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Old 12-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #961
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I recently traded my 04 Wrangler for a 2010 Rubicon, before I traded the 04 in I took off my Rigid Industries lights. I now have the lights on my Rubicon but haven't found a route for the wiring into the cab to hook up the switch. I'm good into the engine bay from the lights just not from the lights to the switch inside the cab. Any info would be appreciated
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Look next to the brake booster, left &below, there should be a foam plug you can run the wires thru.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:30 PM   #962
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Look next to the brake booster, left &below, there should be a foam plug you can run the wires thru.
Very cool, I will look tomorrow.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #963
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Just wanted to make a quick post that I picked up a new 2013 JKUR and immediately installed the Truck-Lite LED headlights. Makes a huge difference and the best part is virtually flicker free. The only way to even notice a flicker is right next to my garage door and stare for like 30 seconds. Then you might catch it but even the stock headlights would likely dim and brighten in that scenario.

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #964
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Just wanted to make a quick post that I picked up a new 2013 JKUR and immediately installed the Truck-Lite LED headlights. Makes a huge difference and the best part is virtually flicker free. The only way to even notice a flicker is right next to my garage door and stare for like 30 seconds. Then you might catch it but even the stock headlights would likely dim and brighten in that scenario.

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What made you pick TL over JW Speakers?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #965
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What made you pick TL over JW Speakers?
Love mine. Had TL LEDs for 3 yrs in my big rig.

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #966
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Love mine. Had TL LEDs for 3 yrs in my big rig.
What led driving lights and ambers did you use?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #967
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I installed hella headlights (not designed for JK, but fit fine), upgraded to phillips xtreme bulbs. I have H13 to H4 adapters (truck light ones are prone to failure).

I emailed Daniel Stern before going to hella way, but never got any response back via email.

There's an easy fix for the truck light adapters, just glue/epoxy the wires into the back end of the plastic connectors. I have had the wires back out of the plastic connector several times.

I also electrical taped the wires to the connectors for added measure.

May not be the best upgrade for lighting but was cheap and FAST and a huge improvement over stock.

My next lighting mod is to add some driving lights to the bumper and swap out factory fog light bulbs with amber bulbs.

Then my light set will be complete

KC long range on the windshield
hella headlights (phillips extreme bulbs)
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #968
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Still waiting on some back ordered JW Speakers ): I can't wait to check um out
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #969
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Just bought PIAA LP530 LED fog lites for my 2012 JKS. Any news on those, I've not installed them yet.
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Still waiting on some back ordered JW Speakers ): I can't wait to check um out
You'll love them.
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Orange peel that looks good ! Does the guard distort the light pattern ?
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Just did a bulb replacement and figure I'd give a short review. Unfortunately, none of my pictures I took came out very well, so I can't post any comparos.

A lot of people had been recommending the Philips H13 9008 X-treme Power bulbs, so I decided to drop the $31.79 through amazon.com and give'em a try.

The $31.79 was money well spent. No, they aren't LEDs, HIDs, Xenons, or whatever the fancy of the fancy are, but what they DID do was lend a much further extending beam, which was not only whiter, but WIDER. I can actually see the sides of the road now!

With the brights, they also appear to be brighter, but the improvement is not as noticeable as with the low beams.

All in all, if you want to see a little bit more of the road for a reasonable price, I found the Philips H13 9008 X-Treme Powers to be a decent value.
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Orange peel that looks good ! Does the guard distort the light pattern ?
Thanks. I pulled it into the shop, turned off the lights, and checked lights with and without the guards. No noticeable difference in light pattern or brightness.
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Now someone is polishing Philip's walnuts.
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Now someone is polishing Philip's walnuts.
Haha! Hardly! The bulbs did make a significant difference, though. Philips claims UP TO an 80% improvement over a stock halogen, while Sylvania claims a 20% improvement for their Silver Stars. I would say I probably saw closer to a 35-40% improvement. They're bright enough that I can find my way down a dark, back road.

About a month ago, I got the scare of a lifetime when a sharp curve just "came outta nowhere" one night, and I wasn't going any faster than about 30 mph. I had to really mash the brakes or I most certainly would've wound up heading straight into a tree.
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For those running JW Speaker 6045 or other universal 4.5" fog. How did you connect to the factory wiring harness?
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For those running JW Speaker 6045 or other universal 4.5" fog. How did you connect to the factory wiring harness?
Splice and butt connect.
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Haha! Hardly! The bulbs did make a significant difference, though. Philips claims UP TO an 80% improvement over a stock halogen, while Sylvania claims a 20% improvement for their Silver Stars. I would say I probably saw closer to a 35-40% improvement. They're bright enough that I can find my way down a dark, back road.

