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Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 07:18 AM

Rigid Duallys
 
getting prepared to install theses today...heard they can burn a vampire up to 1 mile away and melt the eye balls out of a zombies skull. I'll be putting that to the test tonight after sunset :D

http://i44.tinypic.com/6qv2na.jpg

pics of installation will be up later. I am not good with wiring, electricity, or anything that isn't a bolt on...so this MIGHT take a while. lol.

Red Sahara 03-24-2012 07:34 AM

Can't wait to see.

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 07:45 AM

I just installed mine the other day. There's a bunch of light packed into those little boxes. Freaks me out, how small they are compared to my KC Slimlites, though. The KC's (windshield mounted) blocked some of my vision when I was making left hand turns. The Duallys I don't even notice.

River Hill 03-24-2012 08:36 AM

What beam are using on the pillar mounts? I am trying to decide between spot or driving beam, as I don't want hood glare.

the Kolector 03-24-2012 08:44 AM

I thought about these, but kinda like the look of the larger round lights. Thinking about ordering the Warn W650D lights today.

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by River Hill (Post 2175904)
What beam are using on the pillar mounts? I am trying to decide between spot or driving beam, as I don't want hood glare.

Spots and driving lights are pretty much the same thing.

Driving lights on the windshield, fog lights on the bumper. You can put driving lights on the bumper, too, if you want.

But fogs on the windshield are what will cause glare and ruin your night vision.

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 11:07 AM

finished the install. they look sweet. so compact and sleek looking. will post pics up in about 15 minutes after I eat.

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 11:38 AM

so that was basically a really easy install. hardest part was just getting the plastic off the side of the dash to find the hole for the firewall. everything was straight forward. and I still don't have my A-pillar light switch set (back ordered at qtec for another 4-6 weeks, blah) so I have the switch just dangling out near the left tweeter, ghetto, but I wanted to finish the install and make it easy for me to add the A-pillar later and will also give me time to find some conduit. well, here are some pictures. I won't be able to judge the direction of the lights until after sunset when I can test them.

took random stuff off...lol. probably didn't need to but it made it easier with everything off so I could see what exactly was going on
http://i39.tinypic.com/9le3wj.jpg

firewall hole
http://i43.tinypic.com/2yjzryr.jpg

where the wire is for now until a-pillar comes in..
http://i41.tinypic.com/14keij9.jpg

front view of where wiring went through firewall
http://i40.tinypic.com/2j0k1w0.jpg

ground/power
http://i43.tinypic.com/34zyc0g.jpg

tucking wires/zip ties
http://i39.tinypic.com/34s0c2o.jpg

figuring out how to zip tie the mess
http://i44.tinypic.com/es85kp.jpg

driver side
http://i43.tinypic.com/xbz7m.jpg

passenger side
http://i40.tinypic.com/2zxs4y9.jpg

both
http://i40.tinypic.com/2054mxz.jpg


if anyone has any questions, feel free to post here or pm me. be glad to answer questions as best I can. I am not experience at all with electrical mods and this was my first light install of any type and went very smooth. fun install, very pleased thus far.
pics of the light output I'll post on here tonight...after dark, obviously. :D

4fit 03-24-2012 11:43 AM

Nice work. Which mounts are those? PSC?

Captchris 03-24-2012 11:44 AM

Can't wait to see some night pics. I have been looking at installing those lights in the same location. Would like to get your opinion of how bright they are, and how well they light up the road ahead especially how well the side of the road gets lit.

BTW: Love the bumper!

texasdave 03-24-2012 11:48 AM

What kind of output do those have???

Looks great!!!

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 12:14 PM

You can get conduit at just about any hardware store. You'll want 3/8" (and maybe about a foot of 1/4", to protect the cables where they go under your cowls, if you go to a place that sells it by the foot). Probably should've put some around the wires before you ran em into the engine bay and zip tied em down, too, but it's no big deal. Just my preference. I'm anal. :)

Looks good.

NCflyer 03-24-2012 01:30 PM

A request for the night pics. Take them from the drivers seat so we see what they can actually do. Pics of a light set-up is nice but those taken from the front...just big bright spots. :cool:

Phishe 03-24-2012 08:16 PM

Looks great. I've been considering these and you just made my decision for me.

Phishe 03-24-2012 08:22 PM

Also, it would be really sweet if these came with the option of a white casing. Although the black will still look great on my Arctic.

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2176596)
You can get conduit at just about any hardware store. You'll want 3/8" (and maybe about a foot of 1/4", to protect the cables where they go under your cowls, if you go to a place that sells it by the foot). Probably should've put some around the wires before you ran em into the engine bay and zip tied em down, too, but it's no big deal. Just my preference. I'm anal. :)

Looks good.

thanks kb! always full of info. I'll look for that size. I have plenty of zip ties so I am not worried about doing it over again. I love working on the jeep, I actually do it the harder way so I can go back and do it again. believe it or not.

Quote:

Originally Posted by texasdave (Post 2176487)
What kind of output do those have???

