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Unread 03-17-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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LED lights ?

anybody making LED tail lights and/or marker lights that are simple plug ins yet, or at least include the needed connectors, so I don't have to cut up my stock stuff?

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Unread 03-17-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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You can just swap in led bulbs in the stock housings. Would cheaper than a whole assembly. Hit up superbrightleds.com and order the size bulbs you need. Simple swap. Also remember to upgrade your flasher relay or install resistors or your gonna have super fast blinkers.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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I was thinking about going that route, but wanted to see if there was anything with a bit lower profile than the stock box lights out there first.

I was looking at the lights from Savvy, and I like everything about them except the part about having to splice them in, instead of being able to just plug and play
http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...5&categoryId=3
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It's really not that difficult to splice wires. And for the tail lights your looking at 4 per side. Should be a super quick and easy job.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 06:14 PM   #5
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It's really not that difficult to splice wires. And for the tail lights your looking at 4 per side. Should be a super quick and easy job.
but where would I get the connectors from..like I said, I don't want to cut up my stock stuff. That makes it difficult to reuse or sell them later.
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Available at any parts house or hardware store. You can even soldier and heat shrink for an additional 20 min of patience.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 06:21 PM   #7
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Well the stock lights won't fetch you much. They are basically just trailer lights you can buy for 5 to 10 bucks at any auto parts store. You could try and track down a YJ at a junk yard and cut the connectors off of it and use those if your really that worried about cutting up the factory wires.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 06:23 PM   #8
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Available at any parts house or hardware store. You can even soldier and heat shrink for an additional 20 min of patience.
Would not use these on any jeep that's going to see any kind of wheeling. And definitely not the cheap ones. If you insist on using those crappy things at least get the more expensive heat shrink style. Personally I go all out and solder and heat shrink every connection. It's the best method by far.


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These are what I did for my led tail lights. I wanted something different.



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Would not use these on any jeep that's going to see any kind of wheeling. And definitely not the cheap ones. If you insist on using those crappy things at least get the more expensive heat shrink style. Personally I go all out and solder and heat shrink every connection. It's the best method by far.


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These are what I did for my led tail lights. I wanted something different.





I just did a quick google for "butt splice", I also soldier and heat shrink my junk.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 07:37 PM   #10
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allrightythen I guess I'll hit up my jeep club members first to see if anybody has any broken housing lying around I can cannibalize for the wiring and connectors. If no luck there, I'll visit the local salvage yards.

looks like I'll have some time, since the savvy lights are on back order at the moment
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look on the websites for grote,peterson mfg and trucklight. these led lights are available at any heavy truck shop. ie. kenworth peterbilt etc. they normally have a huge selection in stock and can get anything in the supplier catalog.
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I was thinking about going that route, but wanted to see if there was anything with a bit lower profile than the stock box lights out there first.

I was looking at the lights from Savvy, and I like everything about them except the part about having to splice them in, instead of being able to just plug and play
http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...5&categoryId=3
I run the Savvy taillights and wired them up with Weatherpack connectors. Weatherpack`s are what is on your Jeep now and IIRC the Savvy lights come with WP`s as part of the kit.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:56 PM   #13
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Wow , there really proud of them lights
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Unread 03-19-2014, 08:52 AM   #14
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Wow , there really proud of them lights
if you know where to get some LED's tail lights in a billet aluminum low profile housing that don't require any cutting of the tub to install any cheaper than these...please, tell me where I can get them
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Unread 03-19-2014, 01:09 PM   #15
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Flush mount lights will always require you to cut into your tub. Honestly, not that big a deal...

Your OEM tail lights are basically worth about as much as they weigh in dirt, seldom few want them, especially when you can get tail lights that would cost you less than $40 for both... Cutting off the connectors to re-use them is the best method if you want plug and play. That's what I did with the lights I bought from Super Bright LED's, made it incredibly simple for the new owner to just plug and play onto his YJ.
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