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Finally got my lights installed, the foglights wired up nice to the stock harness with the splitter but I didn't wire up the lightbar yet.

Where is everyone routing the switch wiring into the interior?

Where are you guys mounting up the switches on the inside? Was thinking of using the center console cubby.

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Finally got my lights installed, the foglights wired up nice to the stock harness with the splitter but I didn't wire up the lightbar yet.

Where is everyone routing the switch wiring into the interior?

Where are you guys mounting up the switches on the inside? Was thinking of using the center console cubby.

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Looks so good!

I think there are a couple of grommets into the interior: one down low on the passenger side going into the glove box and one on the driver side, right below the brake master cylinder, both seem to be a pain to get to.

I ended up feeding my wiring thru the rain channel on the driver's side and behind the front fender, then into the drivers door. I tucked them under the weather stripping and routed under dash via the dash side panel that you can pop out. Mounted my switch on the lower plastic trim panel, right below the left stalk/turn signal, that way it's nearby by if I needed to turn them off quickly with on coming traffic.
 

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@TennTechMan any updates on those hood mount brackets? I've got some lights I'm interested in mounting that way.
No news yet. I've been distracted with my day-job lately. Things are getting back under control now. The next step was to have them formed from metal. Since you're a potential purchaser, what's your opinion on what the finish should be? Unfinished stainless is easiest and most cost effective. Black textured powdercoat steel would look good and probably be as stealth as possible. Black anodized aluminum would be a cost effective compromise of those two.
 

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No news yet. I've been distracted with my day-job lately. Things are getting back under control now. The next step was to have them formed from metal. Since you're a potential purchaser, what's your opinion on what the finish should be? Unfinished stainless is easiest and most cost effective. Black textured powdercoat steel would look good and probably be as stealth as possible. Black anodized aluminum would be a cost effective compromise of those two.
I'd say black anodized is a good route to go with.

I'd be happy to assist in the prototype testing if you're open to it. I just pulled the trigger on some Lazer linear-6's to augment my current set up for corner lighting. I can send you a bracket hole pattern when I get them if you're game. Otherwise, I'll just get some universal mounts and keep it "rally-tacky" as I usually do lol
 

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I'd say black anodized is a good route to go with.

I'd be happy to assist in the prototype testing if you're open to it. I just pulled the trigger on some Lazer linear-6's to augment my current set up for corner lighting. I can send you a bracket hole pattern when I get them if you're game. Otherwise, I'll just get some universal mounts and keep it "rally-tacky" as I usually do lol
Thanks for the feedback.

I'm not sure that design will work well for these brackets. I designed them with the intent of mounting a light with a single faster on the bottom (like most flood or spot lights). A short light bar would be difficult, I think. Did you have an idea in mind?
 

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Thanks for the feedback.

I'm not sure that design will work well for these brackets. I designed them with the intent of mounting a light with a single faster on the bottom (like most flood or spot lights). A short light bar would be difficult, I think. Did you have an idea in mind?
I see. The linear-6's are about 9" long, so ya, might be too much for your bracket design. On the other hand, they do have a center mount kit for this size that your bracket might be able to accomodate, just not sure how stiff your bracket will be ie stability from shaking, keeping position, etc. with this much loading.

 

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That single bolt option would do it, no problem. I don't think loading will be any issue. 3/16" thick aluminum will hold that rigidly. Steel will be even stronger if I go that route.
 

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Just saw these from the Mountune USA site:

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I don't see it listed on the site though
 

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Just saw these from the Mountune USA site:

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I don't see it listed on the site though
It was a limited run of the Rally Innovations one.
 

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S.O.Bisquit!
 

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Anyone put a light bar or anything on there roof rack? Haven’t seen anyone I’ve done that in any of the threads. Thinking of installing a LED light bar on my roof rack and than running the wire down the windshield and wiring it that way. Any thoughts?
 

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Anyone put a light bar or anything on there roof rack? Haven’t seen anyone I’ve done that in any of the threads. Thinking of installing a LED light bar on my roof rack and than running the wire down the windshield and wiring it that way. Any thoughts?
You will have to be careful with the vertical beam spread. I haven't done it on this car in particular, but I have done it on my previous car (BRZ) and had some issues with the light reflecting off the hood and making visibility terrible. Granted, the BRZ probably has a much longer hood, and probably does not angle as much as the Focus, so just something to keep in mind.
 

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You will have to be careful with the vertical beam spread. I haven't done it on this car in particular, but I have done it on my previous car (BRZ) and had some issues with the light reflecting off the hood and making visibility terrible. Granted, the BRZ probably has a much longer hood, and probably does not angle as much as the Focus, so just something to keep in mind.
Definitely a good point. Was thinking if the light bar is more of a spot style might help with that. Really like your setup with it on the hood. Diode dynamics makes a nice kit.
 

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Definitely a good point. Was thinking if the light bar is more of a spot style might help with that. Really like your setup with it on the hood. Diode dynamics makes a nice kit.
Ya, thanks! I just replied to your PM. Yes, a spot style light should definitely help. The one I had on the BRZ was more of a "flood" style, so I actually ended up just aiming it up, which wasted a lot of the light, but was still usable. With the lazer lamps I have now, I have a spot style, but can use reeded lenses to spread the light a little bit more.

The DD is very nice, I know quite a few rally guys using them. A lot of adjustability means you can point where ever you want the light to go. I actually considered buying their light kit (brackets only) to try to mount my side lighting pods, but I was able to figure out a way to integrate it to my existing mount.
 

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Haven’t used my car much this week but figured I’d actually test it. Cheap princess auto 22 inch light bar. **** is insane.

edit: I have no idea why the photo/gif uploaded sideways. I dunno how to fix it

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Haven’t used my car much this week but figured I’d actually test it. Cheap princess auto 22 inch light bar. **** is insane.

edit: I have no idea why the photo/gif uploaded sideways. I dunno how to fix it

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Can you get that any brighter?!~

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I got a bunch of messages about it, so I’ll point form my light bar Setup. Originally ran 4 pots on the front, but they were garbage. Totally useless compared to even the cheapest modern LED ligjtbar

  • cheap license plate light mount from ebay (like $15 or something). Does require drilling into your front bumper cover thing, mine was covered in chips so I didn’t mind.
  • cheapo princess auto 22” light bar
  • cheapo princess auto wiring harness
  • 1.5”x24” aluminum bar stock, drilled/cut as adapter between light bar and plate mount
  • ????
  • profit

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