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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:24 pm 
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I'm starting to get to where I can buy some stuff for the Jeep. I'm thinking about buying some lights for the front bumper, which do you think would be the best?

http://rustysoffroad.com/Merchant2/merc ... Code=HELLA

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... roductinfo

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-GRA ... dZViewItem

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Go to napa and buy the rubber housing tractor lights the buy a 55W bulb for them. Cheap and effective. :tu2:

Edit: I found a link to a write up.


http://svt.stangnet.com/jeep_lights.htm#writeup

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i plan on buying mine off of ebay, you can get them pretty cheap if you buy them in bulk. You can get 8 100 watt 6" lights for like $100. And there are also all deals other than that. shipping is like another 20 or 30 dollars but i think its still a good deal.


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I have 4 lights made bt Pilot they look similar to hella 500 $30 a pair at Pepboys. lights on the rear are Rally work lights $10 each at walmart 55 watts apiece.
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let's talk electricity for a second.


All the links provided are for 55 watt lights. Watts\volts= amps, so, the 55 watt bulbs consume about 4.5 amps each. The XJ posted above has 7 lights, so that would be 31 amps. Now, you will probably have your headlights and radio on, so there's all the extra marker lights, dash lights, brake lights, and whatever add-ons you have on the radio, etc....

Now just because an alternator is a 90 amp unit, doesn't mean it puts out 90 amps all the time. It depends on electrical load and engine speed. Consider this chart.

http://www.binderbulletin.org/forums/faq.php?faq=ihcfaq_5.0#faq_ihcfaq_alternator_output

Alternators "ramp up" their output as RPMs increase, so at low trail speeds you might only be getting one third or so of the rated output. Any more than that and you draw off the battery.

I didn't realize I had a 37 amp alternator until one cold rainy night, I had everything thing on and the electric fan just put it over the top.

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Scout-Matt wrote:
let's talk electricity for a second.


All the links provided are for 55 watt lights. Watts\volts= amps, so, the 55 watt bulbs consume about 4.5 amps each. The XJ posted above has 7 lights, so that would be 31 amps. meow, you will probably have your headlights and radio on, so there's all the extra marker lights, dash lights, brake lights, and whatever add-ons you have on the radio, etc....

meow just because an alternator is a 90 amp unit, doesn't mean it puts out 90 amps all the time. It depends on electrical load and engine speed. Consider this chart.

http://www.binderbulletin.org/forums/faq.php?faq=ihcfaq_5.0#faq_ihcfaq_alternator_output

Alternators "ramp up" their output as RPMs increase, so at low trail speeds you might only be getting one third or so of the rated output. Any more than that and you draw off the battery.

I didn't realize I had a 37 amp alternator until one cold rainy night, I had everything thing on and the electric fan just put it over the top.

Lets talk relays it will take the load .
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 Post subject: Re: Off-road lights
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:13 am 
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93XJMan wrote:
I'm starting to get to where I can buy some stuff for the Jeep. I'm thinking about buying some lights for the front bumper, which do you think would be the best?

http://rustysoffroad.com/Merchant2/merc ... Code=HELLA

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... roductinfo

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-GRA ... dZViewItem



Go to autozone the have a 100 or 130 6 inch black kit for $35 or so I got mine from wally world 17 bucks each

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rally's

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$20 each

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