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Planning to add some lights to my truck. Marked up a photo for what I want. Since I don't have factory fog lights or the required brackets I'm looking to go full aftermarket.

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A few of us here have swapped out the headlights for Alpharex projector lights.
Speaking for myself, I highly recommend this first. Then work your way into the fog light swap.
You will have a TON of improved lighting over factory halogens. And you won't have disturbed one bit of factory wiring.
 
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A few of us here have swapped out the headlights for Alpharex projector lights.
Speaking for myself, I highly recommend this first. Then work your way into the fog light swap.
You will have a TON of improved lighting over factory halogens. And you won't have disturbed one bit of factory wiring.
Those headlights are sweet. Honestly hadn't thought of starting with upgrading my headlights first, but I suppose that does make the most sense.

These might be a little over my budget. What's considered the best bang for your buck headlight upgrade on an XL?
 

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Believe me. Just do it! The spending never stops on these trucks. Go big or go home! lol.
Get the Alpharex Pro series and drop in some LED's. Worth every damn penny IMHO.
I got the Luxx series
 

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Some mid-high quality led pods in a pattern of your choice based on desired outcome will be great. Baja Designs Squadron Sport combo beam are a HUGE upgrade, and will work great either of those locations. They are brighter than factory lamps and high beams. Then maybe a wider lower fog pattern in the other location. I'd call Baja Designs and have them help you select 2 pair of cubes that compliment each other, again based on what you need. Be purposeful. This will be a great - functional upgrade.
 

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Planning to add some lights to my truck. Marked up a photo for what I want. Since I don't have factory fog lights or the required brackets I'm looking to go full aftermarket.

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The two inner ones will be challenging...behind that false grill are the bumper mounting points so a flush fit won't work...
 

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Some mid-high quality led pods in a pattern of your choice based on desired outcome will be great. Baja Designs Squadron Sport combo beam are a HUGE upgrade, and will work great either of those locations. They are brighter than factory lamps and high beams. Then maybe a wider lower fog pattern in the other location. I'd call Baja Designs and have them help you select 2 pair of cubes that compliment each other, again based on what you need. Be purposeful. This will be a great - functional upgrade.
Can confirm the Baja Designs Squadron Sports are a massive upgrade. Might want to consider their SAE Fog pattern for use on the roads in the fog light location. I used to run the wide pattern in the fogs on my Focus ST, and the only reason I think i got away with that is due to how low they sit compared to our Rangers.
 

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The two inner ones will be challenging...behind that false grill are the bumper mounting points so a flush fit won't work...
Gotcha. Thanks for the heads up. I see what you mean. That may work to my advantage actually.

I'm planning to design and fabricate light mounts. Thinking it'll be cheaper to make my own bracket for the fog light locations than buying the factory parts necessary to mount fog lights. Maybe I can do the same for the inner lights. Hoping to find a clean way to mount without interrupting air flow.

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So the locations I'm wanting to install amber marking lights....what are the slots for? Best I can tell just aesthetics.
 
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So the locations I'm wanting to install amber marking lights....what are the slots for? Best I can tell just aesthetics.
They're aesthetic but also redirect air to aid cooling...don't think it'll kill anything if you stuff a light in there...Rough Country makes a light that fits in there...
 

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When I added light to my truck, I used rough country. You might just want to consider it or you can try out other options. I love those parts you marked to add the light. It will make the truck look more beautiful at night
 

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