SDHQ A-pillar install video posted up. Sort of shocked with the amount of grinding I needed to do to get these to fit right but once it’s all said and done, I’m happy with the brackets and where they locate my lights. Part 2 coming soon of my OZ led pods with amber DRL’s. Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
Waterfowler41 replied to Waterfowler41's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra ModsThis is the right attitude to have when you replace your struts with lifted ones. If you have the coin its best to knock it all out at once.
Nope! NOTE: as with ANY suspension lifts that reuse OEM components, you most likely will have to upgrade UCAs in the future when you wear out the OEMs. This is the case regardless of lift kit brand.
Quick how to and review of the Cab Over America wireless cab lights. Link to parts: https://caboveramerica.com/ The parts: For just under $400 you get a set of 5 battery powered wireless cab lights. Each light consists of 4 parts; the aluminum mounting plate, rubber gasket, LED/PV panel module, and the top lens. The top lenses can be had in clear, amber or smoke. In our case, we went with smoke. You also get two remotes to control the lights. Overall the quality is high and what I would expect from something in this price range. You also get some small lenses that can be place inside the cab lights to change the lights to amber while still using a clear or smoke outer lens. Lastly you are given a Cab Over America tape measure. We laid the tape out but ended up using a tape measure for all measurements. The install: First step was to decide on how you will be playing out the lights. We went with the two edge lights and 3 concentrated in the middle. Others may go with the even spacing all the way across, completely up to you. Here's a test fit. Also shows you the clearance with the shark fin. Remove the two nuts, lens, LED, and gasket so you are just left with the aluminum bracket with screw posts. It was easier to measure and mount the brackets without all the extra parts. We also bent the brackets a bit to fit the counter of the roof in the location they'd be installed. Here they are laid out in position. Wipe down the front 10" of your cab with Isopropyl alcohol. This is to prep the surface for better adhesion. Starting with the cab light nearest to the shark fin, measure 4.5" up from the windshield and 4.5" from the rain gutter to the front stud. This will locate the front mounting post. The rear post of the drivers side cab light should also be 4.5" from the gutter. Using a marker to make temp markings so when you remove the tape backing you can guide the bracket into position. Remove the tape backing, heat up the double stick tape, and install using your guidelines. Repeat for the passenger side light. Find the center of the windshield, measure 4.5" straight back, this will locate the front stud of the center light. Make sure the mounting bracket is straight and mark guide lined with a marker, remove tape backing, heat up the tape, then install. For the side center lights, we offset the lights 7.5" from the center light centerline. Measuring 7.5" from the center light's stud to the side light studs we were able to locate the side lights. Both the front and back studs of the side cab lights are 7.5" from the respective studs on the center light bracket. After all the metal brackets were installed the rubber gaskets were reinstalled, LED modules installed, and the lenses were screwed down. Last step was to sit back and enjoy the lights. They look great with the switchback mirrors! Here is a video of the install if you don't like reading! Thanks! WF41
Thanks for the comment on the video. I just sent an email this morning to them on this exact item. I would love a way to fix the lights into 1 mode (dim). The workaround for now is turn the lights on on your way to the truck so you can confirm settings. Not ideal but all things considered, we have cab lights and didn't drill huge holes in my brother in laws truck.. Hoping some of my electrical friends have some ideas how to modify the remotes to accomplish this!
I’m with you in the looks played a roll. I upgraded to the PML cover a few months back. The drain plug is nice and will be helpful with my “drive it into the ground 300k mile” plan for this truck. Mine doesn’t peak out too much with only a 1” lift in the rear Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
Couldn’t be happier with how well the wireless cab lights went on! They match the Boost Auto switchbacks real well. Here's the link to the install, honestly really impressed with how well these guys installed. Pulled our the SLR for a better night show. iPhone night shot Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
https://caboveramerica.com/ Yup, their is a tiny PV panel inside the lens. I haven't pulled them apart yet but will tonight when we install. The sharkfin will dictate the layout which is nice, this way there is only a few ways the lights can layout, better than have infinite options. We;ll get into analysis paralysis. Bingo! Guys, I'll follow up with the video on this one pretty quick. Lots of inquiries about it. These are going on the maroon Silverado on my channel. We just installed the BAP mirrors, these cab lights are to compliment his white DRL side marker lights.
Cab Over America wireless cab lights going on my brother in laws silverado tomorrow night. I was messing around with these after charging them today. Pretty sweet lights. Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
They dragged their feet so long on getting the 6112’s out you think they’d be a little more cost competitive to the Eibach kit, is basically the same set up. Unless the Bils kit is made of unobtanium or gold... Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
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