About a month ago, I got the scare of a lifetime when a sharp curve just "came outta nowhere" one night, and I wasn't going any faster than about 30 mph. I had to really mash the brakes or I most certainly would've wound up heading straight into a tree.
But when I was sharing my positive experiences about the Cibie upgrade from DS, you accused med of polishing his walnuts. LOL
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Splice and butt connect.
I know I could do that, just wondering if there's a pre-made dongle out yet. TLG-Auto claims to have, but it's not on their site yet.
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I know I could do that, just wondering if there's a pre-made dongle out yet. TLG-Auto claims to have, but it's not on their site yet.
I got the impression from Rebel Offroad they are plug and play. I am getting ready to order the 8700 evos and the 6045s today. They also have a JK mount for the 6045 that should work with the AEV bumper I have. My only concern with ordering now was the teaser a while ago on this thread that said new things were on the horizon from JW and TL.
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I looked through half the pages and didnt find my answer so instead of going through the rest I thought id just ask.

I am in the process of upgrading my lights. I plan on buying a A-pillar on the drivers side to control the lights. So far I have installed dually in the fog lights, duallys on the windshield. I plan to mount KC lights on the bumper.

The wires for the duallys mounted in the fog lights arent long enough to run to the drivers side. I am also afraid the KC light wires wont be long enough either. I am able to run the wires from the windshield into the Pillar already w/o any problems.

So can I spice some wires to make them longer? Anybody experience this before.
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I got the impression from Rebel Offroad they are plug and play. I am getting ready to order the 8700 evos and the 6045s today. They also have a JK mount for the 6045 that should work with the AEV bumper I have. My only concern with ordering now was the teaser a while ago on this thread that said new things were on the horizon from JW and TL.
This vid shows the plugs, & TL 80275/JW 6045 demo.
Truck-Lite 80275 Product review and demonstration - YouTube
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So can I spice some wires to make them longer? Anybody experience this before.
Yes you can. Use the same gage wire. If you can get the same insulator color even better. Solder the joint and cover with heat shrink.
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This vid shows the plugs, & TL 80275/JW 6045 demo.
Truck-Lite 80275 Product review and demonstration - YouTube
Great video, thanks. I think I'll go with the JWs and hope they don't do a new light in two months!
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Any word on the availabuility of an anti flicker dongle yet through Trucklite or JW SPKr? TLG auto is selling a special JK anti flicker adaptor that they produce themselves for $69 bucks. Their prices on the lights though, doesn't come close to Discount Fleet.
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I've been through this entire thread... good stuff here. I'm appreciative of all who offered up thoughts or questions, but especially thankful for the insights of Hilldweller, stans1stjeep, SilverSport, and AlaricD. Persoanlly, I'm very interested in the legality of the light upgrades, so I'm glad members like Hilldweller always mention it. Whether or not I choose to follow the legal requirements is my decision, but at least I know. I'd bet many folks upgrade their lights to the brightest they can find thinking they must be legal since they were able to get them.

I'm going to go with the Hella E-Code H4 Headlamp upgrade from Susquehanna Motorsports. I can't get past the bug eyed look of the 90mm kits and don't have unlimited funds. I think this will be a good upgrade for the money. I'm also going to get a pair of driving lights for my Olympic (Mopar, Rugged Ridge) light bar and ask SMS to set up the harness to trigger the driving lights with the high beams. That way, the whole system should just work as stock, but with more light.

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I've been through this entire thread... good stuff here. I'm appreciative of all who offered up thoughts or questions, but especially thankful for the insights of Hilldweller, stans1stjeep, SilverSport, and AlaricD. Persoanlly, I'm very interested in the legality of the light upgrades, so I'm glad members like Hilldweller always mention it. Whether or not I choose to follow the legal requirements is my decision, but at least I know. I'd bet many folks upgrade their lights to the brightest they can find thinking they must be legal since they were able to get them.

I'm going to go with the Hella E-Code H4 Headlamp upgrade from Susquehanna Motorsports. I can't get past the bug eyed look of the 90mm kits and don't have unlimited funds. I think this will be a good upgrade for the money. I'm also going to get a pair of driving lights for my Olympic (Mopar, Rugged Ridge) light bar and ask SMS to set up the harness to trigger the driving lights with the high beams. That way, the whole system should just work as stock, but with more light.

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Any word on the availabuility of an anti flicker dongle yet through Trucklite or JW SPKr? TLG auto is selling a special JK anti flicker adaptor that they produce themselves for $69 bucks. Their prices on the lights though, doesn't come close to Discount Fleet.
I just ordered JWs from Rebel and they said the flicker problem is gone (at least on the 8700 evos).
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I just ordered JWs from Rebel and they said the flicker problem is gone (at least on the 8700 evos).

I have read that for the JW's, if it was made after Aug 17th. they are good to go. Flicker problem was fixed. I am trying to justify buying the JW's though. Discount Fleet Supply has them the cheapest at; $714. I was considering the TL's, or halogen upgrade. Still deliberating the pro & con..

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