vethawk

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Hey Scott, Sorry, I don't have a picture of what they did. The option was to weld it on or drill holes into the frame, I decided on the weld
Ok no problem....I appreciate even that info !!
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There is a plug that pulls out. Then its pretty simple to run through the steering column.

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This was very helpful! Thank you! But how did you get the wiring from the plug hole to the spot where the switch is mounted? I can't see anything or reach that hole from under the dash
 

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For those that want to take a peek at the instructions.
I think this may answer my question but I am going to ask the hive mind something.

It looks like the bar attaches to the rad support (!) and the bumper rebar. While I love the look of the thing, I am concerned about how far into the vehicle it attaches. I would prefer to to "go deep" in the sense that it could be strong enough to be used as a tow point should things go badly. Looking at the way it is mounted, it appears that it might torque things best left untorqued. I may be completely wrong. It looks like a loop could be attached between the two attachment points below the light bar and used as a pull point (I have been watching Mike's Offroad Recovery too much - so wish we had something like the USA national forest network in Canada. As far as I know, we don't. The only way you can get deep into our parks is on foot or canoe - unless you are a logging company of course... Southern Ontario is so built up that it takes some serious looking to find anything work playing with - there is almost no point to a Jeep Wrangler or Bronco here).

That could be fine as long as it was possible to get a proper tow hook mounted. Might have to wait and see what ARB comes up with for bumpers, if anything :)

On the other hand, I am not sure how much it matters as I am not sure how deep down the rabbit hole I want to go! Knowing me, it will be about two twists too far (You should see my bicycle and note when I bought it - frame up builds from 3T are not cheap but were the only option then!)

On a different note entirely, I think I know how I would mount the lights and switch gear. My vehicle has a sunroof, and if I could get a panel like this wired into the recess before the roof window, that would be good. Or, to make it easier, mount it instead of the sunglasses holder which I do not need. I do not care about the USB charger, but it might be nice to power a GoPro or something. https://oz-usa.com/switches/. In the dark ages when cars were cars and, oh never mind, my parents used to rally. The way they did lights was very similar to the OP in this thread. I would aim the middle two (one switch as per the OP) straight ahead, and the right light off to the left and the left light off to the right (one switch as per the OP) to aim into corners.

I actually think I may set this up just to hold the lights! There is a very cool bling factor which appeals to me :)
 

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I like the look of that one as it can be had custom with what you want. Looks like the tow hooks are gone, but you can have recovery points added to the bar rendering the point moot. Much more spendy, but perhaps nicer and with fewer compromises?
 

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Hi Guys,

Here is my First Edition Bronco Sport with the Rough Country Nudge Bar Installed. I am not mechanically inclined so I had a shop close by to me that was an Authorized Rough Country Dealer install it. FYI, the instructions are a little off for the first edition. The mechanic had to weld a piece to my frame once he took the bumper off in order to keep it sturdy. Also, my Front Toe Hooks had to be removed unfortunately.
Does anybody know if they are coming out with something for the back bumper?

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What was the cost at a dealer to do it?
 
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