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Old 01-11-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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My take on 4" LED spot lights.

This past Sunday I decided to buy some 4" LED spot lights for my jeep. They arrived today and I got to work on the installation. I was not expecting much from these small lights do to them only being 1280 lumens. http://db.tt/MjIssWJY
This is a picture of my headlights and that classroom is about 300' from my driveway. http://db.tt/iA0leEOx
This is a picture with my headlights and new spot lights. http://db.tt/e1o2uQRQ
This is a picture of just the spot lights. http://db.tt/JBA3DFJ7 I can honestly say that this lights surpassed my expectations and they are at the very minimun double the brightness of my headlights.

Today I also ordered my new 35 MTRs and new metal cloak front fenders to hopefully go out to watch some of the KOH race.

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Any pics of your installation, and did you install a SPOD?

I'm planning on installing the D2's myself next month prior to heading back to Ocotillo.

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Kool glad to hear ur happy with ur LEDs...
I gave some 4 or 5 inch LED floods to my son for Christmas for his jeep. I checked them out after he put them on and I've gotta tell ya that I was very sad that I didn't get myself a pair.....I picked the up off eBay at a good price ...even better if I would've got four.
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SPOD? I'm not familiar with what that is. I can take pictures of how I wired everything up and the switch I used later on today. The switch I have was purchased at autozone(I know some are not fans of this store) but the switch itself is probably 1mm thick by 1square inch. It comes with 4 slots for different accessories. Extremely easy to hook up.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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Kool glad to hear ur happy with ur LEDs...
I gave some 4 or 5 inch LED floods to my son for Christmas for his jeep. I checked them out after he put them on and I've gotta tell ya that I was very sad that I didn't get myself a pair.....I picked the up off eBay at a good price ...even better if I would've got four.
I hear ya on the not getting 4. They are extremly bright for their size. The guy I got them from is a vendor on pirate. For $99 I gave them a try and don't regret a cent of it. The only thing that sucks is that I had to pay the CA tax.
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SPOD? I'm not familiar with what that is. I can take pictures of how I wired everything up and the switch I used later on today. The switch I have was purchased at autozone(I know some are not fans of this store) but the switch itself is probably 1mm thick by 1square inch. It comes with 4 slots for different accessories. Extremely easy to hook up.
4x4 SPOD Since 2005 - The ORIGINAL JEEP Over The Windshield Switch Console - Jeep Power Distribution System

It is the way I'm going once installed it will make adding additional lights, onboard air, etc. easy. But yes, I'd like to see your install.
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Any pics of your installation, and did you install a SPOD?

I'm planning on installing the D2's myself next month prior to heading back to Ocotillo.
You will love the D2's. I love mine!!!
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4x4 SPOD Since 2005 - The ORIGINAL JEEP Over The Windshield Switch Console - Jeep Power Distribution System

It is the way I'm going once installed it will make adding additional lights, onboard air, etc. easy. But yes, I'd like to see your install.
Does the SPod include a fuse? You may also want to consider adding a relay.
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4x4 SPOD Since 2005 - The ORIGINAL JEEP Over The Windshield Switch Console - Jeep Power Distribution System

It is the way I'm going once installed it will make adding additional lights, onboard air, etc. easy. But yes, I'd like to see your install.
Thats pretty cool but a little on the high price for me. My switch module only has 4 buttons but it only cost me less than 30. For onboard air i would not think of using it but for this lights and such its perfect. If i ha the coin for a spod i would definitely like to buy one of those.
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Does the SPod include a fuse? You may also want to consider adding a relay.
Hey Dan, how's it going?

Yes it is fused, and a circuit breaker.

From their website:

12 position terminal block for accessory attachment
6 Bosch (Tyco) cube style relays (SPST 30amp) (plug-in style)
6 ATO style automotive fuses 3 15 amp and 3 30 amp supplied
6 Diodes to protect sensitive accessories such as LED lights from "field collapse"
Inline 50amp manual resetting circuit breaker
8 gauge power leads with crimped and soldered terminal for connection to the battery
Integrated LVCO (Low-Voltage-Cut-Off) circuit that detects the battery voltage and will cut-off at 10.6VDC and cuts-back in at 12.4VDC so there is enough juice to start your vehicle in case you left an accessory on!!!
Fuse for LVCO which can be removed to bypass the LVCO
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Hey Dan, how's it going?

