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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Cactus Red » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:44 am

If I was in the market for lights again, I'd be looking at either the KC or Vision X high wattage round LED's. It's all about the reflector - bigger is better.

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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby adeluca73 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:46 am

adeluca73 wrote:I've seen a lot of 3rd Gen posts covering upgrade replacment bulbs for the fogs & for the main lights. Has anyone cracked the code (part #'s & make/brand) for 2013-2015 PW replacements/upgrades ?


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Juday » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:49 am

You're right. That's why I want the 9.5" light on the front!

One thing that does limit me is the depth of the light assembly. Since I got the optional "animal guard" on the front of the bumper, that limits me to not much more than a light that is 4.5" to 5" deep (unless I really want it to hang off of the front, which I don't).
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Dark84 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Adeluca73 is this what you were looking for?

http://www.xenondepot.com/2014-2500-hid ... /30208.htm


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby 2wagons1driveway » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:55 pm

Juday wrote:You're right. That's why I want the 9.5" light on the front!

One thing that does limit me is the depth of the light assembly. Since I got the optional "animal guard" on the front of the bumper, that limits me to not much more than a light that is 4.5" to 5" deep (unless I really want it to hang off of the front, which I don't).
like I said look up GG lighting! 200-300$ for a 30-40" light bar... More lumens for the money's I'm pretty sure their lifetime warranty too! Hyperion is another good one too for the $$$.
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Dark84 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:56 pm

Decided to check out some of gg lightings lights. Looked pretty good but when I checked for reviews online I found this:-(

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/gg-lighti ... ia-1053692


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby 2wagons1driveway » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:38 pm

Anything on Hyperion both of those guys were good and fast to deal with


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby 2wagons1driveway » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:40 pm

Deffinately won't be dealing with gg lol maybe rtx or rigid


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Pit Slave » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:11 pm

Juday wrote:You're right. That's why I want the 9.5" light on the front!

One thing that does limit me is the depth of the light assembly. Since I got the optional "animal guard" on the front of the bumper, that limits me to not much more than a light that is 4.5" to 5" deep (unless I really want it to hang off of the front, which I don't).


This is good to know. What I'm working on is going to be about 4" to 4¼" in depth. I'm trying to possibly drop that down to just over 3" total.
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby adeluca73 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:31 pm

Dark84 wrote:Adeluca73 is this what you were looking for?

http://www.xenondepot.com/2014-2500-hid ... /30208.htm.


Awesome start, thanks!!

So I want to upgrade the fogs & saw these top of line bulbs, they are rated at 35W draw, but are 55W equivalent rated:

http://www.xenondepot.com/9006-HID-Kit- ... t-9006.htm

Looks like there's a ballast module for each light, are these plug-n-play? Do you just zip tie the ballast modules somewhere inside the bumper?
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Juday » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:05 am

Pit Slave wrote:
Juday wrote:You're right. That's why I want the 9.5" light on the front!

One thing that does limit me is the depth of the light assembly. Since I got the optional "animal guard" on the front of the bumper, that limits me to not much more than a light that is 4.5" to 5" deep (unless I really want it to hang off of the front, which I don't).


This is good to know. What I'm working on is going to be about 4" to 4¼" in depth. I'm trying to possibly drop that down to just over 3" total.


Do you care to elaborate any on this?.......... :popcorn:
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Cactus Red » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:31 am

Guys, this is drifting off it's intended purpose - to show installs and how they actually work.

So, lets try to do only that if we can!
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Pit Slave » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:09 pm

Juday wrote:
Pit Slave wrote:
Juday wrote:You're right. That's why I want the 9.5" light on the front!

One thing that does limit me is the depth of the light assembly. Since I got the optional "animal guard" on the front of the bumper, that limits me to not much more than a light that is 4.5" to 5" deep (unless I really want it to hang off of the front, which I don't).


This is good to know. What I'm working on is going to be about 4" to 4¼" in depth. I'm trying to possibly drop that down to just over 3" total.


Do you care to elaborate any on this?.......... :popcorn:


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby 08TwinStickPW » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:48 am

Finally ordered a set of 6" KC gravity's in driving pattern, stay tuned for pics.

They will be replacing the long range Daylighter knockoffs I converted to HID I have on custom mounts behind my grill. I only have $60 into them and while they do have decent output, however the pattern is shitty.
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Cactus Red » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:23 am

Saw some of the new LED large reflector lights at the Parker 425 this year. I think you will be pleased!

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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Graveltravels » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:50 pm

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So my ARB's are hooked up. This first picture is the low beam, HID's factory on the 2015


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Graveltravels » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:50 pm

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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Graveltravels » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:51 pm

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And the ARB's. One spot, one flood. I am very impressed with them.


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Juday » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:23 am

Looks like they're aimed too low, or is it just my imagination? Definitely bright, though!
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Graveltravels » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:47 am

The spot is aimed properly, the flood is another story. The patch isn't so bad in real life, but I've actually tipped it back to lessen the blinding spot on the ground. If I had it to do over, I'd probably go with two spots. I may be buying another pair for the jeep, if I do, it'll be two spots, and then move the flood to the jeep, and run the spots on the truck.


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby TwinStick » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:52 am

I call that "light backwash". Almost too much light. :lol: Never thought i would live to see the day when TV's were too big & too clear & aux vehicle lighting was too bright !!! LOL :lol:
That light would be perfect without the bright spot there. Looks very evenly spread otherwise.
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Graveltravels » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:54 am

I'll take a pic of the angle I had to tip the flood to prevent even more backwash. I agree, I never thought I'd see the day when too much lighting actually happened. Another thing I've noticed, is on the narrower country roads, the reflective signs are blinding!!


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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby Cactus Red » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:35 am

That's common - backscatter is much more pronounced, especially with a flood pattern. The driving pattern on my HID's does the same thing because of the wide flat beam they produce.
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Rigid Dually Fog assembly

Postby joshet89 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:10 am

There was someone asking about if any one has installed the rigid dually fog light bracket. I installed the brackets and 2 sets of duallys (1 set of spot and 1 set of flood) on my 2013 and then removed and re-installed on my 2014 as well. I have been very happy with them and use them on my commute home from work which is mostly dark county roads and almost always driven after dark, at least that is what it feels like this time of year :angry: . The install was very easy and took less than an hour. I wanted to make sure they worked with the factory fog light switch so I purchased a fog light extension so I could solder the 2 connectors from the duallys to the extension and then just plug the whole assembly into the factory plug. The extension I purchased needed some extra water proofing so I put liquid electrical tape around the back of the wires going into the plastic housing. When attaching the duallys to the bracket I installed the spot on the inner part of the bracket and the floods on the outer part. I had marked my factory fog light beams on my garage door and made sure the spots where a little below the factory spots and have very even and wide disbursement.
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Re: Off and On Road Lights

Postby stubiePW » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:51 pm

Sweet. I've been looking at doing that mod but wasn't sure. Loooks good
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