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post #1 of 9 Old 11-10-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I've wanted rock lights for over two years now. I keep getting distracted with other mods, and it's time for real rock lights I half assed it last year by putting 6 harbor freight AA battery LED's under my rig. (It actually worked, but just not the way I imagined it)

I've read Dancin Dan's wiring for beginners and searched the net. I can turn a wrench and follow destructions, but like many others I suck at wires. I need a "JK rock light install for dummies." I'm looking for something clean and permanent. I'm undecided if I want the LED's or some big 55 watters. Is there a kit out there with everything you need AND destructions? Does anyone have detailed pics/ instructions of an LED or standard light install?

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-10-2010, 08:31 PM
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-10-2010, 08:35 PM
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VisionX Tantrums. Have them on my Jeep and the other Rebel rigs.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-10-2010, 08:45 PM
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again with the tantrums, i should post my write up for them since i modified the box heavily and tied them into other rock lights too

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Mine is a DIY hack job with $35 worth of eBay LEDs, these are the best/most accurate pictures I can get. A lot of pictures I've seen look MUCH brighter than they actually are due to the camera settings. They leave very little shadow under the Jeep and spread a ton of light on the components under the Jeep (easily repair/work on it with no fumbling with a flash light). They all draw 1.5a combined which is nice. If I doubled them at $70 for all of them and aimed those away from the Jeep versus under...I'd have one seriously lit rig for the money

It's 100% NOT plug n play, so probably not quite what you are looking for.




10 like this on the aluminum. I went with the aluminum 'stick' mounting due to the fact LEDs do a terrible job as scattering light, they are very directional. Being able to angle the light, versus shooting straight down at the ground gives me better coverage.

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The tantrums look pretty good. I don't care to bump with a strobe, but the price is right as long as they're bright on steady!
I don't want a cigarette lighter plug though. Would I need to buy a switch also? Can a monkey install it?

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Goodysgotacuda, your light coverage looks great and is the end-result I'm looking for. Plug-n-play is not a requirement, just a no BS step 1-10 set of intructions.


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The tantrums look pretty good. I don't care to bump with a strobe, but the price is right as long as they're bright on steady!
I don't want a cigarette lighter plug though. Would I need to buy a switch also? Can a monkey install it?

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Goodysgotacuda, your light coverage looks great and is the end-result I'm looking for. Plug-n-play is not a requirement, just a no BS step 1-10 set of intructions.
You can take the cigarette plug off and wire it to the battery. It is pretty easy to do.
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Goodysgotacuda, your light coverage looks great and is the end-result I'm looking for. Plug-n-play is not a requirement, just a no BS step 1-10 set of intructions.
They pretty much come in a string of the ten, cut them apart, make the mounts (buy the aluminum from lowes, cut it, bend it, self tappers to attach the lights) and wire up to them. It's easy to do, takes a little ingenuity, time, and have to (should) solder them in and make your own little harness.

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Another cheapie solution. Optronics 55 wt. 2 per kit. 4 will light it up nicely. Simple install- run to the battery with relay and switch.
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