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Raptor Light Mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by kd8bao, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    kd8bao

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    I was looking through the forums and saw someone with a grille design that integrated the raptor light idea. So i ran with it and here is what I came up with.

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    So I had a peice of aluminum angle, 2"x1.25"x.032" about 14" long. I held it up behind the grille and marked out the honeycomb locations. Drilled out the 3/4" holes for the lights and mounted the lights in the angle. I wired all the lights together before putting it in the grille. I pulled the wire extension over to the driver side corner marker. and used splice taps to connect everything. I used 2 - 5/16" self drilling screws from the bottom and screwed into the two top grille braces. I opted for the marker lights to be the switch so they were not on all the time.

    Total time was about 2 hours and about $25.

    * * * * NOTE: The LEDs were wired with the black is hot and white for ground. Just test them before you wire them all together. * * * *

    Lemme know if your have any questions

    Link for the lights:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/280811348908?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    VooDoo

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    pretty cool!!

    Personally, i would spread them out more, but cool nonetheless
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    That looks pretty sweet :proposetoast:
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    sub'd. thanks for the info, looks good!
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    can you post a pic or list the wire colors for the wires you tapped into?
     
  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    Yeah I can in the morning. Umm. I pulled the corner marker light out of the socket and pulled enough out of the loom so I could work with it. I think the white/blk wire was the ground. I think it went to the turn signal also. I didn't have a meter handy at the time. So you can try that and I will post a pic when the sun is up again.
     
  8. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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    Nice mod, I like it and want it!
     
  9. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1330528595.277495.jpg

    The white/blk is ground on the truck
     
  10. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    awesome! thanks! i finished daisy chaining all of the wires together and added a length of wire to run to corner marker today. gonna install tomorrow. since mine is a 12, it took a little bit of fab'ing to get the light in the center to work (had to cut out a small part of the grill- it is different) but i think it will work fine. i hope anyway! lol.
     
  11. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Awesome. Can't wait for the pics.
     
  12. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    all done!
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  13. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    is there a reason to this or just for looks?
     
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    the reason is, that it looks bad ass! lol.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    what leds are being used here?
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    You gotta find 3/4" clearance lights. They are all waterproof. Found them on eBay. I should have a link earlier in the thread
     
  17. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    Looks sweet. I like them spread out. Nice lookin
     
  18. Mar 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    Any night shots? Great work as well. Thinking about doing this to my Satoshi
     
  19. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    thanks found the link i was thinking of a much cheaper alternative although im not sure how it would look.

    http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips

    heres what i was looking at. the 1.2 inch leds. I have bought leds from here many times with no issues and I have even bought the 1.2 inch led strips just get them in orange. the 1.2 inch strips have 3 leds in it
     
  20. Mar 3, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    This^ and shots from far enough away to see the whole truck and the light?





    Please :)
     
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