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I have been thinking of installing the Diode Dynamics SS2 combo lights for ditch lights (hood mounted), but I am having a hard time determining which brackets would work best.
I see that Rough Country has brackets that are bent so the light is mounted over the hood, DeeZee has brackets that the light is mounted slightly behind hood towards windshield.

Wondering what other have installed, pros/cons of having ditch lights installed, are they a distraction when driving and of course, all comments welcome.
 
I have been thinking of installing the Diode Dynamics SS2 combo lights for ditch lights (hood mounted), but I am having a hard time determining which brackets would work best.
I see that Rough Country has brackets that are bent so the light is mounted over the hood, DeeZee has brackets that the light is mounted slightly behind hood towards windshield.

Wondering what other have installed, pros/cons of having ditch lights installed, are they a distraction when driving and of course, all comments welcome.
I am completely happy with my RC lighting set up. Ditch lights and a 40 inch dual row bar. I put fiber washers on the ditch light mounts so I can rotate the angle wherever I want.

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Not a distraction at all. When 4wheeling in the dark they are esential. Todays headlights are so focused you cant see anything but a black wall on the sides of a trail without them.

Steve
 
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Thanks for the reply I like how the RC lights look on the truck.
Do think there would any advantage/disadvantage for the light being over the hood (like the RC bracket) or sitting slightly back, not over the hood like the DeeZee brackets?
 
Thanks for the reply I like how the RC lights look on the truck.
Do think there would any advantage/disadvantage for the light being over the hood (like the RC bracket) or sitting slightly back, not over the hood like the DeeZee brackets?
I am not familiar DeeZee brackets but I know my hood opens perfectly. If they were further back they might hit the windshield?
 
Something to consider, thanks. Do you know if you can buy the RC brackets only? I already have the DD SS2 lights and wiring harness for them.
Only thing I see on their website is the package (brackets, lights and wiring harness) for $109.95 (which isn't bad if you need the lights and wiring harness).
 
:) those are the Dee Zee brackets.. I believe they sit just behind the hood, not over it based upon pictures I've seen.
Amazon has the Dee Zee brackets for $56.99 Maybe I'll break down and get the RC and have a spare set of lights.

Anyone have the Dee Zee brackets?
 
I went with the GM Accessories lights. They are made by Baja Designs. I had the RC dual 10" light bars in my grille and hated they were no better than factory high beams. The Baja Designs ditch lights are significantly better. GM's method of requiring an overpriced separately purchased wire harness is garbage. It doesn't give you an actual switch. Just a remote key fob. There is an alternative install method though. Avoid the overpriced GM Accessories wire harness and remote and buy the GM Upfitter 9L7 accessory switches. Baja Designs sells a blunt cut wire harness that you can run into the firewall and slice to one of the upfitter switch blunt cut wires. However, you'll also need a 2 to 1 harness from Baja Designs for both lights to function on 1 switch. The mounting brackets for the lights gets sandwiched between the hood and his hinges. There is a point of contact with the radio antenna with the light when the hood is fully open.
 
I have been thinking of installing the Diode Dynamics SS2 combo lights for ditch lights (hood mounted), but I am having a hard time determining which brackets would work best.
I see that Rough Country has brackets that are bent so the light is mounted over the hood, DeeZee has brackets that the light is mounted slightly behind hood towards windshield.

Wondering what other have installed, pros/cons of having ditch lights installed, are they a distraction when driving and of course, all comments welcome.
I have the Rough Country on my 22 refresh. They aren't a distraction. But for some reason the drivers side vibrates more than the passenger side while driving. The nuts on the hood studs are tight. I changed out the bolts that came with them for shorter ones as well.
 
I saw a guy posted mounts from SDHQ which I liked a lot. I am getting ready to order them along with Diode Dynamics SS3 lights for my TB.

 
Here is a link to a previous post I made about a problem with the RC mounts. Below this post is some solutions.

 
I saw a guy posted mounts from SDHQ which I liked a lot. I am getting ready to order them along with Diode Dynamics SS3 lights for my TB.

I just watch a video on these. It's interesting where they mount (not under hood hinge) Look to be with one of the hinge bolts that connect to the body (Ingeresting). With this installation, they are over the fender, not the hood (I like that). Once you get them installed, update us on how the installation went, how you like them and if you have any vibration issues. (Pics would be appreciated)
 
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Here is a link to a previous post I made about a problem with the RC mounts. Below this post is some solutions.

Thanks for posting. I think cutting down the bolt 1/4" would be a good solution and you wouldn't have to worry about the cap wearing off due to being weathered. (or even stolen)
 
Not a distraction at all. When 4wheeling in the dark they are esential. Todays headlights are so focused you cant see anything but a black wall on the sides of a trail without them.

Steve
I agree. Lights are not that expensive for really good ones anymore. Easier to get too. Well wait, until we find out from the current government that having to many lights is causing global warming!
 
I have the Rough Country on my 22 refresh. They aren't a distraction. But for some reason the drivers side vibrates more than the passenger side while driving. The nuts on the hood studs are tight. I changed out the bolts that came with them for shorter ones as well.
Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards the brackets mlakey130 listed. I like how they are secured to the truck - hoping he goes forward and orders them as I am very interested. They are a little pricey, but I like how they are over the fender vs the hood.
 

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