(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Fitment. Adding four light mounting points above the windshield of your TJ Wrangler, the KC Hilites Black Overhead Bar is a sturdy construction with a powder coat finish. You can tweak the angle of the lights with the top bar, which rotates 45 degrees, while the easy bolt-on mounting enables putting the bar on and taking it off as appropriate.
Specs. This tubular steel overhead bar is protected by a unique 23 year limited warranty from KC Hilites Company. It can accommodate either round or rectangular lights, and mounts directly to the factory bolt attachments found on either side of your Wrangler's windshield.
Application. This light bar is designed to fit 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ and TJ Unlimited (LJ) models.
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May 10, 2018
I specifically purchased this product so that I can transport my kayaks overhead on the TJ. The four tabs that come with it, helps for tie-holds. For the rear rack, I modified, and welded a electrical structure post that is also removable from the rear tire carrier.Helpful (11)
November 11, 2017
Fits and installs easily. Only problem getting the Torx screws out.Helpful (10)
September 21, 2017
Good quality bar, installs fairly easily
Followed the supplied instructions, went on easy, under an hour, it helped to have an impact wrench with a torx bit to fit the old windshield bolts, hard to get out by hand but easy that way, perfectly straight and good adjustability for tilt. Only problem is the hardware supplied was missing a few bolts that I had to scrounge up, plus reused some others. Likely just my shipment.Helpful (11)
July 11, 2017
I've had this for about a year now with the KC Apollo Lights, and its held up fantastically. I can pull on the bar as hard as I can and shake it and it doesn't budge. The only thing I have to say against it is that it's hard to wire the lights from where they are here, but I'm no electrician, and that has nothing to do with the bar.Helpful (10)
April 17, 2017
Not just for lights
Got this to carry a kayak, with a Thule goalpost on the back. It's exactly the right height above the top for this purpose. The light bar is solid, well constructed, and easy to install. Hardest part of installation was getting the original Torx bolts out of the windshield hinge.Helpful (10)
June 26, 2016
The light bar looks very nice when mounted on the jeep. The only thing that I would change is that it is a little tall and stand way above the top of the jeep. Other than that it looks great.Helpful (11)
June 22, 2016
great light bar
instillation was very simple and fast, looks great on my jeep too!Helpful (11)
February 12, 2016
Nice Bar, Perfect Fit, Works Just as Described
Just as described. Perfect fit, no modifications required. Good directions/instructions too. The only issue I had with the install was that two of the Jeep factory Torx screws stripped out when trying to remove them so I ended up dremelling a slot for a big screwdriver, but this had nothing to do with the KC bar. The description states that the "easy bolt on" allows it to be put on and taken off "as appropriate" - While this is technically true, it'd be a bit of a hassle to do so I consider this pretty much a permanent install. I have not mounted any lights to the bar as we're using it in conjunction with a receiver mounted Thule rack to haul kayaks, but the light tabs are substantial and appear quite solid. Overall the bar is a very nice addition to our TJ and we're quite happy with the purchase.Helpful (11)
May 19, 2015
Let there be light!
Arrived in 3 days. Bar fit perfectly and holds 4 LED Zombie lights that turn night into day! I will try to use them legally.Helpful (11)
I have a Redrock Snorkel on my car. This light bar is not that wide so I was wondering if it would be able to fit.
We have not tested this KC HiLiTES Overhead Light Bar in conjunction with the RedRock 4x4 Snorkel, item J102772, so we would not be able to confirm fitment with both products, we apologize. https://www.extremeterrain.com/redrock-4x4-snorkel-tj-0006-j102772.html
Does the kc light bar have tabs at the windshield level for for lights or does it work with the windshield light brackets?
The KC HiLiTES Overhead Light Bar does not have tabs to mount lights at the windshield level and it is not designed to work in conjunction with windshield light brackets nor have been test fitted together, so we would be unable to guarantee fitment using both of those brackets at this time.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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