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    Howdy! I am Steve (38) am new the board but not new to wheeling. I first bought a Wrangler around 2011, then moved on to a 4Runner, than took a break and just recently picked up another Wranger along with my father-in-law (72) and we are gonna go out and explore together. It's still in the garage as we are doing some work on it. (dealing with rust, adding a rear bumper, etc) but may just take it out on the Switzerland Trail this weekend to just get it out in the wild.

    We haven't decided what we want for lighting. Should we go roof bar or should we go on the front bumper? Open to opinions!

    We look forward to meeting some of you.




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    Welcome...as for aux lights, I am old school and prefer bumper mount over roof bar...and of course no LEDs...but I am probably in the very small minority. One thing to think about with roof bar is hood reflection...bothers some, doesn't bother others.
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    Welcome to the group!

    Switzerland - I might be swayed if you're looking at Sunday (though don't plan on that - do what you want).

    Lights - first comment is - how much night wheeling do you plan to do? While I enjoy good illumination, I have not put any exterior lights on my jeep (9+ yrs wheeling it).

    If I were to stick some for forward illumination - I could see a LED bar at the top of the grille / just below the hood. I might also see about a couple 2x2 cube LED's at each end of the bar that point outwards and down for closer side of trail light.

    I could see four of the smaller 2x2 cubes, one at each corner, of your cargo rack - mounted to the side bar - near the front of it and the rear of it - pointing down.

    I did put some strip LED's under the dashboard pointing to the floorboards. They come in handy. I can see adding more LED strip lights on the underside of the roll bar - all of them turn on when the interior lighting switch is turned on (the old glass bulb lights by each door were long ago removed).

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    Welcome to the dark side..
    we have cookies

    i have roof rack LEDs and they wash out the hood real bad..
    im planning on movin mine to the front bumper.
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    Welcome to the group! If you're looking for company out on Switzerland, I'm in most likely
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    Welcome. I might be up for Switzerland also.
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    Welcome to the group!
    A bunch of great folks around here.
    Look forward to meeting you on a trail this season!
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    Hello!

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    welcome to the group!

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    welcome! Switzerland is good with some snow on the west end. I ran it last night just for fun. supposed to get more snow on Saturday.

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    welcome to the group
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    Welcome to the group

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    Welcome, great rig to make some memories in.

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    Welcome!

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes!

    We may or may not make it out Saturday. We were supposed to put on an new rear bumper Friday but it looks like the delivery got delayed so we will be doing that Saturday. If there is time left we may hit Switzerland or even Oh-My-God Road. I know it's not serious wheeling but it's close and easy. I'll post some pictures either way, and plan with you guys a more formal ride when our day is more predictable.

    Thanks for the thoughts on the lights. We plan on doing a good amount of camping and unfortunately with work it means Friday night I am getting up to the campsite after dark but it sounds like lights on the front bumper make the most sense and maybe a pair of ditch lights if the bar spread isn't wide enough?

    Fun fact. It's a pain in the butt to repair a broken seat belt assembly. I spent 2 hours last night fixing the passenger seat belt as it would stay locked. I took the whole thing apart but now it appears to be working and stopping correctly. If any of you have an issue there I can describe in more detail how to fix it.

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    Welcome, this is a great group and most of us wheel often so come out and have some fun!
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