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Fog lights for rock lights ???

Maybe my serach-fu is weak... but I couldnt find anything related to this.

I am swapping my Brawler Lite out for a BFH on the front. I was initially just going to scrap the fog lights but then started to think.

The lights are there, wired and switched to a factory switch, why dont I use these two lights for front end rock lights.

my question is this ? do you guys have any input or ideas on a housing or mounting using the factory bullbs, or should I just get some actual rock lights or small led's and splice them into the factory harness ?

fellow bretheren of the JKO please educate and enlighten me ?

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I would just run LED lights. The light output will be greater and the draw will be much less, plus they are going to be easier to mount out of the way of tires/debris.
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That is actually pretty cool
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Hmm, never saw that thread before. I would like to mount them a bit further back and in between the fram and angle out towards the tire.

going to look at it abit more once the new bumper is on, but the LED's may be able to fit in a tighter spot and have a better output.

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Damn, I'm actually curious now. That's not a terrible idea. I may have to try since I do have the wiring just hanging there with the BFH now.

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Damn, I'm actually curious now. That's not a terrible idea. I may have to try since I do have the wiring just hanging there with the BFH now.
I have the occasional decent idea - its the ability to put it together that always gets me !

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I would just run LED lights. The light output will be greater and the draw will be much less, plus they are going to be easier to mount out of the way of tires/debris.
This.

And I would have asked in the electrical forum

any light down low is a rock target, I try to give as small a target as possible
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I'm not smart enough to understand what you guys start talking about in the electrical section !

I got my lights already, will post up a pick tomorrow... Flat 2" by 2" led.. Will be able to mount them pretty much anywhere and at a few bucks a peice they are easily replaceable...

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Forgot to update this...

These are the lights, they are made as an interior light, so not sure how they will hold up to the elements in the northeast, but they are very small and almost completely flat, and are bright !!!

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Gonna finalize the spot and wire them tomorrow, also plan to hit them with a coat of clear coat in an attempt to seal them. I will hopefully update the installed pics a little quicker !

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Here is another option that a few of us are using. Super bright and easy to install.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/221292730085?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1



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Thought about that, but these are specifically to replace the stock fogs, so basically just wire em up and use the factory fog switch and I'm good to go for the front !

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