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KC HiLites Cyclone light Install - Randy’s Electrical Corner

Posted in How To: Electrical on June 5, 2015 Comment (0)
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I’m gonna kick Pete Trasborg’s ass. He’s driving me insane. I mean, I’m normally a calm guy, but this is going too far. How does one guy destroy this much stuff? I’ve been in and out of this Jeep more than I ever wanted to be.

What am I going on about? Well, I’m talking about Jp’s ’07 JK. Somehow Trasborg managed to increase the wheel travel to the point that the front tires are taking apart the grille. Well, OK, the lights in the grille. Jeez, OK, the turn signal and marker lights in the grille.

At least Trasborg is good at something. He took the JK on the Rubicon and managed to break the turn signals. If that wasn’t enough, he rubbed the tires so hard into the lights that he broke the bulb sockets, de-pinned them, broke the bulbs off in the housings, and didn’t know it until the turn signals started blinking fast.

So who does he call? Like the time when Crabman busted up the Subaru and he couldn’t get Mr. Turtle out of the dashboard, Trasborg calls me. So, I don’t know what to do about it but some quick internet searching turned up these neat lights from KC. Some quick soldering, a little bit of cutting of the factory housings, and some silicone and I was able to take almost 11⁄2 inches out of the factory housings. They blink fast now, but he doesn’t care, so I’m leaving it alone. Odds are good he will break it again tomorrow anyway.

So anyway, at 25 bucks each, they aren’t exactly cheap, but they are super bright and bulletproof (no I didn’t actually shoot them, but they are beefy). And hopefully the added clearance will keep Trasborg from destroying them. Maybe he could, oh, I don’t know, put bumpstops in the Jeep, but apparently it’s easier to get his buddy Randy to perform surgery on the turn signals.

Here’s what I was looking at. That rocket doctor Trasborg ran the Rubicon trail and pulled the front bump stops off the Jeep. So, of course, the 37-inch-tall Falken MTs rubbed the grille, with only 31⁄2 inches of lift and 37s. I asked him where he kept the sardines. Cause that is kind of what he was doing packing those tires into that Jeep with that lift height. Here’s what I was looking at. That rocket doctor Trasborg ran the Rubicon trail and pulled the front bump stops off the Jeep. So, of course, the 37-inch-tall Falken MTs rubbed the grille, with only 31⁄2 inches of lift and 37s. I asked him where he kept the sardines. Cause that is kind of what he was doing packing those tires into that Jeep with that lift height.
I got a good laugh out of how he depinned the factory connectors—with the tires. I think the turtle might be smarter. So, I took the factory wires and hooked them to the plug that is included with these cool Cyclones. Then the included bullet connectors allow removal of the turn signals and grille if you ever need to. Yes, they flash fast, but at least he now has lights. I got a good laugh out of how he depinned the factory connectors—with the tires. I think the turtle might be smarter. So, I took the factory wires and hooked them to the plug that is included with these cool Cyclones. Then the included bullet connectors allow removal of the turn signals and grille if you ever need to. Yes, they flash fast, but at least he now has lights.
This was the messy part. I ordered amber Cyclones and thought I’d use the factory housings, but it didn’t work. So in the end I just destroyed the factory housings. Oh, I mean I rebuilt them so I could put the Cyclones in them. I used some silicone, but it worked out ok. It really looks cool too. This was the messy part. I ordered amber Cyclones and thought I’d use the factory housings, but it didn’t work. So in the end I just destroyed the factory housings. Oh, I mean I rebuilt them so I could put the Cyclones in them. I used some silicone, but it worked out ok. It really looks cool too.
The only down side, if you could call it that, is that the dang things are too bright. You could almost use these things as headlights. But, at least he’s got turn signals on the Jeep and he’s legal again…sort of. These lights are so bright they should be illegal, but man, they look cool. These are PN 1352, but I have a bunch more fun stuff coming up. The only down side, if you could call it that, is that the dang things are too bright. You could almost use these things as headlights. But, at least he’s got turn signals on the Jeep and he’s legal again…sort of. These lights are so bright they should be illegal, but man, they look cool. These are PN 1352, but I have a bunch more fun stuff coming up.

Sources

KC Hilites
Williams, AZ 86046
928-635-2486
www.kchilites.com

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