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Late to the Party: theksmith's 2016 JK Unlimited Rubicon (Gadget)

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thanks to @4x4tographer for this photo from our Turkey Creek run:

 

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we were doing #throwbackthursday photos on the Facebook group with "when you got it" versus now shots... Gadget's grown pretty slowly over the past 5 1/2 years, but i'm really happy with how she looks and performs now!

 

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She looks amazing! I saw your post on fb and considered doing one of Clifford, but he looks basically the same, so... 😆

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added a chase light (a.k.a. dust light) to my rear license plate / rear camera / 3rd brake light assembly...

 

before:

 

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after (with chase light on):

 

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after (with brake light on):

 

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i swapped my previous 20-LED Custom Dynamics Red Truflex strip for one of their 40-LED Dual Color Truflex. the new one does amber for the chase light or red for the 3rd brake light.

 

it was a fairly quick project. first, i made a wider mounting plate out of aluminum, painted it and also refreshed the paint on my license plate frame.

 

i had to run an additional wire from my relay/fuse box to the back. that feed for the chase light was run through the N/C contacts of a standard 5-pin 12-volt relay. the relay's coil is triggered by the brake light so that the chase light cuts out whenever the brake is pressed.

 

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then i just needed to change out my JST connector from a 4-pin to a 5-pin (the round connector is for the camera):

 

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and to wrap it all up, i bought a new custom switch faceplate from CH4x4 for that spot in my DIY switch-panel.

 

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i'm not sure this is actually going to be visible in the dust during bright daylight, but at least all the wiring is done now if i want to add something brighter.

 

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