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    Quote Originally Posted by MattAlpha View Post
    I'll take a few pictures of my rig tomorrow and the exhaust and post them.

    The headers are ok. The are a hotter so I wrapped them and cut out a small portion of my wheel well liners to help with the extra heat. I also have to retorque the bolts every 1,000 miles or so. I did not notice any power gains but I have more faith that I won't have to worry about them developing cracks.

    The exhaust is "Dynomax 39516 Ultra Flo Stainless" kit. I ordered it off of Amazon. So far it's worked great but is a bit on the loud side for my wife and kids.

    For rock lights, I'm running ten Eagle Eye 9W
    LED lights that I originally bought on eBay. I fanned up my own wiring and mounts. My current set are from Amazon. They are supposed to water proof, but over for years about half of them had burnt out that I got on eBay. So far the LEDs I bought on Amazon are working perfectly.


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    Gaaa... Don't think I could handle having to torque the bolts that often. These are actual "header" bolts being used? Last time I ran headers was on my 94 Ram and don't think I ever had to torque them more than once after I had them installed.

    Yeah, the Dynomax muffler seems to be more of a resonator than a muffler. It fits really nice up in the frame, but the sound is almost the same without a muffler at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    Gaaa... Don't think I could handle having to torque the bolts that often. These are actual "header" bolts being used? Last time I ran headers was on my 94 Ram and don't think I ever had to torque them more than once after I had them installed.

    Yeah, the Dynomax muffler seems to be more of a resonator than a muffler. It fits really nice up in the frame, but the sound is almost the same without a muffler at all.
    It's loud but not nearly as bad as no muffler. Here is a picture from the driver's side.
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    Here are a few other pictures:
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    I'll try to get a few pictures tonight of the rock lights.


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    Nice Jeep! Thanks for sharing the photos. 🍻

    I think I've got the same muffler, just that the tail pipe goes all the way to the back. Had I realized they had a kit that just dumped before the axle I probably would've gone with that. I'll either remove the trim piece and cut the tip flush with the bumper or call Dynomax and order the piece to replace the tail pipe with the one that dumps before the axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    Nice Jeep! Thanks for sharing the photos.

    I think I've got the same muffler, just that the tail pipe goes all the way to the back. Had I realized they had a kit that just dumped before the axle I probably would've gone with that. I'll either remove the trim piece and cut the tip flush with the bumper or call Dynomax and order the piece to replace the tail pipe with the one that dumps before the axle.
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    Your's is looking nice too! I like the color match internal plates on your Poison Spider rock rails!

    Here are the pictures of my rock lights on:
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    You are seeing two colors of light because my first set of the Eagle Eye LEDs were around 7000K (blue) and the new set are closer to 4000K (white). I have been replacing the older LEDs as the burn out with the 4000K ones. I know the different light shades will bother some people but I'm fine with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattAlpha View Post
    Your's is looking nice too! I like the color match internal plates on your Poison Spider rock rails!

    You are seeing two colors of light because my first set of the Eagle Eye LEDs were around 7000K (blue) and the new set are closer to 4000K (white). I have been replacing the older LEDs as the burn out with the 4000K ones. I know the different light shades will bother some people but I'm fine with it.


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    Thanks! They need some touching up, as you can see. 😎

    I saw Eagle Eye lights on Amazon, but but wasn't sure about the sizes. Do you remember which ones you bought?

    Yeah, I'm more partial to the white, but it's cool that you can just change them as they burn up.

    You made your own mounts? Any photos of them by any chance? If I'm looking at the same lights, they're round with a threaded case on them, right? I was curious as to how those could be mounted on a Jeep.

    I'm considering getting two sets of rock lights.. one bright white and the other red and running them off a 3-position switch. Partially for looks, but also red doesn't mess with your low-light vision at night, so I was thinking it might be good for camping or a quick walk-around inspection in the dark.


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    Yes the LEDs are the round ones with the threaded mounting base. They look like bolts but with an LED for the head.

    Here are a few pictures:
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    View of a light mounted inside of my rock rails.

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    I used several times of fabricated mounts, each to suit the mounting location I wanted to use for the LED. This may seem weird but have a lot of curtain rod hanger mounts (various types) from multiple sets of curtains that we no longer use. I tried to use plastic mounts to avoid bi-metallic corrosion, but in some places I had to some pieces of scrap metal for the mounts. I simply drilled a hole the diameter of the LED screw side and then another hole for the bolt I used to mount the bracket. I tired to re-use bolts that were already in the undercarriage (i.e. Body mounts, etc.). So far all of the mounts have worked great and I haven't had one fail.



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    Here are a few more pictures of my LED rock lights and how they are mounted:

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    That's really slick! The window treatment hangers are a great idea. 👍



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    Thank you guys! They've held up well and I haven't had any issues yet.


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