Review & Install Video
These Axial Crystal Eyes tail lights are for those of you who have a 1987 to 2006 TJ, and are looking to change up the look of the back of your Jeep by swapping out the tail lights. These are available in the Platinum Smoke that you see here, also a Bermuda Black and in Crystal Clear, so you have a couple different color options, whichever one goes best with your build. Now this is not going to be an LED tail light. This is still going to be an incandescent tail light, so you're not going to be getting some of the benefits of LED, the longer life, the brighter light, or that really crisp, clean, more modern-looking on-off flash. However, with this light, you are going to change up the look of your Jeep.Now, these lights are going to be a little over $150, which, for a tail light that you still need to do some wiring to get installed, and a tail light that's still incandescent and not LED, it's a little bit pricey. However, these are going to drastically change up the look of your Jeep, so I think there is a good bit of value there.This is going to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it mods. These are a Euro style tail light. Some people would say these are a little bit on the ricey side of things because they are so far from an OEM tail light, and they're a little bit less of a functional mod and much more of a form mod, something that's gonna change up the look of the Jeep, not really have a lot of additional function. However, if you are looking to change up the rear of your Jeep, this is a good way to do it. These are going to have a big impact on changing up of the look of your Jeep, and instead of something like a bumper, which is going to be much more expensive and more difficult to install, you can go with a set of these tail lights which are little bit easier to bolt up, although you do have to do some wiring to get them installed.This is going to be a two-out-of-three-wrench installation that'll probably take you around an hour, maybe a little bit more, depending on how comfortable you are with tail light installations or wiring in general. The first step is, of course, removing your factory tail lights on your TJ. That's going to be removing the four screws that hold the tail light lens in place, then the three screws that hold the tail light body or housing to the tub of your Jeep, and finally, unplugging the light. Then, you can go ahead and get this light attached. First, you're going to have to do a little bit of wiring. This does come with some vampire clips that will allow you to wire this light to your factory wiring harness, but this not a plug-and-play installation. You are going to have to either use those vampire clips, or do some cutting and splicing, or cutting and soldering, however you decide to get the wires connected. However, there are just three wires because this is just a tail turn and stop light, like your traditional tail lights, so there's not a ton of wiring to do, but again, this is not a plug-and-play install.Once you have the wires connected up, go ahead and test everything before you put it back together. Then, this is a two-piece tail light just like your factory ones, so you will attach the housing to the tub using the same three bolts that you took out, and finally attaching the lens onto the housing. As far as tools go, depending on how you want to get this wired, you may need some wiring tools, at least a pair of pliers to crimp those vampire clips in place, and your regular socket set and some screwdrivers to get everything uninstalled and reinstalled.In the grand scheme of tail lights, $150 for a set that is not plug-and-play, not LED, is a little bit much. You can find some less expensive options out there, or if you do want to upgrade to an LED tail light, a plug-and-play tail light that's going to have a little bit of additional function, you can probably be right in this price range, but you're not going to get the looks that this light provides. Like I said before, this is completely different from OEM. This is going to drastically change up the look of your Jeep, and while this is love-it-or-hate-it, if you love it, you are going to get a lot of bang for your buck.So, if you're looking to change up the look of the back of your Jeep by swapping out your tail lights, I definitely recommend taking a look at these Axial Crystal Eyes tail lights that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.