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offroad lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ryan c, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    Hey everyone, Im looking for a light(s) for behind my grill. I want them bright as ill only be using them for offroading. Any suggestions or comments? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Hellas 500's or 700's, PIAA's (kinda over priced), Lighforce 140' or 170's (da bomb), start by looking at those lights. Two 55w are not all that impressive for off road use, four 55w are better, four 130w's are much better. HID's are all the rage these days but can get pricey. BAMF lightbars (click link below), is pretty much the be all end all of lightbars for your truck.
    If you are good with auto wiring you can save yourself a lot of jack by doint the work yourself.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/ba...group-buy-aka-elusive-elements-light-bar.html


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  3. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    thanks man I appreciate the help
     
  4. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    If you go with halogens, 130w are not common, i bought the bulbs from KC, installed them in 55w lights and beefed up the wiring in the process, if you have any questions, post or PM me:)
     
  5. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    x2 on BAMF lightbar and LIGHTFORCE :D
     
  6. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    20% tint on all windows, Deckplate mod, satoshi-ish grille, blacked out and/or body matched emblems, rattle canned rims, red l.e.d. interior lights, bilstein 5100's and OME 881 coils , deaver 8 leaf pack, 1.5" lift shackle, alpine sound system, 55w HID lightforce 140 and 170 fogs, 6k hid's
    Lightforce 170's but converted to 55W HID.. :D those bad boys put out some serious light
     
  7. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I'm pretty sure they offer the whole line up, more or less, from Lightforce in Halogen and 35 or 55w HID . . .
     
  8. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Yeah they do.. but they are mucho $$$$. Way more than a set of halogens and an HID kit.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    I had to clear obstructions from my rad, such as my horns and such wiring. I didn't have enough airflow and had an issue with engine heat. Make sure you don't clog up the grill too bad.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    good point spoonman. ill probably go with 2 lights. that shouldn't clog too much air flow right?
     
  11. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    I think you should be fine with just two lights. Mine are on my bumper so im unfamiliar with how behind the grill lights affect airflow.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    You'll be fine with just two. You don't live in Mexico or anyplace super warm do ya? ha
     
  13. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    Hey you can overheat with low ambient temps too.
     
  14. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    Lightforce will not fit behind a Satoshi style grill but I think they should fit behind a regular grillcraft.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    Home does thin lip satoshi grills and I'm sure one could make one pretty flush.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    yah mines a grillcraft? billet style so there's quite a bit of room behind there.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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    Sweet, so is mine, yeah you'll be fine, the light bar has slots and you can move the lights back.
    Second thing, the horn will have to move (easy to do), splice a longer wire in there and mount them somewhere else. Next up, if you have the tow package with the tranny cooler, if you plan to stuff four lights in there (and really, that is the ONLY way to fly:) ), you may need to scoot it back a bit. Easy to do with some longer bolts and hardware, didn't have to disconnect it at all. Also to cooling, I have four lights and live in a hot climate, i personally have had no problems whatsoever with cooling.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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    I moved my horns between the rad and battery with no splicing :)
     
  19. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    Im sure its on here somewhere but can you convert any light into hid? Im looking into these and have a good deal on them. I figure ill buy them and if there not bright enough then ill try the conversion

    7" 55W Off-Road Lamp Kit - $54.99

    7-inch 55 Watt 4100K Xenon White Halogen Off-Road Lamps with Preinstalled Bulbs.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    you gotta go with the bamf behind the grill light bar and the grill craft grill insert. you won't be disappointed. ive got 4 hella 500ff lights. the light output compared to my hid retrofit headlights kinda sucks but without the hid headlights they work really well. I would recommend a 130w kc offroad light in the pencil beam. [​IMG]
     
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