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Anyone have any pics on lights on a Yakima Rack? Just curious as to what kind you put up, and just want to see how you went about doing it.

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I have the loadwarrior basket on top of my truck. I just recently put on the Light brackets they make for it and a pair of hella ff-75 lights on it. I am really happy with the set up. I just used it the other night for the first time it made a big difference having those lights up high. I am planning on adding 2 more lights facing forward and then 2 backward. They are hidden behind the lexan shield on the front which helps them stay clean when not in use. I will have to modify things when I go to 4 lights up front though. The big composite toggles they supply with the lexan shield is to big to clear the light housing when you rotate it down to expose the lights. I will replace them with shorter bolts and self locking nuts but that's easy. If I had the bigger mega warrior basket this would not be an issue.

What I like best about that setup is that the lights are inside the frame of the rack so your lights wont get beat on by branches and such. That may not be an issue where you are but where we go the trails are only about half as wide as the trucks so it a major issue.

Oh one other thing I did was make my own wiring harness. I put a trailer wiring connector in line and it is located right next to the basket mounting clamp. This way if I ever need to take off my basket I can do it easily by just unpluging the lights.

Oh by the way yo can get those lights on ebay for $37.00 a pair shipped look up offroad911 as the seller. That's the best price I found.

I would post a pic but can't figure out how to do it. I have them on my pc but I can't resize them small enough for the server. I also still hav ethem in my delphi manager but those won't link up for some reason. Send me a pim with you email I will send them that way unless youcan tell me how to post attachments
 

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Do you have a picture of your set-up?? I have the same basket and want to do the samething. Please post some pics Thanks
 

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We want pics, we want pics...
 

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So where did you run the wires from the truck through? I thought about it doing that but I didnt think there was any good way of making it look factory. (just a bunch of wires sticking through door raingutter out)
 

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My wiring harness comes down the outdoorsman rack over the bed. Then comes inside the bed and through the inner bed wall down to the frame. From their it then goes up to the front of the truck. Hard to explain with out pics. If it were me and I was going to run the wires into the cab I would get a permanent mount trailer wiring plug with a cap. Drill a hole in the roof and mount the plug in using some silicone. Then I would have a permanenet and sealed and a quick release for the rack. The only reason I didn't do that orignally is because I am going to rewire most of the truck and relocate almost all the electrical stuff into an aluminum box in the bed. I will have 2 yellow tops fuse block, batery isolator, power inverter, 12v power source and onboard air in the tool box.
 

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My wiring harness comes down the outdoorsman rack over the bed. Then comes inside the bed and through the inner bed wall down to the frame. From their it then goes up to the front of the truck. Hard to explain with out pics. If it were me and I was going to run the wires into the cab I would get a permanent mount trailer wiring plug with a cap. Drill a hole in the roof and mount the plug in using some silicone. Then I would have a permanenet and sealed and a quick release for the rack. The only reason I didn't do that orignally is because I am going to rewire most of the truck and relocate almost all the electrical stuff into an aluminum box in the bed. I will have 2 yellow tops fuse block, batery isolator, power inverter, 12v power source and onboard air in the tool box.
You own the Canoe shop right? Do you still sell Yakima? If so how much can you get me a single outdoorsman for?
 

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I have the loadwarrior basket on top of my truck. I just recently put on the Light brackets they make for it and a pair of hella ff-75 lights on it. I am really happy with the set up. I just used it the other night for the first time it made a big difference having those lights up high. I am planning on adding 2 more lights facing forward and then 2 backward. They are hidden behind the lexan shield on the front which helps them stay clean when not in use. I will have to modify things when I go to 4 lights up front though. The big composite toggles they supply with the lexan shield is to big to clear the light housing when you rotate it down to expose the lights. I will replace them with shorter bolts and self locking nuts but that's easy. If I had the bigger mega warrior basket this would not be an issue.

What I like best about that setup is that the lights are inside the frame of the rack so your lights wont get beat on by branches and such. That may not be an issue where you are but where we go the trails are only about half as wide as the trucks so it a major issue.

Oh one other thing I did was make my own wiring harness. I put a trailer wiring connector in line and it is located right next to the basket mounting clamp. This way if I ever need to take off my basket I can do it easily by just unpluging the lights.

Oh by the way yo can get those lights on ebay for $37.00 a pair shipped look up offroad911 as the seller. That's the best price I found.

I would post a pic but can't figure out how to do it. I have them on my pc but I can't resize them small enough for the server. I also still hav ethem in my delphi manager but those won't link up for some reason. Send me a pim with you email I will send them that way unless youcan tell me how to post attachments
PICS PLEASE :cool:
 

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Hey I used two sets of Hella 550's round upgraded the outside set to 130w and left the centers at 55w, Had a buddy weld some light tabs on for me then drilled holes in the rack and ran the wires inside the tubing,,, if you want email me and I'll send you some pics. Thinking about moving 1 set of lights to the back cause I cant see shyt when I back up in the bush of florida.

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Yea I own the canoe shop (nessmuk's Trading Post) 1 pr of outdoorsman are $170.00 retail I will sell you a set for $144.50 + frieght. If you need a bar, it will need to be 60" min. The bars are $54.00 a pair or $27.00 for 1. Your price would be $45.9 a pair or $22.95 for 1 + frieght. We cot bars to any length up to 78" at no charge. I have paypal or you could call me at work to do a c/c. I have had my shop for 15 years so we don't mess around with orders we ship all the time.
 

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Well I gueass I am going to have to break down and get with one of those pics hosting sites so I can post pics. I have them in the pc but can't put them up here.
 

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Yea I own the canoe shop (nessmuk's Trading Post) 1 pr of outdoorsman are $170.00 retail I will sell you a set for $144.50 + frieght. If you need a bar, it will need to be 60" min. The bars are $54.00 a pair or $27.00 for 1. Your price would be $45.9 a pair or $22.95 for 1 + frieght. We cot bars to any length up to 78" at no charge. I have paypal or you could call me at work to do a c/c. I have had my shop for 15 years so we don't mess around with orders we ship all the time.
Can I get your email address? I am going to wait and see how much harder it is to put my kayak on the cab after I put my 6" FT on. If it is too hard to load I will order an outdoorsman from you.

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Dude sorry for the delay in my post. I went on my annual winter trip to aspen. Ended up hanging out at the x games and then in a stupid move took myself out snowboarding and have been layed up nowfor ahwile. I can hardly even sit up. My email is [email protected]
 
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