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View Poll Results: Is this a good or bad idea?
Good Idea! 7 25.00%
Bad Idea! 16 57.14%
Its your truck, do what you want. 5 17.86%
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:59 AM
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I think the guys over at DezertRangers.com would like this. You should post it up over there
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:22 AM
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Oh boy. Well I give your point for resourcefulness. But the installation quality, method, and looks are pretty bad. It's crooked. It's held together with drywall anchors???? The lights appear to be ready to fall off. You have a piece of wire in an unprotected sharp metal hole.

Based on the rest of this project, I can only assume you have the electrical portion done completely wrong as well. So chances are it will probably catch on fire and burn down soon too.

You wanted honest opinions so I'm giving it to you.
the electrical portion of this is done right. my friend is a licensed electrician and he helped me run the wires after i was done mounting the light bar. so nothing is going to "catch on fire".

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I think the guys over at DezertRangers.com would like this. You should post it up over there
thanks, i'll make sure i post it over there too.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:52 AM
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Joey? you have a difficult time knowing when someone is being sarcastic, don't you?
when GGlighting told you to "be sure to post it up over at DezzertRangers.com, it was because they would flame you a lot worse than here.
when someone just types "it's your truck, do with it what ya want" it really means that they are not liking what you did, but are being "polite"
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:50 AM
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Joey? you have a difficult time knowing when someone is being sarcastic, don't you?
when GGlighting told you to "be sure to post it up over at DezzertRangers.com, it was because they would flame you a lot worse than here.
when someone just types "it's your truck, do with it what ya want" it really means that they are not liking what you did, but are being "polite"
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:52 AM
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Joey? you have a difficult time knowing when someone is being sarcastic, don't you?
when GGlighting told you to "be sure to post it up over at DezzertRangers.com, it was because they would flame you a lot worse than here.
when someone just types "it's your truck, do with it what ya want" it really means that they are not liking what you did, but are being "polite"
how the hell am i supposed to know if someones being sarcastic through a comment. ive never used dezertrangers.com so i have no idea if there gonna be harsher than some of the people on this website.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:21 PM
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think of this as being a learning experience. I, too was young and had a light bar similar to yours on my first ranger, although i used an old bar for a ladder rack and clamped it on. it was an awful flat grey color and the lights looked "funny" but I thought it was cool at the time.
my suggestion is, remove the bar, fill in the holes, sand, prime, paint, clearcoat the area's affected. Then, get a nice already built lightbar by carr or KC, which you can install with a special kit for trucks without "gutters" the bar can hold up to 4 (i think) lights and is sturdy.
and the wiring you can run down into the opening of your door and there you can drill a hole into the cab and please, use a grommet for wire protection.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:08 PM
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how the hell am i supposed to know if someones being sarcastic through a comment. ive never used dezertrangers.com so i have no idea if there gonna be harsher than some of the people on this website.
there's no way in hell that anyone can be less harsh than the people here. but don't worry, i already posted it for you. they loved (hated) it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:54 PM
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how the hell am i supposed to know if someones being sarcastic through a comment. ive never used dezertrangers.com so i have no idea if there gonna be harsher than some of the people on this website.
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there's no way in hell that anyone can be less harsh than the people here. but don't worry, i already posted it for you. they loved (hated) it.
haha, thanks. now i have to read every post on this thread and wonder wether or not its sarcasm or if there being serious. i guess ill have to work on that skill. lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:27 PM
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the electrical portion of this is done right. my friend is a licensed electrician and he helped me run the wires after i was done mounting the light bar. so nothing is going to "catch on fire"
Which has nothing to do with low voltage automotive wiring. So yes, it may still catch on fire.

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haha, thanks. now i have to read every post on this thread and wonder wether or not its sarcasm or if there being serious. i guess ill have to work on that skill. lol
I'll make it easy for you. If the post appeared to be a compliment or was neutral, you can assume it was more than likely sarcasm. If the post was pointing out how awful it really is, it was not sarcasm. Again, you asked for opinions.
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