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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know what sort of roof bar would suit our exy for the lights on the roof and who sells them?

I have been searching for this bar for quite a while now, but can't find anything that could be mounted in front of the roof bars I already have.

I was thinking of getting a roof bar that could actually wrap around our roof rails (even if it requires drilling the railing).

I want to be able to remove the light bar at any time.

The reason why I don't want to get any brackets for the existing roof bars, is that I want to keep them free for the luggage box I use on long trips.

Any help and guidance will be highly appreciated.

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Jalal,
 Just be mindful that you are not allowed anything brighter then 35watts above 1.5 metres of the road level. This is why the new Jeep and special edition X-Trail had to wait until they could find a replacement light for the roof mounted lights, before being released.
 I have 4x 100w Hellas on the roof of my Pajero and each year I get knocked back at rego time. Now I have a quick male/female connection that I disconnect before rego time, and they are "for display purposes only".
 Good luck, but I would be interested if you find a way to mount them.

 

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Thanks Brett,

I'm only planning on using them off-road and that is the main reason why I want to have this bar removable, so I can just take it off with the lights (which will be wired-up for easy removal too)

How are they mounted on the Pajero, to the rook rack or basket?

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Yeah, sorry. Mounted them on an ARB roof-rack.

I done a similar thing with my Subaru Forrester, but mounted three lights (2 spread on the sides and a spot in the middle) on a 'Rola' roof rack.

Maybe try speaking with 'Rola' and see if they can find a length of rack that fits between the side rails, infront of your roofcage.

When you go ahead with the install, can you post some pics', because I am interested how you intend to run the wires off the roof to the switch/relay.

Good luck with this project.


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Hi Brett,

I got the wiring already figured out and it will be invisible with just the female or male plug near the roof railing.

I just need to find that light bar and buy some spotties (not expensive ones) and it'll be done.

Will post pics of the install of course.

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OK Boyz,

It's done!

The exy with super dooper roof spotties is here. hehehe emoticon



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Anyone wants to go for a night drive now? LOL

OK, the mod was not done by myself, so I took it to a local auto electrician who spent on it half a day and it's still not finished yet.

We looked at everything and decided to do the following next weekend to tidy everything up.

1. The sockets that you now see visible coming from lights will no longer be there.

2. The roof rack weather strip is getting inserted back next weekend too.

3. The 2 sockets at the bottom of each roof rack will also be made less visible.

The whole set-up is detachable and can be taken-off along with the front roof rack.

I bought a spare roof rack to replace this one when taken off, if I decide to use the luggage box instead. (highly unlikely now that I have seen the light) hehehe

The wiring as I suggested to the electrician came from the back of the roof racks and followed the weather strip rubber along the windscreen and got tucked neatly under it (2 wires from each side of the windscreen)

I was not happy with the little bit of wire showing at the corner of the windscreen, but we just couldn't do anything about it. No room for it to be tucked away at all, so we decided to leave it like that (being black is not that bad I reckon)

The lights are mounted on Rhino roof racks and brackets which I realized Rhino was selling.

The whole set-up, especially the "chrome" lights really stands-out and looks awesome.

Can't call the exy a SUV anymore with this amount of lights LOL



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Jalal:

Well done. Those lights are "awesome" emoticon

Not sure I'd want to meet you in an off-road, head-on situation emoticon wouldn't be able to say "I didn't see you coming" emoticon

The set up will be even nicer (if that's possible) after you do some of the tidy-up that you mentioned.

Just curious - are you running a higher amperage battery / alternator ? Seems like there would be a fair drain with that many lumens on at the same time......

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Just curious - are you running a higher amperage battery / alternator ? Seems like there would be a fair drain with that many lumens on at the same time......

ENJOY = Roger



Thanks Roger.

That was my first question to the electrician about the load on the alternator and he confirmed that newer cars have their alternators designed to withstand much more power output/usage that what is being used in the car with standard lighting.

I have a voltage meter inside my exy as well and while in motion the voltage did not seem to drop below 13.6 volts (normally 14.6 volts) on the battery with ALL lights on.

I turned the darkest street into daylight with all lights on and yes, I wouldn't want anyone driving in the opposite direction to me emoticon


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 Just be mindful that you are not allowed anything brighter then 35watts above 1.5 metres of the road level. This is why the new Jeep and special edition X-Trail had to wait until they could find a replacement light for the roof mounted lights, before being released.
 I have 4x 100w Hellas on the roof of my Pajero and each year I get knocked back at rego time. Now I have a quick male/female connection that I disconnect before rego time, and they are "for display purposes only".
 



I thought that's what a switch was for - to disconnect them? There's no difference in being disconnected by using a switch that physically unplugging a wire?!

The good thing is that you don't need a rego inspection for the first 3 years for a new car emoticon

Jalal - the current used by four 50W lights is only around 16A at 12v, or double that if they're 100W globes (you didn't specify). I'm sure the standard alternator would be fine (even with all your other lights on) - plus it's not like they're going to be on for long periods of time or with the engine turned off...

By the way, they look great emoticon


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Thanks Rich,

They're 55W lights each.

My first year of pink slip will be this year, but that is why I had done them in such a way, so I can take the whole rack off with the light in under 2 mins.

I don't see myself driving around with them on the roof at all times either. These will be my off-road companions emoticon

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