Monthly Archives: August 2010

More Light Please

Hella 500s mounted
Hella 500 Driving Lights

One of the major issues Jeep Wranglers have is the extreme lack of output from the stock headlights. The factory fog lights in the original bumper were a welcomed addition. However the new bumper does not have a place for them. So I stopped by Autozone this afternoon and snagged a set of Hella 500 driving lights. No I just need to find the time to get them wired up. I think I’ll use a relay run off the stock fog lamp harness for safety and a clean install. That way they’ll activate just light the stock fog lamps did. No worries about running a switch inside either.

Winch Bumper Installed

Shrockworks Stubby Winch Bumper w/hoop
Shrockworks Winch Bumper

I managed to snag a really sweet deal on that Shrockworks Stubby Winch Bumper.  A member of the local 4wd club was trading in his Rubicon and didn’t want the dealer to screw him anymore than he already was.  $200 cash and my old stock bumper made it mine and I mounted it that evening after work.  Looks great and already has been tested a few times. Very sturdy, well made and best of all: “Made in the USA”.