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Mag-light Mount Alternative

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Navigator, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Navigator

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    So I've been wanting a rechargeable flash light to keep in the truck for a while now. As opposed to going with the Maglight, I decided to go for a Streamlight Strion LED with the 12V Charge Cradle and mount it in my centre console. The brightness and distance you get out of this light is incredible, not to mention the quality of the the whole package. Really happy with this purchase! :D

    Here's the result:

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  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    Those are nice flash light but there so god dam expensive
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    That is an excellent, clean install. Did you run the power through the console as well? Or are you just gonna plug it in and charge as necessary? This is exactly what I was looking for, but am unsure how to run the power to charge it, and to hide it all properly.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    thats funny coming from a guy who lives in Malibu!!!!

    btw, the park police at Leo Carrillo SP can suck it....

    Oops, thats one sic mount, like it a lot!!
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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  6. Apr 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    I love these lights I have used them for at least 3-4 years now...
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Nice Job. Been lookin' for a good mounting location, seems you nailed it.
    I've got a couple Stingers, and been meaning to mount one in the truck.


    CC
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Nice job, where did you purchase the light?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    i have a mag light installed in my glove box. i took out the box and mounted the brackets to the back of the box. fits nice and out of the way.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Yep. I love mine, but it would be hard to use it for a dedicated truck light. It's rare that I need a flashlight in the truck, and the two maglites will do the job.

    Looks like a clean install OP.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    OP looks great, and good choice, and clean install. People that think Maglights are good lights must not have ever seen a real flashlight. I'd as soon to have a Bic lighter handy...
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    I've picked up a few LED Maglites on sale at Home Depot (black friday, Xmas, etc). For the money, they are a good buy. I agree with you on the incandescent Mags though. I used to think those were bright. :rolleyes: The first time I picked up a Streamlight, things changed.:D
     
  13. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    They are right around $100 with a charging mount and two (AC, DC) cords. Well worth it if it gets used often. Otherwise, a regular flashlight with lithium batteries in it can sit in the truck for up to ten years and be ready to go if needed.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Range from 100 bucks to 200 bucks but there nice though my buddy just got one
     
  15. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Parking sucks especially in the summer they don't care theyll tow your car away
     
  16. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    Maglights and Surefire are the most overrated stuff on the market. Now wait, Surefire is a GREAT brand, and solid light, but you can have much more for so much less, it's crazy. Maglights, meh, (I own a few) I'd as soon have a sharp stick in the eye, if that was my only light.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    My dad had a rechargable maglight sitting around that I just slide it in between the seat and center console. When it needs to be charged I pull the charger out, snap it on, plug it in, and put the light back where it was. Usually take it off in a day or two and I'm good to go again! It is pricy though. If we didn't already have the rechargable one I would have bought an LED maglight and just have some spare batteries. The LED maglights are pretty badass
     
  18. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    I have my streamlight in my console, dosent get used much, so it dosent get charged but once every 3 months or so. Im actually looking for a little smaller one, with a pocket clip.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    Compared to what?
     
  20. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Compared to non-led lights? I'm no flashlight connoisseur, but in my experience the LED maglight has done just fine by me. Also comes in handy in case you ever need to give anybody a good wack in the head ha
     
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