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post #46 of 2317 Old 11-09-2011, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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i know it doesn't have a tire carrier, but i'd say go with TNT's, it provides a way better departure angle
Both the LoD and Rampage come with tire carriers. The LoD as a huge hinge pin for stability and strength. Does the TNT have light slots?


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post #47 of 2317 Old 11-10-2011, 10:14 AM
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http://www.tntcustoms.com/TandT/Jeep...ar/bumper.aspx

they have light cut outs so you can have your third break light. i'd say cut your own holes with a holesaw and put some genright back up lights in the holes. those lights are BRIGHTTTT!

here is a link to the genright reverse lights
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http://www.tntcustoms.com/TandT/Jeep...ar/bumper.aspx

they have light cut outs so you can have your third break light. i'd say cut your own holes with a holesaw and put some genright back up lights in the holes. those lights are BRIGHTTTT!

here is a link to the genright reverse lights
http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....ductid=LED1500
Doesn't have a tire carrier and it requires welding. Also, the cutouts are square and id rather have round. They are for reverse lights though.

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Can somebody help me with mouting locations? I hope to be able to add a VIAIR on-board air system w/ a 2.5gal tank, a Hornblasters Shocker XL train horn kit with 4 horns, and to move my PA horn off of my front bumper and into the engine compartment. I should be getting a roof rack soon so the horns could be mounted up there, but that requires running tubing across the rack. As far as in the cab, I woud like to add a controller for a WOLO strobe kit and at least a 800w power inverter. The problem is under the hood is a 4.0l WITH air conditioning and the entire trunk space is taken by a box for 2 10" subs, with an amplifier under the rear seat. Yea, that doesn't leave much space to work with. And please don't criticize.

Also, I used some electrical tape to simulate angry eyes and get an idea of how they would look. I do plan on replacing with Delta Quad Bars with strobes so this would be temporary. Unless I do it twice...
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How's it look? Any opinons on my space issues or angry eyes?

Ignore the cracks on the tint on left signal. It will be fixed.

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post #50 of 2317 Old 11-16-2011, 10:03 PM
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i envy your jeep, my dad won't let me modify it at all, even with my OWN money :\ gotta be grateful that he lets me drive it though!
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i envy your jeep, my dad won't let me modify it at all, even with my OWN money :\ gotta be grateful that he lets me drive it though!
Haha thanks man. I'm not gonna lie, my dad owns the title. He also put up a pretty penny for my lift/tires/wheels because he liked the Fuel Hostages better than the Cragars that I could afford. But I bought the lift, tires and part of the wheels. It was a $3000 total bill. Also gave me the winch as a 17th bday present. I either bought or modded the rest of it myself.

Bump for more opinions on angry eyes and space issues. Cmon forum guys. Lemme hear those opinions.

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As far as your space issues, I do not know how big your air compressor is, but mine is mounted on the (I don't know what to call it) spare battery tray on the passenger side. And my pa is mounted on the front drivers side fender. When I get mine back from the shop I can take a couple pics for ya

EDIT: Just to clarify, when I said on the fender, I did not mean on the outside, but on the inner fender.
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post #53 of 2317 Old 11-17-2011, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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As far as your space issues, I do not know how big your air compressor is, but mine is mounted on the (I don't know what to call it) spare battery tray on the passenger side. And my pa is mounted on the front drivers side fender. When I get mine back from the shop I can take a couple pics for ya
The compressor would be a VIAIR 480c, part of the ultra duty oba system (because it will one day run a shocker xl horn kit, ARB lockers and used to inflate 33-35" tires) It would probably fit on the tray but the 2.5 gal tank still has to go somewhere.

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Ive been working on my LED tail light, inspired by the tic tac tail light mod. Heres the progress so far. I am using 6 high intensity 10mm LEDs from Radio Shack and a plastic case that my old iPod Touch came in. Each bulb is rated for up to 2.4v. 5 would be ideal but they came in packs of two so I decided to use all six.
The workstation and lights soldiered together
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The lights soldiered
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A perfect fit for the case
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In the case looking down
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Power wires soldiered to each end and shrink tubed.
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EDIT: Why are my pictures so big? They just keep getting bigger everytime I post. My phone is retarted lol. Sorry guys.

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And a pic of the shrink tubing on each of the light connections. I shrinked it with the soldering iron and folded the excess on the end over and melted it in place.
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EDIT: Again, sorry for the huge pictures. I guess it just gives more detail lol.

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if you use photobucket it shrinks it to perfect size for you. and is really easy to use!

no doors, no top, no problems

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Today, I took the top down/doors off probably for the last time this year

Also, got more work done on my iPod case LED tail light. Lights cemented in and heat shrinked to the outside of the box. Hole siliconed and the rest will be siliconed soon.

It is plenty bright! (middle in wheel)


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Looking good! Nice job, man!
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Looking good! Nice job, man!
Thanks!

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I was trying to figure out what I would use to mount my led tail light. And then i found this old license plate in my closet that my dad tore up when he ran a trailer up the back of his car. I covered the number up because he still runs this number.

I put the lid to the case on the end of the plate and traced around it.

I measured the distance between my wheel and the tailgate, the height from the tire carrier to the intended light position, and the distance to the bolts. Then I mapped out bend and cut lines on the plate, used tin snips to cut into the extra on either side, and bent between the snips. I tested it on the carrier and bent to adjust. Got it perfect.

I cut the excess off of the sides with the snips and then cut about a 1/2" off of the carrier side to make it fit properly.

I measured and drilled out two holes on the plate and melted two holes into the lid. I had to make them big enough to fit the screws and nuts shown because they were the only sets I could find in my house that fit each other (leftovers from a flatscreen mount and body Armor trail doors).

The light mounted on the tag with the screws and nuts. Fits perfectly.

At a different angle

Everything will be disassembled and painted black (except for the front obviously) and the case will be filled with silicone sealant behind the lights. More to come...

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