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Light bar length for an XJ?

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by Rey88, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    Rey88

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    What’s a good length for the xj? And does a curved bar make a big difference compared to a straight one?
     
  2. Nov 27, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    Like WHY do you need a light bar-

    Camping or hunting trails at night?
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    Camping mostly, I don’t hunt but we do go on trails at night
     
  4. Nov 28, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    I assume your looking to mount one above your windshield vs hood or a bumper mount.
    Most of the manufactures I've seen offer either 49, 50, or 51 inch bars. Personally, I'd prefer one a bit shorter than the windshield. 49 inch. And curved vs straight. Based on what I've read. At higher driving speeds. They create a whistling noise. And a curved bar is not suppose to. I don't know any one the has either. So I'm just passing along what I've seen or heard.
    Post up your decision.
     
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  5. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    Thanks for the info brotha, I’ll definitley be sharing once I decide
     
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  6. Nov 29, 2018 at 7:25 AM
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    If it were me I'd put one on the front bumper. Like @JKBob 25 says... they all make a shit ton of wind noise.
     
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  7. Nov 29, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    Oh they whistle very loud or mine does anyway .... Can't hear it with the top off tho
     
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  8. Nov 29, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    And I do a lot of night bank fishing that's why I have my light bar
     
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  9. Nov 29, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    I don't have a 50" bar. But I do have a hood and bumper mount bars. Their not legal for street use in all states I beleive. But I never claimed to be an angel.....ya know :p.They do help on unlit roads that I drive on quite often.
     
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  10. Nov 30, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    You rebel
     
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  11. Nov 30, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Being a goodie goodie two shoes is no fun. :cool:. They awesome too when some one cuts you off on the road. You can light them up like a fish bowl. Funny how they get annoyed when they blinded by the light. Lolll.
     
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