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    Default 52" Round LED light Pods

    Changing out all the bars for round LED lights

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    Been designing, collecting and today started doing some measuring and drilling.

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    Round LED Light bar Specs:

    8 CREE 80 watt (5 watt LED x 16) 5.5" Round 8000 lm LED lights. (https://amzn.to/2Xiy8N7) 380 from Amazon
    Estimated light output 64,000 lm. Estimated current draw 46 amps at 13.8 volts. Estimated weight 30 pounds.

    52" Square steel tube (Home Depot 1-1/4 in. x 1/16 in. x 72 in. Plain Square Tube) https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...0867/204331422
    Tube that holds the 8 lights

    Flat Steel Bar (Home Depot 1-1/4 in. x 72 in. Plain Steel Flat Bar with 1/8 in. Thick) https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...1047/204225738
    Used to make 8 "U" shaped brackets to mount the lights to the tube.

    Steel Rod 1 1/8" x 6" (Had to order mine online since Home Depot didn't carry anything this big.)
    2 3" pieces that slide into the tube ends to provide mounting points for the light bar. Drilled and tapped for hardware.

    1" Plastic caps (BPF- 1" - 1 Inch Flush Mount Black Plastic Body and Sheet Metal Hole Plug (Amazon https://amzn.to/2N7ct75)
    Used to cover 1" holes on the back of the square tube that provides access to the nut mounting light bracket to tube)

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Why. Thought you were happy with the bars
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Why. Thought you were happy with the bars
    The 44" light bar wasn't as bright as I thought it would be, and never liked the "bars" look on the Jeep. Round lights always said off road to me. Now I can do round lights, LED, and super bright. I'm sure this won't be the last time I change out the lights. I've been thinking about pulling the 4 off the bump since the light bar "should" be so bright. 12 of these (8 on the roof line and 4 on the bumper) is approaching the total amount of current the stock alternator puts out. Of course there is always upgrading the alternator and main cables, and adding a second battery.

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    It's all fun and games until the new high power alternator stalls the engine.

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    It's all fun and games until the new high power alternator stalls the engine.
    That is true. Turned up my idle a little for that. The taurus fan coming on pulls 90 - 100 amps and did pull the engine down. But all is good now
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Well, that lets out your 4'8" grandma from driving your Jeep
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

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    Holy crap this thing is heavy. I'm guessing 30 pounds

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Aha, now I see. Using the old brackets. Much better
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Aha, now I see. Using the old brackets. Much better
    Oh no, I got these for this project. I had a bent tube before.

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Aha, now I see. Using the old brackets. Much better
    Oh no, I got these for this project. I had a bent tube before.

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    Default Re: 52" Round LED light Pods

    Moved it up a few inches.

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    Currently I have it all taken apart and painted. After waiting a little bit, I'll put it all back together and re-mount it.

    So hot outside. Wiring will be later.

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