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What's everyone's opinions on under glow lights and wheel well lights? I've been beating the idea around of doing this to my truck. I want to use white LEDs to be different. Every Tom Dick and Harry has red blue green amber but I've never seen white



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I have them on redrum but can't find the switch.

I really like it on motorcycles but wouldn't do it to my daily driver. Just a matter of personal taste nothing wrong or right about it.



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I have amber lights in the rear wheel wells of of my drag car just for the effect of a burn out at night with orange tire smoke. It kinda gave me the idea to put them on my truck. My wife says no. She told me you will do then that the lower the back put stacks in the bed wide tires with no side walls and tow mirrors and she would be forced to scrap my truck cuz theres no way she is having douche bag hauler in her driveway. I'm beginning to think she is not liking the idea of under glow lights

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What's everyone's opinions on under glow lights and wheel well lights? I've been beating the idea around of doing this to my truck. I want to use white LEDs to be different. Every Tom Dick and Harry has red blue green amber but I've never seen white
Shy of "theme" lighting concepts.. Some people with intended thoughts may be after some things but my thoughts behind that is this.

Amber - damn good for high dust needs
Green - Even better for high dust or night time hunting, especially wild hog (apparently they cant see green).

Blue - Great those needing attention color #canyouseemenow #howaboutnow . Horrible for your eyes and vision.
Red - If its bright, see Blue. If its a duller or lower wattage I could see it as low level lighting with less chance of being noticed however. Much like a brake light on a hillside late at night; you can see it for a long ways away.

RGB - Those seriously intending to be attention whores all around, possibly rare color wants and needs but still.

White - Would serve one purpose I would want it to cater to and I've had that in mind because It's what I've had planned for both my truck and the offroad trailer. And it goes something along the lines of this. Added lighting in the front wheel wells, rear wheel wells and under the truck bed & trailer for the purpose of nightfall trail repairs, side of the road repairs, side of the road warning/emergency; [I am NOT but you could] add in a single red unit in each outer lower door to indicate open doors to traffic flow.

I have a rather unique approach to what i want for repair or low to ground level lighting around the campsite without bright as can be lights shining around effortlessly giving away position either. Just my spin on it.

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I would use them to light up the trail at night around the tires or tracks...that would be useful otherwise I am not into driving a roaming dance club



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I would not use them on anything, they make it look like a ricermobile.



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My red one is a rice mobile :)



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410customs wrote:
I would use them to light up the trail at night around the tires or tracks...that would be useful otherwise I am not into driving a roaming dance club
Proper sentiment.. however as I pointed out in a post a few weeks ago.. The market that seems to have control of the purse, meaning the majority of the market in the sense of offroad is the JEEP platform and honestly.. Visit Instagram and behold the NEW Fast & Furious crowd - Jeep Owners

What you describe in short as being a useful tool for lighting up the trail & tires that I broke down further by what I see on the day in day out of a ridiculously saturated Jeep market where I live alone is being viewed as an indicator or worse - a benchmark of sorts.



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My red one is a rice mobile :)
Really.. No Green for you?



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As stated, Ground Lighting/Rock Lighting for Trail works... Works, but for a Truck in general, I am not a fan of fender well lighting, or ground lighting effects, or behind the grille lighting... I guess theme lighting is what I mean !

Back-in-the-Day... funny saying that but it's true, when I had my first vehicle, front fender well lighting and grille lighting was the "THING to do", or at least we thought it was.  Just to be able to wire it up at 16, was a good thing, and people thought well of you but in fact the lights when on, were annoying, and got all kinds of comment from parents and the local Police.  Never got a ticket for extra lighting but got stop and asked about them so many times I ran with the light off most of the time.


Theme Lighting, for Shows, for Contesting, or for Whatever, is a "THING" of the times and works for the application but the only extra Lighting that will show up on my Truck would be Clearance Lighting.  Is that a "THING"..., to me no, so it boils down to, "What do you like and for what reason do you have the Lighting" !

Good Luck with which ever way you go, post pictures and write-up how you did it !



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I'm leaning towards not doing it



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LOL
Not unless you are rock crawling or putting snow tracks on it



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Nope just driving on the black top



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I'm putting a Visor on my Ranger, my THING, the Visor has five lights known as Clearance Lighting.  For a Pickup these lights are just about useless, for a larger truck they serve a purpose, so I guess I too am guilty of putting extra lights on the my truck, not the same one as you speak of but my purpose is to impress with lights, so I am guessing I am in the same boat.

Why don't you Ty-wrap a few of the lights in place, run some temporary wiring and see if the lighting effect is what you thought it would be and if it is and YOU like it, then do it.  Like me and my Visor with Lights !

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Nope just driving on the black top
You could add the under body lighting and call them "Rock Lighting", who will know for sure !

A lot of people run behind grille lighting, set it up on a rotating color scheme and go for it... !

I think if you like it, then it is your truck, do what you want !

BUT, we still want pictures and a write-up !



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Scrambler82 wrote:
I'm putting a Visor on my Ranger, my THING, the Visor has five lights known as Clearance Lighting.  For a Pickup these lights are just about useless, for a larger truck they serve a purpose, so I guess I too am guilty of putting extra lights on the my truck, not the same one as you speak of but my purpose is to impress with lights, so I am guessing I am in the same boat.

Why don't you Ty-wrap a few of the lights in place, run some temporary wiring and see if the lighting effect is what you thought it would be and if it is and YOU like it, then do it.  Like me and my Visor with Lights !

Love to see before and after pics of the visor



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Eddie Money wrote:
Scrambler82 wrote:

I'm putting a Visor on my Ranger, my THING, the Visor has five lights known as Clearance Lighting.  For a Pickup these lights are just about useless, for a larger truck they serve a purpose, so I guess I too am guilty of putting extra lights on the my truck, not the same one as you speak of but my purpose is to impress with lights, so I am guessing I am in the same boat.

Why don't you Ty-wrap a few of the lights in place, run some temporary wiring and see if the lighting effect is what you thought it would be and if it is and YOU like it, then do it.  Like me and my Visor with Lights !

Love to see before and after pics of the visor

Just need to transfer my tools from the old box to the new one, slide the old one in its new position near the Welder and I will attempt the install of the Visor, after I get the holes in place I will need to get it painted...  E4 RED... !
After that I am going to attempt the Rear Flare install, there is about 10 holes per Flare !  I saved the Flares from my Styleside Bed and are finally getting around to installing them on my Steppie.



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I have amber lights in the rear wheel wells of of my drag car just for the effect of a burn out at night with orange tire smoke. It kinda gave me the idea to put them on my truck. My wife says no. She told me you will do then that the lower the back put stacks in the bed wide tires with no side walls and tow mirrors and she would be forced to scrap my truck cuz theres no way she is having douche bag hauler in her driveway. I'm beginning to think she is not liking the idea of under glow lights
Haven’t been on in a few days and this is the first thread I clicked on . I started laughing my ass off half way through the above statement 😂



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That was her exact words. So after that statement I hooked up an ol awooga horn to her car. Nothing better then hearing awooga when she hit the lock button on her key fob.



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