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: Big Lights


PhilD
01-05-2008, 07:11 AM
I just installed some ProComp Motorsports 9" H11 Driving Lights (http://www.trailduty.com/product_info.php?products_id=482), and they are big!

They are also very bright, due to the large reflector, and are the brightest 55w lamps I've seen. The beam pattern is not only very wide spread, but also reaches a long way.

The body is ABS, the lens is glass and they come with a clear lens guard.

I was never impressed with the older ProComp lights, which always struck me as cheaply made, but these are well made and very effective. There is also a 7" slimline version (http://www.trailduty.com/product_info.php?products_id=481) and a 9" HID version (http://www.trailduty.com/product_info.php?products_id=483) available.

They look a little big (odd) on the JK to me, but they are so bright that I live with the look.

Did I say they were big?

MichaelW
01-05-2008, 08:50 AM
HOLY :csmile:

I thought the 8" ones I have are big!

In my application the 8's are too big so I am selling them off to get the 6's. But even though yours are obviously HUGE you seemed to have pulled it off nicely.

Good Job! So can it melt a Saturn at 25 feet? Can you tan @50 feet? Will it microwave hot dogs?

:laughing::grinpimp::thefinger:

Looks good Phil!

nam6869usmc
01-05-2008, 01:24 PM
Phild, I think they look great, the front view of the Rubi carries them fine. I almost bought the Procomp's at my local A & A Auto Store.
Definitely not to big...

robertwbrown
01-05-2008, 03:00 PM
HEY ,PHILD
YOUR 9"PC LIGHTS LOOK GREAT ON YOUR RUBI UNLIMITED!!
MY GIRL JUST TODAY LET ME BUY (LOL) A SET OF KC 6" SLIM LINE
DRIVING LIGHTS FOR HER JK. NOW I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT THE WIRING ? IM A PLUMBER NOT A ELECTRIAN
IM AFRAID THAT I MIGHT MESS UP COMPUTER ON JK. JUST DONT WANT A PILE OF JEEP ASHES IN MY DRIVEWAY OR GARAGE:bawling:

THANKS
ROBERTWBROWN
2007RRCPJK

PhilD
01-05-2008, 03:25 PM
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT THE WIRING ? I'll give you the long answer first, then the quick answer.

I'd already installed some Delta lights, so in this I just used that wiring. When I installed that wiring I first just used the stock fog light wiring, but there must be some sort of current overload device as the lights would go on and off every 3-5 seconds. So I used the stock fog light wiring to trigger a relay and ran the source from the battery through the relay to the lights.

Doing it from scratch you simply need a relay, a switch, and some wiring. Run a + to the switch (I personally like to use an ignition controlled + so when the ignition is off so are the lights). Run the other side of the switch to the relay trigger. Run the relay switched source from the battery, then to the lights.

Most wiring kits come with pretty clear instructions and it is all really easy to do.

nam6869usmc
01-05-2008, 03:33 PM
I'll give you the long answer first, then the quick answer.

I'd already installed some Delta lights, so in this I just used that wiring. When I installed that wiring I first just used the stock fog light wiring, but there must be some sort of current overload device as the lights would go on and off every 3-5 seconds. So I used the stock fog light wiring to trigger a relay and ran the source from the battery through the relay to the lights.

Doing it from scratch you simply need a relay, a switch, and some wiring. Run a + to the switch (I personally like to use an ignition controlled + so when the ignition is off so are the lights). Run the other side of the switch to the relay trigger. Run the relay switched source from the battery, then to the lights.

Most wiring kits come with pretty clear instructions and it is all really easy to do.


Go here, you won't have a problem then,..great walk thru with pic's
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=331

robertwbrown
01-05-2008, 03:52 PM
PHILD,
THANKS FOR QUICK REPLY , WILL USE IGNITION+ .
AGAIN , YOUR RUBI LOOKS GREAT !

IF YOU EVER NEED TO GET WATER TO YOUR JKRU LET ME KNOW:laughing::laughing:
RWB

offroader613
04-18-2009, 07:16 PM
Holy Phil. A little over a year and I can't believe that is the same JK. :beer:

RubiCajun
04-18-2009, 09:16 PM
really nice looking phil. just a question. quite a few years ago a friend used to wheel with us in a dune buggy that he made. he put aircraft landing lights on that thing and at night they were unbeatable. he got them free by going to the local airport and taking them off of a wrecked plane. i am thinking of doing this. anyone else doing this that you know of.

seer
04-19-2009, 07:30 AM
Did I say they were big?

I think the term is freakin' huge. :eyemouth::glasses::shocked:

Wrangling Steel
04-19-2009, 09:34 AM
I am sporting 9" hid's on windshield brackets... You want to talk about huge.:D But man do they throw out the light!:grinpimp:




http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/steelmastiff/JK/IM000324.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/steelmastiff/JK/IM000321.jpg

seer
04-19-2009, 09:55 AM
Don't you worry about hitting oncoming traffic with those things? :lol:

Wrangling Steel
04-19-2009, 10:00 AM
Don't you worry about hitting oncoming traffic with those things? :lol:

:D No, but I pity the fool that doesn't dim their lights when coming towards me!:mr-t::thefinger:

PhilD
04-19-2009, 11:04 AM
Holy Phil. A little over a year and I can't believe that is the same JK. :beer:Yup, it's changed a little since then :D

http://www.trailduty.com/temp/40s.jpg

PhilD
04-19-2009, 11:05 AM
really nice looking phil. just a question. quite a few years ago a friend used to wheel with us in a dune buggy that he made. he put aircraft landing lights on that thing and at night they were unbeatable. he got them free by going to the local airport and taking them off of a wrecked plane. i am thinking of doing this. anyone else doing this that you know of.I heard about something similar on a H1 a few years ago, but can't recall the details. Just remember that, with the exception of HID's, more light generally requires more power.

offroader613
04-19-2009, 01:24 PM
Yup, it's changed a little since then :D

You can say that again.

Grant211
04-20-2009, 08:12 AM
Yup, it's changed a little since then :D

http://www.trailduty.com/temp/40s.jpg



WHERE'S THE LIGHTS?

PhilD
04-20-2009, 08:20 AM
WHERE'S THE LIGHTS?Couldn't find anywhere to mount them that i liked with the stinger, so they went on ebay :(

SDMF
04-20-2009, 08:27 AM
Which mirror brackets are those?

PhilD
04-20-2009, 08:29 AM
Which mirror brackets are those?They are some old TJ ones that I adapted. I use Olympic Safari mirrors and they work fine.

rage344
04-20-2009, 09:11 AM
my buddies cousin has aircraft lights on his tj on a light bar across the top he was in the airforce and he need two extra optima cells two run them he also had a total of six!!!

PhilD
04-20-2009, 11:13 AM
You can say that again.It's actually changed a little more since that pic, just some trimming of the bumpers and sheet metal here and there, extending the bump stops, etc.

http://www.philday.com/gallery/vehicles/images/015.jpg

http://www.philday.com/gallery/vehicles/images/014.jpg

edwin907
04-20-2009, 01:57 PM
Damn, Phil.
That's one of the best and cleanest looking Jeeps you'll ever see!
Absolutely love the rims, tell me about the hood vents, or is there a write up somewhere?

PhilD
04-20-2009, 02:44 PM
Damn, Phil.
That's one of the best and cleanest looking Jeeps you'll ever see!
Absolutely love the rims, tell me about the hood vents, or is there a write up somewhere?Thanks :)

Here's some info on the hood vents.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2748

When parked with the motor running you can see the "heat haze" very clearly coming out of them.