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Old 01-13-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Fog lighting

Hey guys I just bought a 2013 2dr rubicon and have some questions about lights. I made a front bumper for it and need to mount some fog lights. I know nothing about how bright they are allowed to be or how many watts the stock fogs are. I want to mount them on top of my bumper and use basically the same wiring. Any suggestions on what to buy?
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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most are going to be for off-road use only, but some like the factory foglights which are typically 55 watt are ok. It also depends on the state you are in, some only allow using one other pair of lights besides the headlights on the road, and they can't be above the headlights. Once you're offroad though, the brighter the better.

Any pics of your front bumper set up?

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Old 01-13-2014, 07:01 PM   #3
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I live in tn. So if I found some 55 watt lights and mounted them below the headlights I'd be ok? I'll try and post a pic. Please no harsh judgement I'm a novice fabricator. Haha
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:02 PM   #4
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The bumper isn't done yet btw. I've just got a forklift holdin it in place
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:02 PM   #5
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I wish you said you attached forks to your bumper
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:44 PM   #6
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I just put thses on this week. I run them with my headlights off and I can see better than with the main lights on!!!! Inspired Engineering CUBE.

I also jist installed the truklights L.E.D.as well. Not as good as I read about in low beam but twice as good as I read in high beam setting.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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Heres a pic if it all done minus the lights.. They havent come in yet
I decided to use the existing fog wires as a signal wire for a relay and some 100w kc slimlights.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #8
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Damn, man, I would say you did a GREAT job on that bumper.

Can you mount a winch on it?

Most places 100W is too bright for onroad use, but it's only illegal until you get caught. Dead of night on a deserted road, why not use them?
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
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Yea 100 w is too bright here too...but if someone is drivin toward me ill just turn em off. Yea iv got room to mount a winch but i didnt mount one. Iv had winches and not had luck. Id rather just have a come along and some tow straps. More work but theyre reliable.
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The bumper looks amazing! You did a great job!
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:19 AM   #11
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That's a really good looking bumper!

I'm about to lose my factory fog lights since I'm replacing my front bumper, and will be looking for suitable replacements. Hoping to use the existing factory wiring.

Going to miss those factory fog lights, they were useful to me in bad weather and also general off-road driving at night. Decent, useful light up close.

The headlights? Ugh. Not a fan of the factory headlights. Particularly out on a dark highway in deer country! I'll get some driving lights too I guess, or gamble with replacement headlights one of these days.

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:42 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.
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Hey guys I just bought a 2013 2dr rubicon and have some questions about lights. I made a front bumper for it and need to mount some fog lights. I know nothing about how bright they are allowed to be or how many watts the stock fogs are. I want to mount them on top of my bumper and use basically the same wiring. Any suggestions on what to buy?
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If you plan on using the factory wiring you'll want to make sure the draw from the new lights isn't any higher than that of the factory lights. If you want to use most of the factory wiring but add in a relay, you can avoid the draw limitations while still being able to utilize the factory switch and some of the other wiring.

That being said, make sure the lights you get are fog beam if you want them to be Fog Lights for you. They will have a low and wide beam as apposed to a bigger wider beam. You can check your state and local laws as far as what is legal concerning number or lights and placement.

Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like a quote on anything!

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Old 01-21-2014, 05:27 PM   #14
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Just wanted to post a pic with the lights mounted and burnin. Thanks for the help guys!

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