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Off road lights

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by Menj309, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Menj309

    Menj309 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a question for you ladies and gents. My brother just bought a 07 FJ and we are looking at off road lights. He wants to go with round lights so I have been looking at KC or warn lights. I need your input as I don't have a FJ. Which ones do you guys recommend?
     
  2. virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    There is a spot on the bumper (if he doesn't already have something there) where two round lights look perfect (5 inch). The factory has two holes under the bumper skin if I recall correctly. An easy way to find out how to disassemble the front bumper would be to check out Expedition One (or any other aftermarket company) and download their bumper instructions which has a play by play with photos (I need pictures. lol).
     
  3. David K

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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Kragen HID, 1 Cibie Halogen.
    HID over halogen, as well.
     
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    HID works if you can turn them on and keep them on. Ive wheeled many times and had to turn them on and off a lot (spotters, on coming, etc). Not great for that.

    Both PIAA and KC are decent. Have KC on my wifes Taco and they arent bad.

    If I were you Id look into Lightforce. Much more light output

    If you want insane- check out Scorpion -LED. At 5"- there is no other light its size that can beat it. 12500 lumens - each!

    Cheers
     
  5. David K

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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Kragen HID, 1 Cibie Halogen.
    True about HID having a warm-up period to reach full brightness. Just for the price, wattage draw and brightness, they are hard to beat. Halogen is instant on, yes.

    LED is the new game in town, less draw, brighter lights, but $$$$ price (for now).
     
  6. AK Taco

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    Lightforce also make some great lights. $$$$ but the HID versions/HID converted are pretty damn tough to beat.

    Ive got a couple pics if you'd like.
     
  7. Menj309

    Menj309 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can you post pics please?

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    They aren't the best pictures, but this is two 55w hid lightforce 170's. The trees at the end of the road are about 400 yards away and they're clearly lit up.

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    And from the front. The light is pretty much pure white with just a hint of blue.

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    i have some light forces 140s and a AUX switch for sale if anyone is interested.

    i would recomend doing the HID retrofit from the retrofit source before anything else. if that is inadequate then go for more lights but i found having the bixenon was more than enough
     
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