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Fog light bar

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Aww Boo, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Aww Boo

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    hey everybody i was thinking of getting a light bar finally but i dont want a white light im trying to look for a yellow or amber light bar to cut through fog ive seen some white light ones on the 2nd gen taco that arent bright and makes them look silly, they make a universal one where it switches between white and yellow but wouldnt know if the yellow would be bright enough or the yellow clip-ons, lol u know that aint nothing but looks anyways u get my point any help would be great
     
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    To be legal on the street, it needs to be DOT approved. Don't think any light bars, regardless of color, are DOT approved.
     
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    Doesn't mean you can't do it. You'll just be at risk of a citation and piss off a lot of oncoming traffic. Light bars are for off road, but you probably know that.
     
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    v5ensx

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    Love it when people drive with their generic light bar on and use them as fog light....

    And they wonder why they are temporary blind by me....
     
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    yea im thinking more of like how simi have that certain color but instead of a circle it'd be a bar but if there not DOT approved then i might just scrap that idea im using this as a blinker since my headlights are super bright might just get another one and get a switch

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  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    just get the standard white ones and add an adhesive lens cover tint like a bright yellow neon. It can be done very easy just do a good job installing it or liquid dirt will eventually get behind it.

    light tint.jpg
     
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    A light bar will scatter light everywhere, a fog light needs to be low with no scattered light. In real fog you would be blinding yourself by turning a light bar on.

    If you want to see better in fog you want a low mounted light with a cutoff. Maybe the DOT approved Rigid pods? I think they have a 6" DOT approved bar.
     
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