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Since I've never been on a trail, I was told on the forum to pass on the roof light bar because of wind noise and get some pod lights instead. Wanted the lights just in case I ever needed them, so I got some cheap ones. eBay for the mount and Amazon for the lights.
About $25 for two floods and two spot lights. Mount was $32, but I suggest putting some foam tape underneath. It came with two thin little foam pieces.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IY3YLCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G620ZVU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Oh and I made a DIY switch panel a week ago and hooked up the lights to it.
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I was just reading where someone said make sure you tighten all the Screws on the lights and you won’t have any problems with leaks.



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I just got rid of my JK that was equipped with KC Daylights on A Pillar Mounts. Those lights cost me @ $260 if I recall. For my new JL Rubi, I decided to go with Go Rhino A Pillar Mounts and while I was at Harbour Freight getting a few items I came across these pods. I have 2 spots and 2 fogs and I must say they are every bit as good as the KC's were. I can't speak to longevity but light output is impressive. At $25/pod I figured I couldn't go wrong. The packaging indicates they are CREE LEDs and that along with the water proof connections and rather sturdy housing and mounts convinced me to drop the $100 on them. I made up my own wiring loom and utilized the Aux 3 and 4 switch connections next to the battery.

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I also bought these HF lights this past weekend - sort of an impulse buy but figured I could return if I read reviews later that sucked - but reviews seem good. They seem as solid as my Inspired Engineering cubes I put in my bumper. Glad to see your install went well and you are happy with the results.

I also bought the HF wiring harness (no idea if this will be used) and ordered some hood mounts online. Looking forward to getting these installed.

If it helps I also ordered these covers below and will update if they fit properly. Hope so as they also had an amber lens cover for the same $7.99 available which might be nice to have.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PCNN5KB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Looks Great! How did you make the harness? Was it a pain?
18ga stranded wire (red and black) Used my drill to twist two red's and a black for common ground ran that set from Driver to Passenger by fishing through the area under the cowl behind the rubber weather striping. Once I got over to the passenger side I soldered the pigtails from the lights and ran a power feed and ground to the Aux switch lead near the battery.. I was going to do a youtube install video but once I started the harness I just focused on getting it done rather than being a movie producer.
 

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18ga stranded wire (red and black) Used my drill to twist two red's and a black for common ground ran that set from Driver to Passenger by fishing through the area under the cowl behind the rubber weather striping. Once I got over to the passenger side I soldered the pigtails from the lights and ran a power feed and ground to the Aux switch lead near the battery.. I was going to do a youtube install video but once I started the harness I just focused on getting it done rather than being a movie producer.
Awesome, thanks a lot Mike!
 

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Since I've never been on a trail, I was told on the forum to pass on the roof light bar because of wind noise and get some pod lights instead. Wanted the lights just in case I ever needed them, so I got some cheap ones. eBay for the mount and Amazon for the lights.
About $25 for two floods and two spot lights. Mount was $32, but I suggest putting some foam tape underneath. It came with two thin little foam pieces.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IY3YLCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G620ZVU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Oh and I made a DIY switch panel a week ago and hooked up the lights to it.
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I went with the lights you got for $25 for all four of them. I still can’t get over the price. These things are actually really nice, well made lights! The lights work really good!

I bought the Go Rhino Mounts that are $84

Really can’t go wrong in my opinion with these lights.

Semper Fi Brother!

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I went with the lights you got for $25 for all four of them. I still can’t get over the price. These things are actually really nice, well made lights! The lights work really good!

I bought the Go Rino Mounts that are $84

Really can’t go wrong in my opinion with these lights.

Semper Fi Brother!

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They look great, thanks for sharing.
 

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Are your spots going straight and floods pointed to the side?
I’m thinking of pointing the spots more to the side as well, I still have to mess with them. I have to get into an area that’s pitch black.

when the spots are pointed straight, they don’t seem to do much with the headlights on. That’s why I’m thinking they need to be angled to the sides a little
 

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Since I've never been on a trail, I was told on the forum to pass on the roof light bar because of wind noise and get some pod lights instead. Wanted the lights just in case I ever needed them, so I got some cheap ones. eBay for the mount and Amazon for the lights.
About $25 for two floods and two spot lights. Mount was $32, but I suggest putting some foam tape underneath. It came with two thin little foam pieces.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IY3YLCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G620ZVU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Oh and I made a DIY switch panel a week ago and hooked up the lights to it.
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would love the links to those wiring set ups. Awesome job on the wiring... looks like electrical panels I used wire in houses.
 

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would love the links to those wiring set ups. Awesome job on the wiring... looks like electrical panels I used wire in houses.
Here are the parts I picked up from Amazon.
16 Gauge Automotive Wire - 4 Roll... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK119BQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Twidec/8Pcs SPST Round Dot Rocker... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W4HGMZS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Install Bay 89-00-9031 ABS... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007WTF02?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Uxcell a13052800ux0615 600V 25A... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AHJV98A?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

GOOACC 6 Pack Automotive Relay... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M74X0ZK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

6-Way Fuse Box Blade Fuse Block... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HDZVW3P?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Manual Reset Fuse, DROK 100 Amp... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QJ3XQ4P?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

WindyNation 4 Gauge AWG (3 Feet... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5O8PH1?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Nilight 60001F-B Bar 2PCS 18w 4"... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IY3YLCI?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Nilight 2PCS 18W 1260lm Spot... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G620ZVU?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

100 Feet 1/4" Split Loom - Tubing... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KW9PQTE?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

I had no clue how to do this when I started.
I got some help from the guys on this thread, https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/diy-switch-pod-for-jl-wranglers.37928/,
Watched some YouTube videos
And

And did some research on Google.

You can just buy one of those spods for $200 and up but I learned a lot by setting it up by myself.

I drew up a diagram to get an idea of how to set it up.

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I switched out the blue wire for red just like in the YouTube video for the relay.

I hope this helps. There's more than one way to do things so feel free to change it up or buy other/cheaper parts.

I bought a heat gun from harbor freight and rotary tool kit or use a Dremel if you already have it.

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Used these items to cut and shape out the plastic, and heat gun to bend it to shape.

I copied the shape of the cubby onto the plastic with a sharpie. I didn't want to put any screws where the switches are for that face plate so I used a glue gun.

Run the wires through the passenger grommet. It's a pain so I cut a slit on the outer layer. I left one wire to pull wire through if necessary in the future. Don't want to fish that through again.

I hope this makes sense but it's after midnight and I'm sleepy. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help.
 

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