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post #21 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 09:05 PM
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Mike what are the lights in the lower radiator intake, and where and how did you mount them?

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I'm a big fan of Totron LED bars, I've used them for years now. The main and only advantage of Rigid is the lifetime no questions asked warranty. Doesn't matter what happened to it, they'll replace it. As far as output, size, and fitiment, Totron bars seem the exact same.

I've had a 20" on the front of my 3500 for over 35,000 miles now. I also replaced the fog lights with Totron D2's (Just like the Rigid D2's). I've been thinking about how to incorporate LED's onto the Outback.

After seeing some of Grants work, getting an idea for what's behind the grill, I'm thinking flush mount D2 lights would fit really well. The down sided being ballsy enough to cut holes in a brand new outback fascia.

To me, the 20" is still to bright to be used on public roads. It's insane how much light that little of a bar can produce. It kept me from driving off high walls in quarries however, so it's worth it's weight in gold off road.





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I don't post a lot here, but I really enjoy my LED bars.

20" up front with two LED fog lamps, and two 4" units on the back for reverse lights. All purchased off Amazon (under $100 for everything I believe).

Front lights are all wired to the high beams, while the back lights are wired into the reverse lamps. No extra switches needed.

The yellow fogs are purposely angled to the sides.





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Finally installed my roof mounted LED light bar last week. Still tiding up the wiring harness.

Needless to say, a ton of light output
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Very Nice!

How are you bringing the wiring in from the roof without causing a seal or wind noise issue?
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I found this site online for light bar security. Just an idea from keeping the average thief from stealing.
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I don't post a lot here, but I really enjoy my LED bars.

20" up front with two LED fog lamps, and two 4" units on the back for reverse lights. All purchased off Amazon (under $100 for everything I believe).

Front lights are all wired to the high beams, while the back lights are wired into the reverse lamps. No extra switches needed.

The yellow fogs are purposely angled to the sides.







I like the led bar.
I had my aftermarket fogs on last vehicle getting relay signal of the parking lights (parking lights on and fog worked; parking lights off fogs off; high low didn't matter)
I found when I need fogs I want high beams off (in some cases low beams off too).
My outback only lets fogs on with low beam (off with high beams, off with parking or daytime lights ).


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The current draw on LED bars is surprisingly low. My 20" draws 10 amps. I'm guessing a 40" bar would be around twice that.
Depending on the maker, yes... I have a 30-incher on the front end of my K3500 that draws just under 15 amps, while generating a small sun's worth of lumens. I'm seriously thinking of relocating it to the front end of Wanderlust's roof basket.

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How are you bringing the wiring in from the roof without causing a seal or wind noise issue?


The wiring harness is compact enough that it neatly stuff in the channel (gap) next to driver's side A pillar where the windshield meets.

Then up to those blocky, chunky Subaru OEM Roof rails. At that point, the harness is tucked under the rail, then the harness comes out the inside of the roof rail right where the LED bar is.

As for going from bottom of windshield into engine compartment, easy again. Open your hood, pop off that triangular piece of black plastic cowling thing, run wires under that, pop the thing back on!

Voila, you are all done, no mounting hardware, or harnesses showing. I've driven with it like this for close to three months, still good.

From time to time needing to check that harness stays seating in that channel next the windshield.

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I should add, 'hat tip' to the lads at NW Running Boards in metro Port OR for the idea to run the wiring harness as it is, their idea, not mine.


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