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DiscoJ
 


Member Since: 17 May 2011
Location: Cape Town
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South Africa 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
Fitting spotlights

I want to fit some long range spotlights to my D3 V8.
I am getting quoted about R4000 just for a LR bracket and labour. Lights are seperate. I dont want to put on a bull bar so I am looking for a mounting setup that can work with the standard bumper and still accomodate something like the KC daylighter 130w or the hella xenons.
I have previously seen a D3 with a very neat moulded bracket for IPFs but no one seems to know anything about this and I cant find anything on the web.
Has anyone got a good instalation directly on to the bumper?
  
Post #98153925th Sep 2012 2:23 pm
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SADISCOBOB
 


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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3
Lights

Hi DiscoJ, you would probably be better putting your query on to the "technical" D3 in UK. There must be a lot of knowledge ref this over there - It's darker!!! Laughing
Regards,
Bob
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Post #98191726th Sep 2012 1:01 pm
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DiscoJ
 


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Replying to my own post.
Have found a nice solution to fit a set of 130w KC daylighters directly onto the bumper with a bit of extra bracing in the bumper.
should work nicely. will know later this week.
might have to test them on people that drive around with the rear fog lights on all the time.
  
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Baben
 


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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

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Post #98780810th Oct 2012 5:25 pm
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DiscoJ
 


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South Africa 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Baben, looks good. How much does that cost if you dont mind me asking?
I have fitted the KCs and I am happy with the extra light and range I get from them.
How effective are the LEDs vs the normal disco lights?
cheers
JB
  
Post #98813611th Oct 2012 10:49 am
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Baben
 


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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

I didn't buy it (yet) Summit sell them locally for R8k, which is over budget

its 8000lumens, so it will light up the road for sure. I am looking at alternatives - http://www.4x4direct.co.za/shop/index.php?...aasegtbhs7
  
Post #98820911th Oct 2012 1:16 pm
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Kabous
 


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I lIke russels idea on this thread http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic89748.html
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Post #10505677th Feb 2013 6:31 am
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rykard
 


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do you have any pics of the KCs fitted ?
 cheers
Rich

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Post #10505877th Feb 2013 8:19 am
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DiscoJ
 


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Rykard
I have put 2 photos into my gallery. Please have a look at them there.
Cheers
JB
  
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rykard
 


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they look pretty good, are they quite stable?

I have a few lying around in the garage - might replace my LR ones with them when the LR ones die..
 cheers
Rich

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Post #10505977th Feb 2013 9:25 am
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DiscoJ
 


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the KCs are completely stable. I have used them on some bad gravel roads travelling up to about 80kmh and no excessive vibration.
They do make a nice difference in terms of reach but very yellow compaired to the standard xenon dipped and halogen brights.
Maybe at some stage I will upgrade to LEDs or HIDs but these are fine for now.
they give me more confidence driving rural roads at night.

JB
  
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Baben
 


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I ordered something really pretty with 21000 lumens............

Smile Smile Smile can't freakin wait till it arrives
  
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rykard
 


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Baben wrote:
I ordered something really pretty with 21000 lumens............

Smile Smile Smile can't freakin wait till it arrives


can't wait for pics, I'm intrigued
 cheers
Rich

55 D3 V8 HSE auto
68 Stelvio 2.2 Speciale 
 
Post #105483613th Feb 2013 10:49 pm
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Baben
 


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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

its similar to the picture I posted above, but its a single row high and 700mm wide, which will fit perfectly between the uprights of the A-bar. I intend to mount it under the top bar, ie. at bonnet height Smile
  
Post #105739818th Feb 2013 9:18 am
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Baben
 


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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

It arrived! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
So I couldn't wait to fit it properly, I just placed it on top of the A-bar and connected to the battery.

Oh my word!

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It is so bright, my eyes are still hurting. This is in the day in the bright African sun! I am scared to turn this thing on at night
  
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