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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Nov 7, 2019 at 10:23 AM
    CttAznRanger

    CttAznRanger Crazy NE Asian

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    replica9000

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    I don't mind driving. I've done a few 24 hour straight runs no problem, only stopping for bathroom, gas and food.
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Im in taunton and have the whole setup. I'm doing another tundra sunday morning if that day works for you.
     
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  4. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Oooh the lot lizzards. I think since about 8th/9th grade my buddies and I would be on the lookout at the local track, rumors were there were some under the bleachers by turn 3. :rofl: I still remember the first time I heard that phrase.

    Doing it everyonce and a while is fun, I think with a big rig and daily it looses its appeal a little. I know driving 12 hours back with a uhaul from NC wasnt near as fun as doing it without a trailer.
     
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  5. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:49 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    No experience with a big rig, but I firmly believe that part of the driver's test ought to be getting behind the wheel of a truck with a moderately loaded trailer and have someone cut in front of you and lock the brakes up. Once you've had that sort of butt puckering experience, and realizing that trucks and trailers may not physically be able to stop that quickly, will hopefully make you think twice before doing it after you get your license. Granted, some people just drive like fucktards and don't give a shit, but it might help a few people.
     
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  6. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:55 PM
    Bridge4

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    The only issue there is whose covering all the totalled trucks from the people who fail the test :spending: :D
     
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  7. Nov 7, 2019 at 1:22 PM
    nickonfire700

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    Sadly no, no GTA type shenanigans, though it would be funny if they did!
    The longest I drove was 6 to 7 hours, when I drove down to Florida with my uncle, to drop off a vehicle. I agree with you, I really don't mind driving, I actually like it, but highways can get boring after a few hours.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    For you guys with heavy lighting mods, two questions.

    1) Do you think using an amber light only, I would still be able to see well? This will be a work light used in reverse on a tractor..no high speed, I just want some nice clear lighting. Or should I just go white light? I will also replace the front work lights, but there are other headlights that can help. Most of this will be night or morning snow removal, so possible bad conditions I will be working in.

    2) Any good shops with good pricing you would recommend buying from?

    Thanks!
     
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  9. Nov 7, 2019 at 3:10 PM
    Noelie84

    Noelie84 I hate Illinois Nazis

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    I'd go with a yellow/amber light, personally. Or maybe even (Gasp!) halogen. I have white LED worklights on my tractor, and for night work during the snowy season the reflected light from them can be a bit hard on the eyes. When they eventually stop working I'll be replacing them with yellow lights, unless I upgrade the tractor again first. :notsure:
     
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  10. Nov 7, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    That is what I was hoping to hear. I love the amber lights!

    Edit, there are already front and rear work lights with halogen, they are okay, but I want to boost the output. I will probably splice those wires and keep all the factory switches.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Nov 7, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    Personally, I like amber much better in foul weather but not all lights are created equal. For slow speed use, like you're describing, I wouldn't spend a ton of money on them, there's really no point. The cheap $20 LED pods you can get off Amazon will do fine in my opinion and give you plenty of light (I wouldn't brand shop for that use, just go cheap with good reviews). Those same pods suck for road driving because there's a lot of light leakage and it just disperses all the light right in front of you, effectively killing your ability to see any sort of distance.

    One thing to keep in mind with LEDs is they run cool and ice may build up on the pod. In that case, halogens have a slight advantage. I wouldn't buy cheap halogen pods though, they will be disappointing.
     
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    I was worried about ice, but I don't think I would be happy with the halogen output. I am gonna search around Amazon and read some reviews.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    I’m in Swansea and am doing a fluidfilm/woolwax day on Sunday
     
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    I went with these for the ROPS bar lights that face forward (stupid subcompacts have useless front lights; as soon as you raise the bucket you completely block your lights):

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W6QADRG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They dump a lot of light on a large footprint, since they're floods.

    The rear-facing work light is a Tractor Supply unit, because I broke the original halogen on a Friday and didn't want to wait for Amazon to ship me a replacement.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/traveller-15w-square-worklight?cm_vc=-10005

    It's a good light, but you can get similar quality for less on the interwebz.

    But like I said, since they're 'white' they have a lot of bounceback if there's snow on the ground.
     
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  15. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:59 AM
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    @Noelie84 @Pugga Have you guys used or seen guys with something like this? Would be no wiring, cheap and easily removable. Just not sure about how well the light works with things like this. Also 360 degree light from up high where it cannot be blocked?


    https://www.amazon.com/Linkitom-Fla...=p_72:1248861011&rnid=1248859011&sr=8-35&th=1
     
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    No idea on those, sorry. I'm mostly familiar with pod lights. My current set up is all Rigid Duallys which I would not recommend for your set up. They're great lights, but overkill for short range lighting.
     
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    Non LEDs are going to be better for winter use. LEDs don't get hot enough and the lights ice over easily rendering them useless
     
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    Yeah I have looked at a few nice options from them and other big names, but its hard to spend that money knowing the actual use. I might just order one of these things with the best review and see how it works, if I can get a 30 foot or so halo around the machine I'd be super happy. I have factory work lights on it front and back for further throw, they just aren't very powerful.

    Will report back after I give it a shot.
     
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