remove it all, the number plate will cover it all up anyway.

Its VERY solid and the only vibration thats evident is on rutted dirt roads and thats it!
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Archcat74, would you please advise if they were they 3 watt or 5 watt dual row LED. Looks good, I have been thinking of doing the same.
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I think they are 42x3W - 126w total or 20" wide.... Cost about $108 delivered of ebay....
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Re: 2014 JGC LED LightBar Install

i prefer something a bit more built in looking.....someone gonna steal that or F with it for sure.
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I think they are 42x3W - 126w total or 20" wide.... Cost about $108 delivered of ebay....
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