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Unread 03-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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Looks great! Hopefully my roof rack will ship soon and when I go oddly enough back to Ohio over Easter I can install mine with lights and post up!

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Unread 03-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #17
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Looks great! Hopefully my roof rack will ship soon and when I go oddly enough back to Ohio over Easter I can install mine with lights and post up!
Good deal, what model rack did you order?
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Unread 03-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #18
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Saa weeeeeeeet!
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Unread 03-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #19
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Nice job..
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #20
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Also, what tire size, lift size and manufacture are you running?
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Looks fantastic. Any chance of a photo showing how you ran the wires from the interior to the lights on the roof? Any night photos to share?

The tires are 245/70R16 with the 2" daystar lift.

The tires were already on the jeep when I bought it, but they rubbed at full lock with the stock suspension height.

Going to take some pics of the wires today, will post them soon. Nights pics will have to come next time I get a chance when it's dark.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #21
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pics of wiring spots

Some great how to guides from Diggerfreek on LOST, these came in handy:
Dash disassemble:
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...?f=104&t=29455
Bezel disassemble:
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...?f=104&t=36253
Console disassemble:
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...?f=104&t=29901

Here is how it looks if you climb up and peek behind the front of the rack:
I left a little slack on the ends that connect to the lights so you can move them for adjustments or fold down if needed.


grounding point in the rear to ground the rack to the body


Each pair of lights has a single wire from the relay to the lights with a splice near the end so you can hook up both to the single wire.
I didn't want to cut the splices that it came with from the factory, so I wrapped all of the excess just above the drivers door in the corner:

Not very noticeable from outside


here is where I routed the two wires that connect power from the lights to the relays and tucked behind the rubber piece on the windshield



here is where the power wire to the relay for the fogs went through the opening beneath the license plate if you have one, and then up the driver's side of the engine bay:

The relays are all connected directly to the battery for power. Please note that to pass inspection in some states, it may require that your power source is spliced from the parking lights instead of directly from the battery to the relays.



I grounded the relays to the same screw that they are mounted to the engine bay with.
Only the two yellow wires and one white wire (from relay to switch) go inside the cab, I used the grommet that is in the driver's side corner of the engine bay:

Here is where they come through on the inside, then routed to the switch locations:



Here is where to splice the 12v source for all 3 switches (blue wire on the 12v aux port, this way they only get power when the accessories are on), and the grounding point for the fog switch (this pic is from Diggerfreek's thread since I didn't feel like taking mine apart again).

And where to ground the 2 switches for the roof lights, drivers side on the console just in front of e-brake(this pic also from Diggerfreek's thread):

here is where the switches are again for easy reference:


Thanks to all of you for the compliments.
If I failed to answer any questions please let me know.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #22
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Looks really good! Where did you get the bull bar??
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Unread 03-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #23
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Looks really good! Where did you get the bull bar??
Thanks, The bull bar was actually a gift, but I'm pretty sure this is the site where it came from:
http://www.autoanything.com/grille-g...0A2624153.aspx
At the time that mine was ordered, you could mail-in for a free set of fog or driving lights. I'm not sure if that is still the deal.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #24
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That looks so sick!!!!! Nice work man I might steal your set up haha
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Unread 03-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #25
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thanks, let me know if you need help finding where to buy the stuff!
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Unread 03-23-2012, 05:42 AM   #26
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Looks great Jon!
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #27
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Rack and lights look great !! Have you used your lights yet?
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Unread 03-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #28
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Rack and lights look great !! Have you used your lights yet?
thanks, I have used the fogs several times already but the roof lights haven't been necessary yet other than playing around with them.

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Looks great Jon!
thanks again for all the help!
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Unread 03-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #29
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I want to do the same !
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:54 AM   #30
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Do you have the measurements for what size holes you had to cut for the switches?
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