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Im thinkin about getting a set of cheap no name brand 55 watt lights and making them into rock lights. I have my current 130 watt lights wired to the positive side of the fuse box under the hood. With the rock lights Im wondering if I wired them to the fuse box would that overload it when I have all my lights burning? If so how would I go about running another circuit?
Would a 30amp relay be enough? I know that the lights will come with a wiring harness but I also thinkin of upgrading to bigger wire also.
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harbor freight usually has some good lights for cheap

overloading depends on your alternator and how you wire the circuit

if you wire up the lights yourself and give them their own separate circuit in the fuse box, you should be fine
and the upgraded wiring harness is a very good idea
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I've never wired up another circuit in my truck and really dont know much about how to do so.
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get these then you dont have to worry how much they draw cuz they're led :) kinda pricey but for the size and ease of mounting i think they're worth it.
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get these then you dont have to worry how much they draw cuz they're led :) kinda pricey but for the size and ease of mounting i think they're worth it.
Kinda pricey? $175 bucks each...your out of your mind
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Kinda pricey? $175 bucks each...your out of your mind
no it's 175 for 6
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no it's 175 for 6
Still alittle more than i wanted to spend on this mod.

Found this old thread...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...=extra+circuit

I think the easiest way is to run them the same as my current offroad lights before the fuse box under the hood and run a good in-line fuse.
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Walmart!!!!

That is what Matt(99ranger4x4) is running and that is what I was going to use. $9.99 a piece and they are 6" I believe.
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I was wanting the rectangle shape lights
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how many are you planning on running?
my front 2 are on the fog light circuit, then the 3 on the driver side are on their own switch/fuse/relay, then same for the passenger side.

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get these then you dont have to worry how much they draw cuz they're led :) kinda pricey but for the size and ease of mounting i think they're worth it.
HA
you buy 'em, I'll put them on. i have 100 in lights. and about 50 in wire, connectors, relays and switches.

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Walmart!!!!

That is what Matt(99ranger4x4) is running and that is what I was going to use. $9.99 a piece and they are 6" I believe.
more like 4", flood lights.

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I was wanting the rectangle shape lights
no, get the little round ones.. 9.99 each.
they wont break as easily from rocks or w/e you throw at them, i think the rectangle ones are a thinner glass.

for sure get the ones from walmart, i have 2 from advance, 14.99 each, and one from checkers for 12.99.. andddd the walmart ones are brighter

I'm gonna pick up one from harbor freight and see if the cheaper they get the brighter i get, but i doubt it.


as of now, the back 2 are taken off and need to be relocated.

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how many are you planning on running?
my front 2 are on the fog light circuit, then the 3 on the driver side are on their own switch/fuse/relay, then same for the passenger side.
I want to run 4,one for each wheel well. After reading your PM I thinkin of some 35w cause I want to be able to run my current 130w and the rock lights at the same time without overloading my alt.
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get a bigger one lol
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I used LED light bars.







They can be found really cheap, Mine is just a white underbody kit.
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How do they hold up? Have you submerged them or beat on them any?
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You just have to be careful how/where you mount the front bar, mine got ripped off already, I'll have to find a better way to mount it. But they have bin submerged and beat with rocks/mud from the tires and the sides/rear held up fine so far.
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I used LED light bars.







They can be found really cheap, Mine is just a white underbody kit.
thats what i was thinking of doing.
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how much did you pay for the led strips?
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the led bars are alittle to *ricey* for my taste
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haha, i didnt say it!

it just doesn't give the whole, "red neck underglow, I'm gonna go wheelin at night" look..
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Latest and greatest form ORO....

http://www.offroadonly.com/

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^^thats not a bad deal

Im just worried about the magnet and how well it would hold being thrashed around

EDIT: found that you can mount them with a self tapping screw....

https://secure48.mysecureorder.net/o...subjleerp49kn2

Them seem to be tough and dont draw much power....thanks for posting Carl.
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Okay, so far I like the price of Matt's rock lights. I don't think I could bring myself to pay that much just because they are LED. Flood lights it is.
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Latest and greatest form ORO....

http://www.offroadonly.com/

Those look pretty snazzy!
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Are your taglights red?
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