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  • KillaCam ·
    correction: I originally used a post from a F-150 website, but I believe it was not accurate as to which wires go to which post on the relay...I think that's why I was runnning into issues.

    When I get a chance to fix my lights, I'm going to use the recommended hook-ups that the link below provides...hoping my issue is resolved that simply!
    KillaCam ·
    aux reverse lights - bought a set of fog lights from Advance ($35?). Mounted them onto the rear bumper fascia, ran wiring setup using a relay: spliced into trailer wiring harness for power, spliced into factory reverse lights for 'on/off' activation. I ran into an issue where one light turned on and the other wouldnt...made some adjustments and had a different problem: both lights came on, but both very very dim. This was at the beginning of winter, so I haven't had much time to resolve the issue...so they're disconnected right now. I used the following as a guide:

    http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/Electrical/ReverseLights.htm

    Found a good post on Liberty forum, guy used 2 relays and set it up where his aux lights were run to a 3-position toggle. This allowed him to have the lights switched accordingly: 1- ON; 2 - off; 3 - On when in Reverse. When it warms up I'm thinking about going with this setup. I'll post the link here if I'm able to re-locate it!
    KillaCam ·
    haha...valid point - hard to get to the roof basket w/o nerf bars!!! and...they're cheaper than wheels and tires :)
    EastBeach ·
    would like to know more about "aux rev. lites"....Come to the conclusion that a roof basket works much better when u have nerf bars to reach it more easily. That being said, they have been ordered....still cheaper than rims and/or tires ;)
    KillaCam ·
    Hahaha...yeah everything is cheaper than tires and rims :)

    I've got a set of mud flaps i'm going to put on the rear...I'm waiting until I put those on before I take pics of my ride with the tails, aux reverse lights, flaps, and new grill.
    EastBeach ·
    Thank you very much...now if only there was a cash prize....hmmm.

    Latest addition (photos soon) after marker mud flaps ....front and rear. Damn. Seems everything is cheaper than tires and rims.
    KillaCam ·
    Nice - thanks for the update on what to expect with the plugs. We got snow this weekend so I didn't get a chance to swap them out...one night this week should work out nicely. And I'll definitely enjoy the celebratory beer afterward :)

    New tires and rims are always fun...but an extra set of lights is pretty badass and much less expensive. I really like the blazer lights, and they would look sick on the roof rack or mounted around the license plate. I believe "Heckler" has a good write up on wiring roof-rack lights...I'll post it here if I'm able to locate it. Keep me in the loop!
    EastBeach ·
    new idea....these lites



    set in next to license plate. will try to bolt them to the rain gutter grill, therefore no cutting or drilling into the 'riot. in my head, it's a bitching idea.
    EastBeach ·
    changed my spark plugs last nite....total of 50 some odd minutes and that includes getting my socket stuck at one point and celebratory beer. Good luck in ur venture. Still debating a set of driving lites for bumper or maybe some on roof rack. Ur thoughts, sir? Maybe just save money for new tires and rims.
    KillaCam ·
    Love the tails, and the flames are badass! I haven't done much on my interior...I'm thinking about replacing all the interior cargo/dome lights with LED, but that's nothing too exciting haha.

    Good touch with the chrome piping on the grill, BTW

    When I very first attempted a mesh grill, I used the guttergaurds like 'whatariot' and did both the upper and lower slots. Thankfully, the lowers have stayed intact throughout the years, so the new mesh piece was only needed for the upper.

    The problem I'm running into is that it's dark in Boston when I leave for work in the AM, and it's dark when I leave the office in the PM...makes it hard to get good pics, so I'm going to upload some this weekend when I have the chance to take them in daylight - weather's supposed to be clear, too :)

    Great mods! If I saw your whip on the road, I'd definitely have to change my britches haha
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