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Old 09-04-2014, 08:23 AM
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Led Lightbar install

Has anybody installed a led lightbar behind the grill? Im not interested in mounting on a nudgebar and understand mounting behind the grill is going to lose some of its effectiveness. Coming from a nissan and having custom made nighteater spotlights mounted upfront im sure missing daylight at night

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Re: Led Lightbar install

I thought about doing this but found it was no longer necessary after installing the JK Speaker LED fog-lights. There is a thread on it.
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Re: Led Lightbar install

Nobody here done this? Looks like im the only one goingvto try and fit a 500mm bar mounted to the cross braces.
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Re: Led Lightbar install

Started the install today. wiring all done 11400lumens at 500m. Found a blank grommet in the firewall right above the steering shaft hard to see but a nice sized hole. I believe nobody has gound this one before. uploadfromtaptalk1411288555791.jpg
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Be sure to post some pictures of the install.
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I thought about doing this but found it was no longer necessary after installing the JK Speaker LED fog-lights. There is a thread on it.
Few questions on this.. First, how difficult is it to do? I mean, I am a big fan of diy, but is there need to solder it or is it plug and play? And since I don't have hid headlights are there any bulbs put there that would match up to the color of the speaker for lights if I chose not to do the conversion?

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Re: Led Lightbar install

Has anyone a wiring diagram for the highbeam 12v trigger on the rh hid headlight. Save me some testing time.
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Re: Led Lightbar install

All done massive job took about 6hrs to get it right. A few modifications needed in the mounts. And sourcing a high beam trigger was a bit of an issue.uploadfromtaptalk1411464686424.jpguploadfromtaptalk1411464709488.jpguploadfromtaptalk1411464719653.jpguploadfromtaptalk1411464735682.jpguploadfromtaptalk1411464761788.jpg
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Re: Led Lightbar install

Awesome! I'm thinking of doing the same thing and with strobes. How much was the kit?
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Re: Led Lightbar install

I sell them this bar 11400lumens at 500m 120w 10w led's 4 floods 8 spots. Retails for $555.00. Just went for a test run huge improvement.
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Re: Led Lightbar install

I'm also thinking of placing one on the back of the truck to help with reversing. Would there be a way to wire it so its both manually on/off and automatically on when put in reverse?

Guess it has to be spliced with the reverse tails?
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Re: Led Lightbar install

Easy relay to reverse trigger then 12v on 3way switch
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