Rigid lights: 4 dually's or a 10" light bar? - JK-Forum.com - The top destination for Jeep JK Wrangler news, rumors, and discussion

Notices

Rigid lights: 4 dually's or a 10" light bar?

Reply

 
 
Old 02-10-2012, 09:12 PM
  #1
JK Freak
Thread Starter
 
20JK10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 920
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Rigid lights: 4 dually's or a 10" light bar?

So I'm thinking of changing out my lights to some Rigid LED. I was thinking of what to go with and looking for opinions.

I can go with either a 10" E-Series flood/spot clear combo bar for $380, or I can go with two dually clear flood and two dually clear spot for $380.

The combo bar would give me 20 LED's in one light bar, and the dually's would give me 16 LED's in four lights. Poison Spyder makes a nice fairlead mount designed specifically for the 10" lightbar which would make mounting simple. For the dually's, I can mount to on the light tabs on my LoD front bumper and then would have to find another way to mount the other two lights [probably the same fairlead mount].

Which method would you pick?
20JK10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 09:29 PM
  #2
JfK
JK Enthusiast
 
JfK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Coloma, MI
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 20JK10 View Post
So I'm thinking of changing out my lights to some Rigid LED. I was thinking of what to go with and looking for opinions.

I can go with either a 10" E-Series flood/spot clear combo bar for $380, or I can go with two dually clear flood and two dually clear spot for $380.

The combo bar would give me 20 LED's in one light bar, and the dually's would give me 16 LED's in four lights. Poison Spyder makes a nice fairlead mount designed specifically for the 10" lightbar which would make mounting simple. For the dually's, I can mount to on the light tabs on my LoD front bumper and then would have to find another way to mount the other two lights [probably the same fairlead mount].

Which method would you pick?
I would go with 2 spots on the windshield and 2 driving lights on the bumper. That should provide a more versatile solution.
JfK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:15 PM
  #3
JK Super Freak
 
snopro269's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: rochester,mn
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had my duallies d2's on winshield brackets for about a day! They looked to gay for me because I like the look of a large light up there, old school I guess.
I'd go with two duallies on bumper tabs and 10 inch on fairlead.
Depends if you want to run the lights on hwy legal I would make the bumper tabs duffusied or combo unless you plan on shutting them off for oncoming traffic.
If you weren't concerned with annoyance then I'd go combo for fairlead and spots for bumper tabs and aim the bumper tabs outward

Last edited by snopro269; 02-10-2012 at 10:22 PM.
snopro269 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 06:31 AM
  #4
JK Enthusiast
 
sheepdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 412
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I agree with the sr comment above. Sleeker, brighter, newer, and cost.
Also go with the d2 duallies. I had the standard duallies and liked the 4led look, but I replaced them with the 6led d2s. Much, much, brighter.
If you don't like the squared look, kc makes round ones. I also wasn't a fan of the square look for windshield mounts.
Good luck. Rigid makes nice stuff and they stand behind their products.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	image-484323900.jpg
Views:	216
Size:	50.2 KB
ID:	276589  

Last edited by sheepdog; 02-13-2012 at 03:45 PM. Reason: spelling error
sheepdog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 09:35 AM
  #5
JK Super Freak
 
snopro269's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: rochester,mn
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Myself and few others had their Dually D2s on windshield brackets and after looking at other jeepers with traditional larger 5 inch lights. The little d2's looked small, outta place and Gay.
I guess I'm stuck with tradition windshield lights look.
I put my d2's on my bumper.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1553271461.jpg
Views:	213
Size:	58.4 KB
ID:	276655

Before

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-364194259.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	38.3 KB
ID:	276658

After
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	image-275564730.jpg
Views:	186
Size:	56.7 KB
ID:	276652   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3308302981.jpg
Views:	203
Size:	62.6 KB
ID:	276654   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2657981089.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	27.7 KB
ID:	276660  
snopro269 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 09:53 AM
  #6
JK Junkie
 
fadeout's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Jersey Shore House
Posts: 3,093
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by snopro269 View Post
The little d2's looked small, outta place and Gay.
I feel exactly the opposite, the larger Mickey Mouse ear lights bother the Hell out of me, the Dually's/D2's are small and provided that "do more with less" look that I liked a lot.
fadeout is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 11:06 AM
  #7
JK Super Freak
 
snopro269's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: rochester,mn
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by fadeout

I feel exactly the opposite, the larger Mickey Mouse ear lights bother the Hell out of me, the Dually's/D2's are small and provided that "do more with less" look that I liked a lot.
Wait until you are sitting beside someone that has them. I guess If I am going to make the step for windshield mounted lights, I like the traditional look over the new tiny less look. I tried the D2's on windshield 6 months ago and didn't like it.
I have large tires and large windshield lights - 7 inch HID
snopro269 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 12:42 PM
  #8
JK Enthusiast
 
ac1brooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Memphis
Posts: 428
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by snopro269 View Post
Wait until you are sitting beside someone that has them. I guess If I am going to make the step for windshield mounted lights, I like the traditional look over the new tiny less look. I tried the D2's on windshield 6 months ago and didn't like it.
I have large tires and large windshield lights - 7 inch HID
I have small tires & small windshield lights, but it's not the size that matters it's what you do with them.
ac1brooks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 12:52 PM
  #9
JK Enthusiast
 
Bob Thario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Goodyear, Az
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

As far as Im concerned, you wont go wrong with any set up. Rigid makes a great product. Here are some pics for you:

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0238.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	69.6 KB
ID:	276755 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0240.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	58.1 KB
ID:	276756 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0230.jpg
Views:	196
Size:	48.7 KB
ID:	276757
Bob Thario is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 01:08 PM
  #10
JK Junkie
 
fadeout's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Jersey Shore House
Posts: 3,093
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by snopro269 View Post
Wait until you are sitting beside someone that has them. I guess If I am going to make the step for windshield mounted lights, I like the traditional look over the new tiny less look. I tried the D2's on windshield 6 months ago and didn't like it.
I have large tires and large windshield lights - 7 inch HID
Don't need to wait, that's what I pulled off in favor of these, traditional = looking to me. I actually pulled all of my 6 and 7 inch lights in favor of LED's they're smaller (less chance or breakage, when getting smacked by something), put out more light, and use way less power (happier alternator/battery).
fadeout is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
minimight
JK Audio & Electronics
9
10-11-2016 04:31 PM
platbr
JK Accessories & Misc Parts
2
07-15-2015 07:34 AM
Athens_JK
JK Audio & Electronics
9
04-29-2015 05:41 PM
bobholthaus
JK Audio & Electronics
4
05-03-2013 01:46 PM
Gwayms
JK Electrical, Lighting & Sound Systems
10
04-23-2012 08:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:44 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: