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Moab is only a few hours away from you…
Considering I’ve driven to Houston and back, 8 hours isn’t too terribly bad. I just haven’t been able to get away from work quite yet. Hopefully within the next year I’ll be out a whole lot more!
 

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I've driven a lot since I pulled the trigger on mine but only one real trail. :(
Like the OP said you should get out on the trail. Lots of trails in your area too. A little hot right now. I want to get out to Lake Mead. Can't believe how low it is.
 

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I’m not in a rush, and keeping my only debts as the vehicle financing, and mortgage, so taking time on the build. All I’ve done thus far is:
1. Added Overland decals to hood.
2. Added hood lights
3. Installed above door handles
4. Swapped running boards for Rubicon sliders

more to come...

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Nice progress!
 
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Did you install hood lights? If so, was it hard?
No hood lights, but I do have cowl lights… way easier than the rock lights.

The hardest part was running the wiring, while laying on the driveway. I used an Aux switch, and put the light controller behind the Bluetooth speaker dock. I know not the best, but I ran the pod light wires through the cab vent, which is right behind the speaker.
 

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No hood lights, but I do have cowl lights… way easier than the rock lights.

The hardest part was running the wiring, while laying on the driveway. I used an Aux switch, and put the light controller behind the Bluetooth speaker dock. I know not the best, but I ran the pod light wires through the cab vent, which is right behind the speaker.
Do the lights come with instructions or installations or jeep?
 
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Yes, they are the rugged ridge light kit that came with the cowl mounts and lights. They come with instructions on installing with the included switch/harness, I only used the part of the harness with the connectors for the lights, as I was using the AUX switches for operation.
 
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Last weekend picked up a Rugged Ridge Voyager soft top for $500 at PCB Jeep Jam. Installed this weekend…

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How do you like it? How loud is it? Rain proof?
It stays dry inside, but is loud… that said: the hardtop will be coming off again for the warmer weather, and this will be back on. I really like how it all functions. The biggest improvements I can see for the top, is adjustable brackets to prevent the issue I had with fit, and straps to hold the rear window rolled up (like older Jeeps)
 
 



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