February '17

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FEBRUARY 2017 THE SHOP 9 On the roof of the Wrangler hardtop, a Go Rhino SRM100 roof rack allowed for two sets of side-mounted cube lights and an additional 40-inch LED light bar facing the rear of the vehicle. Bringing up the rear (that is, rounding out the rear bumper) was a Go Rhino RB10 series with cutouts for a set of Rigid backup LED lights. There wouldn't be a problem seeing this Jeep coming or going! EXTERIOR TOUCHES The front-facing lighting positions on the Wrangler featured the Radiance series LEDs. They offer five different colors of backlighting, allowing for our blue glow to shine with or without having the high- output flood pattern lighting. Many Jeep enthusiasts have been replacing the OEM 7-inch round headlights on the Wrangler. We did too, choosing new Revi- sion 2.0 by HIDProjectors. The high-tech headlights provide improved light output, yielding a wider and further-reaching beam pattern. The perma-sealed lenses are made from aircraft-grade polycarbonate for pro- tection from roadside hazards. Next were taillight replacements—a set of LED lights with a modern, stylish smoke appearance from Rugged Ridge that shine five times brighter than the OEM taillight bulbs. The final touch to the exterior lighting portion of the project was suspension and underbody lighting. A dozen Litespot LED spotlights were obtained from Off Road Only, a St. Paul, Minnesota company. The high-intensity light pods are sealed in a solid polyurethane construction, making them both water- and corrosion-proof. Offering a compact design, they were positioned directly over the JKS Suspension system, providing a refection off the Fox Racing reservoir shocks. Two additional lights were placed directly over the polished stainless exhaust system, illuminating the We installed a 20-inch LED light bar along with HID fog lights on the front bumper.

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