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New Aux/ Back up light idea

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by kjf216, Mar 13, 2010.

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What do you think of the lights?

  1. looks good keep it if it works.

    75.0%
  2. looks like shit go back to the first option.

    25.0%
  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:34 AM
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    kjf216

    kjf216 [OP] Fitz

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    Back in feb my girlfriend got me a hitch mounted aux lights, and a tailgate lights strip. since the light strip brun out for the second time i was thinking how i can't get the aux lights the point exactly where i wanted them so i had the great idea of mounting a set of fog lights to my hitch so i could have alittle more control. so below is first what i started with and the bottom two is what im going to try. hopefully tomorrow the rain will let up and i can mount and wire it up. Let me know what you guys and girls think if i can figure out how i will put up a poll.


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    I can't win i have two different cheap fog lights sitting around that i bought for other projects in the above pictures i have the big one on. the picture below shows the light output of both the small one is to the right (seems to be more of a fog light ) the one to the left seems to be more of a driving beam i can't decide what the best option is.
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  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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    MOT

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    Nice!
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    Do you have any pics of it attached to your truck??
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    kjf216

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    not yet just did it about an hour ago hoping to wire it up tomorrow morning.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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  6. Mar 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    more pics
     
  7. Mar 13, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    I saw a similar product at either a PEP Boys auto parts, or a Lowes. But it mounted to the receiver on the truck, so it's always there. It should be easy to fab a bracket that clamps/ bolts around the receiver with flat extensions on the sides to mount lights to. It's on my growing "Taco to do" list.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    You can power them up from the four wire harness, that will give all the light needed for hooking up a trailer. Without a trailer, there is plenty of additional back-up light :thumbsup:
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    great idea, i've been thinking abotu how to hook up aux backup lights withough killing my ground clearance too much....good work
     
  10. Mar 13, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    Looks really nice, plus it actually looks like it works well in that location! I say keep it!
     
  11. Mar 13, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    Nice Idea!!!!
     
  12. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    Can i Still your Idea ? I will do that !!! Thank Man !!!
     
  13. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    the picture at the top is the pepboys one its ok but i cracked it when i first put it on cuz its all plastic and it points alittle too high so i am trying to build something that uses the same concept but is a little better.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    im guessing you meant Steal my idea and hell yea steal away. its great if u live in a area where you can pass inspection with rear facing foglights, like i do.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    I like it.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    im amazed that little thing puts out that much light
     
  17. Mar 13, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    if not enough light is a big deal to you then you will get a kick out of this. i was think how both the cheap lights i have, have two different beam patters that would be nice to have both so for shits and giggles i put both on. Now i just loosely fit them just to see what it would look like idk if i will even try it on the truck this way but looks crazy.
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  18. Mar 14, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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    kjf216 [OP] Fitz

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    wow everyone must be asleep im surprised no one commented on the last pic
     
  19. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    bump cuz im bored
     
  20. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    My question is are you drilling in to hitch receiver because there might be a issue with weakening the hitch?
     
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