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Old 01-08-2012, 02:06 AM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Some rear drop shots!






For comparison. Yours truly standing at a modest 5'11" The tire is just about to lift off the ground here.




And one while killing some time at work trying not to roll into the Lexus next to me! Pay no attention to the random spectator


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Old 01-08-2012, 10:29 AM
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LOL that guys face is awesome. He's like HELL YEAH! haha
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:12 PM
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I know he was quite thrilled!
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

I wanted to start a light collection so I started looking around. I got into the LED off road lights, loving how much light output such a small unit could achieve. After some research I decided on the Rigid Industries Duallys. So I went and talked to a buddy at the local 4WheelParts. He told me that the D2s were just released and he could get me a killer deal on a set. After some convincing to spend a little bit more money I paced an order for a set of D2s in the amber combo pattern for $300. Unfortunately they did not have any yet, but where expecting the first shipment the following week. A week later I got the call and picked them up!





I was quite excited! These things were beautiful!
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:23 PM
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I decided to mount them to the Matrix for the time being. It wasn't the ideal place, but it worked for now until I could make other plans.











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Old 01-08-2012, 01:29 PM
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Some quick night shots!







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Those things are awesome, def on my wish list

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:14 PM
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As well they should be!
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

As I mentioned earlier I wasn't happy with the mounting placement. I had learned that living here in North Mexico meant nothing with exposed bolts was safe. All it took was for the guy parking next to you at Walmart to see the expensive lights sitting there and decide he wanted them more than you. So I had to devise a plan. I thought of tack welding the bottom of the bolt so the nut wouldn't come off, but that meant I couldn't take them off if I wanted to without cutting the bolt. Plus if you notice the allen bolts going in the sides, you pull those out and the light comes right off the mount. So my plan was to flush mount them into the grill. I wasn't too sure I would like the look, but I did it anyway! Worst case, I didn't like it and then I needed to replace the grill inserts (something I wanted to do anyway).

So I pulled the grill off, bent up a couple of brackets, welded them in place, drilled mounting holes, and mounted the lights!





Man look at all that space behind the bumper . . .



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All that was left was to cut the gill openings and pop the grill back in place.









It didn't look too bad! Though it would look better with maybe three more in the center
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:17 PM
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Unfortunately since I mounted them up side down the logo was now up side down. Luckily I learned from Rigid that I could unscrew and flip the face so they look right side up. I just haven't done it yet




One of these days I will actually flip the face around and order a couple of black covers for them!
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:37 PM
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I drove up and had a casual day of wheeling with my Dad and Hoaxci5 at Ballinger Canyon.











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