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protect1989 02-18-2014 05:40 PM

2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting
 
I have been looking at every company and website to try and get ideas on adding additional off road lights to my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited. The selection seems to be relatively small. My goal is to keep the vehicle clean and composed looking but add that extra bit of Jeep awesomeness with some off road lighting.

Has anyone installed extra off road lighting on their jeep and can share photos. I have searched the site and found multiple threads ranging from baskets to homemade light bars. Would love to see some photos of what you have done or if you know good companies to go with. Thanks

(Threads with similar concept listed below for reference)
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/roof-basket-62895.html

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/made-...bar-71547.html

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/wk2-l...ars-66801.html

Chunderboy 02-18-2014 07:54 PM

I'm in the same boat with my 13. A guy did a installation of a light bar behind the lower mesh grill that looked really clean. I was going to go that route or just throw some Hellas on my brush guard.

rubicontrail.net 02-18-2014 09:02 PM

Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting
 
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Originally Posted by protect1989 (Post 978149)
I have been looking at every company and website to try and get ideas on adding additional off road lights to my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited. The selection seems to be relatively small. My goal is to keep the vehicle clean and composed looking but add that extra bit of Jeep awesomeness with some off road lighting.

Has anyone installed extra off road lighting on their jeep and can share photos. I have searched the site and found multiple threads ranging from baskets to homemade light bars. Would love to see some photos of what you have done or if you know good companies to go with. Thanks

If you don't have the ACC, you may be able to place a light bar in the space between the tow hooks.

Chunderboy 02-18-2014 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by rubicontrail.net (Post 978262)

If you don't have the ACC, you may be able to place a light bar in the space between the tow hooks.

Exactly what I was saying.

protect1989 02-19-2014 09:26 PM

Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting
 
Thats an excellent idea. I had the thought of putting two lights where the front tow hooks would go but never really expanded on that idea.

I love the way wranglers look when they have lights mounted up high or at the base of the windshield. There is a company called GOBI that makes a decent looking roof rack with lights for the '14 GC but to purchase all the elements alone is atleast $1600 (not including installation)

Chunderboy 02-19-2014 09:38 PM

Now, if I could mount a light bar on my brush guard, that would be the shit.. You going to keep it stock without a brush guard

protect1989 02-19-2014 11:42 PM

Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting
 
So far I have only seen two examples of a '14 Grand Cherokee with a Bull Bar or Brush Guard (links to both below). One looked like a simple Westin bull bar but the video was at night and not great quality (see below). The other is a pretty great looking option, however it is a very labor intensive installation as I dont have front tow hooks and apparently those are needed (not to mention drilling through the front bumper)

Video of Westin Bull Bar
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee POV - YouTube


Other intensive bull bar option
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee bumper kits, WK2

pinetar 02-20-2014 04:52 PM

Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting
 
I've had my eyes on the GOBI roof rack you mentioned for a bit and think it looks really nice. I especially like the example photo with the lights on top. Definitely seems like a contender for off-road lighting mods.

https://www.trailduty.com/images/ste...24cb89c02005a5

Setoutguy 02-20-2014 07:37 PM

Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting
 
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Originally Posted by Chunderboy (Post 978896)
Now, if I could mount a light bar on my brush guard, that would be the shit.. You going to keep it stock without a brush guard

98% of the bullbars and brushguards are worthless POS and just add weight to the front end. Westin is worthless if you ever hit anything larger than a medium size possum. They will not prevent damage if you do hit something.

Thank gawd in my county in VA and surrounding counties they dont allow volunteer firefighters to mount lights like that on their POVs. Some of them would use them to beat rush hour traffic home and who knows what else. And my bro and sis are volunteer firefighters for Fairfax County and my brother in law is a battalion chief with the airport so I dont need to hear any grief. My sis was volunteer firefighter of year one year in Ffx Cty.

Mounting lights to look cool please.

MuSh 02-21-2014 04:41 PM

It's called a brush guard. Not a ramrod. :) others are push bars. Designed for pushing....most don't advertise the ability to plow over large animals.

Chunderboy 02-21-2014 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Setoutguy (Post 979346)

98% of the bullbars and brushguards are worthless POS and just add weight to the front end. Westin is worthless if you ever hit anything larger than a medium size possum. They will not prevent damage if you do hit something.

Thank gawd in my county in VA and surrounding counties they dont allow volunteer firefighters to mount lights like that on their POVs. Some of them would use them to beat rush hour traffic home and who knows what else. And my bro and sis are volunteer firefighters for Fairfax County and my brother in law is a battalion chief with the airport so I dont need to hear any grief. My sis was volunteer firefighter of year one year in Ffx Cty.

Mounting lights to look cool please.

Well, to your first point, well, you're wrong.. On two separate occasions, while parking in front of me, someone hit the front of my rig. They sustained bumper and quarter panel damage, not me. The only damage I sustained was their paint on my guard. Maybe that's because I'm in that 98%!

As for your statement about mounting lights to look cool. Who said that? I drive to the Berkshire mountains at least a half dozen times a year and without auxiliary lights, it's really difficult to see that possum you live in fear of hitting.

sgregg21 02-21-2014 06:37 PM

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You can do what I did and mount two on either side of the ACC...

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