The owner of this 2014 Ford Raptor recently contacted the team at Audio Garage in Fargo to inquire about installing new front and rear bumpers and high-output LED lighting. We had a look at the vehicle and talked to the client about the style and functionality he was after from the upgrades. After perusing several of our supplier websites, we came up with a plan to add fabricated steel bumpers and Rigid Industries LED lighting.
Fab Fours Fabricated Bumpers
The project started with the removal of the front and rear bumpers from the truck to make way for a set of Fab Fours Vengeance-Series fabricated steel bumpers. These bumpers bolt directly to the truck frame and provide aggressive styling that fits the contours of the truck well. The client opted for the pre-runner style front bumper with a low-profile tubular stinger-type accent.
The center of the bumper has room for a 20-inch LED light bar, and the outer sections have room for pair of light cubes on each side. We’ll get into the lighting upgrades in a second.
We installed a matching Fab Fours Vengeance-Series rear bumper to complete the look of the truck. The bumper has provisions for the four rear parking sensors, so the safety systems continue to work flawlessly.
Ford Raptor LED Lighting Upgrade
Considered the benchmark for LED light bars, the Radiance+ solution from Rigid Industries was the obvious choice for this Raptor. A 20-inch bar with nine LED chips provides a mind-blowing 7,128 raw lumens of output in a narrow 16-degree beam pattern that delivers 1 lux of brightness at more than 350 feet. The client chose amber LED backlighting to match the five amber LED lights on the front of the truck.
Two sets of matching Radiance Pods are mounted at the ends of the front bumper. Our team connected the amber backlighting in the pods to the turn signals so that they flash in sync and work with the hazard lights.
Dedicated switches for the center and outer lights are provided so that the client can choose the right amount of light and light location for the conditions he’s driving in.
As always, all the wiring for the lights is bundled securely and protected from the elements so that the lights will function reliably for years.
Fargo’s Vehicle Accessory Experts
After a long day’s work, the Raptor lighting and bumper upgrade was complete and the client returned to Audio Garage to pick up the vehicle. He loved the way it looked and was thrilled with the way the lights were integrated into the factory wiring. If you’re looking for accessories for your truck, drop by and talk to our experts or send us an e-mail using our contact page.