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Time to add more light

Just picked up my Grand on Sunday. Time to improve the lighting situation. I do not know much on HIDs and headlights (my JK had Trucklite LED headlights, a 50" Rigid and a few pair of duallys all around). The previous owner has added PIAA extreme white bulbs for the hi/lo, stock fog lights in yellow (yuck) and added some Rigid SR-M to the very edges of the front lower valance.


Doing some research and measuring I am thinking about adding a SR Rigid to the center section of the lower valance. I saw some write ups with a 20" behind the mesh which looks good. I think I may use the 10" Rigid bucket (wish they had a 20" bucket) and run the SR2 Hyperspot Combo.

Does anyone have anything good, bad or indifferent about the structural integrity of the mesh grill? Seems somewhat sturdy but plastic is plastic.

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Going to pick the brains of the guys at Rigid and see if they can make me a mount to be able to run a set of Duallys in the factory fog light hole as well. Nice having a sponsorship sometimes

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Old 11-05-2014, 04:34 PM
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Re: Time to add more light

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FreeJersey installed a LED bar behind the lower mesh
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And I installed two duallys behind mine. Mesh isn't strong but the RI lights are tough enough.
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I saw both threads. Great info and pics. I have not decided on behind the mesh or mounted flush. Behind has to be easier I'm sure! Either way there will be more light!


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And I installed two duallys behind mine. Mesh isn't strong but the RI lights are tough enough.
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Those look great, how did you attach them? Did you need a special bracket? Hard to see from the pictures.
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I can't speak for every 2013 or other WK2s, but when I removed the lower air dam there were already two holes in the frame right were I wanted the lights to go. I just had to fabricate a couple brackets and tapped threads into the holes to accept the right size bolts. I did have to trim/remove a couple of notches out of the inner plastic "framework" on the inside bottom of the air dam so the dame would go back in place but leave some breathing/cooling room under the lights.


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I can't speak for every 2013 or other WK2s, but when I removed the lower air dam there were already two holes in the frame right were I wanted the lights to go. I just had to fabricate a couple brackets and tapped threads into the holes to accept the right size bolts. I did have to trim/remove a couple of notches out of the inner plastic "framework" on the inside bottom of the air dam so the dame would go back in place but leave some breathing/cooling room under the lights.


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i like it. what color light covers are those? Red or yellow? Always wondered what the red cover was beneficial for. I do have a set of hyperspot duallys that i thought about mounting in that location instead of a 20". As with anything, the more the better. I am used to the Trucklite headlights and a 50", these Grand headlights need some help. I want to sit down and see if anyone is mounting duallys inside the headlight assembly like I see on trucks that are starting to pop up on forums.
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i like it. what color light covers are those? Red or yellow? Always wondered what the red cover was beneficial for. I do have a set of hyperspot duallys that i thought about mounting in that location instead of a 20". As with anything, the more the better. I am used to the Trucklite headlights and a 50", these Grand headlights need some help. I want to sit down and see if anyone is mounting duallys inside the headlight assembly like I see on trucks that are starting to pop up on forums.

They are red LED Duallys no covers. They go with my red undercarriage ORO Spotlites. The combination of both keeps my night vision and the light low and on the trail. The 4 front and 2 rear 6" SRs on the roof rack light things up when I want to see and be seen. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1415385225.035763.jpg


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Clean! Great job on that one. I like things different and that fits the bill!



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Re: Time to add more light

I have a Summit and I'd like to add some lights but since my lower fascia doesn't come off I'm a bit limited in options. Anyone have any ideas. I purchased some small spot LED's from Kawell similar to "BIGCAT" but I'm not exactly sure where to mount them. Anyone have any ideas??
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Has anyone thought of adding a small light bar to the front plate mount (in states that require them)? I was eying a 12" Putco low profile bar from XenonDepot.

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Seems like some small brackets would be easy enough to fashion and the size would help it blend easily.
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Rule62 and bofa, just saw this pic on Jeep's Facebook page and although on a KL thought it might give you some more ideas.

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