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Old 11-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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Finally ready for winter!

New Gobi rack with Yakima Fatcat6. New GY Duratracs with Procomp 7098's. New lights (VisionX xmitters on light bar, Hella 500's on rear of rack, Hella BlackMagics on bumper, VisionX Tantrum rock lights, Hella extreme yellow fog bulbs) with SPod switch console/controller and Mopar heated seats. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
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Nice!!! looks awesome with snowy mt.s in background.

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I'm not in favor of the light rack, but

KUDOS to the sPOD install !!

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wow, that is beautiful. what a great pic.

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Love it.can we get a close up of the lights?
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The light bar is part of the Gobi stealth rack, it supports the front, but has tabs for lights. This is where the Xmitters are mounted. They put out a boatload of light, but I have ordered two more 6"-ers for the center section so I'll have 4 equally spaced. I made custom rock guards out of small stainless soap trays. The Gobi tilts back so I had to add a weatherproof quick disconnect for the rear light wiring. Not sure which lights you wanted closeups of but these are what I have. Only showing one of the Tantrums under the front fender...I installed 3 on each side of the vehicle. The other 2 the kit provides I put in the front footwells, activated by the dome light circuit.
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Nice, makes me want some snow to play in lol
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The light bar is part of the Gobi stealth rack, it supports the front, but has tabs for lights. This is where the Xmitters are mounted. They put out a boatload of light, but I have ordered two more 6"-ers for the center section so I'll have 4 equally spaced. I made custom rock guards out of small stainless soap trays. The Gobi tilts back so I had to add a weatherproof quick disconnect for the rear light wiring. Not sure which lights you wanted closeups of but these are what I have. Only showing one of the Tantrums under the front fender...I installed 3 on each side of the vehicle. The other 2 the kit provides I put in the front footwells, activated by the dome light circuit.
Very very nice I love that rack soon I will be getting a garvin I hope its as nice lol. Also that switch panel is sweet!
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:00 PM   #9
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Holy crap that thing looks incredible.
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Can't wait for the lifts to open!
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looks awesome! gotta look into that rack system. Where in Colorado is that picture taken?
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Thanks for the pics....I am about to pull the trigger this week on the "Ranger" model. I have one request....can you post a pic of the rear mount and let us know where you got the switch panel?

Incredible!!!!
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I'd like to know how much light spills on the hood when you light it all up or if the beam makes it and doesn't dazzle you.
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I'd like to know how much light spills on the hood when you light it all up or if the beam makes it and doesn't dazzle you.
Would like to know the same. I plan on running that same rack. I also plan to run led on the rack. I was going to run solstice solo spots x4 or x6. I am thinking of 2 or 4 of the six inchers with 6 solos in one housing. I think the spots would be the best thing for forward lighting and probably the least likely to "flood" the hood. Nice setup. Please if you get a chance could you get some night shots of the xmitters beam pattern.
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OK, I have some more pics. I've added two more 6" Xmitters to the front bar (could have gone with an 18" in the center, but liked the balanced look of 4 up front). I got rid of the homemade light grills (which I made from stainless soap holders) as they whistled on the highway. Also, I ditched the oversized Hellas on the rear of the rack for 4" Xmitters....much better...and added a Yakima Fatcat6 for skiis. You can see the wiring coming from the cowl to the bottom of the light bar on each side in the first photo (I covered these with shrinkwrap because the corrugated loom wrap was ugly, but will eventually cover with braided loom wrap when I find some). I've also included photos (same exposure, just simple Iphone) of the IPF H4 headlights on highbeam then the lightbar Xmitters. The LEDS make it daylight, and yes, there is glare, but they are STRICTLY for off-road use. There is hood reflection, but I've got them angled down for now (as shown in side view pic).The Spod I got from the Spodguy...google Spod...they are awesome. I've since added a compressor....the Spod makes it all way too easy!. Hope these pics help:
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OK, I have some more pics. I've added two more 6" Xmitters to the front bar (could have gone with an 18" in the center, but liked the balanced look of 4 up front). I got rid of the homemade light grills (which I made from stainless soap holders) as they whistled on the highway. Also, I ditched the oversized Hellas on the rear of the rack for 4" Xmitters....much better...and added a Yakima Fatcat6 for skiis. You can see the wiring coming from the cowl to the bottom of the light bar on each side in the first photo (I covered these with shrinkwrap because the corrugated loom wrap was ugly, but will eventually cover with braided loom wrap when I find some). I've also included photos (same exposure, just simple Iphone) of the IPF H4 headlights on highbeam then the lightbar Xmitters. The LEDS make it daylight, and yes, there is glare, but they are STRICTLY for off-road use. There is hood reflection, but I've got them angled down for now (as shown in side view pic).The Spod I got from the Spodguy...google Spod...they are awesome. I've since added a compressor....the Spod makes it all way too easy!. Hope these pics help:
Thanks for the pics boss. They sure do throw some light. Like I said I'm already running the solo pods up front but those are what I would like up top. I will probably run spot beams. What beam pattern are yours? Also do you have the model number handy. I went looking at the vision x store and there are more than a few 6" xmitters ranging in price from $219 to $500+.

Also, thanks for the close up pics of the rack. My friend and I who will both be running gobi racks are working on a rear mounted awning that deploys without the need for ground anchoring. Your pics answered a question I had.

