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Need Some Mounting Ideas

I have 4 KC 130W LR lights for my truck. already have 2 130W Driving lights on the cattle gaurd.. I originally had a go-rhino roll bar ordered, but the company was ****ty so that fell through..

so here is my question, what are some ways i can mount these up top? and it has to be something that comes in a relatively small package if i order it or it wont be able to ship to germany.

also if you ahve any pics, that would greatly be appreciated.. thanks
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hey man, first off thanks for serving, I appreciate it, secondly there's a company that makes a light bar for the roof, that use the rain gutters, and since most newer rangers don't have 'em the make brackets for that, I'll upload photo's in a bit, I found them on truckaddon's.com I believe I'LL CHECK.
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Hey thanks jon.. Cant decide whether i like the way they look or not.. sit a little too high... and i wonder how strong they are.. Like if i was in the woods, would it hold up to a beating from branches and what not..
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Yeah those KC bars are way high off the hood, its like 8 inches... Hmm, maybe grab some 2" Right angle stock and fab up a quick bracket with some bolts and drill some holes... mount them up above the front bumper?
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well since i have a cattle gaurd with 2 lights on it, i dont want to put any more on the bumper.. I wonder if i could put lights on a headache rack? and how that would look..
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no problem man, I have no idea if their stought enough,I don't have 'em, I stumbled on them the other day looking for a pre-runner light bar, and then saw your thread so I thought I'd show you.
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hey i appreciate it. I would def.. consider this if there was a way to lower the stance closer to the roof..
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Heres what I did

Its a CARR Deluxe Rota Light Bar. I have 4-100 watt 6x9 KC Lights up top. They are pretty heavy so what I did was put a cotter pin in so in the high speeds/high winds the light bar wouldn't get rotated backwards.



Alan wrench to rota bar.

Rotates backwards

And forwards.

The cotter pin.

How it mounts


I have used this in the woods menny a times. I have hit low branches with it and I have had no problem.

If you have any other questions let me know.

(k done whoring for now)

Also, good luck actually finding the KC light bar. They are discontinued.
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yeah,i figured i would have to go with the carr.. IS there any way to get it to sit lower?
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yeah,i figured i would have to go with the carr.. IS there any way to get it to sit lower?
Cut and Weld
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what would i cut?
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is this what i need/
210871 - Deluxe Rota Bar for 1990-2001 Explorer (not Eddie Bauer)

and the gutterless kit, correct?
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just found this one for 170.. says it comes with mounting kit? would this be the gutterless kit?

Light Bar Deluxe Rota

its the one on the top
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This is what you need.

1991-2001 Ford Explorer - Carr Light Bar - Rota - Black
Part Number: C22210871
1991-2001 Ford Explorer - Carr Light Bar Mounting Kit - Rota
Part Number: C22222742

Heres one website thats cheaper then the other 2

Carr Light Bar - Auto Parts Warehouse

One thing to note is that you may have to make the mounting brackets from the gutterless kit flat.


Where the blue protective covering is on the door frame, that was curved to go alone with the line of an explorer, all I did was use a hammer and make it flat.
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gotcha.. SO, you were saying that all i would have to do was cut and weld it to make it sit lower and closer to the cab. Shere would i need to cut.?
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thansk.. would the one below it that actually lets the lights rotate down work as well? Is that worth the extra 20 bucks?
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gotcha.. SO, you were saying that all i would have to do was cut and weld it to make it sit lower and closer to the cab. Shere would i need to cut.?
Yep. Um...I'd say right where the CARR logo is. But if your gonna do that don't cut the bar (where the lights rest) first. Your length is gonna change. Also, if you do do the Rota bar (like mine), make sure you still have clearance to rotate it.


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thansk.. would the one below it that actually lets the lights rotate down work as well? Is that worth the extra 20 bucks?
Defiantly, thats the one I have.
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Awsome, i think im gunna go ahead with the rota bar.. And cut it down as far as possible.. thanks!
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Np good luck. And remember measure twice, cut once.
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Thanks.. Im thinking about actually taking it to a local guy and having him do it that way if he messes it up, he has to buy me a new one lol
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Haha, nice.
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