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Off road lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05RedTaco, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    05RedTaco

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    I am having a tube bumper build by avid offroad with two light tabs and light hoop. This bumper will eliminate my stock fogs and I am looking to add two off road lights and wire them to stock fog light harness so I can switch them on and off with my stock fog light switch. My questions are;

    - will the stock fog ligh harness be able to handle off road lights? I looked and it has 15amp fuse...

    - which off road lights to buy? I am not looking to spend much maybe $50?

    Gimme some input!
     
  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    landphil

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    A pair of 65W bulbs is the limit of a 15A circuit, but to be honest, you not going to get much of an off road light for $50, unless you can find a good deal on used ones.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Cibie Halogen. Bilstein 5100s Ride Rite Air Bags
    HID lights are 35 watts (same as the Toyota halogen fogs) but illuminate like 150 watts of halogen. The most popular ready to use HID driving lamps (Euro beams) are the Kragen units... about $125 each... But, there are deals out there. You can find some cheap lamps and convert them to HID... I suggest not exceeding 5,000ºK color for the most usable and brightest light.

    There is a lighting forum here on TW... I have posted lots of photos of my Kragens and my Hellas (with 100 watt halogen and various color HID bulbs in them).
     
  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    http://acrolights.com/products.php?pid=11

    I used these and wired them directly to the stock harness/fuse. I have had no problem, and they are bright. Nothing like my LF's, but will do for you application.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Honestly, for 50 bucks get some hella 500s
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Honestly, just spend a little more than $50 and get something worth a shite!
     
  7. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    ^ this.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    OK $50 was just ball park number... I have NO clue what decent lights cost, just give me some ideas of lights which would work with the stock fog harness...
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    tostidos

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    I have hella 700s wired to a factory fog light switch. I used the wiring that came with the lights and just soldered it to the switch.
     
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