The spod is sweet huh? I already have one and love it.
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That is a sweet rack! Really looks great. Id agree. You are ready for most anything.
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You sure did drop a bunch of coin...
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[QUOTE=ColdSRT;960453] What beam pattern are yours? Also do you have the model number handy. I went looking at the vision x store and there are more than a few 6" xmitters ranging in price from $219 to $500+.

Also, thanks for the close up pics of the rack. My friend and I who will both be running gobi racks are working on a rear mounted awning that deploys without the need for ground anchoring. Your pics answered a question I had.[QUOTE]

The ones I got were the XIL80's. These are Euro beam and run $219. Not as bright a the Elite series they sell, but a lot of light for the money. I'd be interested in seeing the awning you come up with. My summer additions will be an awning and roof top tent.

[QUOTE]You sure did drop a bunch of coin... [QUOTE]

There are worse habits no? I didn't even mention the new DVD system I put in for Xmas to keep the wife and kids happy (Kenwood 6960, Concept dual DVD headrests, Alpine backup cam). I think I need to take a break for awhile before she leaves me though.
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There are worse habits no? I didn't even mention the new DVD system I put in for Xmas to keep the wife and kids happy (Kenwood 6960, Concept dual DVD headrests, Alpine backup cam). I think I need to take a break for awhile before she leaves me though.
You're preachin' to the choir, dude. I have a set of Cibie Z-beams on the way to replace the Hella H4 reflectors up front.

If you're all over the LED thing, ditch those uncertified IPF H4 housings and mount a pair of JWSpeaker 8700 headlights. DS told me they work ---- and they're legal...

I haven't seen them in action yet and would like to.
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Love that Spod Lighting set up..def going to look into that
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You're preachin' to the choir, dude. I have a set of Cibie Z-beams on the way to replace the Hella H4 reflectors up front.

If you're all over the LED thing, ditch those uncertified IPF H4 housings and mount a pair of JWSpeaker 8700 headlights. DS told me they work ---- and they're legal...

I haven't seen them in action yet and would like to.
Bill, would you care to share any info you got from DS about the jwspeaker headlights?

I am interested to see what he thinks of them. I know trucklights are out there too. I personally don't like their beam pattern or the draw. They almost draw what my halogen draws in low beam. In high beam it draws more.

I finally found a comparison of the two led headlights and I have to say the trucklites are not terrible but I do like the jwspeaker pattern so much more. They draw far less and are currently working their way into oem applications. That is promising.

The beam pattern is a touchy issue I find with both led and other types of lighting. Hard to find true head to head comparisons of two different lights in the same beam pattern. For example the comparison I found for the led heads claimed the trucklites to be a spot and the jwspeaker to be a flood. Different beams light up different areas so it's hard to gather good data from those type of comparisons.

I am not out to swap in led headlights right away. I would like to see the price come down a bit more as well as become a bit easier to find. Until I'm ready to buy I would love to hear if DS had any thoughts on the jwspeaker as compared to say a high end halogen upgrade from his parts bin.
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That's an amazing photo. Jeep looks great! I lve my Duratracs as well. Are yours studded? (illegal here, not that we need it.)


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Very very nice I love that rack soon I will be getting a garvin I hope its as nice lol. Also that switch panel is sweet!
By the looks in photos I've seen of the Garvin Wilderness rack and it's reputation, it's a very nice rack. I'd love to have one but I'm afraid I would tear it up on trees and such. Plus I have other things to spend $800 on right now.
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Bill, would you care to share any info you got from DS about the jwspeaker headlights?
I didn't save his email but the gist was that they weren't too shabby. I haven't seen photometry on them nor have I even seen a set in action.
It's a TOFTT thing if you spring for a set.

There was a guy on here that bought a set and was going to report about them. Haven't heard from him in weeks.

The Truck-Lites are utter garbage, IMHO. Purely a bling headlight.
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New Gobi rack with Yakima Fatcat6. New GY Duratracs with Procomp 7098's. New lights (VisionX xmitters on light bar, Hella 500's on rear of rack, Hella BlackMagics on bumper, VisionX Tantrum rock lights, Hella extreme yellow fog bulbs) with SPod switch console/controller and Mopar heated seats. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Looks sweet. Curious about your bumper. what is it and did you need to adjust the springs?
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Ver nice. Any I can tell you do great work. Very clean install.
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The Truck-Lites are utter garbage, IMHO. Purely a bling headlight.
BTW, Truck-Lite has told me that they've reworked their 7" headlights and have improved everthing about them. I'm seeing about getting a pair to field test.
If I do, there will certainly be a comprehensive report.

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Ageless: No studs on mine, even though legal here, but they do well in the snow (though not near as good as Blizzaks). We had another 20" yeasterday (pic).

Shredd: I have the Mopar off-road bumpers front and rear. I didn't need to make any height adjustments, but I have a 2" Mopar lift. The rear bumper is completely compatible with the Gobi attachment hardware in case anyone is wondering. The flat top of the rear bumper holds snow though and can make it difficult to open the rear gate when iced up (see pic). Not sure how to address this issue, other than keeping it clean.

KSCrude: Thanks man! I'm glad I took my time as all has held up well under all the ice and snow and freeze/thaw cycles we've had. That was my biggest fear since the rack tends to hold snow and I park outside (garage is still full because I'm building an off-road trailer for camping this summer).
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Thanks Vince i appreciate it. I am right in the middle of a purchase so it helps me tremendously. have fun out there that looks freaking sick.

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