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Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by aldive, April 18, 2008.

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  1. muzzymaniac

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    Home made bar? Do you have a pic or two of the mount?
     
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  3. drumming1monkey

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    yea it is a homemade bar worked kinda off of the design that Karpiel73 did for his... I didnt get a chance to get pictures in the daylight today but I will try to tomorrow.
     
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    LMAO RedneckRambo that is where my CB is mounted. It works great there but i added an external speaker just under it facing up so it would be louder, but yes it works just fine :salute::salute:
     
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    alright. would it get in the way of the shifter on a standard transmission?
     
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    Sorry it took a couple days.. been busy... here are some more pictures and my drawing I had to do since I built it as a project for my class.

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    looks nice man
     
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    Looks to me like it would. I can't put anything bigger than a 12oz can in the cupholder without the shifter hitting it.
     
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    That's really nice! I need to learn to weld!!!
     
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    just put these 6inch off road lights on my truck. along with leds, and fogs look great. i do have hids but look good like this [​IMG]
     
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    These are my cheapo' lights, they help when backing up with the trailer, or just needing some light in the back while camping.
     
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    So I finally fixed my front end (somewhat), new(er): header panel, grill and headlight assemblies... Re-adjusted the bumper and added the other fog light, I also went ahead and did the wiring big 3 (2 gauge), added the factory 130amp alternator (had the lower 95amp), replaced the battery, and added new more apropriate terminals to accomodate all the additional accesories. Power loss is almost non existant, (WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE). Let me know what you think.......

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    Ok, probably not the best place for this post, but I am building a projector/spotlight to mount backwards on my roof rack to come on when I put it in reverse. My question is, what do I need to wire it to to make it do that? I don't particularly want to do a switch because I know that if I did that, I would be tempted to use it on $%&hole tailgaters.
     
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    You could wire it into the reverse lights or use a transistor to give it power when the reverse lights come on. You could also use a switch. I didn't want to put on a switch for the same reason, but found it WAY easier. Plus I can turn them on whenever I want to, may it be tailgaters, telling the people behind me theres a cop, or just simply needing light at the back of the truck.
    To keep yourself from flashing them at tailgaters, mount the switch somewhere you can't reach it while driving.
     
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    yeah, I was thinking about wiring them to the reverse lights, but I wasn't sure if there was a hole running from the third brake light down to each side, since I was going to wire it to both in order to prevent one being dimmer than the other. Otherwise, does anyone know if the third brake light comes on when it is in reverse? I don't think I have the skills to put it in reverse, run behind and check, then run back and jump in the truck to check. Other than that, what do the people with the light bars above the bumper wire them to?

    As for the signaling for an upcoming cop, this light would leave spots on their eyes for probably the next 5 miles. And I was planning on installing several switches on the side of the roof console when I install my Hellas up top, so I was going to put all my switches up there, so I guess I will just have to put up a switch and learn some self control!
     
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    For what you want, you should tap into the trigger side of the reverse lights (just one is fine) for a relay. It won't make the bulb dimmer as a relay takes a minimal amount of power to be triggered.

    I want to do something like this in the future. I have two switches I want. One will determine if the light comes on with the reverse lights, the other will be a constant on/off. This way, if I'm going to whatever local mall, I could leave it off. If I'm backing up a trailer into a camp site, I can turn it on with the reverse lights, and lastly if I am just loading up some gear I can have it just on without any keys even in the X.
     
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    I might end up having two extra projectors and ballasts out of a range rover if you want one, or both for that matter. I won't be able to tell if I will have any left over for some time, though. I will probably either see about selling them to someone who wants to put them in their headlights or build extra reverse lights for myself :)
     
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    That bumper is sweet may i ask where you got it from?
     
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    Interesting how many people here seem to be just drilling into their bumpers. Of any year. That surprises me. I did it once on a F150 once. Prob get a bull bar for mine to add lights. (not much explanations either on the posts of what they have done.)
     
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    Mackenziet, have you ever thought about adding an auxiliary fuse panel? That's a ton of wires going to your battery.
     

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