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post #1 of 14 Old 10-27-2013, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Had some spare LED STRIPS left over; decided to install em on the front [PICS]

I bought some LED strips to light up the walkway and had a bit of strip left over. So I decided to install em on the front and see how they looked.

They looked not too bad. I wanted to keep the LEDs hidden and that worked out really well. you can't see them from the outside.

I also avoided the individually lit LEDs effect, Where you see each LED lit up. I just wanted the white glow of the LEDs which is what I got.


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post #2 of 14 Old 10-27-2013, 08:30 AM
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Can you drive around like that? You'd get pulled over in a second where I'm from.
Looks like you did a good job though.
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Can you drive around like that? You'd get pulled over in a second where I'm from.
Looks like you did a good job though.
What would be the reason to get pulled over? These are just LEDs not HIDs or Off road lights. same as the ones on Audis or any new gen vehicles.

I've seen people get pulled over for having HIDs in non-projector housings and that's not that common either.
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-27-2013, 09:37 AM
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Most all codes state that you can only have so many forward facing lights on while driving. Most cases its headlights and fog lights so 4 total. What you see on the higher end cars now they are using them as running or and tirns so they meet the code.
While yours are not actually forward facing lights they are lights and are distracting. Will you get by with them, possibly, but good luck

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Most all codes state that you can only have so many forward facing lights on while driving. Most cases its headlights and fog lights so 4 total. What you see on the higher end cars now they are using them as running or and tirns so they meet the code.
While yours are not actually forward facing lights they are lights and are distracting. Will you get by with them, possibly, but good luck
This. A good cop will pull you over that knows the law. Cops are pretty brutal my neck of the woods.
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-27-2013, 05:59 PM
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Also, if mounted behind the grille, they'd be illegal in New Jersey.
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-28-2013, 09:42 AM
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I really like how this looks, great job! Im always thinking of inexpensive ways to make the kk look more "up to date". Retrofitting projectors do this easily but at a decent cost. Honestly, I would like to copy you haha This adds a great effect, making it look more like the new cars on the road.

What led strips did you use? Again, good job, looks great!
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I really like how this looks, great job! Im always thinking of inexpensive ways to make the kk look more "up to date". Retrofitting projectors do this easily but at a decent cost. Honestly, I would like to copy you haha This adds a great effect, making it look more like the new cars on the road.

What led strips did you use? Again, good job, looks great!
After seeing my setup, my friend wanted one for his truck. So he went out and bought this
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/max-led-.../6000069712299
http://www.amazon.com/Alpena-77703-W.../dp/B00D1SWPPG

the brightness was the same as mine.
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post #9 of 14 Old 10-29-2013, 09:10 AM
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After seeing my setup, my friend wanted one for his truck. So he went out and bought this
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/max-led-.../6000069712299
http://www.amazon.com/Alpena-77703-W.../dp/B00D1SWPPG

the brightness was the same as mine.
I will definitely check them out. Thanks!
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-01-2013, 07:33 PM
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Any picture of where they are installed?
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post #11 of 14 Old 11-02-2013, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try to get some more pics later with the lights off.





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post #12 of 14 Old 11-02-2013, 05:34 PM
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On the fence about it. It is indeed totally different of an approach, which is always the way I tend to go. I like to make my truck different from all the others. Hmmm. I was going to buy the angel eyes fitted for our lights, never seen anyone with em. Its a toss up now
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post #13 of 14 Old 11-05-2013, 07:41 AM
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On the fence about it. It is indeed totally different of an approach, which is always the way I tend to go. I like to make my truck different from all the others. Hmmm. I was going to buy the angel eyes fitted for our lights, never seen anyone with em. Its a toss up now
Save your money and spend it on something useful. People trying to make their Jeeps look like European SUVs... smh
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post #14 of 14 Old 11-05-2013, 11:22 AM
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I think it looks pretty good to be honest. Wouldn't do it to mine but I like it.
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