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Old 05-21-2013, 10:36 PM   #16681
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Street legal LED tail lights. License plate is ghetto rigged for the time being haha.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #16682
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Today I installed my camo para cord grab handles!

Did you make those or purchase them? I have a couple of bracelets that were made for me during deployments, but the grab handle idea is awesome! I never learned how to do it. Pretty sure I may have some black, and a couple reels of brown and tan sitting in a box somewhere too!

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Did you make those or purchase them? I have a couple of bracelets that were made for me during deployments, but the grab handle idea is awesome! I never learned how to do it. Pretty sure I may have some black, and a couple reels of brown and tan sitting in a box somewhere too!
I bought them from a fellow forum member. Wranglin4life in the commercial section int the for sale area. He is a great guy to deal with and quality is superb. You will not find a better deal. I got the camo to go with the camo theme that I started when I made my camo pool ball shift knob.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #16685
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Made a bracket to go between the horizontal roll cage over the front seats to keep the cover pushed up so no rain pools. Make it out of 2 1/2" PVC T's cut in half added reducers with about 3 1/2' of 1/2" to span between the T's.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:53 AM   #16686
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Street legal LED tail lights. License plate is ghetto rigged for the time being haha.

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DROVE IT TO WORK! hell yeah! this thing runs like a champ now! so much power. i will never go back to that wimpy old 2.5 ever again.
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What lights did you go with?
LiteDot LED non recessed tail light. We're kind of a pain because my tail lights were spliced in with a wiring harness and all the wires were different from the directions lol. Took me about 2 hours just to figure that out. So far super happy with the quality and they look and function great.
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LiteDot LED non recessed tail light. We're kind of a pain because my tail lights were spliced in with a wiring harness and all the wires were different from the directions lol. Took me about 2 hours just to figure that out. So far super happy with the quality and they look and function great.

They do look pretty good. This is one of the projects on my list.
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Street legal LED tail lights. License plate is ghetto rigged for the time being haha.
Looks good! I went with the blazer flush mounts, from Walmart, on mine. They turned out pretty good, for 30 bux a pair.
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They do look pretty good. This is one of the projects on my list.
Thanks. Yea they really add some flare to the rear of the jeep and are alot brighter on the trail. When in reverse it really lights up the area behind you.

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Looks good! I went with the blazer flush mounts, from Walmart, on mine. They turned out pretty good, for 30 bux a pair.
Thanks, I thought about going with a flush pair but the cops around here are reall stiffs when it comes to lighting regulations. I'm scared to drive at night because I don't have my plate lit right now hahahaha.
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Thanks. Yea they really add some flare to the rear of the jeep and are alot brighter on the trail. When in reverse it really lights up the area behind you.

Thanks, I thought about going with a flush pair but the cops around here are reall stiffs when it comes to lighting regulations. I'm scared to drive at night because I don't have my plate lit right now hahahaha.
Dang! Bribe em with a doughnut. Lol! How bout some side/angle pics?
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I bought them from a fellow forum member. Wranglin4life in the commercial section int the for sale area. He is a great guy to deal with and quality is superb. You will not find a better deal. I got the camo to go with the camo theme that I started when I made my camo pool ball shift knob.

Cool, thanks.
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Dang! Bribe em with a doughnut. Lol! How bout some side/angle pics?
Hahaha if only it was that easy. Yea I'll snap some and post in an hour or so when I take my lunch break.
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got the front driveshaft, 4-wheel-drive selector, front bumper, and interior/center console installed tonight. got the exhaust 90% fixed/installed. tomorrow i need to pick up and put in my new rear drive shaft, and finish up the exhaust and then i am literally 100% done with this engine swap! i plan on taking that beautiful machine for a long drive tomorrow evening top and doors off. the weather better cooperate.
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lol. i know i know. its never "done".
But im sure glad the engine swap is done.

