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Old 02-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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New Dually D2 Light Install

Just installed the new D2 LED's and they both look great and perform well. I am not a light gu-ru but these are super bright however, I havent owned any other aux. lights prior to these so take my thoughts with a grain of salt.

They are compact, look good, tuff and easy to install. Everything you need to complete the install comes in the box! I used the windshield mounts by smitty (low and kick out to the sides). When sitting in the drivers seat I cant even see them, so I havent lost anything in regards to view.

The price was in the $300's but it should be a one time buy. These things look like they are going to last for many many years of use. So anyone thinking about purhcasing the D2, I would tell you its worth the investment.

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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Nice! I plan to do the exact same

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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Can you link to everything you bought, looking to do the same!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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D.B. - Those look great! Can you post some pics of the passenger side (did you use the antenna bracket?) and pics of the wiring?

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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Hi from Sweden

Installed the switch with a rubber grommet in the hole, no drilling.



Made a small movie with my D2 here

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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Installed the switch with a rubber grommet in the hole, no drilling.



Made a small movie with my D2 here

Earlier today I checked out all your vids Omar: great stuff! Loads of info on the lights as well and you are a seriously good at putting lugage into your Jeep!
How does the wiring work?
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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How does the wiring work?
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Had help with the wiring. Wiring directly to battery. Took of the panels and sticked the wire through the firewall (take away the insulation in the hole with a screwdriver) with a stiff metal stick and mounted the switch in the existing hole.

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #10
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Antenna bracket question

No I didnt use the bracket because I have the 13" xantenna and those are a great upgrade if you were ever thinking about it. There are close up pictures of mine on my jeep profile.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #12
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Had help with the wiring. Wiring directly to battery. Took of the panels and sticked the wire through the firewall (take away the insulation in the hole with a screwdriver) with a stiff metal stick and mounted the switch in the existing hole.
Thanks for these pics, helps a lot with the install!
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I used Delta's aluminum mounts, I didn't care for Rigid's brackets
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:37 AM   #14
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Upgrading my D2 mounts

In my initial post I originally mounted my new D2's using Smitty Bilt mounts which I really really like however, mine came out of the box with a slight bend on the right one causing the light to sit just a bit unlevel. Simple little detail but I am crazy about details.

Anyway, the Smitty Bilt mounts are great and I will keep them for future use however, I did discover that the driving light beam slighty hits the hood versus getting all of your beam out and in front of the jeep using the Smitty mounts. Not so much that it would matter to 99% of jeepers out there but mounting a pair of $368 dollar driving lights and loosing a little of that light benefit to the front hood didn't settle with me well. Again I am nutty over details.

So I ordered a set of the Ridig mounts that sit up a little higher. Now I havent received them in the mail yet but these mounts should allow the driving beam to project over and beyond the hood better putting all your money out in front of you! The mounts are good looking, paintable, come with all the hardware and rubber gaskets for mounting....all for $59 bucks.

I will post some actuall pictures with the lights in use on the current mounts then again with the new Ridig mounts once I get them in the mail and installed. I have attached a picture of the mounts that I got from thier website.
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Installed the switch with a rubber grommet in the hole, no drilling.



Made a small movie with my D2 here

did that switch come with the lights?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:41 PM   #16
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Yes the switch comes with the lights, I just finished mounting mine but haven't done the electrical. I also replaced the round switch with one from OTRATTW
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #17
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Very nice. I may just have to get these to augment my stock lights. I like those taller brackets.

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