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post #11 of 15 Old 12-01-2012, 08:57 AM
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cut off disks and hole saws work great with the stock bumper the steel is not that thick or beefy

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And those lights you mentioned look like they have a lip around the outer edge correct? If so they would look nice. I build my rear bumper outa 1/4" and 3/16" with cutoff discs so the stock bumper should cut right thru

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One thought, would low mounted ones be broken by backing into a tree or a fender bender? Just thinking out loud. P.s. I'm not planning on trying this, just adding my 3 cents worth
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I ended up getting Piaa backup lights about a year ago. I mounted them to the bottom of the bumper. I'd say if you plan on off roading a lot, then mount them up high. Otherwise they seem very effective where I put them. Just keep an eye out for those sneaky tree stumps and what not.

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I mounted two KC 55W floods off the back of mine. I mounted then high because I have a lopro rack. It provides a lot of light when backing. They are wired to the reverse lights as well as a stand alone switch.

Pros of high mounting:
- provide light over the top of terrain (reducing shadows)
- can be moved/swivled to illuminate anythng at the rear of the vehicle

- when the hatch is open it blocks the lights

I have dark tint on my windows (keeps the beggers away) and the additional light is great to have. I attached a couple pics.
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[x] PML
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[x] Front, Engine & Trans Skid Plates (self made)
[x] Bilstein 5100s all the way around
[x] Warn Manual Hubs
[x] Idler Arm Brace
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