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See you guys tomorrow morning - Simon we'll have to do another down your way at some point!
A few of us are heading up that direction tomorrow and Friday, closer to the Port side - you're welcome to join.
When I first installed the lightbar it whistled like crazy - in fact whistle isn't strong enough a word, it was more like some sort of high frequency sound weapon used for crowd dispersal. I found a pretty good fix though, I bought some adhesive vinyl film and just wrapped the whole back. I haven't run it for an extended period yet to see if heat becomes and issue but I've read a few other people online use this approach with good results. Completely removed the whistle/jet turbine noise anyway!
Ah it's nice that Smittybilt makes end caps like that (presumably for this purpose). It's a shame you had to buy anything though, looking at the pictures I'm having a hard time imagining a scenario where those additional steel end caps would prevent injury or offer any advantage over simply hitting the wheel alone. Like many of our laws though I think it serves more to further the bureaucracy and sustain police budgets than it does to protect anyone. Glad you could get it resolved anyway!
Well, it was time for another lighting upgrade and at the risk of making my truck more of a cop magnet I decided to add a 50" light bar and set of Aries A pillar mounts. Haven't done any night wheeling yet so I'm not sure how bad the hood glare will be but hopefully it will be functional! For legal reasons I do want to look at some sort of cover for on road purposes but I haven't found anything I like yet. It seems like most of the covers are either multi piece, which I'm sure to lose in the thick bush, or loosely fitting fabric, which I don't like the look of. Ideally I'd do something like a vinyl film that static clings to the face of the glass but I haven't been able to find anything like that. If anyone has any ideas let me know.
Here are some pics: