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Old 01-19-2022, 08:19 AM #1
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Lighting advice and help

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I have a 2020 TRD off road, and a C4 low pro front and rear bumper im waiting to put on.. I want to put a 30 light bar in the front bumper where its cut out, 2 9 Baja lights on top of that where the grill is, 2 ditch lights, and another light bar (eventually) on top of the car on the roof rack. Just a general question of where to start and what I need? I wanted to set up either an spod or something like that inside to control everything.. what are the best options? Will I need a battery upgrade or a second one with all that lighting? Ill be putting a winch in the bumper as well.

Any help would be appreciated.. I have no idea really what im doing.

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There are lots of discussions about this, in the search bar put "led light bar behind grill" and you'll see a bunch.
What you have in mind sounds like overkill but maybe you like a ton of light while 4-wheeling?
Don't run these lights on the street, you'll pi$$ everybody off.
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Hey,

I have a 2020 TRD off road, and a C4 low pro front and rear bumper im waiting to put on.. I want to put a 30 light bar in the front bumper where its cut out, 2 9 Baja lights on top of that where the grill is, 2 ditch lights, and another light bar (eventually) on top of the car on the roof rack. Just a general question of where to start and what I need? I wanted to set up either an spod or something like that inside to control everything.. what are the best options? Will I need a battery upgrade or a second one with all that lighting? Ill be putting a winch in the bumper as well.

Any help would be appreciated.. I have no idea really what im doing.

Thanks!
1) If you want to avoid dealing with tons of wiring, relays, switches, etc. then a Switch Pros or an SPod make things much simpler. There is plenty out there you can read about those systems and how to install them. Example. I have a Switch Pros that I put in for much the same reason (lights, compressor, etc.) and I am very happy with it. SDHQ also makes a very nice mount for the control in the cab.

2) Lights and winch all are on when your engine is on, so no, no second battery required. 2nd batteries are commonly for things that you run when the car is off - e.g. fridge. (And as battery tech develops - e.g. portable lithium ion / iron - it's now easier to mount batteries anywhere, including just strapping down portable ones when you need it.)

3) I'd plan out your system before you start - it will prevent a lot of re-doing wiring and stuff as you add components.
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