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I should have mine installed on the roof rack by tomorrow on my 2017 Pro4X. Has anyone else done this and regret it? Like it? Opinions?
 

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i have heard you get a whistle, and i have seen the glare.
both of those were enough to make me never want to do it.
 

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Thanks for that info. I can live with the whistle, but what do you mean by the glare? I have no experience with light bars so any further info would be helpful because I can always return it to Amazon.
 

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mount it lower. no glare. front bumper works well

i have seen some people add a deflector shield at the bottom of the light bar, as well as paint the hood.
ive even seen some people add a shield to the cooler fins on the bar to block some wind noise.


but i wouldnt return it because some idiot on the internet doesnt like roof mounted light bars, do your own research. also if you dont like it after its on, just remove it.
 

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Mount it where ever you think is best, but just don't be this guy.
 

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I never cared much for roof mounted lights. Seemed they would reflect back in dust, light mist.
Always had them on bumper guards.
Now I have both.
Found in super dusty( usually while following other vehicles) the brush guard lights were useless.
Quality lightbars come with dampeners to reduce vibration which helps with the noise.
I did make a shade to reduce the glare.
 

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I should have mine installed on the roof rack by tomorrow on my 2017 Pro4X. Has anyone else done this and regret it? Like it? Opinions?
MetalAlien (IIRC) has some roof lights and made up a under-visor to combat glare (or was it Nomad...) anyway's it was one of those sand demons...

wind noise is from the design of the lightbar heatsinks (there are some measures that can be taken, but it will always be there unless moved rearwards) and glare due to the flood pattern... spot may cut it down, but so would a visor... all comes down to what you need the light to do for you...
 

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IMO, you should get light bar if you do night trail/off-roading. Kinda dumb if it's just there for a cool factor.

Shouldn't use the supplied cast aluminum brackets. Make your own for better fit and strength.
 

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My street trucks had the lights mounted on the brush guards. I used the trucks to fish remote spots in Baja.Pretty much on the two lane Baja highway. You needed to see long distances and the reason I used spots. By the time you see it with stock lights, you probably Have to panic stop.
I used them off road but you don't really need them for that purpose, I just slowed down and in most places I had to rock crawl anyway.
I would hook up the lights so you can use the dimmer switch and also a separate switch to activate them. Trying to turn on and off the lights with just the switch is a pain and dangerous.
Now the Frontier, I really don't have that option.I need to maximize my speed at night.
I am going to mount a over head light bar on the Dodge since it serves as a tow/ chase/ prerunner.
I had to make mounts for my light bar. No big deal.
 

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Thanks everyone for sharing their opinions. I like to off road every other weekend, and yes I admit they are for some looks as well. I think I will go with the bull bar led integration. I will post pics when it arrives next week after I have a chance to install it.
 

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For me, helps to have it and not need it vs. needing it and not having it plus I like LED's. I have avoided numerous deer while traveling in remote parts of Florida.

I don't off-road much and only use my truck on the weekends transporting kayaks, bikes or going to an FSU game or two each year.

Reaching out to my fabricator this week to see if he can cut 5 or so pairs of brackets for the roof rack as there are a few members interested from my thread: Roof rack 40" light bar bracket.

Good luck in your search.
 

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Pictures please


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