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Old 03-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Recon LED Worth it?

I was thinking of ordering the smoked LEDs for turn and fenders. The problem is that at 100+ for the set, it better be worth it. I liked the smoked look, just not sure i like it enough to pay 200+.. I was wondering if anyone has installed them, and was it easy?

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No, Not a good idea at all where you live.

Here is why: while traditional bulbs may not be as cool or as bright and you may have to replace a bulb every 6-10 years or so, the one thing they do is give off heat. If you live where it snows, you want this. When all the snow kicks up on the rear of the jeep it will melt most or all of the snow allowing other drivers to see you stop. On luxury cars with LED tail lights, if they were engineered well, have a rear fog light. This is a traditional bulb that gives off heat in the rear tail light. You turn it on in the snow and it keeps them clear. Audi pioneered it and now all the Germans have it in their LED tail lights.

These do not have this feature and from a safety aspect it's not a good idea. While the accident wouldn't be your fault, it wouldn't change the fact that your jeep could be down for the count and occupants hurt

Sorry that's my rant against aftermarket tail lights. I like them in the summer and in the rain but hate them as much as bald tires in the winter

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^Very interesting idea. Never would have considered that (not that it snows in Florida... well, except for that whole thing about a month ago)
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No, Not a good idea at all where you live. Here is why: while traditional bulbs may not be as cool or as bright and you may have to replace a bulb every 6-10 years or so, the one thing they do is give off heat. If you live where it snows, you want this. When all the snow kicks up on the rear of the jeep it will melt most or all of the snow allowing other drivers to see you stop. On luxury cars with LED tail lights, if they were engineered well, have a rear fog light. This is a traditional bulb that gives off heat in the rear tail light. You turn it on in the snow and it keeps them clear. Audi pioneered it and now all the Germans have it in their LED tail lights. These do not have this feature and from a safety aspect it's not a good idea. While the accident wouldn't be your fault, it wouldn't change the fact that your jeep could be down for the count and occupants hurt Sorry that's my rant against aftermarket tail lights. I like them in the summer and in the rain but hate them as much as bald tires in the winter

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I got them, I like Them, where i live we get a ton of snow, still..., lots of salt from the roads and i have had 0 issues with not being able to see the lights while i am driving. I check all my lights for visibility every day, as we get a lot of snow..ice and salt did i mention this . Some pics showing them with stock when i did the install.was very easy to do


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Sweet. What size wheel is that? Is that mt?
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Yeah MT MTZ 33"s x 12.5 x 17".
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:30 AM   #7
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I don't think he meant tail lights. He's talking about the front turn signal and fender parking lights that recon makes. I heard they say plug & play but are not.
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I don't think he meant tail lights. He's talking about the front turn signal and fender parking lights that recon makes. I heard they say plug & play but are not.
Oh! Right, I didn't read it clear enough. Yeah LED turn signals are fine in the snow but tail lights I wouldn't recommend
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I ran LED tail lights and they were brighter than stock, and I checked them for snow and ice, it wasn't worse than stock either.

Use spray paint tint and do two light layers. I thought there were some regular replacement lens that were smoke tinted too.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:41 PM   #10
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I have been considering adding the LED Recon smoked or clear tail lights for awhile now, but was trying to avoid messing with installing a resistor for them. Has anyone bought and installed the recon led turn signals recently? Have they finally built it into the actual wire?

I called OK 4wd today and they told me that they were plug and play and that the resistor was built in.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Also, would love to see pictures of anyone with the Recon turn signal lights.

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Old 05-29-2014, 08:35 PM   #11
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Heres a few pics of mine. I can't figure out how to turn the one photo.
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Thanks, Screeper - looks great!!
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Heres a few pics of mine. I can't figure out how to turn the one photo.
how was the install?
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:16 PM   #14
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I just bought the recon kit that includes the blinkers, side markers, and taillights. I have heard that some need resistors for the side markers while others don't. I drive a 2013, will I need the resistors and if so will they be included in the kit?

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