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Rear Auxiliary Lighting Mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by KnurledNut, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    KnurledNut

    KnurledNut [OP] Cracker in a Taco

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    I got a great deal on some DOT LED lighting. Normally I wouldn't do this but it was super cheap and easy. And man-o-man does it light up the back end. No excuse for not seeing my lights now!

    I only had to drill one hole for a SS sheetmetal screw w/ spacer. All other attachment points were existing. The wiring is tapped into the respective taillight harness.

    The amber turn signals are called Sequential Arrows. There are 5 arrows that fire in sync and sequence with the existing turn signals. The brake lights are wired for tail/stop.

    The pics don't do these lights justice. Now that it's dark they really throw some light. The sequential arrows almost fire like strobes. Sorry but I can't night video.

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  2. May 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    thats cool.....
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    A+ for doing something different. But ummm not really liking it. But hey good work on it tho, looks like a clean install.
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    KnurledNut

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    I can respect it being different. Thanks for the install comment. I took my time, almost 4 hours. Including some beer time. :D

    I commute 200+ plus miles. Lighting is important to me. If it saves my ass one time, it's worth it.
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    shitroc

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    looks good, clean install. not my cup of tea but props to you for the install.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    TacoIII

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    i like it but it would get ripped off.
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Very functional.

    Not my thing visually, I would have cut them into the bumper.

    Props for being unique!
     
  8. May 27, 2010 at 1:41 AM
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    j1999t

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    id probably cut them for my rear bumper and put them inside it, maybe masked with mesh, and paint matched to the vehicle, where did you get these?
     
  9. May 27, 2010 at 2:58 AM
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    KnurledNut

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    Found them at the flea market. $15 for these plus another 10 smaller sizes and shapes.
     
  10. May 27, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    spearhead

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  11. May 27, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    KnurledNut

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    I did check those out. But when I saw this box of 14 LED lights, brackets, and wiring I couldn't pass it up. I'm not sure how long these will stay installed. I went out last night after midnight and they are brighter than I could imagine. I hope the local cops don't have issues with them.
     
  12. May 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    flightcancled

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    I don't know about the under the bumper mount, but done on the bottom of the back windo would be cool.
     
  13. May 30, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    clarkie152

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    I know with the gen 1 chrome bumper they are hollow. so if it were me, id dremel the bumper and insert the plates into the bumper. so it all intergrated. that just me tho
     
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