I looked at this post and blacked out. Where am I?Here is what I'm doing, just some notes:
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I added an inch or two on some of the wires based on the routing. Will confirm the lengths above.
As of right now, I am not going to make a new cable going to the alternator, I don't want to deal with the fusible links and from what I understand, having a bigger + wire behind those fusible links isn't going to make a big difference. A lot of folks seem to "add" a wire direct from the Alternator to the (+) terminal of the battery, but that bypasses the fusible link and that's not good.
|Light Location||QTY||Factory Light||Color||Notes|
|Brake lights||2||1157||Red||DD XP80 (polarity matters during install)|
|Reverse Lights||2||1156||cool white||DD XPR|
|License Plate||2||194||cool white||DD HP5|
|Rear Markers||2||194||Red||DD HP5 (get red, or they will look pink)|
|Rear Blinkers||2||1156||amber||Superbright LEDS - 1156-A27-T Needs flasher relay replaced|
|Front Blinker||2||1156||amber||Superbright LEDS - 1156-A27-T Needs flasher relay replaced|
|Blinker Flasher Relay||1||-||-||Superbright LEDS - CF13GL-02: 3 Pin Black European Flasher|
|Front corner||2||194||amber||DD HP5|
|High Beam||2||9005||cool white||Diode Dynamics SL1 - Requires trimming of retention ring|
|Low Beam||2||9006||cool white||Diode Dynamics SL1 - Requires trimming of retention ring|
|Doors||4||194||warm white||DD HP5 3000k|
|Map Light||1||31mm||warm white||3000k - DD kit comes with the correct adapter to mount dome and map|
|Dome light||2||31mm||warm white||3000k - DD kit comes with the correct adapter to mount dome and map|
I replaced just about all of the exterior and interior factory lights with LED's from Diode Dynamics last night. It turns out you DO need a load resistor for your blinkers, to avoid hyperflash as the LED's draw so little current. I have these on the way and will report back once I get them installed and working. Otherwise, everything else is plug and play.
Light Location QTY Factory Light Color Notes Brake lights 2 1157 Red DD XP80 (polarity matters during install) Reverse Lights 2 1156 cool white DD XPR License Plate 2 194 cool white DD HP5 Rear Markers 2 194 Red DD HP5 (get red, or they will look pink) Rear Blinkers 2 1156 cool white DD XPR - Needs load simulator Front Blinker 2 1156 / 1157 amber HP24 - Needs load simulator (switch back, so they run white normally) Front corner 2 194 amber DD HP5 High Beam 2 9005 cool white Diode Dynamics SL1 - Requires trimming of retention ring Low Beam 2 9006 cool white Diode Dynamics SL1 - Requires trimming of retention ring Doors 4 194 warm white DD HP5 3000k Map Light 2 31mm warm white 3000k - DD kit comes with the correct adapter to mount dome and map Dome light 1 31mm warm white 3000k - DD kit comes with the correct adapter to mount dome and map
I really dislike the bright 5000k+ interior LED's most folks use... so all of the ready to go kits were off the table. DD sells the interior lights in a few different colors, I want with "warm white" (3000k) and am real happy with how it looks inside.
All of this I ordered directly through DD, they are nice people.
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I'll try to get some pictures tonight
Excellent Excellent tech. I’m curious if this will de I’m curious if this will delete the center ribs that so many of us are stuck with. Mine gather moss and dirt and I want them gone.With the Prinsu sale going on, I decided to order a rack Should be here in the next week or two. I'll be deleting the factory rack and since I don't plan on dropping the headliner right now, I'll fill the holes with some bolts. Here is what I ordered from McMaster Carr, I will confirm sizes and post pictures once everything is installed:
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For those unfamiliar with the magic and wonder that IS McMaster Carr, the 9####### is the P/N and it's searchable on their site AND they have drawings and CAD models available for free.
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I ordered the M10 washer as it has an OD of 20mm, so it will extend just outside of the flange of the bolt (the 19.1mm DIA) and the ID should clear the slight protrusion from threaded insert in the roof. I ordered a M5 size as well just in case. I ordered a full box of 50, so if these work and anyone needs them, shoot me a PM. I think I can send them in a normal letter envelope.
I guessed at the 12mm bolt length, will report back on sizing but from the research I did this should work just fine with a 1-2mm thick rubber washer.
I also ordered some tapered rubber trim for the lower edge of the roof rack where it mates with the drip rial valley. I don't want metal on body and this cross section should help it stay in place.
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Once I get everything delivered and installed I will post some pictures and confirm the sizes of all the parts
I'll definitely take a look while I'm poking around the roof. Wasn't planning on getting rid of the rails, but it may be the same setup with a different sized bolt.Excellent Excellent tech. I’m curious if this will de I’m curious if this will delete the center ribs that so many of us are stuck with. Mine gather moss and dirt and I want them gone.
I assume they are different sized. Wits has a kit similar to your intended solution and I believe it will not delete the ribs. If I could run a front runner table clone I’d be very excited.I'll definitely take a look while I'm poking around the roof. Wasn't planning on getting rid of the rails, but it may be the same setup with a different sized bolt.