Rear lighting with tube bumper/dovetail bed

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Cody. One man’s opinion here…I’ve got S2’s under my OE bumper. They give off plenty of light. I see no need for anything in addition to the S2’s.

Note that the S2’s are blinding from behind. I needed to train myself to make sure that the aux switch is turned off after use. :)
 
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Cody. One man’s opinion here…I’ve got S2’s under my OE bumper. They give off plenty of light. I see no need for anything in addition to the S2’s.

Note that the S2’s are blinding from behind. I needed to train myself to make sure that the aux switch is turned off after use. :)

Yea, that's kind of my thoughts at this point as well. Between the really bright LED bulbs in the tails and the bumper mounted S2's there's a lot of reversing light back there. I will have even more shortly after the GJ third brake light is in with the single S2 mounted in the middle of it that will function as a reverse light when the truck is put in reverse along with still working as the factory bed light setup. I also plan to hook that up to the S2's in the bumper so they will turn on with the aux switch too.

The tail lights and license plate lights seem to be plenty visible even in bad conditions as well. Lastly, the amber S2's in the GJ third brake light should give me plenty of chase lighting as well as rear fog lighting. I'm thinking I will probably hook those up to the front fog light aux switch so that they both turn on at the same time.

Sounds like I should be pretty well covered then.
 

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I'm trying these, a lot of reviews and even one with a lightmeter test. Good enough for backup lighting.
So I don't always have bright reverse automatically I am going to run a relay triggered by the cargo light not the reverse lead.

This will switch these on as well as the rock and obviously the cargo. It also does not require reverse to have lighting on outback for hitching or connecting a strap.
 
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MVVQMC2/?tag=fordraptorforum-20

I'm trying these, a lot of reviews and even one with a lightmeter test. Good enough for backup lighting.
So I don't always have bright reverse automatically I am going to run a relay triggered by the cargo light not the reverse lead.

This will switch these on as well as the rock and obviously the cargo. It also does not require reverse to have lighting on outback for hitching or connecting a strap.

Those look nice! I have mine hooked up to reverse as well as Aux 4.
 
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Holy shit, with the GJ Motorsports 3rd brake light it's like daytime behind the truck with the lights on! Here's what the final setup is:

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)

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)
 
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Wanted to update the thread with some install pictures of the GJ Motorsports third brake light with the LVJ Motorsports reverse harness!
 

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Figured I'd toss up some pictures. The Softtopper is up, so you can't see much of the third brake light, but at least these give you guys an idea of the setup!
 

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