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post #16 of 36 Old 02-08-2008, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder if there is some type of 5" PVC or metal end cap, you could use, instead of having to make/weld the light housing....
I wasn't able to find anything, I even looked at the pvc manufacturers. But if you could find it I think it would work the same. I'll take some daylight and side view pics tomorrow.

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post #17 of 36 Old 02-08-2008, 04:25 PM
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do you think that there is any room inside the exhaust pipe to add side markers?
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post #18 of 36 Old 02-08-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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do you think that there is any room inside the exhaust pipe to add side markers?
Probably not, it was a tight fit.






I took the roof rack down after I changed the oil tonight, so I could get some better pics. It's in a lit garage, so they didn't come out in the greatest light, even with the flash. But I uploaded 23 more pictures.
You can see all the pics here LED install pictures

I was able to get the brake lights through my work, but I had to order the smaller LED reverse lights, not many places carry that size in a clear lens. I used this site to buy the reverse lights and grommets.
http://autolumination.com/truck.htm

The brake/signal lights came in a few different types. I chose the snowflake ones, they have the most LEDs per light and are the brightest, as far as I know. I've seen them run for around 25 per light, if you go with the cheaper ones, you can get them for less then 15 per light.


Here's a pic of the reverse lights Hazmat, but you were there when I did it. I just blew a hole using a hole saw and popped them in. I plan on doing something better when I upgrade the stock bumper.
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post #19 of 36 Old 02-08-2008, 11:03 PM
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those look awesome, start selling them

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Nice idea for your license plate holder. That's cool
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good set up,
great for someone who is still under warranty, no modification to hide if you had a problem.
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post #22 of 36 Old 04-01-2008, 10:32 AM
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I like the ASE "plug."

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post #23 of 36 Old 04-01-2008, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I like the ASE "plug."
Not a plug, I think they are worthless. But it's a job requirement...

By the way, I am going to be making a few of these, to see how they sell. But I am currently injured and it will take me a while to get them done.


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I'd modify it to include a provision for a side marker lamp and/or a side marker reflector. Some state inspectors may fail it if they got a 'bug up you-know-where.'
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pretty cool, not perfect but alot cheaper then the litdots (same basic thing)

only thing I'd suggest instead of silicon around the edges, pull the led lights wires through and seal around there hole, then use some rubber washers between the body and light back when you put the 3 mounting bolts back in. It will seal around the holes and the light wont be able to rub the body either. Silicone sucks if you ever have to remove one, leaves a mess on the paint


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pretty cool, not perfect but alot cheaper then the litdots (same basic thing)
This seems like a cool solution - but definitely not the same thing as Litedots. Litedots incorporate side marker, backup and tail lights all in one very tough and low profile housing. I admit I am a little biased since I know Steve and have a pair on my rig - but regardless of that they are pretty cool and I get a lot of questions and compliments on them from non-Jeepers.

Anyway - cool idea and I applaud your ingenuity!
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Don't think I've seen the litdots ones you guys are talking about. Anyone have a link or some pictures?


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Wouldn't mind something like that on mine. Let us know if you decide to sell them. I like the LiteDOTs but don't have the coin for them. I want to do flush mounts (may end up that direction anyways).

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I just googled those lights. I have seen them before... I was looking for separate reverse lights. I know not having the side marker isn't legal, just not sure how I can integrate them. I may have a solution though...


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Great job! Don't get me wrong here; it is low cost, no drill, BUT CUTTING and WELDING required?

How is it holding up?

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