and yeah...i drove it to see my grandparents because they couldnt believe that i got it all back together and it actually worked. My grandpa said something along the lines of "you have enough 'stuff' on that jeep...jeez" lol. i think he was reffering to my bumper, fog lights and windshield-mount-hellas... or all the green. lol. its not like i have a winch and highlift and shovel mounted on it or anything. (although i might "need" those things one day...
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LiteDot LED non recessed tail light. We're kind of a pain because my tail lights were spliced in with a wiring harness and all the wires were different from the directions lol. Took me about 2 hours just to figure that out. So far super happy with the quality and they look and function great.
I am looking at those too right now.. and I too have had some wiring go on back there that may have an impact.. I am interested in what you do with your lisc plate.. you gonna keep the original and hack it up? or are you gonna buy an aftermarket holder? I have looked at a couple of Rampage(I think) units w LED lighting. Let me know..
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You can use your original lug nuts as long as the wheels require a conical seat lug nut...
If i put a picture of my lug nut on the forum, would you be able to tell if it were conical or not?
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I am looking at those too right now.. and I too have had some wiring go on back there that may have an impact.. I am interested in what you do with your lisc plate.. you gonna keep the original and hack it up? or are you gonna buy an aftermarket holder? I have looked at a couple of Rampage(I think) units w LED lighting. Let me know..
ORO (off road only) makes an LED license plate light that replaces the factory one that goes with their LiteDot lights. That is what I did. Works great. I just went down to their shop in Eagan Mn and picked them up. :-)
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Dang! Bribe em with a doughnut. Lol! How bout some side/angle pics?
Here are those pics you asked for, let me know if you want more, I don't mind.

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I am looking at those too right now.. and I too have had some wiring go on back there that may have an impact.. I am interested in what you do with your lisc plate.. you gonna keep the original and hack it up? or are you gonna buy an aftermarket holder? I have looked at a couple of Rampage(I think) units w LED lighting. Let me know..
I'm actually prbly just gonna end up fabbing my own plate mount to go where the factory plate went and just say to hell with the plate light. If I get pulled over, I'll plead ignorance hahaha
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I bought them from a fellow forum member. Wranglin4life in the commercial section int the for sale area. He is a great guy to deal with and quality is superb. You will not find a better deal. I got the camo to go with the camo theme that I started when I made my camo pool ball shift knob.
Just placed an order with Wranglin4Life through his thread:
Paracord Grab Handles & Paracord Goodies He is also a pleasure to deal with and replies instantly!
I just ordered a set of grab handles and door restraints (and a keychain for my Harley key). Thanks Big Sarge for the recommendation.
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Here are those pics you asked for, let me know if you want more, I don't mind.
Did you have to do any hole saw cutting or did they mount through the factory cut outs since they aren't flush mounted?

And are those tiny LED reverse lights in the center?
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Just placed an order with Wranglin4Life through his thread:
Paracord Grab Handles & Paracord Goodies He is also a pleasure to deal with and replies instantly!
I just ordered a set of grab handles and door restraints (and a keychain for my Harley key). Thanks Big Sarge for the recommendation.
Yes sir he is a great guy to deal with and you are very welcome. I try to support my fellow members as much as possible, especially those of us in the commercial section as there seems to be very little traffic in that section. There are a few cool items in there. I have bought from bostiguy as well (Jeep Coasters) and he too was a great guy to deal with.
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RIM STRIPS!... Whatever I was bored the other day and ordered them... They look pretty cool though for $8 bucks

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Where'd you get those? That looks pretty cool
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Yes sir he is a great guy to deal with and you are very welcome. I try to support my fellow members as much as possible, especially those of us in the commercial section as there seems to be very little traffic in that section. There are a few cool items in there. I have bought from bostiguy as well (Jeep Coasters) and he too was a great guy to deal with.
Ya, I'm on a pool league (have played all over the US in different leagues) and if both my jeeps weren't auto's I'd be looking to you for a shifter knob!

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