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post #16 of 120 Old 07-17-2013, 08:56 PM
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Nice work to both of you who built your lights! I got inspired and ordered mine on Monday so whenever they get here from China, I can start haha

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post #17 of 120 Old 07-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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Awesome job man. Good job on the write up too. This will be added to my list for sure at some point.

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post #18 of 120 Old 07-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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Just ordered some today, I'll post up my locations
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post #19 of 120 Old 07-23-2013, 06:31 PM
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Always wantd to do this. Excelent job
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post #20 of 120 Old 08-06-2013, 07:17 PM
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Great idea and write-up. My chinese lights came in today and just finished installing them. They are perfect for rock lights.

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post #21 of 120 Old 08-06-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Great idea and write-up. My chinese lights came in today and just finished installing them. They are perfect for rock lights.

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Excellent! Post up some pics of where you put them if you have time.

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post #22 of 120 Old 08-06-2013, 07:49 PM
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Here is mine
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post #23 of 120 Old 08-06-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Here is mine
Looks good!

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post #24 of 120 Old 09-03-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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post #25 of 120 Old 09-12-2013, 09:53 PM
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How durable are the lights as far as waterproofing and normal offroad beatings.
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post #26 of 120 Old 09-12-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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How durable are the lights as far as waterproofing and normal offroad beatings.
I have taken them offroad nearly every weekend since installing them, mostly rock crawling but they've been through several water crossings and rain storms and they are still working like they did when they were just installed. They seem pretty durable at this point.
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post #27 of 120 Old 10-02-2013, 02:57 PM
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I used the same lights!

Consider this: I took the ground wire from each of the pods and bent it back and just used the mounting screw to ground the pod since all but 2 of the locations were on metal; I mounted 1 pod on each side in the plastic behind the rear wheel, I had to run a ground wire to those instead of using the mounting screw. This method would also allow you to troubleshoot a wiring problem fairly easily.

And this: I wired them so that they turn on when I go in reverse, and also when I open my doors, which always makes me smile

Mounting Locals: I don't have any pictures, but I have 3 on the front, 2 in each of the front wheel wells, 3 on each side between the wheels aiming down/out, 1 on each side between the wheels aiming inward at the front of the skid plate, 1 in each rear wheel well, and 3 in the rear.
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post #28 of 120 Old 10-02-2013, 03:02 PM
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Genius! Can you inform us on the wiring locations to do the same?? I have mine mounted in but not powered yet so if I can do all that before, it would be much easier
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post #29 of 120 Old 10-02-2013, 05:17 PM
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Genius! Can you inform us on the wiring locations to do the same?? I have mine mounted in but not powered yet so if I can do all that before, it would be much easier
I took the reverse light power from the rear of the jeep (spliced into the reverse lights) but make sure you use a diode to keep the power from the lights hitting the actual reverse lights (which would turn on the reverse lights anytime you turned on the rock lights/opened the door etc.)

Then I tapped into the dome lights by the driver's feet (I can't remember which wires the power/ground are exactly, but I tapped in near the harness) again, using a diode so that your dome lights don't pop on in reverse/when the rock lights are switched on.

I like being seen better when pulling out of a dark parking spot; but really, the dome light tap is the better of the two mods, it's cool looking and it helps everyone see the running boards!
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post #30 of 120 Old 10-02-2013, 11:16 PM
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I'd hate to ask this of you, but could you ellaborate on the use of the diode? I'm good with wiring and basic electronics but I've never used diodes before. Any help is appreciated as to where and how they're wired in
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