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Old 02-07-2013, 07:54 PM
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Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

I sent emails out to a few aftermarket LED tail light manufacturers shortly after purchasing my GC, but all the replies were the same: "Nothing at this time."

So just a couple days ago I sent a note to both Spyder Auto (Spyder Auto - Projector Headlights,Tail Lights,Crystal Headlights,Fog Lights,Brake Lights,Accessories) and Anzo USA (ANZO USA | Don).

I stated that the WK2 has been out for 2.5 years now and has been setting sales records, so there are plenty of them on the road and noted how a lot people on these forums are still looking for a LED tail light solution.

I actually got a reply from Spyder Auto:
We may be in the process of producing one eventually, but there is no word yet for this light specifically. We just came out with a full LED tail light for the JK chassis Wranglers, so I don't see why we wouldn't consider the newer Wk2 chassis GC's in the near future. Please check back periodically as this may change.
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So if you are like me and would like some nice LED tail lights, visit the Spyder Auto site (and Anzo) and use the "Contact Us" form to let them know we want LED tail lights. I figure if more of us contact them, they will see that there is definite interest and just may do it.

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:24 AM
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

What about Tail Light solutions -thats what I was thinking of getting - will these be better or less expensive ?
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

Tail light solutions are just LED bulbs they sell you. These would be actual replacement assemblies with LEDs all in them.

I want these very badly, this is my #1 desire for my Overland. I emailed them, hopefully they'll have something soon.

If not, I may end up having to make my own, which takes FOREVER.

EDIT: Got a reply, they said they were currently making it and it'd be out in 4-6 months
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

I would like a set of LED tailight that look OEM most of these aftermarket companies make light that are not to my liking style wise and quality wise.

I am hoping that we can retro fit the 14 lights.

I have looked at my current taillight several time and have considered cutting them open with a hot knife so I can install my own LED but the way the reflector is installed does not give me that option.

I hope someone comes to market soon with a tasteful option, Grand Cherokees always do well in the used car market and that is when the modding really gets going
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:25 PM
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

The 14s don't have true LED lights. They only have LED running lights, the brake and turn signals are (as I understand) still normal incandescent bulbs.

I also want something simple and clean and OEM looking. Like these for the JK:
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

Thats a bummer because I wanted LED brake lights OH well I guess it is back to scheming on how to get LEDs into the current housings
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

I got a reply back during the week and they said there in the process of making them.
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

That's great news, hopefully it will be released sooner than 4-6 months.

In other news, I was browsing ebay on my flight today (because that is one of the few things Delta gives you without charging you for super slow internet), and they sell the LED flex tubes on ebay now. These are basically what you see for a lot of LED running lights, where there's just a solid tube lit u by LEDs inside it. They're not super expensive either, one could get enough tubing to do a full set of taillights for like $15-20. The actual LEDs to do the brake lights are about the same price as well.

Truthfully, the largest investment into making custom LED taillights would be the taillights themselves to work on.
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Re: Aftermarket LED tail lights - please show interest

Any links to the leds you are mentioning?


I was thinking of doing the opposite of the 14's by keeping the incandesant running/taillights, then put some flexible LED strip in the Diffuser bars that are up against the taillights lenses.

Those sections would look trick if it had additional lighting.
I added the RFUK because I noticed that the brake lights sometimes get washed out by daylight and I didn't want any smucks too busy texting to kiss my rear bumper.


I think this section is just begging for some instense LED brake lights in there.

I would increase safety by adding functioning brake lights to the tailgate light housings by tapping the CHMSL signal. So the functions for this section would be (incandesant taillight and LED brake lights)

The light housings on the body function would be (incandesant taillights and LED Turnsignal and brake lights.


If I could acheive that I would Turn my RFUK into true rear foglights.

I was thinking of using some of these. I am currently using the one inch amber strip in the clear tube from custom dynamics as front sidemarkers in my European headlights and they are surely visible even in direct sunlight.

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Something like this is what I was looking at, but of course this is a huge length

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I got a reply back during the week and they said there in the process of making them.
Spyder, Anzo, or someone else??
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