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Unread 07-13-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Talking Defiant Light Bar

So I finally broke into the savings account and bought the newly revised Defiant Light Bar.






Let me tell you - This thing is SOLID. Paul over at Defiant added extra support brackets which he said would strengthen the bar. Just to test his work I stood on the bar and gave it a nice couple of bounces. Even with 185 lbs jumping up and down on the bar, it did not move.

I have to say that I am very supprised with the light bar. Money well spent.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Cool, what kind of light do you have mounted?
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Looks great I want one now. how much did it cost you and what lights are you running.
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Cool, what kind of light do you have mounted?
I got a good deal on the Hella 500s (4 for $95) onEbay. I'll use those for now. When the break I'll upgrade to PIAAs or Vision X.
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Looks great I want one now. how much did it cost you and what lights are you running.
It was around $260, which is a steal for the craftsmanship that went into this thing. I'm running Hella 500FF/500 for now.
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It was around $260, which is a steal for the craftsmanship that went into this thing. I'm running Hella 500FF/500 for now.
Damn i might have to swing by there tomorrow for that price!
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Looks awesome. I debated getting one of those myself, but ended up with the full bumper. I am glad I did., but that's definitely a nice bar.
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I want to do similar except use 4 lightforce 170 striker hid lights.

What size are those hella's?
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Oh yea.. that looks great!
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How is the vibration? Light bars often don't have enough support and over rock/uneven terrain especially, the lights get vibrated a lot. I guess with small lightweight lights you're golden.
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How is the vibration? Light bars often don't have enough support and over rock/uneven terrain especially, the lights get vibrated a lot. I guess with small lightweight lights you're golden.
I have not noticed an issue with vibration, it's built pretty solid. But then again, I'm not tearing through the desert at 100mph like some people...
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I have not noticed an issue with vibration, it's built pretty solid. But then again, I'm not tearing through the desert at 100mph like some people...
I will volunteer to do that testing when I get mine, hopefully friday!
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How's the installation on these? I looked for instructions on their site but didn't find any. Just curious what, if anything, you have to cut and where they attach underneath.
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How's the installation on these? I looked for instructions on their site but didn't find any. Just curious what, if anything, you have to cut and where they attach underneath.
They are 100% bolt on.
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I just can't get it out of my head though that one little bump into another vehichle or into anything for that matter is going to break all the lights and probably push that little bar though the plastic bumper. That would be costly.
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How's the installation on these? I looked for instructions on their site but didn't find any. Just curious what, if anything, you have to cut and where they attach underneath.
Like Josh said, they are 100% bolt on. No cutting, drilling needed.
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I just can't get it out of my head though that one little bump into another vehichle or into anything for that matter is going to break all the lights and probably push that little bar though the plastic bumper. That would be costly.
It was designed so people without custom bumpers can mount auxilery lights, not to play bumper cars Even if a collision does rearrange the cosmetics of the front bumper, that just justifies a new aftermarket bumper and better lights
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Like Josh said, they are 100% bolt on. No cutting, drilling needed.
I must have missed that post... Anyway thanks for replying with the info I have a set of NIB Hella 500s left over from my Jeep project that I was looking to mount on the 4Runner and this looks like an easy way to do so.
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I actually had someone back into my truck and it did bend the bar a little and scratched though the powdercoat, but all and all it is an extremely tough bar. The main reason I noticed was all my lights were bent backwards when I came out. Here are pics after it was hit, you can see it is a little scratched on the passanger side, but other than that it looks fine.





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I actually had someone back into my truck and it did bend the bar a little and scratched though the powdercoat, but all and all it is an extremely tough bar. The main reason I noticed was all my lights were bent backwards when I out. Here are pics after it was hit, you can see it is a little scratched on the passanger side, but other than that it looks fine.





It's officially been tested in a minor incident, and I have seen it in person. I'm satisfied, thats why i'm getting one.
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