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Solution for mirrors for those with light bars (and my new bar)

First off let me show off the light bar and mount I LOOOVE KMA's light bar design but the combination of wanting it real close to the windshield/shipping/mounts/all the other shit I was doing, it was a better choice for me to have a "copy" made seeing as I was going to a full fab shop to do some other work.
(KMA has a thread in a few forums here, search and you will see the great products they offer)

But anyway, I went to Liquid Iron Industries to work on a "modular" light bar/rack for those wanting a baja/pre-runner style mount that they could weld up themselves and set it up from 2 to 5 lights by just cutting it down. (they also offer it welded)
LII is a pirate4x4 vendor and hopefully will be one here as well.

So while working on the bar I has them make a clone of the KMA winshield bar. I color matched everything and installed it this week. The bar is actuator controled and will lay FLAT to clear parking at the mall
(and also aim the lights) The controller and actuator from Surplus Center kicks ass as it offers 3 pre-sets that you can set in addition to up/down.
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now for the mirror solution

Liquid Iron Industries sells mirror mounts for desert racers/buggies/KOH/whatever. Available for a shitload of tube sizes they clamp right on and are complete with wide angle mirrors.
http://www.liquidironindustries.com/...cat=261&page=1

But note: The passenger side MUST be 6" longer in order for you to see it. (let them know you are using it on a JK) Some people might give a fuck about the passenger side being longer. I don't care, it looks good and deletes the mirror from the door.

That and unlike the ghetto mounts out there I will never kill these they are DOM and people have already rolled on them. They just slide around or snap the hose clamps and you put them back on.

(they come unpainted, I bedlinered and color matched/skull faded mine)
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So anyway, measure your bar tube size and order a set.

Any questions or comments?
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all wired up and happy now.
YouTube - Light bar actuator

should work well for DC traffic
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I absolutely love the concept of putting the actuator on there to lower them. It looks like good craftsmanship and a neat design. You couldn't pay me to put something like that on mine, but to each their own, I'm sure there is a market for a light bar like this.

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That is sofa-king awesome! I love it!

Though on the mirrors, I'd look into bolts or something, hose clamps make people club seals.

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That is sofa-king awesome! I love it!

Though on the mirrors, I'd look into bolts or something, hose clamps make people club seals.
Sometimes seals need clubbed.......

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I absolutely love the concept of putting the actuator on there to lower them. It looks like good craftsmanship and a neat design. You couldn't pay me to put something like that on mine, but to each their own, I'm sure there is a market for a light bar like this.
most people just mount them with a prop rod going back, this works great for minor adjustment but I DD mine and need to fit in my work parking garage
That and I can adjust the aim point on the fly or even flood light the area just in front of the jeep.

Took me like 2 days to figure how to mount the actuator in order to get full movement and the highest point being the windshield tube. If that was not a concern there is MUCH simpler ways to put the acuator

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That is sofa-king awesome! I love it!

Though on the mirrors, I'd look into bolts or something, hose clamps make people club seals.
drilling it for bolts would be easy but if hose clamps work for the best racers in Baja or King Of The Hammers I guess it can work for me.

The nice thing is it is a "fuse" of sorts so nothing gets mangled.
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im glad this got bumped. ive always been curious what side mirrors you used doc.
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