Yes it is fused, and a circuit breaker.

From their website:

12 position terminal block for accessory attachment
6 Bosch (Tyco) cube style relays (SPST 30amp) (plug-in style)
6 ATO style automotive fuses 3 15 amp and 3 30 amp supplied
6 Diodes to protect sensitive accessories such as LED lights from "field collapse"
Inline 50amp manual resetting circuit breaker
8 gauge power leads with crimped and soldered terminal for connection to the battery
Integrated LVCO (Low-Voltage-Cut-Off) circuit that detects the battery voltage and will cut-off at 10.6VDC and cuts-back in at 12.4VDC so there is enough juice to start your vehicle in case you left an accessory on!!!
Fuse for LVCO which can be removed to bypass the LVCO
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Its going great. My jeep has really changed since you last saw it. As far as the SPod, I though so, but was not sure. It's a good way to go. Way better than the RATS NEST I just fixed on my jeep from the previous owner. Let me know if you need any help.
BTW, take good notes at Superstition if you go. I would love to go there with you someday. Fred1, are you hearing this???
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Its going great. My jeep has really changed since you last saw it. As far as the SPod, I though so, but was not sure. It's a good way to go. Way better than the RATS NEST I just fixed on my jeep from the previous owner. Let me know if you need any help.
BTW, take good notes at Superstition if you go. I would love to go there with you someday. Fred1, are you hearing this???
I'm here Dan, Let's go with Gary President's or soon after.
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I'm here Dan, Let's go with Gary President's or soon after.
We were talking about a presidents day run and I saw some vids on the other thread that Gary posted on...looks interesting, I dont care much for the sand but I did see some nice rock areas...
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I'm here Dan, Let's go with Gary President's or soon after.
"go with", heck I was hoping you and Kota would lead the way.

Totally trampling this thread but Grant did you check out the superstition thread?

superstition #15 event 1/19-1/20 anyone else going

Are you familiar with the trials listed on this link?

15th Annual Superstition Mountain Run | San Diego 4 Wheelers
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We were talking about a presidents day run and I saw some vids on the other thread that Gary posted on...looks interesting, I dont care much for the sand but I did see some nice rock areas...
Should we start a new thread, so we don't step on the OP's?
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Should we start a new thread, so we don't step on the OP's?
Yes, this sounds like its growing into a run!
Sorry OP.
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I would love to join you guys but I will not be able to run the 35's until i get my new fenders. Metal cloak told me it would be around two weeks. I will join you guys on the next one!

I'll get the pictures of how I installed my lights tomorrow. I just got home and its too cold to be outside.
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Its going great. My jeep has really changed since you last saw it. As far as the SPod, I though so, but was not sure. It's a good way to go. Way better than the RATS NEST I just fixed on my jeep from the previous owner. Let me know if you need any help.
BTW, take good notes at Superstition if you go. I would love to go there with you someday. Fred1, are you hearing this???

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I would love to join you guys but I will not be able to run the 35's until i get my new fenders. Metal cloak told me it would be around two weeks. I will join you guys on the next one!

I'll get the pictures of how I installed my lights tomorrow. I just got home and its too cold to be outside.

Were going out to Ocotillo February 16-18
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I am trying to go to the KOH this year so we will see if i break anything parts or my wallet! Anyone else palnning on going?
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This is where i passed the cable feom the light. http://db.tt/y5vZBzZ3
This is where I turn everything on http://db.tt/AkJI00D8 .And this is the box that controls everything http://db.tt/mcwSgeO4 . This is how my jeep looks today. http://db.tt/7aiNcSTd
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If anyone needs SPOD help Adrian can help you hook it up no problem. Also put 4" HIDs on my Jeep recently. 3500 lumens. Big difference. Pics in my gallery.
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If anyone needs SPOD help Adrian can help you hook it up no problem. Also put 4" HIDs on my Jeep recently. 3500 lumens. Big difference. Pics in my gallery.
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I may just take you guys up on that offer, I'll be installing it the beginning of February for my next trip to Ocotillo.

You jeep looks great Jenn. BTW, Happy New year
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I may just take you guys up on that offer, I'll be installing it the beginning of February for my next trip to Ocotillo.

You jeep looks great Jenn. BTW, Happy New year
Happy 2013 to you too.
Just call or text me when/if you need help.

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