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Fog or Pencil beams?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by NCSUTaco, May 29, 2011.

  1. May 29, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    NCSUTaco

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    I've never had lights on my truck and wondering what people usually go for
     
  2. May 31, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Go for a set of lights with a "driving" or "euro beam" pattern. Think longer range high beams.

    Pencil beam is one big ball of light way the hell down the road, perfect for hauling ass in a straight line, not really going to do you any good unless you are building your truck to go fast in the desert.

    Fog is only going to be effective out to around 500 feet, they are designed for situations where regular lights would just reflect off the fog. Some people like them for a wide beam going slow off road.

    If you have a TRD, you should already have fogs.

    When I come up with the money, I am going to get a set of Hella Rallye 4000s in Euro Beam for mine.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Trapper6speed

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    I went with Fog lenses in my 220 hellas. I added 55w hids and it's more than enough.
     
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