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Lighting Dilemma

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MDBigRed, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    MDBigRed

    MDBigRed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    08 TRD Sport 4x4
    Uniden PC78Elite CB, Dual 4' Firestiks, KC reverse/work lights, Rear suspension TSB, Mudflaps removed, Gorilla wheel locks, TRD box air intake, MBRP XP series dual exhaust, Wet Okole seat covers, 20% front tints, Pacer tailgate light bar, Uniden Bear Cat PA external speaker, 4.5" RCD Lift w/ extended ICON coilovers, door sill LED running lights, LED alarm scanner light, Scangauge II, Blendmount, Diff breather mod, Whelen hideaway 90watt strobes, Piaa Xtreme white bulbs, VIAIR onboard air, Allpro T-case sheild, TC LCA Skids, Stubbswelding HD-SKO Sliders, Weathertech floor mats, TC UCA's, Allpro SS brakelines, rear ARB locker, 4.56 Yukon gears, BlueSea fuse block, bed rail light bar, Shrockworks bumper, Smittybuilt XRC8 Comp winch, IPF 900's, Piaa 510's, Tekonsha brake controller, Air horn, Pop 'n lock, Alcan Spring leaf packs, JVC KD-AHD 69 head unit, 12voltguy winch controller, Safari Snorkel
    I currently have HID fogs and headlights i bought on a GB about a year ago, and i love how bright they are! However the ballast noise interferes with my CB and it gets REALLY annoying - i have to adjust the squelch almost to the midpoint before the whine noise goes away. I'm about to get some off-road lights but i'm debating HID's or just regular bulbs.

    What do ya think?? Lightforce HID's with my HID headlights, or PIAA/Hella white bulbs with regular lightforce strikers?? :confused: I know you're gonna say HID's are way brighter, but maybe i can save some cash and headaches using non-HID setups
     
  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Cars0n`

    Cars0n` Well-Known Member

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    if you already have HID headlights and fog lights are the off road lights in reg halogen gonna do much if anything?
     
  3. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    MDBigRed

    MDBigRed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Uniden PC78Elite CB, Dual 4' Firestiks, KC reverse/work lights, Rear suspension TSB, Mudflaps removed, Gorilla wheel locks, TRD box air intake, MBRP XP series dual exhaust, Wet Okole seat covers, 20% front tints, Pacer tailgate light bar, Uniden Bear Cat PA external speaker, 4.5" RCD Lift w/ extended ICON coilovers, door sill LED running lights, LED alarm scanner light, Scangauge II, Blendmount, Diff breather mod, Whelen hideaway 90watt strobes, Piaa Xtreme white bulbs, VIAIR onboard air, Allpro T-case sheild, TC LCA Skids, Stubbswelding HD-SKO Sliders, Weathertech floor mats, TC UCA's, Allpro SS brakelines, rear ARB locker, 4.56 Yukon gears, BlueSea fuse block, bed rail light bar, Shrockworks bumper, Smittybuilt XRC8 Comp winch, IPF 900's, Piaa 510's, Tekonsha brake controller, Air horn, Pop 'n lock, Alcan Spring leaf packs, JVC KD-AHD 69 head unit, 12voltguy winch controller, Safari Snorkel
    Yes, I can use my offroad lights as high beams and keep my fogs / low beams on which will make both close and far things bright
     
  4. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Cars0n`

    Cars0n` Well-Known Member

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    good point.
     
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