Full exterior lighting list

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Side lighting setup -

4WDKING fully diffused 3900 lumen 3" LED cube light x2

Lamphus mini bar clamp kit x2

Morimoto sequential front and rear smoked amber mirror signals

DB Motor LED puddle lamp assemblies

Mounted to the corner of the roof basket to provide full coverage at the side of the truck. They're bright enough to be able to see pretty well, but not so bright they blind you. The fully diffused lenses helps spread the light out evenly. They are wired to my LVJ overhead switch panel.
 

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Front lighting setup -

Morimoto XB white DRL headlights

Front bumper Squadron Sport amber wide cornerning + A-pillar S1 amber wide cornering + third brake light S2 driving/combo on Upfitter Aux 3 as fog/dust/snow lights

Front bumper Squadron Sport amber driving/combo + A-pillar Squadron Sport amber spot (amber rock covers) on Upfitter Aux 2 is driving lights

Rigid 40" white light bar behind front grill on Upfitter Aux 1 for "whatever" use

SDHQ A-pillar brackets

Lamphus bar clamp kit x4
 

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Rear lighting setup -

AlphaRex red smoked tail lights with JDM ASTAR 2000 lumen LED reverse bulbs

Screw-in LED license plate lamps (came with Evil Offroad bumper)

Baja Designs S2 Sport white work/scene x2 mounted in bumper (wired to Aux 4 and also to come on in reverse)

GJ Motorsports 3rd brake light assembly with LVJ Motorsports reverse harness

Baja Designs S2 Sport amber driving/combo x2 mounted in 3rd brake light with wide cornering lens on outside and spot lens on inside (wired to Aux 2 as fog/dust/snow lights)

Baja Designs S2 Sport white work/scene mounted in middle of 3rd brake light (wired to Aux 4 and also to come on in reverse)

I have the Morimoto tail lights on order, so once those come in they will be replacing the Alpharex tail lights.
 

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Grille and sidemarker setup -

Gen 2 front and rear OEM sidemarker lights spliced into Gen 1 pigtails so they are plug and play

Ended up keeping my stock grille lights, polishing them so they were clear again, and airbrushing them with some gloss clear mixed with a little bit of black to give them a light smoked look.

My only real gripe with the Morimoto (and other) markers is that they use a lot more LED's than the stock lights, so they end up looking like a strip of light rather than the segmented LED's like the stock lights. Also, a lot of the grille and side marker styles don't match either. They are either completely clear or too dark. Since I'm using the Gen 2 sidemarkers I wanted the grille lights to still match.
 
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Bed lighting -

Nilight RGB truck bed light kit

I ended up running 2 16AWG wires to the rear. One was straight from the positive battery terminal with a heavy duty inline fuse holder right off the battery terminal eyelet, and the other was from AUX1 on my LVJ 6-position overhead panel (these are already fused). I followed the factory harness all the way from the right front corner to the left tail lamp, and also wrapped all the non-factory wiring with braided wire loom, which REALLY sucked to get wrapped in certain areas, especially running over the fuel tank area above the frame.

All of the wiring for the RGB controller, the extra wiring from the RGB strips, the power and ground leads for the RGB controller, and the wires from the magnetic switch are all hidden behind the left tail lamp in the "pocket," which worked great because it's nice and clean looking. I ended up just grounding the RGB controller with a self tapping screw in the tail lamp pocket. The controller is fed by the two power feeds. One is run with the first switch on the LVJ 6-postion overhead panel, which turns the bed lights on whenever the key power is on, and the other is wired to a magnetic switch located inside the left tailgate jamb which feeds the controller power when the tailgate is opened and cuts power when closed. This setup allows the bed lights to be turned on with the tail gate closed by using the overhead switch panel but also to be automatically turned on when the tail gate is opened. Also, the bed lights can be turned off with the tail gate down simply by using the remote for the RGB controller. The RGB controller reverts to the last setting the lights were on even when the power is cut.

The magnetic switch took a lot of measuring, mounting, re-checking clearance, spacing the switches, drilling some small holes for the wires, etc. Once it was all properly mounted though it works perfect. Besides trying to get the wires properly sheathed this was probably one of the most time intensive things to get right. The remote for the RGB controller simply velcros to the left swing case for easy access to it. I can control the RGB strips without pulling the remote off the swing case, or I can take the remote off the case if I'm camping in the bed and still run them.

Overall I'm very happy with how it turned out, even if it was a large pain in the ass. The setup turned out very clean looking and very functional. I now also have a 16AWG fused lead back there to tap into if I have another "small" item that needs powered. The RGB controller/strips have their own inline fuse behind the tail lamp as well.
 
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