Looks great!!!

thank you thank you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captchris (Post 2176475)
Can't wait to see some night pics. I have been looking at installing those lights in the same location. Would like to get your opinion of how bright they are, and how well they light up the road ahead especially how well the side of the road gets lit.

BTW: Love the bumper!

thanks for the love. I will be posting night pics tonight. my friend is bringing his good camera so I won't have to post these crappy cell phone pics lol.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2176468)
Nice work. Which mounts are those? PSC?

those are the KC mounts...

KC HiLiTES 7316 - KC HiLiTES Windshield Light Mount Brackets in Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 08:45 PM

here are some more pictures by the way from the cabin....


Remind you of anything? haha...it always stays on by the way.
http://i44.tinypic.com/j0ba13.jpg

looking out to the right...they are SO small. hardly block anything.
http://i39.tinypic.com/xeidlh.jpg

looking out to the left...
http://i43.tinypic.com/34hsyt2.jpg


more pics tonight.

Phobos 03-24-2012 08:45 PM

Looks great, love the bumper too, looks familiar

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2177967)
I am not worried about doing it over again. I love working on the jeep, I actually do it the harder way so I can go back and do it again.

Don't know about the efficacy of that strategy, per se. But you're learning about your Jeep on a daily basis, and it's cool to see. :thumb:

Lab Lover 03-24-2012 09:28 PM

I really like these, and they look amazing on the black. I was told not to bother putting them on my Crush because they would reflect badly on the hood due to the color. However, I really want a set so maybe after some Crush owners do an install I can get the real story.

I was originally dead set against lights in that location since on my 02 TJ I had the big KC lights and almost ran over a man in a wheelchair at a corner stop. Scared the heck out of both of us, but I honestly had no idea he was there due to the lights.

I think pedestrians would be safe if I had these little guys though, now to just convince my husband :whistling:

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lab Lover (Post 2178173)
I really like these, and they look amazing on the black. I was told not to bother putting them on my Crush because they would reflect badly on the hood due to the color. However, I really want a set so maybe after some Crush owners do an install I can get the real story.

I was originally dead set against lights in that location since on my 02 TJ I had the big KC lights and almost ran over a man in a wheelchair at a corner stop. Scared the heck out of both of us, but I honestly had no idea he was there due to the lights.

I think pedestrians would be safe if I had these little guys though, now to just convince my husband :whistling:

There are two types of aux lights. Driving, and fog. Fogs, if mounted on your windshield, will cause glare and blind you while you drive, since they're designed to throw out "fat" light. Driving lights (or spots, as some mfrs call em) are made for distance, and project beams more like pencils.

If you mount driving lights to your windshield you'll be fine. Fogs are good for your bumper. :thumb:

Disraeli 03-24-2012 11:09 PM

C'mon man! Where are the night pics?

PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS!

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2178530)
C'mon man! Where are the night pics?

PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS!

they are coming! I'm uploading them now lol

Disraeli 03-24-2012 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2178633)
they are coming! I'm uploading them now lol

Light tease.

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2178637)
Light tease.

Dude's in Austin. :cool:

kbwwolf 03-24-2012 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2178633)
they are coming!

^^^ Love that. No caps, no conjunctions.

Me? Ida been all...http://forums.mg-rover.org/images/smilies/flipa.gif

Or maybe...http://forums.mg-rover.org/images/sm...AR15firing.gif

Depending.

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 11:56 PM

just regular beams....
http://i42.tinypic.com/20sdkpc.jpg

regular plus high beams
http://i43.tinypic.com/ifr4ly.jpg

all three (rigid duallys)
http://i44.tinypic.com/mkb3tx.jpg

rigid duallys alone
http://i41.tinypic.com/2v1uewx.jpg

I am not sure if I want to angle them wider and also if I want them more at the ground or what. but they put out some BRIGHT light...can't even stand in front of them with your eyes open. they completely over power the regular beams as you can see...I am VERY pleased with the light output. just gotta configure the angles and such. for now I just kind of aimed them almost right next to each other as you can see...I may widen their aim a bit to get more of a wide angle shot...idk was tired tonight and I promised everyone pics so I fulfilled that haha, I'll play around more with them later.

recommend to anyone looking for aux lights. if anyone has any suggestions on angling for being on highway let me know.

:thumb: zombie eye melters/vampire killers for sure.

kbwwolf 03-25-2012 12:01 AM

Nice!

Angle em out wider. Can't use em on the road, anyway. When you add your tires/lift you're gonna have to readjust your headlights...easy to do with a Torx driver...you can adjust these @ the same time for max visibility offroad. :thumb:

Casotakar1229 03-25-2012 12:02 AM

and also I may have been too close to my objects to test the lights now that I think about it....blah oh well...time for bed, up WAY too late for me.

kbwwolf 03-25-2012 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2178674)
and also I may have been too close to my objects to test the lights now that I think about it....blah oh well...time for bed, up WAY too late for me.

Wuss.


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