I agree, mine aren't aging as well as I had hoped they would either. I'd put them in the same category as Fuel wheels in regards to finish durability, which isn't saying much lol. It seems every year there is a new flavor of the week wheel company and you can almost peg the year of the builds based off of the wheels that most choose, too funny. Fifteen52 and Alpha Equipt are the most recent hot girls in school, who knows who it'll be next year.I've been a bit disappointed with the finish durability of my SCS wheels. They have quite a bit of rock rash in a short amount of time, they've been installed for about six months. In a few years when I need new tires I'l have them blasted and powder coated.
I see a number wanting to retrofit 2020 headlights as well but at $2200/each new and now CANBUS driven that mod will be a few years out. Even used/damaged headlights won't be cheap and far from plug and play on the electrical side.
Quick Q, where can I get that aluminum? I’ve ordered my rock lights and I’m getting ready to remove my running boards.I fabbed these up earlier this evening. Not the prettiest brackets out there but they keep the lights flush and up and out of the way. Simply put, they get the job done and once mounted they are pretty robust. The jury is still out on whether or not I'll have trim them or possibly adjust the bend once the sliders go on, but I think just from eye balling it that they will be fine.
I used a piece of 1/8" by 1.5" flat aluminum stock.
I then marked all of the necessary holes for the bolts and for the wire to run through the mounting bracket when mounted flush.
I used a set of Amazon "Rigid" knock-off rock lights. The location of the wire at the back of the light tended to vary from one to the other. This required a little enlarging of the holes in order to get the wire to sit flush at times.
I reused the existing threaded holes from the factory step supports in order to mount the brackets. I pre-bent the brackets in the vice before mounting the lights and then the brackets to the truck. Once fully supported against the truck you can adjust the bend in the bracket by hand.
I still need to finish wiring them back into the factory puddle light harnesses, hopefully I can get that done this weekend along with the slider install. The aluminum was $11.99 for a 4ft stick and the puddle lights were $20 on Amazon. So for a little more than one pair of Rago Rock Light Brackets I have four LED puddle lights with brackets, I can't complain. I'll post up pics with the finished product once I get them wired in.
As an R&D engineer McMaster-Carr is my go-to bible for almost everything I ever prototype: McMaster-CarrQuick Q, where can I get that aluminum? I’ve ordered my rock lights and I’m getting ready to remove my running boards.
So something like this?As an R&D engineer McMaster-Carr is my go-to bible for almost everything I ever prototype: McMaster-Carr
From where I'm at, if I order early enough, I can get my order same day. Albeit, not sure where you live and where the closest warehouse is to you.
I'll admit, they are not the cheapest (but fair), but they have everything and quite often much faster than trying to find it (whatever "it" is you're looking for) somewhere else.
Yep, but what you have pictured here on McMaster-Carr, I've found just plain aluminum rod/bar like that in my local hardware store. Seems like your local Lowes/Home Depot should have that (or close to it) if that's all you need.
I’ll take a look and see what they have when I stop by tomorrow.Yep, but what you have pictured here on McMaster-Carr, I've found just plain aluminum rod/bar like that in my local hardware store. Seems like you local Lowes/Home Depot should have that (or close to it) if that's all you need.
Nice!!Finally got back out to the beach this weekend, it has been a while. The weather was amazing, low winds, clear skies and the water a nice blue-green. The GX continues to amaze me in the deep/soft sand, I grow more and more fond of this truck each time I have it out. Looking forward to adding a few more mods/accessories by years end.
Will that rack support an RTT?I finally pulled the trigger on a rack, I ended up ordering the Rhino Rack 84x49" Pioneer Platform with the Backbone base for the side rails. I personally like the look better than that of the Front Runner but it gives you pretty much the same platform/system and it sits about 1" lower to the roof line which is my biggest complaint about the FR. I hope to have it in my hands in the next few weeks and on the truck before our Big Bend trip in December.
Of course. @TX GX460 has been running one on his GX460 for a few years now and I have spoken to four or more guys on instagram that have them as well and most of them have been using them with a hard shell RTT for years without issue. To be completely honest with you I have no real intentions to run a RTT on mine. I have been down that road before and I wasn't a fan. I plan to mount my MaxTrax, awning, Pelican cases, Rotopax and lights on it. For the time being it'll also hold my spare when off-road and overnighting in the GX until I can get a proper rear bumper/tire carrier. Unfortunately, I am at the mercy of these bigger fabricators on that one.Will that rack support an RTT?