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Ontario BS Thread

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by tacoma16, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2020 at 6:21 AM
    Shveet

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    I think i have that EXACT lightbar on my truck...



    Nope, i have the bigger brother combo; the Simplive 32inch bar which is mounted with the Cali-raise hidden lower grille mount.
    I submerged the bar a few times @ODSC1 can vouche
    ( i have the pods but i'll be mounting them backwards on the truck, sort of like work lights, looking into getting the wireless harness kit that i can program the remote to my rear view mirror garage opener)

    But i'm more than surprised on how well it does and how well it held up.

    For the price, it's pretty damned good. I'm more than happy to have picked it up and construction seem solid enough, checked the water/ weather proofing and the seals before use and it's some sort of liquid rubber/ silicone that holds it in place

    but if this one fails on me, i'll be upgrading to a nicer one since i do use it on the road up to the cottage. I've taken a liking to "buy the cheapest tools first, if you break it - that means you use it enough to warrant getting something nicer"
    gotta love deer and moose country... the bar helped me see sprinting suicidal deer and managed to slam the breaks before they crossed me twice now since last year September.

    IMO it paid itself off now.

    location;
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    Normal nights;
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    nights + 32inch bar
    IMG_20190912_210310.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 5, 2020 at 7:23 AM
    Canadianguy91

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    that looks good man! If you had your headlights off, do you get enough light from just the bar alone say to see around a camp site?
     
  3. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:02 AM
    Shveet

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    don't have any photos of it showing a open field with the light on, but it lights up a large enough area that i'm happy with using it.

    Truck was about 30 feet away with just the bar turned on around midnight, when i snapped this photo?
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    trying to give the best idea of it.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    I'm curious to know how much difference there is between a $100 Amazon light bar vs the $1000 to $1500 Rigid or Baja Designs light bars.
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    If i recall correctly the major difference is the reflectors for each LED. Shaped differently to throw more light
     
  6. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    It's not 10x the performance and value... that's for sure..

    Cheaper lightbars MAY put out electrical noise from the LED drivers...
    Cheaper lighbars MAY have a thinner/cheaper paint on them that will allow corrosion on the cheap "pot metal" to start sooner.
    There are only about a 1/2 dozen LED manufacturers in the world, the 3-5W leds used in these bars are pretty generic, biggest diff is about 20% differnce in light output and the lens on the top of them for about another 20% in efficiency and designed dispersion.
    Cheaper lighbars MAY have a low end acrylic that will scratch a little easier or UV fade faster.
    Smaller wires used in cheaper lightbars to save copper,
    Smaller/cheaper connectors, may corrode sooner from water ingress.
    Smaller wires and connectors may get hot when used for long periods.


    Spend $100 see 500' might last one month, might last 10 years.
    Spend $1000 see 750-1000' and less glare, more focused. Might last 2 years, might mast 10 years.
    Spend $2000 see 1500', might last 5 years, might last 20 years.
     
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  7. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:29 AM
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    How many horsepower's do I get for the exhaust wrap? :burnrubber:

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  8. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    it doesn't give you horsepower, but if your truck make spooly boi noises then it acts as a 2x multiplier for each turbo you have.

    a turbo is like 150 horses, so 2 of them make 300 but because of the wrap; it's actually 600

    TWIN TURBO 3RDGEN TACO!
     
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  9. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Another difference is IP waterproof rating. A lot of cheap led lights are not waterproof, some have no rating at all. When you go to all the trouble of installing a light, and sometimes bury it in hard to get at places, you don’t need something that will die prematurely when it gets wet. There are some good Canadian ones, I’ll try to find them.
     
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  10. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:57 AM
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    MTC Canada
     
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  11. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    Build thread lists all the things :D
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  12. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    home brew skids, sliders and front bumper on 295's
    where are you guys getting rims from? i want SCS but i might look at other stuff first
     
  13. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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  14. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    the only wheels i like from there are the methods and the procomps i already have. since the steelies dont fit our trucks without spacers :annoyed:
    thanks ill hit up wheelsco
     
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  15. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    Well my Trax-Racks is all installed. I cut down the studs holding the Trax on and just have to get a 3/8 wing nut for holding them down vs a regular nut, but this works great for now. Have to do a couple paint touch ups as I didn't wait for the paint to fully cure...

    Hidden when the bed cover is closed, so I don't look like an overlander, but exposed when I open the cover so I get 2x the points.


    Now to come up with some unistrut brackets to mount the high lift a little neater than it's current arrangement of bungee cords.

     
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    YoU'rE gOnNa dIe uSiNg oNe oF tHoSe:duh:
     
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    Bought Ray10s directly from SCS and shipped them to US address at Lewiston NY and buddy of mine brought them across. At the time it was the cheapest option
     
  18. Apr 5, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    This^, we don't use them anymore. Much safer options available.

    Don't think US option is going to be available for the next couple of months :mad:
    My 12" relocation kit and hangers are still there :annoyed:
    At least fiberglass getting delivered this week. :bananadance:
     
  19. Apr 5, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    i don't think that's an option for at least a couple months right now. im going to see if i can get them through wheelsco.
    not in a rush since my current setup is working for me right now anyways
     
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  20. Apr 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM
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    are you looking for 16" F5s wheels , I may know a guy :spy:
     

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