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I shared this with the other fellas in AZ and so I figured I'd show yall. I bought three sets of Wally World twenty dollar lights and a switch.


I just screwed the thing into the rear skid mount.


Under the driver and passenger doors are the same sized holes with threads...again I just screwed them in. Drivers side is between the slider and the frame. Passenger side is between the frame and exhaust pipe.



Then stacked some nuts on the bolts that hold the indicator lights on the ARB.


and affixed a light with a bracket style mount as opposed to a single bolt.


The last light went on the Bandi Mount.



Final Product...
 

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Cool looking, but I cant hang my head out of the FJ far enough to see much more than a bit of the front tire anyway.
 

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Cool looking, but I cant hang my head out of the FJ far enough to see much more than a bit of the front tire anyway.
No, but my spotter can and nobody will be shining a flashlight in my face.
Come summertime I do most of my wheelin at night. Unfortunately that is when scorpions and rattlers do most of their hunting as well; being able to see the ground when getting out of the FJ is a bonus for that reason. When working under the FJ I require no flashlight. It's not just neat looking, it's functional.
 

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My suggestion is to use a different type of light pattern for rock lights.

The lights you showed are "driving" lights, which present a very narrow intense light designed for long distance driving. You will get more usable light from a flood light pattern, which disburses intense light in all directions for a short distance - more effective for lighting your immediate surroundings. Unfortunately, it is rare to find low-price flood lights, as it's not as popular for "retail" stores.

One exception is the Hella 4" round, rubber housing flood light - usually available for under $20.00 each...
 

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My suggestion is to use a different type of light pattern for rock lights.

The lights you showed are "driving" lights, which present a very narrow intense light designed for long distance driving. You will get more usable light from a flood light pattern, which disburses intense light in all directions for a short distance - more effective for lighting your immediate surroundings. Unfortunately, it is rare to find low-price flood lights, as it's not as popular for "retail" stores.

One exception is the Hella 4" round, rubber housing flood light - usually available for under $20.00 each...
Yes, thanks for the info. Just like you said, I couldn't find inexpensive flood or fog lights. I figured I could go back and change some stuff later when I found exactly what I want. In the mean time I spent under $70 and when I tried them out in the desert they were quite adequate.
 

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No, but my spotter can and nobody will be shining a flashlight in my face.
Come summertime I do most of my wheelin at night. Unfortunately that is when scorpions and rattlers do most of their hunting as well; being able to see the ground when getting out of the FJ is a bonus for that reason. When working under the FJ I require no flashlight. It's not just neat looking, it's functional.
I was not putting the idea down, just my thoughts on it for my own experience. I've not been wheeling at night for years and ground critters are not a big problem in this area.
 

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Looks like a great install:rocker:
 

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Interesting ideas.
 

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You say you bought the lights and a switch, I hope you put a relay in there somewhere. Did you use multiple switches for different areas or just one switch for all of them?
 

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Interesting ideas.
The reason for the creative mounting is that I really didn't want to drill any holes, not because I'm opposed to them, but because I always mess things up or change things and I didn't want extra unnecessary holes. So, I put the things in places that would provide function without modification to the vehicle or bumper.
 

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You say you bought the lights and a switch, I hope you put a relay in there somewhere. Did you use multiple switches for different areas or just one switch for all of them?
Ahh, you picked up on that...good job. I used a 40 amp relay that I had sittin around and a 30 amp fuse. The total amperage is 27 for the six lights.
 
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