Mounting whip lights on a UTV

Where is the best place to mount whip lights on a UTV?

Ah, the thrill of driving a side by side with those dazzling whip lights! If you’re like me, you know that adding whip lights to your UTV is not just about aesthetics; it’s about safety, visibility, and, of course, showing off your colors. But where is the best place to mount whip lights on a UTV? Let’s dive into the details.

LED whips are preferred for their energy efficiency and brightness. They’re available in various lengths, and some even offer customizable color patterns. When choosing an LED whip, consider the compatibility with your vehicle, the brightness level, and any additional features like remote control or weather resistance.  See our guide here to help you select the right LED whip light.

The real challenge is finding the perfect place to install a whip.

Whip lights, or simply “whips,” are LED lights mounted on flexible poles. They’re often used on ATVs, UTVs, and other off-road vehicles to increase visibility and add a touch of flair. Depending on the whip, you can choose from various colors and patterns.

Mounting: Secure and Sturdy

  1. Choose the Location: Depending on your vehicle, you may have several different points to mount the whip lights.
  2. Secure the Whip Mount: Place the whip light base on the cage and secure it with bolts or tap screws.
  3. Wire the whips: See our guide on wiring whip lights
LED UTV Whip LIghts

Where to Mount Your Whip Light: Finding the Perfect Spot

When it comes to mounting a whip light, the rear of the vehicle is often the preferred location. You want to ensure that the whip light is not in the way of the bed function or too close to the cab. Here are some considerations:

  1. Top of the Sides of the Bed: This allows the whip light to be at the back of the machine but not in the way of the bed at all.
  2. C-Pillar: If you locate it high enough, a bed tilt should function.
  3. Front Bed Pocket: Using an expanding type sleeve to anchor it down, then a 4″ offset forward mounting the whip at a 45-degree angle backward, keeps the tips at roof level.

Show Off Your Colors: Final Touches

Once everything is set up, it’s time to show off your colors. Whether you want to quickly install new lights or replace existing ones, the process is easier than you think. Just make sure to follow the instructions and use quality products from your local hardware store.

LED UTV Whip LIghts

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