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Slimcubby Hids behind the Grillcraft Grill

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Evil Monkey, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I installed these a while ago but never took pics. I had some Hella 55 watt lights behind the grill originally but they weren't very bright.

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  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Those things look bright!!!
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    Do you even need the headlight and fogs with those. They are bright.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    G-Sak

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    Wow, do you have any pictures at night taken from inside the cab so we can see what you see while driving? Those look nice.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I don't have any view pics of the hids from the driver's perspective. I need to find a dark place to light them up (too well lit where I live to see what they contribute).
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Ahh, gotcha. I was just wondering and would assume that they make quite a difference. I have PIAAs behind my grill that are halogen. Someday I would like to put HID driving lights behind the grill as well as convert my fogs to complete the whole package since my headlights are already converted.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    headhunter247

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    What are the cost of something like those?
     
  8. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    G-Sak

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    I believe they are from Slimcubby's group buy.....the section below is from the group buy page.

    Now Offering HID Xenon OFF ROAD LIGHTS! Ballasts Integrated! Just Plug n Play!
    Off Road Lights: Black OR Chrome Finish
    PRICE: $120 each + Flat Rate Shipping
    Available Temperatures: 3,000K, 4,300K, 6,000K, 8,000K, 10,000K, 12,000K
     
  9. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    $100 a piece
     
  10. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    jolayiv

    jolayiv Carolina Alliance

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    You gotta worn a fella when you show pics like that! I damn near went blind looking at those things. FRIGGEN BRIGHT man!
     
  11. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Yep. I got the 6000K lights. The nice thing about them is the ballast is built into the lights so you just wire them up to a power source and you're good to go (I'd recommend a relay setup).
     
  12. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    I plan on doing the same thing as you since I have my grillcraft waiting to be installed and I already have my 6000k heads and fogs. You think you would be willing to help install at a future so cal mod day? Im bad with electrical :eek:
     
  13. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    i am waiting on my grill craft but i have a set of Hella's sitting in the garage that already had HID's in them from my last vehicle. They will be installed the same time as my grill!
     
  14. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    Post pics when you finish!
     
  15. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    I would. I was going to go to the one happening on the 18th but it was changed and I can't make it on a Sunday. I'm sure there'll be plenty of people there to help with it though. Here's a sample relay setup:
    http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/relays.html

    You'll also want some aluminum or steel strips (Home Depot) to put behind the plastic as a support (3/4" to 1" wide should do). If you don't, your lights will bounce all over the place as the plastic housing isn't stiff enough. I also wrapped the wires in some plastic conduit to protect them.

    Instead of wire crimps, I like Posi-Lock products. They don't rely on crimping and you can put them on by hand. I think they're more secure as well. They're also easy to take on-and-off and reuse if you make a mistake. You can find them in some Walmarts where you buy crimps.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks a lot. I might not have this done for a while. Maybe I can shoot for the 2nd or 3rd mod day. I need tc uca's and tires first.
     
  17. May 17, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    I've searched and cant find these Integrated Ballast lights...Brand name, dealer, little help please. Thanks
     
  18. May 18, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    PM slimcubby.
     
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