Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Colorado Springs
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 112k
Behind the grill-Hidden LEDs
So I was cruising the interwebs... came across some rave reviews on inexpensive LEDs, made with CREE LEDs, Nilite makes 2x6 18W clusters which kick out a lot of bright, blueish/white light.
I've been wanting to mount some lights and saw others put them in the fog light well on the bumper... not crazy about the idea. The bumper was an option. but I don't feel like getting my lights ripped off by someone "who needs them more than I do."
So, I came up with a plan, and it turned out beautifully... I put them on a homemade bracket, behind the grill.
Rundown: 24'' section of "all-thread" to make custom sized U-Bolts.
36" section of angle bracket(bought a damaged piece for $5). only need 24"
Bolts, and washers to match all thread.
Started to measure, scribe the bracket and place it in the radiator bay. the rest is pretty simple. (I'll explain wiring later)
End result, tested the amprage.... lead me to the conclusion that it would be safe to wire it directly into the Fog Lights. Easy enough and now I have a switch inside the cabin without miles of wiring and awkward switch sticking out of nowhere.
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