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Old 04-25-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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more stop/turn/tail lighting

I just got a '97 EB350 with an aluminess rear bumper with deluxe box and swing out spare...

The stock tail/stop/turn signals are (in my opinion) somewhat obscured by the awesome rear bumper/swing outs.....Has anyone added additional stop/turn/tail lighting?

I'm think of adding 4" round LED recessed (in rubber grommet) trailer lights. My plan would be to cut holes for the lights further out (from center) than the holes for the back up lights (currently unoccupied) and tap into the trailer wiring....Any thoughts on this idea?

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Old 04-25-2017, 09:29 AM   #2
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That's a good idea.

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That's a good idea.

Sweet! Pretty much what I have in mind....
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I had Aluminess do that custom so I don't have the standard rectangular openings.. but there's plenty of room even with them.
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I assisted Pschitt with adding the two holes on his aluminess rear bumper, came out very nice! And added a lot more lighting to be seen with.
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I added flat led bars for stop and turn. They are exposed and the angle is not optimal for a tall vehicle behind.

I've drilled holes with a hole saw in my jeep and done the round lights, it's pretty easy, but I didn't like the look on the aluminess and you have the angle issue again.

I'm still waiting for a really good looking solution, otherwise I'll just run the clear angled leds.
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Here is the write-up for my additional tail lights: http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...html#post97959
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Thanks! I just ordered some lights and a hole saw...It will take me awhile to geterdone but I'll share the results of my effort when its "complete"
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I will say I fought with the LEDs for a long time, then gave up. Something about the Ford wiring doesn't like adding in additional LEDs. Now have regular bulbs.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:41 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info rallypanam....I'm crossing my fingers for success with the LED's but went with 4" round just in case....Seems to be a VERY popular size in the trailer/truck world...So if I can't get the LED's to work I can find reg. bulb variants ...I'll prolly test the lights out before drilling holes in my aluminess as well.....
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