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Old 07-03-2008, 08:15 AM   #1
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Show me your driving lights !

Show me what you got in terms of driving lights!

I've got the Aries pushbar and it needs some lights. I'm torn... I have a set of PIAA 520's on the Jeep that are pretty old but still look good and work very well. They've been cleaned up and painted many times. I've been talking about putting those on the truck - but my husband (the electrical guru) doesn't wanna mess with removing the wiring and installing them on the truck. Hell, they've been on & off about 3 different vehicles already.

So.... the husband has been talking about getting me some new lights. Don't need anything special or as expensive as the 520's. Round.... no cheapies either.

In terms of *lighting* - the Tacoma high beams are pretty damn good - bright and light up pretty far. I don't use them a whole lot. It'd be nice to have more ground cover where the taco lights aren't focused. I assume having driving lights on a bullbar (lower than headlights) - they can be directed more towards the ground? Thoughts? Or am I thinking in the wrong context?
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Here ya go Janster. IPF driving lights from Costco. I have heard good things about this same set of lights from the FJ guys. And if you have a problem with 'em, all you gotta do is return 'em to Costco.
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Hella 550's. They would look great on your 2nd gen too as you have enough round curves (ON YER TRUCK) to offset w/square lites
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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mjp2, i was thinking about putting like 4 lights in front of my grille like your truck has. does it make your truck run any hotter (because of the lights blocking airflow) with them there?
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mjp2, i was thinking about putting like 4 lights in front of my grille like your truck has. does it make your truck run any hotter (because of the lights blocking airflow) with them there?
his probably runs hotter because of the ton of tubing he has to haul around.
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mjp2, i was thinking about putting like 4 lights in front of my grille like your truck has. does it make your truck run any hotter (because of the lights blocking airflow) with them there?
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his probably runs hotter because of the ton of tubing he has to haul around.
Gas mileage is in the dumper due to extra weight but no problems with heat.

The shop made sure there was plenty of openings for airflow when the bumper was built. The base for each light has dimple dies and the front skidplate has an opening to allow air to reach the bottom part of the radiator.



Since the hole had to be cut anyway we used the race team logo as the template:


Scangauge shows the water temp running at a consistent 190-195 degrees.
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HOLY CRAP!!! anyone mistake you for a UFO at night

do you need 1.21 gigawatts to power those
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HOLY CRAP!!! anyone mistake you for a UFO at night

do you need 1.21 gigawatts to power those
Dual Optima Red Tops, and I don't turn on the stereo amplifier when the lights are on.
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I'm speechless.... Very nice..

At what point did you decide to stop at 6? If you had more room, would have more on there? (laugh)
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Here ya go Janster. IPF driving lights from Costco. I have heard good things about this same set of lights from the FJ guys. And if you have a problem with 'em, all you gotta do is return 'em to Costco.
Nice and inexpensive - I like that. How's the beam?
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here ya go,janster.......hella 500's from pepboys.......good and bright, and not too expensive. i paid $70 for my set.



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Thoses are wetin lights, I had on a bull bar before I got the all pro bumper
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:24 PM   #16
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Gas mileage is in the dumper due to extra weight but no problems with heat.

The shop made sure there was plenty of openings for airflow when the bumper was built. The base for each light has dimple dies and the front skidplate has an opening to allow air to reach the bottom part of the radiator.



Since the hole had to be cut anyway we used the race team logo as the template:


Scangauge shows the water temp running at a consistent 190-195 degrees.
hm thats good. I plan on doing a similar setup to Toy4Life's...ie no lightbar or anything, just right into the bumper cover (with a support under the cover.) Another thing I have to figure out is how I'm going to hook up all 4 lights to power so that they'll all be able to be on at the same time and not cause anything in the truck to work abnormally.
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Heres mine lit up at night i have hella 500 they are nice and bright or as they say hella bright.
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i just hold a maglight out the window

totally not kidding



i have these pieces of CRAP from walmart too...i needed something for a night run and didnt have $100 bucks to drop on a decent pair...so i spend like $35 total i think

they suck...they wont stay put...theyre bright though when i take the covers off
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Here are my ProComp 6" offroad lights. They have a narrower beam that shines a very long ways. I got them from a local 4x4 shop for $70/pair. The blue ring around them matches the Speedway Blue.



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