post #106 of Old 01-07-2012, 07:43 AM
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I was thinking of doing some door lights but i never have my doors in during the summer so the fuse is pulled. I thought about hooking it into pod light circuit, but since im using a roll of blue led strip lighting for lighting projects, i figured blue door lighting would get washed out by the white. And i dont have a trunk thanks to my subs. However, i did do this:
Sweet. I was wondering if you had installed the tub rail lights.

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Sweet. I was wondering if you had installed the tub rail lights.
Yea i just keep forgetting to post. They came out really good, but the 3m and the mounting tape dont like the cold. But after pressing everything back up, it hasnt sagged or fallen out again.

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Last night, i wired my led backup lights into the backup light circuit. Then i modded the circuit in the cab to a double throw switch. The I is wired to the backup circuit. The II is wired to a constant 12v. The output goes to the lights. So now my lights work normally or can be turned on and off whenever. This mod was a huge PITA, especially when i cut the wrong wire in the cab and had to patch it, despite identical coloring.




I used the male half of blue bullet connecters. They worked perfectly.


Heatshrinked. I melted the plastic around the holes to lock in the connections and make them more water tight.

Taped up

Testing my skills

I decided to tap in at the trailer harness because 1. I am about to remove the tail lights and want to have the pigtails intact for selling. 2. I still wanted a plug inbetween the lights and the jeep harness. The outside plug will be cut off of the trailer harness and my led tail lights will be soldered to the trailer harness wires.

One in with the tail light removed for other reasons

It is a great mod, but the switch got the best of me. Took me nearly 8 hours for everything.

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post #109 of Old 01-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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So how did you end up mounting them?
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Right now...tape lol

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post #111 of Old 01-08-2012, 07:50 PM
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Haha. Did they end up fitting in the hole good or will you have to trim the tube like you said?
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The front half fit snug. They are basically the same light as the reds but backup version. Not sure if im going to trim or not. If i have the time and tools next weekend, i will.

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I have got to stop spending all my cash on the jeep. Time to start saving for Senior Week! Especially since we just booked the house. but now i gotta figure out how im going to fit all the gear in the jeep, especially since im going to have at least one more person riding with me. Might have to leave the subs at home. Need racks or a trailer.

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Just finished reading the whole build. Where to begin...

First off your Jeep is sick! My dad also bought mine and so far I'm not sure if he's willing to let me mod it.

Did you buy the Kicker speakers for Q-tec? It says on their website that they're plug and play? I wish I had the electrical skills like you. I'm wanting to wire an AUX port from the stock headunit. Kicker speakers all around with a Kenwood mini sub under the rear seat.

Personally I would scratch the D60 plan. Go with a HP D30/G2 D44. That'll hold 35's real good.

I'm sure there was more I was wanting to cover but I'll think of it later. Check out my build thread. It's got some good ideas for a DD that will eventually run 35's.

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Just finished reading the whole build. Where to begin...

First off your Jeep is sick! My dad also bought mine and so far I'm not sure if he's willing to let me mod it.

Did you buy the Kicker speakers for Q-tec? It says on their website that they're plug and play? I wish I had the electrical skills like you. I'm wanting to wire an AUX port from the stock headunit. Kicker speakers all around with a Kenwood mini sub under the rear seat.

Personally I would scratch the D60 plan. Go with a HP D30/G2 D44. That'll hold 35's real good.

I'm sure there was more I was wanting to cover but I'll think of it later. Check out my build thread. It's got some good ideas for a DD that will eventually run 35's.
Oh yea I gave up on the D60 a long time ago. Going to go with a HP30/Ford 8.8 from ECGS. My Kickers came from Sonic Electronix. They are not plug and play but can be connected with crimp connectors or solder. They were very cheap. Talking my dad into mods has been difficult but he is supportive and is now letting me cut holes in the tub.

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Oh yea I gave up on the D60 a long time ago. Going to go with a HP30/Ford 8.8 from ECGS. My Kickers came from Sonic Electronix. They are not plug and play but can be connected with crimp connectors or solder. They were very cheap. Talking my dad into mods has been difficult but he is supportive and is now letting me cut holes in the tub.
EGCS's price on an HP D30 is really low. I think that's close to what I would pay for one out of a junkyard and build it myself. I built one on their site and it's only $1,600. I can't decide what shafts to go with...

I won't be able to cut the tub until I own the Jeep.

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Ive been slipping on posts. Heres my recent work.
Sanded, primed, and painted carrier bolt head.

Got selectable reverse light mod finished. Lights.

Switch

Grab handles

Sanded and began priming and painting hood locks

Replaced flasher with Tridon EP-26 for LEDs

Added replacement Warn M8000 decal

Caulked up led tail light

Simple Greened all items for sale

Sanded and painted licence plate screws

Primed and painted sway bar cover with plastic primer and paint

Sanded and primed front bumper

Sanded rear bumper and trailer hitch

And picked up a hole saw from a local forum member to do the 4" tail lights.

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Nice build, jeep is looking great. I like all the LED mods you've done, very clean work. What comes after the tail lights?

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Nice build, jeep is looking great. I like all the LED mods you've done, very clean work. What comes after the tail lights?
SYE/DS/ rear arms. Also ordered a pair of these lights in red from superbrightleds which will be mounted on the angled sides of the bumper. Im going to run a wire back from the front side marker lights and wire them into that so they act only as turn and driving lights and do that cool alternating blink

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These are all the pictures of my LED tail light install. Im not going to be giving descriptions because there are so many pictures. Leave a comment if you have any questions.




















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