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Old 07-22-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
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Auxiliary lighting?

I went out with several jeeps yesterday and night fell while we were on the trail. Several of the jeeps had lights mounted under the chassis. They said this is for rock crawling and nice if you need to make a repair on the trail. (It also made for a nice way to illuminate the area while we were stopped, without blinding us). What are the best types of lights to use for this application and where, for a decent price, can I get some?

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Old 07-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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another question about such lights. where could i mount them? are there some pics out there?

i´ve 2x 100W stock highbeams, 4x 130W hella highbeams and 2x 130W hella fogs. but at night under the TJ it´s very dark on the trail.

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here you go just found it while searching a while back.

http://www.4x4wire.com/jeep/tech/ele.../RockLights01/
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i am in deeper water or mud very often. sometimes just a bit under the lower side of the doors. i think that would damage such lights...
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:09 PM   #5
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If you seal them up with sicillicon (thats not spelled right), they should be pretty waterproof. I had some little aux lights under my dodge ram that I used to launch my dads boat with and just sealed them up with that stuff and they worked great (until one day I decided to leave them on for 3 hours driving around then backed into the loading dock into the cold water and broke the lenses. but oh well they were cheap lights anyway. but my point is that they worked for a good 5-6 months of that and wheeling. and I used to do mud drags in my buddys field.
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People usually grab little lights from walmart. Its usually 17 bucks for a pair of the little buggers, and you just run some wire to a relay, then to a switch, and your done Rock lights are the most PITA of all auxilary lights though. Gotta make sure they are tucked up enough to stay out of the way and not get crushed or sunk, plus the wiring. Usually people run ~4 to 7. You may also decide to put one facing out the back, makes it nice to back up or see what your doing in the rear at night since there are no lights there

As for Auxilary lights, as in front bumper driving/fog/spots and rear lights, thats a whole nother topic, usually ending in a IPF, Lightforce, PIAA, HELLA war
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i think i first have to ask if such light sunder the car are allowed here in germany. i don´t think so.
btw. they told me to pu a stickerbeside the switches of my 4x 130W highbeams and 2x 130W backup lights with the following text: "No on-road use!"
sometimes i must laugh about some stupid laws over here...
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You may also decide to put one facing out the back, makes it nice to back up or see what your doing in the rear at night since there are no lights there
sometimes i think 2x 130W at the rear aren´t enough.


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...usually ending in a...HELLA war
yeah i know that. there will never be enough light on a jeep...
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I just got the lights from walmart they worked great I think later I'm gonna do it again.

and nic if they can't see them how are they gonna know?
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and nic if they can't see them how are they gonna know?
our cars are tested by the government every 2nd year. and they will find everything that isn´t legal or that isn´t stock...

when i have to do that test next year i have to replace the disconnects before with some stock end links because disconnects aren´t alllowed here. :chair:
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ya...your laws suck. I hope you can at least own firearms.
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You could always mount some gangsta Neons... like blue ones or green...
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ya...your laws suck. I hope you can at least own firearms.
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FLIPPIN SWEET! But you're in Germany so I'm guessing Sigs are easy to come by.

It's my baby, I carry it every where. And I've shot 2 rabbits on the run with it too. Very accurate and smooth.

I have more, let me know if you want I'll post pics of them too.
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the sig P225 are used here by nearly all police departments and they are easy to get.
but our weapons laws are very hard.
you are only allowed to buy weapons if you are in agun club. and you aren´t allowed to carry them with you, only on the direct way from your home to the gun club.
that´s why i´ll make a hunting license this autumn (takes 10 week and costs about 2000$). then i´ll be allowed to carry them wherever i want. and i´ll be allowed to buy and carry long weapons. a pumpgun will be the next weapon i´ll buy then...
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WOW. Those ARE though laws. I have a Concealed Handgun License and it only cost $240 with the class and the paperwork, and about 2 months to get. I have 5 handguns right now. The Sig, Glock 22, Glock 27, Walther P22, and a Smith & Wesson 686 (.357 Mag.)


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IN FL, you can get your concealed carry by sending $114 and a copy of a hunters safety course completion to the government.

And the best pistol I have fired thus far is a Springfield XD in .40. It makes me smile...
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Guns are very personal. The springfield XD is nice but I'm not a huge fan. .40 is my favorite caliber however. My Sig229 and my Glocks are in .40 I also have a 9mm barrel for my Sig
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WOW. Those ARE though laws. I have a Concealed Handgun License and it only cost $240 with the class and the paperwork, and about 2 months to get. I have 5 handguns right now. The Sig, Glock 22, Glock 27, Walther P22, and a Smith & Wesson 686 (.357 Mag.)



I carry a Glock 22 .40 cal on duty and love the Glock 27 as a off duty carry weapon. I got my concealed carry license when I turned 21 I think it cost me about $80 or so, something like 20 for the class and then 60 or 65 for the application.
hey ripbiker you like that little P22, I picked one up a few months ago from a gun show and love shooting that thing. the only problem I have with it is that it ejects the spent shells in random patterns, and my front sight keeps falling off. :chair:
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My father carries a freakin Beretta. Its just like teh military sidearm M9 or whatever, but its in .40 cal. That thing is freakin big for concealed carry but fires extremely nice.
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I used to carry my G22 I agree its a monster but I have 16 rounds I can put into the a$$hole who decides today is the day.
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WOW!!! THIS was a hijack... I just have a lowly Kimber 1911 Pro Carry II I got for my birthday on Saturday...
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1911's were designed and given to humans by the hand of God i am convinced... that thig is gorgeous..

and yeah we highjakced this thread hardcore
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highjacked or not kimber does make a nice weapon. but I think that I still prefer my glock.

sorry ripbiker we'll get back on subject, so you gonna do the lights or not?
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XD .45 compact rocks...My bad..So about those lights...
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nregas, I couldn't complain. my son and wife picked it out. An XD45 would been sweet, but I am NOT complaining.
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Would it be better to use some sort of small flood light instaed of a driving light? It seems they are pointed at a close range, so if you can flood the area with light.
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that would work the best
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First of all it's my thread and I started the gun talk. I love the Walther p22 and I have fired about 2k rounds with minor ejection problems but other than that it's great! I love the G27 for concealment but the Sig229 is by far my favorite!

As far as the lights, yes I've installed 4 of the 6. Just don't know where to put the last 2. They are 55w, small but bright. We'll see how they work tonight hopefully if I finish the wiring.

These are under the rocker panels, and the other 2 are in the front tire well.
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I like my P22, I had originally got it for the woman in my life I don't know how many boxes have gone through it. but other than the two probs I stated earlier I am pretty impressed. I've never had the pleasure of shooting the sig229 I will have to find someone who has one and do a test fire.

you have to post pics when you check out those lights tonight.

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