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Old 08-16-2014, 01:36 PM
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How deep did you make your rack? I'm thinking of going 8" for the vertical supports between the upper and lower rings but I'm trying to put that in perspective...


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Perfect... I know just the place to look then. looks great and thanks for sharing.
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I am in a debate between going out the rear hatch and all of the way forward on the rack or going out the front passenger door and straight up to the rack. It will depend on how many side lights I decide to add. I also am looking at adding a 48inch long LED brake light strip along the rear of the rack to really let people know how tall it is at night and be sure they know when I'm stopping.

did you ever get the wires run? i was thinking about running mine thru rear hatch for backuplights on roof, but not sure how to get them wires in there without compromising a seal.

i love your 4th brake light idea too. i might have to use that one!
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did you ever get the wires run? i was thinking about running mine thru rear hatch for backuplights on roof, but not sure how to get them wires in there without compromising a seal.

i love your 4th brake light idea too. i might have to use that one!

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There is a large rubber grommet on the passenger side in the area that the upper glass shock sits that you can go thru.

I ran my wiring in the headliner and came out that rubber grommet, and sealed the are good. Once you have the top and sides of the plastic loose on the inside you can fish the wires thru the body holes to that grommet opening easily.
Lots of room in that area that the upper lift gate shocks sit in for wiring. I also zip tied them up to the hinge area and then across to the factory rail area to run them up front on the outside.
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did you ever get the wires run? i was thinking about running mine thru rear hatch for backuplights on roof, but not sure how to get them wires in there without compromising a seal.

i love your 4th brake light idea too. i might have to use that one!
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Check post #94 for the pics.
I cheated since I was tapping into power under the hood and I ran the switch control wires with the power wire under the length of the body. I ran from the frame to the roof rack going around the outside of the hatch seal so I never had to go thru the body. I zip tied to the hatch hinges to hold the wires in place. I have not had anything move since I built it all over a year ago. My wife still hates the LED brake light and I still like how much it makes people stay back when I am stopping.

Just waiting until I get caught up on the house projects so I can dedicate some time to come back and wire side marker lights on the rack and well as switched work lights. I need to replace one of the KC light bulbs since it burned out this summer. I also need to straighten one go the rack floor supports since I ratcheted down the spare a too much and bent it a little.
As usual, just need time and money.
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