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Off Road Light Suggestion!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by REPINS, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. REPINS

    REPINS [OP] Member

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    I have spent 5 days trying to figure out what lights to get for my truck. I don't know much about lights, and in the past just put cheapo lights where I needed them. For my new truck I want quality, good running lights for the area of the truck I am trying to light up. So I would like to hear any of your suggestions. I don't know what is good and what is crap for the money. I am really looking at the Hella 4" and 7' HID lights. Any feedback would be appreciated. Oh before you comment YES I love to light up the area im in, when needed. :eek: PLUS it looks really cool. I only have a buget of around $1500.00 to do this so Pro Rallye lights are out of the question.
    Below is the list of areas I would like to put the lights.

    2 fog lights on winchbumper
    2 Driving lights on winch bumper
    4 off road lights on campershell rack/basket
    1 flood light each side of campershell rack/basket
    1 to 2 back up lights on campershell rack/basket
     
  2. TacoDell

    TacoDell Truck ~n~ Tow

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    LightForce

    ^ after you replace the competition's glass lens a few times...
    you'll come to appreciate less money spent owning the LF's
     
  3. 707tothe907

    707tothe907 Superior Member

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    Kragen HIDs will give you a lot more bang for your buck then hella HIDs.
     
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    I'm running Hella 700's that I converted with 10k hids and love them. They are really bright..
     
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    AK Taco 'Murrica!

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    x2 theyre a little bulky but they really do throw out a ton of light!
     
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    Do you want HID, LED or halogen?
     
  7. Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    Bulky, yes. But the throw of light that they put out is insane. Wil at Sierra Expeditions told me that each light is like 4 million candlepower. I can put a beam on a mountain at a 3 mile range with only 2 of the Genesis. Can't wait to try the combo filters to see what the spread is like with that kind of power.
     
  8. DevL

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    I gotta ask... why would you select 10k HIDs on purpose?
     
  9. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Hella 700s with DDM HID conversion. Cheap and easy, and so far, pretty damn reliable
     
  10. DevL

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    Id suggest Kragen HIDs for throw and made in China generic LED lightbars for flood. Best bang for buck if you have a tight budget. The generic China LEDs are of a lower bin quality so lose about 20% lumen output over something like Rigid or Bajadesign... but they cost 1/3 the price. You can have 2 7" Kragen, 2 4" Kragen, a 10" lightbar, dually clones for reverse and 4" bars on the sides for the sides and still easily be within budget.
     
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    You are aware Rigid and BajaDesign are made in china right?
    They're just assembled in America
     
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    Yes and they use Cree LEDs, but they use higher bin LEDs and do put out 20% more light because of this. The generic China LED bars do not use the best LEDs to save money. I mean does anyone really care that much if their LED flood does 45 yards instead of 50 yards? Most people do not.
     
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    Need bling factor! Also fit and finish is nicer but not sure if still worth the cost.
     
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    SDHQ OFFROAD Cuz Stock Sucks!

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    1TUFFTRD WTF

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    I like my kragen HIDs
     
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