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Triple88a 11-07-2006 11:32 PM

Roof lights
 
Hello all. I've been thinking about it.. Has any one ever put roof lights on a Wrangler? Pic would be nice. I'm not talking the clear foglight looking lights on a rack i'm talking about the 5 yellow front/red rear lights that you see on the roofs of hummers and/or trucks I really think those would open up the look of a wrangler. What do you all think? http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/image...08022004_2.jpg

http://www.truckdrivingacademy.info/...ht-269x196.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/tripleawatc...k/1k1Front.JPG

Swizz 11-07-2006 11:39 PM

I think that it only matters what you think bud. If you like it GO FOR IT!!!

Triple88a 11-07-2006 11:42 PM

I'm asking for opinions to see if any one has done it at all.

What lights do any one of you recomend?

hardy1531 11-10-2006 12:14 PM

If you decide to put some on I would go with LEDs. They will be smaller and brighter. Plus a lower load on your electrical system.

Tiburon 11-10-2006 01:34 PM

you could mount those if you wanted to, I'm guessing its a hard top, the only bad thing I could think of is on the inside running the wires because the hardtop is only one layer meaning you can't run wires inside it so it may look a little messy. to manage all the wires I'd recomend the stick on conduit that you would by for home and run the wires thru that. Why would u want running lights to begin with they don't really serve a purpose besides people seeing you at night on the roads. wouldn't some trail lights or some foggers be a better/easier investment? to each his own I guess.

amerijeep 11-10-2006 07:35 PM

I think it's a cool idea, myself. It's not something I would do, but I sure think it'd be awesome. That's what's cool about Jeepin'. You can do your own thing, There are alot of things people do to their Jeeps just because it's popular. That isn't what it is supposed to be about.

Triple88a 11-10-2006 08:11 PM

Yes its a hardtop. I'm thinking of putting insulation on the roof so it should lower noise, and temp change and also make it look nicer.. http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...archId=1305105

I've seen those in black and thats what i will look for..

I'm am thinking of doing this because i like how it looks like that. I just think it opens the jeep up.

Tiburon, i already have fogies on the bumper. :)

Tiburon 11-10-2006 08:32 PM

if you're looking to insulate against noise, I'd recommend doing Dynomat or its Generic counterpart. I installed at Roadshop at Circuit City for about 4 years. Id say the foil backed stuff would be best, I have used it many times before (my old jetta came out sick!) in installs and it would work great for what you would like to do. it would have the foil lined inside just like the bubble stuff, but the sticky side WILL NOT ever come off as long as u prep the surface with a degreaser and then rinse it. I'll warn u it will get expensive, a trunk kit goes for about 100 bucks for the good stuff but it is made for the mobile enviroment. that bubble stuff looks like u glue it on and might fall off. another downside is Dynomat is heavy, it'll make that top another 50 lbs if you cover ever part of the inside. It would allow you to run the wires under it and it cuts really easily with a razor knife, the only tools you'll need would be the knife and a small roller like they would use on wall-paper.
Hope this helps!

Tiburon 11-10-2006 08:45 PM

I had another Idea too, I did a custom undertail on my Suzuki SV Motorcycle and got rid of my blinker lights that hung way out on the sides. I replaced them with these

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...LOC_122-0010_G

they work great, I drilled a small hole and they mount with 2 sided tape. nice and bright and look nice and almost flush. You can find them at most Motorcycle parts stores

Triple88a 11-11-2006 12:14 AM

for now i have my eye on the auto zone lights.. smallest ones they have are about an inch long and 3/4ths wide.. 3$ each... thank the lining tip did help.. :) I've seen people use that stuf to get rid of raddle in the trunk because of the subs.. sounds perfect after wards though

hardy1531 11-11-2006 03:09 PM

I have to agree with Tiburon.. I also worked at CC for about 5 years and I swear by the stuff. I did it to the floor of my Jeep and WOW what a difference. It was expensive but well worth it. Lower road noise and less heat. Good luck and I want to see pics of how you did it.

Triple88a 11-12-2006 01:45 AM

before my jeep i drove a miata and this thing is noisy like you are driving a bike. I know a person that did this to his miata and used that silver bubble stuff from ace hardware and it made a huge difference in noise and heat or cold transfer. I would most likely get the stuff from ace hardware since its cheaper. I believe it has glue on one side.

osbornl1 11-12-2006 08:04 AM

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i dont know if you have looked at an H1 but you could put 3 or 5 smaller clearance lights on the actual windsheild frame of the wrangler there seems to be a small amount of room to put some led slimline style ones. this way if you take off the top or switch between soft and hard you dont have to worry about loosing the look.

just check out the pic and you will see what i mean

whiteyj 11-12-2006 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a
Yes its a hardtop. I'm thinking of putting insulation on the roof so it should lower noise, and temp change and also make it look nicer.. http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...archId=1305105

:)

I can't resist...... Seen one too many old scifi movie.......Plus it will keep the radio waves from getting in. After all the aliens are monitoring us.........


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