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Reverse lighting

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blumpkinson, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Blumpkinson

    Blumpkinson [OP] Fuelled by plutonium and wild animals

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    I've seen people here put small cheap autozone lights hooked up to their tow hitches, however i feel like the first nice mud pit or bump into something, the light would be destroyed. Now i've been thinking that i could make up some sort of light bar to mount some better lights on and mount the bar to the tie downs in the back of the bed somehow. The lights would be much higher up and would definatly help out alot more. Then i could set up an outlet in the liner so i could take the lights and bar out when i don't need them.

    I was wondering what your guys opinions on this are and if anyone has thought about trying this since our reverse lights are terrible.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    higherlux

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    i was gonna do this but i thought the same thing
    i have seen a f-250 with them mounted beside the trailer hitch
     
  3. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    my hitch usually winds up in some shit so i would think that light would be destroyed in seconds.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    if you do any amount of wheeling, anything you have at about the tow hitch will get hit and break off...

    although i no longer have a tailgate so i dont have issues anymore...
     
  5. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    Yeah i do, so it seems like a waste of money to put them there. However, i havn't seen anyone else do something different, any ideas?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    you could always mount the lights on the bed rails up against the cab...
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    i have a tool box in the back i was thinking of trying to rig up something on that but not sure how sturdy it would be.
     
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