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I just bought a 20in light bar and mount from Amazon. I installed part of it so far, waiting until the weekend to finish wiring. Honestly, I think the light bar looks quite good on the Disco Sport so far. What are your guys' thoughts? :D
 

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Unless you plan to add serious A/T off-road tires and wheels, lift kit, and overland roof racks, etc...it is fugly. Does not match its purpose.
I am planning on switching to AT tires once the stock ones wear out, maybe sticking to the same brand and getting the new Continental TerrainContacts. I've been considering to buy the Eibach 30mm lift kit but its cost is a bit too much at the moment. I mainly installed the light bar as some roads on the mountains aren't that well lit and it could provide light when camping outdoors.
 

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Not feeling that placement/combo. I'd be looking for some slimmer lights that I could tuck away at the front end or attach to a roof crossbar or luggage rack. But hey! Good luck with it! ?
 

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I think Mavericks comments just underscores his immaturity! Lights look good and you can never have enough lumens when driving on country roads.
 

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"Almost" One year update- The light bar is till doing well; came in useful many times driving on the many National Forest roads around Washington state. Having it mounted low on the license plate bracket means the wide beam reaches lower than the headlights and lights up a greater amount of area. The night shots from the GoPro don't do the light output justice: it's honestly much brighter than the stock high beams. The light bar does stick out a few inches from the bumper but it doesn't bother me as much as I would've thought although it does somewhat affect the look of the car. This mounting solution was the only one I could find that didn't involve drilling/cutting, as well as being easily reversible. From head on and the front three quarters view, it doesn't seem to protrude that far out as the slit in the grill creates somewhat of an illusion. Only viewing from top down or sides does the light bar look out of place. Holding up well so far.
 

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Two year update- A roof basket has been mounted on low profile ROLA crossbars. With the additional spotlights up top, it makes night driving even easier. I've also managed to get a set of used OEM 18in Disco Sport wheels and powdercoated them at my local tire shop. Mounted on these wheels are 265/60/R18 Cooper Adventurers from Pep Boys (Buy 3 get 1 free :cool: ). I took the new set-up to one of the tougher NF roads in WA state, and it handled it with no drama at all, even in the rain.

Some pics of the DS all packed up and ready to go.
 

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Did you have to do a lift to get the 265/60/R18's to fit? I'm looking at the KO2's in that size. Have you noticed any rubbing issues?
 

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Did you have to do a lift to get the 265/60/R18's to fit? I'm looking at the KO2's in that size. Have you noticed any rubbing issues?
No lift, just a spacer to reduce the chance of rubbing at full load. Some users with 265/60/R18s have reported slight rubbing at full lock, but I have not experienced any rubbing at all. Hope this helps.
 

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@cartrucks the spaced out wheel and tires look awesome! How is the road noise at highway speeds? Also, what size spacers did you end up with? Thanks!
 

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@cartrucks the spaced out wheel and tires look awesome! How is the road noise at highway speeds? Also, what size spacers did you end up with? Thanks!
The road noise is only slightly increased due to the AT tires. They resonate at around 30mph, but there's little difference at any other speeds. The roof rack does generate a fair bit of wind noise however, which could be covering some of the tire roar.

I'm running 5mm spacers in the rear and none in front.
 

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Three year update- Everything still holding up perfectly. Played around with some painted bits of trim and installed a CB radio. Still contemplating an Eibach lift kit, ARB awning, cargo boxes, aluminium skid plate, and moving the light bar mount behind the grill, though the current setup is doing its job just fine.
 

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Looks great mate!
Can I ask what roof tray that is and do you know what the rack and crossbars weigh?
Also, did you mount your antenna from the recovery eye?
 

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Thanks @outbackgeo!

The roof rack’s a Rola unit (you Aussies should be familiar with that brand ;)), mounted on a set of Rola crossbars. With the rack extension, the whole setup weighs around 60lbs (27kg) dry.
The CB antenna is mounted on the aluminium lip of the rear hatch, wired through the headliner to the driver side footwell. I thought about installing the antenna on the front edge of the hood for better reception, but decided not to for my short distance trail usage. If you’re looking for a mount, I’d recommend the Diamond K400. Definitely costly but justifiably so!
 

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Thanks @outbackgeo!

The roof rack’s a Rola unit (you Aussies should be familiar with that brand ;)), mounted on a set of Rola crossbars. With the rack extension, the whole setup weighs around 60lbs (27kg) dry.
The CB antenna is mounted on the aluminium lip of the rear hatch, wired through the headliner to the driver side footwell. I thought about installing the antenna on the front edge of the hood for better reception, but decided not to for my short distance trail usage. If you’re looking for a mount, I’d recommend the Diamond K400. Definitely costly but justifiably so!
Thanks! That's a bit lighter than my setup and looks easier to remove too!
 
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