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Lighting - What I am thinking

Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by taxx, September 28, 2002.

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    1. taxx

      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      Here is what I was thinking of doing. These lights are the right size, and the price is right. They only come with a 55W bulb, but that would be easy to change out to 100W or so. they are explorer pro-comp, and I was just wondering what you guys think?
       

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    3. taxx

      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      another
       

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      your talkin a bout the lights on top? IF you are i think they look pretty sweet, and I say go for em
       
    5. TarHeel085

      TarHeel085 And den

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      i like it! go for it, thats kinda like what mine look like. trust me when you have four of those things up there you will realize that you dont need 100w bulbs in them. but thats just me. are those actually on there or is it just photoshopped?
       
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      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      Duct tape is holding them on! So those explorer procomps look ok and arn't too cheap? I just can't afford 4 piaas up there, and don't think I need them. I just wasn't sure If I should swap them for Hellas or if the procomp and hellas were of similar quality?
       
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      They look good up there. Bolt 'em on! ( or add more duct tape, it is really your preference...;) )
       
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      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      I think bolts will be a little better:D I need to go get some longer ones than what it came with and clean up the spacing a little, but I thik it is a go!
       
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      put some stainless KC's up there man.....150 watts, those should work
       
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      gotta stay black. and the KCs are too deep. I don't have much space bihind the bar they are going on.
       
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      whered you get them, and what model numbers are those beasts? looking good!
       
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      I'll have to look on the model numbers, but I got them from my local 4wheel parts for about $20 each (one comes per box. I'll look at the number tomorrow.
       
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      Are you worried about them getting smashed by trees and stuff? If you're going to Tellico, I can guarantee you they will make contact with some tree branches. They do look good though.
       
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      Nope not worried. They don't sit much higher than the top bar of the rack. A few branches won't hurt anything, that is why they have covers.

      Thanks
       
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      Dude, they rock!!! Rack 'em up there!
       
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      hey taxxman are those the procomp 55w slims.

      Ryan
       
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      I think maybe two down lower in the bumper would be good b/c then you could actually use them on the street legally. As far as looks i think whatever you do will look nice.
       
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      you can never go wrong with more lights! :)
      [​IMG]
       
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      whats the difference between the spot and fluted lenses? 4wheelparts.com is have a 10% off sale, and free shipping, that ends tonite, so id like to get this info asap, thanks!
       
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      spot will be more light down the road. The "fluted" lens will give you more light up close to the vehicle.
       
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      im thinking of mounting 4 of these on my grille guard... would 2 spot and 2 fluted work? if so, what would be the best way to mount them?

      <spot><fluted><fluted><spot>

      or

      <fluted><spot><spot><fluted>

      or should i just stick with 4 of the same kind? i want more light when im offroading at nite, both close to my truck, and down the way, so im kinda torn.
       
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      mattadams Tall Man Little Escape Moderator Emeritus

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      I would do FSSF, since you want the fluted to light in front of you and to the outside of the vehicle, where the spot it shouldn't really matter because the lights are heading way down the road...
       
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      mattadams Tall Man Little Escape Moderator Emeritus

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      by the way, here is my roof lights on my F-150... they go fog, driving, driving, driving, fog. That would be comparable to FSSSF.
      [​IMG]
       
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      excellent, one last question matt, i assume you just drilled through your grille guard to get those 4 lights on it
       
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      mattadams Tall Man Little Escape Moderator Emeritus

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      yup, just drilled four holes. That is when I had that brushguard and when I had the four lights on it... since then I put on a fabtech bumper and I now have two 8" lights on it rather then 4 6" lights.
      This is how it looked...
      [​IMG]

      Then for a while it looked like this...
      [​IMG] (its hard to tell but those are 9.75" lightforce lights on there)

      Then the brushguard got totalled and I replaced with this:
      [​IMG]
       
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