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Howdy,

I'm looking to add some lights to my 07 Rancher 420 ES 4x4. I have two options. I'm thinking either on the handle bars so they turn with my indened (lol) direction, or upside down onr front of the racks in the radiator intake channel. The idea for putting them there would be to keep branches and things from beating on them too bad.

Long story short, has anyone put additional lights on a 07 (or similar) Rancher? Where did you put yours? Any info or pics would be great.

With all the trail riding I do, any heads up with light would be great!

Thanks,
Snowman
 

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Warn Trail Lights

Warn trail lights. I think I got them for a little north of $50 shipped off Amazon. I mounted them there so I could run the wires through the holes for the front rack. Any questions or if you'd like to see more pics let me know.:rating10:
 

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Keep in mind that adding the 70W of power to the already 50W of all the stock lights [give or take] that you're probably exceeding the capacity of the charging system. Be sure to keep your battery charged and don't get too far away from home and shut off your machine, cause it may run the battery down if you run those lights too long.
 

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Snowman- I have had these lights on this quad for a decent amount of time now and can say that I have had no issues. I have probably ran them for at least 2 hours straight riding at night. Thats just my experience.
 

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LED lights are another option. They are low current and will not affect your electrical system. Look at Rigid Industries. I have a pair of their 10" lights on my truck, one spot and one flood, and either one would be sufficient to drive an ATV with (though I would recommend the spot)...nice white light.
 

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Yep, or even HID's would be OK if you can find some rated lower than total 70W actual [not equivalent].

I don't know what the charging system on an 07 is rated for, but 100+W is a lot of current at 12V and I wouldn't personally run that much power on my machine. You get a marginal battery situation after a few years of use and you could find yourself walking home.
 

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Throw in a winch and you're really taxing the system...they can peak upwards of 150 amps.
 

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I wanted to really thank you guys for all the input. Those LEDs look SWEET! However, they're a little pricey for the quad. (Maybe on the Ram... hmmm...)

I do not have a winch (yet). At the same time, I don't have a pull start either. I think those Warns look pretty good. I'm going to get the specs and see if they'll fit in that opening I mentioned. I just like to keep the racks open, and I have a camera mount up there in front of where the lights would be that I'd rather not move.

Again, thanks guys. I'll post pics on completion!
 

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welcome to the forum snowman and definately kick up some pics also check ebay for the lights in reg car parts section you might find a great deal
 

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I wanted to really thank you guys for all the input. Those LEDs look SWEET! However, they're a little pricey for the quad. (Maybe on the Ram... hmmm...)

I do not have a winch (yet). At the same time, I don't have a pull start either. I think those Warns look pretty good. I'm going to get the specs and see if they'll fit in that opening I mentioned. I just like to keep the racks open, and I have a camera mount up there in front of where the lights would be that I'd rather not move.

Again, thanks guys. I'll post pics on completion!
That's where I put mine...on the Ram, behind the grille.
 

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I wanted to really thank you guys for all the input. Those LEDs look SWEET! However, they're a little pricey for the quad. (Maybe on the Ram... hmmm...)

I do not have a winch (yet). At the same time, I don't have a pull start either. I think those Warns look pretty good. I'm going to get the specs and see if they'll fit in that opening I mentioned. I just like to keep the racks open, and I have a camera mount up there in front of where the lights would be that I'd rather not move.

Again, thanks guys. I'll post pics on completion!
That's where I put mine...on the Ram, behind the grille.
Green, I would love to put some Hella 500s in there, but with the Cummins Diesel you have the Radiator, Intercooler, Power Steering Cooler, Trans Cooler, AC Radiator, and a whole lot of pipes going on behind the hood. Uses all that space up. I might squeeze them in the lower opening in the bumper... :smile:
 

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having the same issue here and wanted some advice. Did you ever get them on snowman?
I was also wondering if there was any way possible on adjusting the ones already there. Putting them higher for example. Mine only stretch out for about 30 yards it seems. Coming up on gates at night hauling butt is not good.
 

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having the same issue here and wanted some advice. Did you ever get them on snowman?
I was also wondering if there was any way possible on adjusting the ones already there. Putting them higher for example. Mine only stretch out for about 30 yards it seems. Coming up on gates at night hauling butt is not good.
There should be an adjusting screw right under the headlight. Turn the screw clockwise to raise the beam.
 

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having the same issue here and wanted some advice. Did you ever get them on snowman?
I was also wondering if there was any way possible on adjusting the ones already there. Putting them higher for example. Mine only stretch out for about 30 yards it seems. Coming up on gates at night hauling butt is not good.
I have an idea I'm going to explore, probably tonight. I have two clear driving lights like you'd put on a car. The small oval ones. Not projector beams. I'm going to mount them on each side of the handlebars on the outside of the speedometer. Then they'll turn with the wheels, have high light, they're only 35w, and they shouldn't viberate too much since they're mounted directly to the bars. I'm going to investigate and I'll get back to you...
 

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What I have done to a fellow bike -- disconnected the low and high beam, then connected the low beam wire to the high beam lights (factory bike lights) and use the high beam wire to power the new lights that were mounted. Now you can use the same light switch that is factory mount on your bike to operate the lights.
 

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I too have a rancher 420 and I really wish they would have put a light on the handlebar like the big brother. I've been searching and haven't found anything, but what I'm looking for is basically a 'light' bar that would attach from one handlebar to the other with 'tabs' on it to mount two 4" or 5" lights on it.

Has anyone seen anything like this? (Idea is kind of similiar to what you see in some of the baja vehicles etc.)

Nowadays any offroad lights I put or plan to put on my truck/atv will be HID's!! They cost a pretty penny however the lower draw on the electrical system is worth it to me.

Yes i'm a newbie, and hey I used the search tab!! :)
 

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I too have a rancher 420 and I really wish they would have put a light on the handlebar like the big brother. I've been searching and haven't found anything, but what I'm looking for is basically a 'light' bar that would attach from one handlebar to the other with 'tabs' on it to mount two 4" or 5" lights on it.

Has anyone seen anything like this? (Idea is kind of similiar to what you see in some of the baja vehicles etc.)

Nowadays any offroad lights I put or plan to put on my truck/atv will be HID's!! They cost a pretty penny however the lower draw on the electrical system is worth it to me.

Yes i'm a newbie, and hey I used the search tab!! :)
Welcome to the forums. Look at Trail Tech's site and see if they have anything that would work for you.

Lights at Trail Tech Home
 
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