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Need Opinions on Light Orientation

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by redcbs, Aug 29, 2013.

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Offroad Light Orientation

Poll closed Sep 28, 2013.
  1. Up

    18 vote(s)
    40.9%
  2. Down

    26 vote(s)
    59.1%
  1. Aug 29, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    redcbs

    redcbs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Need opinions on light orientation for the 170s:

    Down:
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    or Up:
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    My initial vote is down, but I'm on the fence. Posts in my build thread and at work are 50/50.
     
  2. Aug 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    HighTQCummins

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    i'd put them up, especially if they're the pencil beams, you'll get more light down the road
     
  3. Aug 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    redcbs

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    They'll be yellow combo beams when they arrive tomorrow.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    Fester

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    I like the first possiton. Where did you get that light bar?
     
  5. Aug 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    Looks better down.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    Thanks for the vote. Avid Light bar. They are a vendor here.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    SportyHeretic

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    I voted down, but i really meant to say behind your grill.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    redcbs

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    Not a bad idea, but I got the tabs on the Avid and want to try them out first. :D
     
  9. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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    AK Taco

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    Down. I think they look much better that way.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2013 at 5:30 AM
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    Both "looks" look good, but I really like the way the lights line up with the fog lights in the first picture.
     
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  11. Aug 30, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    I vote down! Much cleaner look IMO.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Actually, have you put any thought into behind the grill? Would look sweet on your truck! ;)
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    I say get another set and do down and behind the grill
     
  14. Aug 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    Thanks for the opinions. I put both on it this afternoon and sat there in front of it. I think I've decided on down. The beauty being if I don't like it, I'll just flip them around.

    I got the wiring kit in the mail today, but the damn place sent amber covers instead of yellow...... Oh well, the new lenses are on the way.

    As for behind the grill, I have thought about it, but I want to try the Avid first. Besides, I dont think the 170 Strykers will fit behind the grill.... :-/
     
  15. Aug 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    Down looks like a jeep.. I would say up.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    I like them down. I like how they line up with the stock fogs.
     
  17. Aug 31, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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    Somewhere in the BAMF lightbar thread, somebody stuffed 4 170's behind the grill
     
  18. Aug 31, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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    Awesome I'll take a look
     
  19. Aug 31, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    I got 2 700's and 2 500's in mine and there is still room to spare
     
  20. Sep 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    3 reasons for up......

    1. They will shine further in the up position.
    2. They will be better protected further up.
    3. Depending on when your lights were produced.... The rubber gasket around the wires can leak if they are upside down and the water will ruin your lights. Ask me how I know heh heh. Though lightforce did a great job replacing mine.

    My 2 .... Or 3 cents heh heh

    Function > looks
     
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