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Unread 12-28-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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RC lift and an LED light bar!!







I installed the RC lift and lightbar on friday after Xmas. The lift was a PITA but worth it. Now the quest to get it aligned. The light bar is from ebay. Hooked to the foglight circuit and factory fog switch via external relay. Im thinking about replacing the factory fogs with 4 LED pods or whiter bulbs.

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Unread 12-28-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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Oh and my old rustys strut spacers are in the for sale section.
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Unread 12-28-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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How did you mount that lower light bar and what exact size was it? .. I'm Thinking of running a 3000k Yellow LED on the bottom like that to cut through the fog and dust.
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Unread 12-28-2014, 10:18 PM   #4
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That looks awesome!! Great job. I'm looking to get some LED bars and fog lights in the same locations.
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Unread 12-28-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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http://m.ebay.com/itm/171171227898?txnId=1319375825007

20" light bar. There are 2 factory holes in the crossmember behind the license plate on my 2008. Bolted it in there, ran the wiring up to the fuse box. Relay power from the fuse box, ground to the fuse box mount, switched power from the drivers side fog light. I may wire a stand alone switch later but this seems cleaner.

I bought a wiring kit on ebay for $8. I just used the relay and threw the cheap switch away.
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Unread 12-29-2014, 07:05 AM   #6
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Jeep looks great! I like the idea of the lightbar in that lower grill void
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Unread 12-29-2014, 08:13 AM   #7
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ever consider doing HID fogs? I run a 3k HID xenondepot fog- puts my lows to shame.
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Unread 12-29-2014, 11:34 AM   #8
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ever consider doing HID fogs? I run a 3k HID xenondepot fog- puts my lows to shame.
I might!
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Unread 12-29-2014, 01:04 PM   #9
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I replaced my stock cracked fog lamps with a set of the Seward Offroad Twin T-2 6 LED lamps. I went with spot pattern and they throw off a LOT of light, probably too much. I aimed them way down, but man do they help on dark rainy nights.

http://sewardoffroad.com/product/twin-t-2/



I picked them up from Trailskinz.com...lifetime warranty too.

Bar looks good there, very good.
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I replaced my stock cracked fog lamps with a set of the Seward Offroad Twin T-2 6 LED lamps. I went with spot pattern and they throw off a LOT of light, probably too much. I aimed them way down, but man do they help on dark rainy nights.

http://sewardoffroad.com/product/twin-t-2/



I picked them up from Trailskinz.com...lifetime warranty too.

Bar looks good there, very good.
What did you mount them to?
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Unread 12-29-2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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I will have to check into this light bar mounting location. I always wanted one there but was never sure how I would mount the thing. Dont mean to copy you but I might just have to haha. Are you happy with the performance of that light bar?
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Unread 12-29-2014, 04:34 PM   #12
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You can copy me if you want to. I was not the first one to do it someone else on this forum has a light bar in the same place. I know on my 2008 there are two bolt holes right behind the license plate in the crossmember. I haven't used the light at night yet but at twilight it was pretty bright. For under $100 i'm happy. Look for one that includes a relay wiring kit if you can.
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Unread 12-29-2014, 05:10 PM   #13
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I replaced my stock cracked fog lamps with a set of the Seward Offroad Twin T-2 6 LED lamps. I went with spot pattern and they throw off a LOT of light, probably too much. I aimed them way down, but man do they help on dark rainy nights.

http://sewardoffroad.com/product/twin-t-2/



I picked them up from Trailskinz.com...lifetime warranty too.

Bar looks good there, very good.
I cant imagine that they are much use in fog, but if that is of no concern I'm sure they throw a ton of light offroad.
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I replaced my stock cracked fog lamps with a set of the Seward Offroad Twin T-2 6 LED lamps. I went with spot pattern and they throw off a LOT of light, probably too much. I aimed them way down, but man do they help on dark rainy nights.

http://sewardoffroad.com/product/twin-t-2/



I picked them up from Trailskinz.com...lifetime warranty too.

Bar looks good there, very good.
So it looks like you had the 4 LED ones originally, did you notice a significant difference with the 6 LED version?
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Unread 12-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #15
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What did you mount them to?
Hey man.
I basically made a bracket that fits the stock bucket. Really simple and works great, the lights are very stable.

I had some galvanized steel lying around from some other project and I bent up 2 pieces. One inside the bucket and one around the outside. They clamp together with stainless hardware that came with the lights. I did add a few washers however.

Bucket... with the OEM light still in place.



Here you can see the smaller inner piece with the bolt in place (4 LED lamps I had in there first).



Here is the hardware ready for install. Took 15 minutes to make this and it works awesome, no drilling or mods to the bumper. If I recall, it was from light up...

Light bracket>bolt>fender washer>small arch>light bucket>large outer arch shaped to the bucket>large washer>lock washer>nut (Nyloc preferable).

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