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    3rd brake light ideas!

    I bought a few parts from the Mopar counter the other day and among them was the 3rd brake light relocation kit. This kit sounded good, moving the 3rd light to the front of the spare as I was soon to mount 37's. Only problem was the amount of work to take off the spare was annoying, unbolt the bracket, unbolt the light, unclip the light, feed the wire through the rim, tuck the wire out of the way. It also looked bad to me as it stuck out the back of the rim 5 inches. So I drilled the new bracket with the Jeep grill and drilled the tire mount, I think it's magnesium because it drilled like butter. Drilled a hole for the wires to be hidden and now it's behind the rim shinning through!
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    Will you be using your stock wheels with the 37s?

    Edit - nevermind, saw on another thread that you will be.
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    Well done!


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    I'm going to try and only do 1 mod at a time. So wheels might come later.

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    Why move it? I kept it where it was with the 37's


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillEngland View Post
    I bought a few parts from the Mopar counter the other day and among them was the 3rd brake light relocation kit. This kit sounded good, moving the 3rd light to the front of the spare as I was soon to mount 37's. Only problem was the amount of work to take off the spare was annoying, unbolt the bracket, unbolt the light, unclip the light, feed the wire through the rim, tuck the wire out of the way. It also looked bad to me as it stuck out the back of the rim 5 inches. So I drilled the new bracket with the Jeep grill and drilled the tire mount, I think it's magnesium because it drilled like butter. Drilled a hole for the wires to be hidden and now it's behind the rim shinning through!
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    Awesome idea. How far back front the front edge of the tire carrier did you mount the 3rd tail light.

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    I just eyeballed it and got lucky. (Seriously) looks about 38cm. (Inch and a half) I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillEngland View Post
    I bought a few parts from the Mopar counter the other day and among them was the 3rd brake light relocation kit. This kit sounded good, moving the 3rd light to the front of the spare as I was soon to mount 37's. Only problem was the amount of work to take off the spare was annoying, unbolt the bracket, unbolt the light, unclip the light, feed the wire through the rim, tuck the wire out of the way. It also looked bad to me as it stuck out the back of the rim 5 inches. So I drilled the new bracket with the Jeep grill and drilled the tire mount, I think it's magnesium because it drilled like butter. Drilled a hole for the wires to be hidden and now it's behind the rim shinning through!
    No way, that's awesome - great job! This is a much better solution than how Mopar wants you to install it especially being that it can be a pain to remove just to get your spare off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offcamber View Post
    Why move it? I kept it where it was with the 37's

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillEngland View Post
    I bought a few parts from the Mopar counter the other day and among them was the 3rd brake light relocation kit. This kit sounded good, moving the 3rd light to the front of the spare as I was soon to mount 37's. Only problem was the amount of work to take off the spare was annoying, unbolt the bracket, unbolt the light, unclip the light, feed the wire through the rim, tuck the wire out of the way. It also looked bad to me as it stuck out the back of the rim 5 inches. So I drilled the new bracket with the Jeep grill and drilled the tire mount, I think it's magnesium because it drilled like butter. Drilled a hole for the wires to be hidden and now it's behind the rim shinning through!
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    That came out clean.

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