NEW! Cowl Mount LED Brackets for 2018-2019 JL Wrangler

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    Alright, alright already....dang!! You're twisting my arm here & I'm gonna give them a try.... PM sent. ;)
     
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    I look forward to your pictures so I can decide. Thanks for taking one for the team! ;)
     
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    I'm also curious to see how they look, how I can pivot the cubes, etc. Lowering the windshield is a plus, even though it's not done often. I really like the Go Rhinos I'm using, but I have enough forced forward-facing lights. I figured they're not expensive & worth a try... if they work out, I can remove the lights I have mounted on the fenders.

    To be continued...
     
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    Had a pair of 3" cubes laying around-you can never have to much light.2019-03-10_14-00-01_450.jpeg
     
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    I received these guys pretty quickly and I gave them a test-drive... so, here's how they look, @mikej . Since Mother Nature couldn't figure out if she wanted to stop or keep raining, I could only lightly mount the driver-side to see which configuration looked better.

    If you're going with upper AND lower-mounted lights and you don't want exposed wires, you'll have to get the lights on the brackets first (loosely... don't tighten yet). @PEABUDY is absolutely right about getting the 2 upper bolts/spacers on first. For a lower light, the mounting bolts have to be an inch or shorter. The bolts for my Rigids are exactly 1" and most should be; anything longer will make contact with the cowl & scratch the paint (or just use a few washers). They'd have to be mounted at the highest point and you'll need a 1/2" open-end or adjustable wrench. If your inner-most, heartfelt desire is to be able to lower the windshield, the mounting position for top cubes would have to be on the outer-most slots.

    When I'm ready to permanently mount them, I need to extend the wires under the hood. My current setup only goes as far as my Go Rhinos, which are a DEFCON-1 pain in the ass. They over-do the powder coating on the mounting nuts, making it incredibly difficult to fit into the cubes. I'll be glad to get rid of them as soon as we get consistent weather down here. Anyways, make sure you have enough wire if you're changing from different mounts. I shored the wires up along the mounts with zip-ties to keep them less visible.

    I'm not a fan of logos, especially when they're stenciled-in. But... the Diode Dynamics logo is very subtle and since they're quite literally, stacked double-D's...it's more than acceptable. ;)

    I really like the flexibility of having several different mounting positions and configurations. #2 is what works for me since it gives me more flexibility with positioning a lower cube outwards. I want to see the sides of the road. I like these things ...and again, as soon as weather permits, I'll mount them permanently.

    Thank you for the help & speedy delivery, Jake @Diode Dynamics.

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    On the lower cube here, you can see where the 1-inch bolt is close to the cowl... It's not touching.
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    The lower cube here is intentionally pointed outwards.
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    Thanks @melendez69 ! Looking really good. You have helped me make my lighting decision!
     
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    Glad to be of help. These are very easy to mount, fairly inexpensive, & require much less maintenance than the Go Rhino duals, which also tend to look crooked at times. Decision for me was easy.
     
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    Looks great! Thanks for taking the time to write the review. I hope you enjoy those for years to come!

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    Cleaner and permanent install. Plenty of mounting-position and pivoting flexibility, especially if you're like me and want to see the sides of the road ahead in the dark. I used 3M VViViD Vinyl film on the bottom of the cube mounts to keep from scratching the mounts. It's almost windshield-down season and these work well for me.

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    Looks great! Custom lighting configurations are EXACTLY what we engineered these for, so it's great to see JL owners taking advantage of the design.

    Thanks for posting!

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