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Old 05-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Spod installed, what do you guys suggest for first aux lights?

Took me about an hour and a half after work today. The install was pretty straight forward and definitely easy. What do you guys recommend for a first LED mod?














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Old 05-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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I would go with the dually d2 floods on the windshield, then a 20 inch spot or flood combo on the bumper or hood
Good luck with your choice

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:58 AM   #3
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How do you hook up that gauge? Looks cool.
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Fantastic looking install

I would say add some windshield mounted lights! They look good there.
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My first hook up was Rigid 4 LED windshield lights...second was rear LED single VisionXusa and third was bumper mounted Rigid 6 LED's...SPOD rocks. makes adding on 12v items a snap!
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How do you hook up that gauge? Looks cool.
It plugs right nto the the OBD2 port, I'm just waiting on an extention cable as it's about a foot short.

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Fantastic looking install

I would say add some windshield mounted lights! They look good there.
Thanks! I was thinking of installing a full LED bar on top of the windshield later on, any recommendations on a bracket that will hold both windshield mounted and LED bar lights?
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I would go with the dually d2 floods on the windshield, then a 20 inch spot or flood combo on the bumper or hood
Good luck with your choice
That's my thinking too. I have just installed an sPod myself. My first switch will go to my rear mounted LEDs in my new GenRight bumper.

Wouldn't windshield floods create a lot of glare? Would D2 in driving beam be a better choice? I'm on the fence on which to go with.

I'm thinking a 20" LED bar on my bumper in combo beam would be a good match.
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I am still trying to decide on lights and my spod has been installed for a few months now. Post up pictures once you decide on which ones you are going with.

The aeroforce gauge has a lot of great programming options like the procal. I am surprised that they supplied a cable that was to short since the cable that came with has an extra foot of slack.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #9
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I actually did 2 sets, bumper lights and windshield lights. The bumper lights were definitely the most useful/used, especially with the poor lighting of the OE headlights and fogs. I used them on days of very bad weather when everyone else had the sense to stay off the roads.

If I were just doing one, bumper lights would get my first vote.
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It plugs right nto the the OBD2 port, I'm just waiting on an extention cable as it's about a foot short.



Thanks! I was thinking of installing a full LED bar on top of the windshield later on, any recommendations on a bracket that will hold both windshield mounted and LED bar lights?
That's a very clean install TrueBlue. Love the look of the switchboard. I have not installed mine yet. I noticed that the cable for my gauge also seemed a bit short. Do you have a part number or link for your cable extension? Where did you order it from? Thanks.
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That's a very clean install TrueBlue. Love the look of the switchboard. I have not installed mine yet. I noticed that the cable for my gauge also seemed a bit short. Do you have a part number or link for your cable extension? Where did you order it from? Thanks.
Thanks! I just did a basic Ebay search, extensions are pretty cheap. obd2 extension cable | eBay
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I ultimately want this kind of look. The 50" LED bar is pricey but looks amazing!

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Thanks! I just did a basic Ebay search, extensions are pretty cheap. obd2 extension cable | eBay
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Pretty much any of the dually lights you can't drive and use on the road, they will blind people, can't see them being legal, I use them like my high beams soon as I see someone I turn them off
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I'd skip on the 50 inch, invest in jw speaker headlights, d2s on the wind shield, 20 inch on the bumper, and d2s in the rear bumper, never going to need more light then that in most cases, up to you
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I'd skip on the 50 inch, invest in jw speaker headlights, d2s on the wind shield, 20 inch on the bumper, and d2s in the rear bumper, never going to need more light then that in most cases, up to you
Just installed truck lites last week, I'm going more for looks than function. I'll probably just start out with the windshield d2's and take it from these.
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Just installed truck lites last week, I'm going more for looks than function. I'll probably just start out with the windshield d2's and take it from these.
I have some D2s for sale that are brand new in the box with everything included (harness, light mounts, hardware), but no windshield mounts which you would have to buy separately, regardless. If you're interested, PM me. I decided to go with the ARB Intensity lights, so I no longer need them.



Great install on the SPOD, by the way!
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:07 PM   #18
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Nice install. I've been planning this for a while and am going to pull the trigger and order the sPod and AF gauge this week.

I'm in the same boat as the OP - which lights and where?
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I have the SPOD & Rigid Dually floods on the bumper. They do a great job on low speed off road stuff and are good at speed out in the country where I am not going to blind someone. I want to get some D2's for the windshield in spot form next.
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My combo creates a perfect and even amount of light....

1) D2 driving on the windshield pillars (you do NOT want floods there)
2) 10" combo on the bumper
3) 50" spot on the roof.



Remember this basic rule of thumb....floods go low, spots go high....combos in the middle. You want the area directly in front of your rig lit, so you want a bright, wide beam, thus, go flood on the bumper area. Rooftop lighting is meant for distance, so you want a spot up there. The middle you want a combo.
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My combo creates a perfect and even amount of light....

1) D2 driving on the windshield pillars (you do NOT want floods there)
2) 10" combo on the bumper
3) 50" spot on the roof.



Remember this basic rule of thumb....floods go low, spots go high....combos in the middle. You want the area directly in front of your rig lit, so you want a bright, wide beam, thus, go flood on the bumper area. Rooftop lighting is meant for distance, so you want a spot up there. The middle you want a combo.
I love your setup man!!! I personally think that 50" bar looks boss.
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My combo creates a perfect and even amount of light....

1) D2 driving on the windshield pillars (you do NOT want floods there)
2) 10" combo on the bumper
3) 50" spot on the roof.



Remember this basic rule of thumb....floods go low, spots go high....combos in the middle. You want the area directly in front of your rig lit, so you want a bright, wide beam, thus, go flood on the bumper area. Rooftop lighting is meant for distance, so you want a spot up there. The middle you want a combo.
Nice rig...great color, and that bumper is very nice...what make is it?
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NFR, are those rigid light bars?
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Nice rig...great color, and that bumper is very nice...what make is it?
It's a rampage recovery bumper. It's a tank.
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NFR, are those rigid light bars?
No sir. They are aurora.
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No sir. The are aurora.
Nice! I will be shopping around for a 50" bar soon.
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I have the SPOD & Rigid Dually floods on the bumper. They do a great job on low speed off road stuff and are good at speed out in the country where I am not going to blind someone. I want to get some D2's for the windshield in spot form next.
Sounds like that might be a plan for me as well for on-road. The roads around here are incredibly dark at night.

I see two different kinds of "flood". I see these and these. Which did you choose and why?
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I bought thesesRigid Industries Dually LED Light - Flood the only thing I see is the mount. I love mine for back roads driving, but they are floods and if you want distance you gotta go spot. Pictures from my iPhone don't do it justice. I'll try with the gopro later.
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Thanks. I think I'll do spots near the windshield when I get to that point. For now, I need some additional "back roads" lighting. I'd love to upgrade the headlights, but that's some serious coin.
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Just happen to stumble upon these. Hmmm...

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