JK......He's been waiting on me.....but we finally got it in and knocked it out!
2016 GMC Denali with already a TON of mods on it .....talkin' Cognito Suspension lift, Specialty Forged Wheels, Amp Research Steps, Massive Turbo Upgrade.....now it's time to finish off the exterior with full custom lights!
Here is what we crammed into here:
Morimoto D2S 35w HID Projectors, Bulbs and Ballasts (5500k to match LEDs)
Custom Bracket Designs GMC Projector Conversion Bracket
Diode Dynamics Switchback DRL Boards
Diode Dynamics Switchback Turn Signal Bulb
ACL NeoPrism (Unicorn Rainbow) RGBWtf LED Triple Demon Lighting
Klearz White Frosted GMC Lenses
Baja Designs X80 LED Pods (Combo Lens Installed)
Klearz Clear Lenses
ACL Switchback LED Strips (X4)
Baja Designs RockLight LED pods (X12)
This was a fun one.
Started with the mirrors......never worked on GMC Mirrors...and after some carefully frustrating minutes I got them stripped down and ready to go.
I removed the old Single Intensity Amber LEDs and upgraded them to a switchback (white/Amber) version....and then got rid of the Amber-Tinted Lens and replaced it with a clear lens.
Moving on to the headlights.....nothing is GMC anymore in there....except the outer internal shroud and front lens.
Upgraded the projectors to a MUCH better Bi-xenon projector with my logo etched onto the lens and a custom bracket to adapt it to the GMC mounting location.
Then I upgraded the OEM HIDs (25w) to an aftermarket setup (35w)....which will help the owner see at night since the front windshield is tinted!!
Then I removed the OEM Single Intensity White DRL boards and installed some switchback boards....as well as the OEM Amber turn signal for a switchback version as well.
Before installing the frosted white lenses over all 3 of these locations, I also installed the RGBWtf LEDs to give the lights a Gnarly Rainbow Unicorn Triple Demon Accent.
The outer shroud got a nice coat of gloss black to tie everything together on the truck.
Next up were the foglights....These were a Mutha-F'n Pain!
They fought me the entire time but after a GOOD chunk of a day, i got them looking exactly how I in visioned them to...and performing up to the standards the company holds them to.
I had to fabricate a gnarly beefy bracket to support this massive beast of a light.....where 99% of builders/owners would throw in a simple led pod and use brackets pre-fabricated for the OEM mounts.....I chose a light pod not normally used due to the massive size.....so this was custom fit and I do not recommend this mod be done by anyone without experience.
These big guys barely fit...but provide JUST enough room to make small alignment tweaks to dial in the output....and they look as if they were meant to be where they are....which was the plan.
Last but not least.....underbody accent lighting.
We decided to go with two led pucks for each wheel well so as to provide for complete even coverage....the rears tucked up nice and out of the way....but the front liners were completely different....so those are able to be seen without cranking your neck....which isn't ideal...but still works.
I also ripped out the lame Amp Research step lights and replace each of the four with higher powered pods as well....this gives this beast of a truck a total of 12 underbody rock lights to see....the uhm....asphalt and water puddles better....at night.....because #FreeAndy
This truck is a beast....it looks gnarly, it sounds gnarly....and now everyone will be able to see it coming during the day and night.