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Old 10-24-2011, 04:01 PM
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I wanted to put a light bar like that on mine, now you've got me worried ErrorS. KC Lites aren't cheap...I would be very sad/mad/angry if the bar flew off with them on it.
i think id be very mad if one flew off especially because their not cheap lol
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It sort of uses the rubber boots that sit in your gutters to keep it from sliding back.. it's just not a super secure design. I did go a year without it sliding off, though I had to retighten and readjust it every once in a while. It didn't do well with overhanging trees, I constantly had to plug the wires back in, readjust the lights and readjust the bar itself.

I wasn't sure about the looks either, with the light bar the Bronco looks a lot bigger, without it the Bronco looks a bit more slick, more offroad and less mall-crawler. Plus, with the lightbar I can't fit in car-washes, without it I can. But if I were to ever put a light bar back on, I would *have to* have it bolted at some point.

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:43 PM
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Is it possible to drill a hole in the gutter where it mounts to put a bolt all the way through? I'm not a fan of drilling holes in my truck, but i wouldn't want $300 worth of lights and a bar flying away.
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It has legs that sit in your gutter, then a sort of L-shaped clamp-like thing that goes underneath the gutter and bolts to the side of the lightbar. It keeps it from moving up or down, but doesn't keep it from sliding with *some* force, usually it isn't an issue, the rubber boots keep it in place decently.

Anyways, on the L-shaped clamp, you could probably just put a self-drilling screw through it into your roof or gutter to keep it from sliding back. The screw wont be taking much force, so even a small, non-invasive one should do it.

Keep in mind I was on gravel at high speed, it probably just vibrated itself loose. I doubt 99% of people with the same lightbar would have the problem. If you're not trying to be a prerunner in your Bronco you're not gonna have any trouble.

Never lost it on the interstate, but would check it every single time I thought I was going to go on the interstate.
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Sorry for not having some good pics at the moment. The picture in my sig is my 79 Bronco. It's motivatated by a basically stock 460 with a C6/Np205 combo behind it. The 9" and D44 are loaded with 4.88s, the front has a Dana Powr lok lsd and the rear has a full spool. The suspension is 6" Superlift, all spring... no blocks. I'm rolling on 37x12.50R15 Super Swamper Radials with cut out wheelwells. I built a set of heavy duty bumpers for it with receiver hitches and d-rings at both ends. It has dual batteries and a Saginaw power steering conversion. I have a bunch of plans for it to be done over the winter, hopefully it all works out.
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Sounds like an awesome rig Pkupman, looks great from that teaser size sig pic. I hope we'll get to see some fullsize pics soon!
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for the light bar, i imagine if your good with fabrication work, you could fab your own brackets to secure it alittle better, just a thought i dont know too much about the light bars tho
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I painted it underneath
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Took it to the Jamboree nationals
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And now it's covered in mud again
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Looks real sharp Huggy. I would've avoided painting the hub/rotor, but everything else looks nice and shiny. I'm sanding my frame and underbody down and painting with ultra flat!
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I greased the rotor now the brakes don't squeak.
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I paint my rotors sometimes, it never causes any real issue.. sorta helps me visualize where the pads are seatings, how they're grabbing, etc... plus you get a nice protective coating on the parts of the rotors the pads don't contact.
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I paint my rotors sometimes, it never causes any real issue.. sorta helps me visualize where the pads are seatings, how they're grabbing, etc... plus you get a nice protective coating on the parts of the rotors the pads don't contact.
Never thought about that. Thanks for the info, i wasn't sure if the paint would gum up the pads or anything.
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Never thought about that. Thanks for the info, i wasn't sure if the paint would gum up the pads or anything.
Mine did a little shudder thing but smoothed out in a few stops. Painted metal always looks better.
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