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LED Tail Lights

Postby npiper » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:14 pm

Anyone have these LED tail lights?
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I looked everywhere but I couldn't find any pictures of them installed, so I figured I'd see if anyone here has them on their trucks. I've already made my decision to buy them, because IMO they'll go nicely with the black roof racks and other black accents on the truck, but I still figured I'd ask.

Also, the LEDs will match the Fire and Ice bar I'm planning on getting eventually.

And the third tail light maybe if I can find one. Does anyone sell a different third brake light for our truck? Preferably black/smoked LEDs. I've found them but they all only fit regular cab, so does anyone know of any that fit a crew cab? or if maybe they would actually fit?

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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby F9K9 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:39 pm

I can't recall anyone going this route so, you may be doing a little ground work with your LEDs. I have them in various places on my "heep". You may have to do a "flasher" mod to keep them from going into warp drive. Please keep us up to date with this mod.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:13 pm

I have these lights installed on my truck. I can take photos tomorrow and post. I have the ones that are the red stock look. They work great and look great. Just dont pay a dime over $80 for them on ebay! One guy in canada sells the same ones everyone else sells for $150 for $80 thats how I got mine.

There is no current 3rd brake light mod for our trucks with an LED swap. You would just have to replace the two bulbs with LEDs. My CC is currently decked out 100% LEDs in all parking, turn and brake lights. I have been converting my cars this way for years, my 90 suburban was all LEDs also. I love the looks it gives the NJ MVC people when they do my inspections. They cant fail me because all the lights work and are visible. Plus the tail lights are SAE/DOT approved so they cant fail me there either!
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby npiper » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:37 pm

If you could post pictures that would be great, and I'm thinking of doing the same thing with mine. Will the back up lights be brighter with LED bulbs? Could you recommend a place to buy the LEDs to swap and maybe some of the models I will need to buy? Thanks a lot! Also the taillights cost about 80 dollars so I didn't do too bad. Should be here Monday now.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby F9K9 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:17 pm

You'll more than likely need to do a flasher mod or purchase a new flasher unit. Otherwise, they will blink way to fast. Don't ask me for any further details because I am electrically challenged. :roflmao:

I had to do it with my heep and I am currently waiting on a couple of new jeep mods to beta test but, they are related.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:11 pm

F9K9 wrote:You'll more than likely need to do a flasher mod or purchase a new flasher unit. Otherwise, they will blink way to fast. Don't ask me for any further details because I am electrically challenged. :roflmao:

I had to do it with my heep and I am currently waiting on a couple of new jeep mods to beta test but, they are related.



I didnt have to do a flasher mod but I did it anyways because my front turn signals are LED. The tail lights come with their own load regulators.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:18 pm

Had a busy weekend so this is all you get for now heh. If anyone really wants me to I can get some photos of them working. I have a nice SLR camera I can probably get some night parking lot shots with.

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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby border man » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:01 pm

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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby npiper » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:56 pm

I got them installed today :D They look great. Installation was very simple. There is actually a blinker installed on the back on the housing and it makes the LEDs blink at the correct speed. Only problem I had that was for some reason my left tail light's screws weren't long enough to hold the new one, but I got two new screws for that side and they're fine now. I'm very happy with my purchase. If anyone wants the link I bought them from, here it is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0023WD4P6/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001E0S6VA&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=018879CWSJ3HHFM6CPM4.
$83.95 plus about $10 shipping, much better than the same ones at Andy's Auto Sport.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby HenryJ » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:04 pm

npiper wrote:... And what border man?
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:20 pm

Thanks! Its a must see at night! The front sidemarkers are UV/Blacklight LEDs. Front turn signals are LED, LP and as you can see the rears are LED also. It looks hot on the road at night without being ridiculous thats why I like it.

And im not worried about people knowing what my LP is. Its something thats on the car and anyone on the street can see it in NY NJ PA. Not like you couldn't tell thats my truck as it is anyways... The Lady at the NJMVC said that the plate stood for You Stupid Twit 35 B***** LOL!
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby rlrnr53 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:26 pm

Approach Medium, what station are you parked at in the first pic?
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:35 pm

Ridgefield park. Also known by the foamers from all around conrail land as CP5.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby border man » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:48 am

Looks good, definitely need some night shots. I'm gonna replace all my plastic soon to freshen up the truck.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:42 am

Ok Ill see what i can do this week. Its been brutally hot and humid here in NJ and after working all day outside I tend to just stay inside heh.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby border man » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:04 am

What are you talking about, it was 111 here yesterday. Just beautiful....
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:49 am

111 in AZ and 100 in NJ are two totally different things! LOL
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:25 pm

Ok so here it goes, what you've all been waiting for! I finally got down to a parking lot and took some night photos. I really didnt play with the SLR too much so please excuse the crappy lighting etc. Ill take some better ones if I venture out to PA this weekend.

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Shoulda taken them from the pass side... Now everyone gets to see how banged up my drivers side bed is. The lighting makes it look 10x worse! Also a note to anyone that wants these tails. Get yourself a pair of red 194 LED lights. They dont give you an LED for the side marker and it just looks a whole lot better with all LED in the lense than LED with a single incandescent bulb. Red LEDs are a pure red color and usually will all match nicely.

I definatly need better front shots. Cant really see the UV LED sidemarkers to well.
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby F9K9 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:15 pm

Looks great! I may have missed it but, what wheels are those?
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:18 pm

They are Ion Alloys. I got them from JC Whitney was the cheapest thing that was the stock size that didnt look like a honda civic wheel. They are nice but they are a headache right now because the offset sticks out a bit further than stock....
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