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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Argo98, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Mar 19, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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  2. Mar 19, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    I think there are a few guys running switch-pros switch that is kinda like these but I think they are more expensive. If you plan on adding multiple things I think these would be the ticket.
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    Exactly... Same product... But marked up a lot (kinda like buying led light bars from china and etching your brand on it then re-selling it)
     
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  4. Mar 19, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    Exactly why I have a rigidhorse(Amazon China) led light bar instead of rigid or caliraised, I drive mainly street and can't use it very often so why spend a ton on it.
     
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    Switch Pros have tons of features and much better hardware (IMO). But, if it works, it works. I'm super happy with my switch pro.
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    This Whelen one looks solid... Price seems pretty damn good for such a reputable company (we use a lot of Whelen products on our rigs/cars here in Glendale)
     
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    Yeah pretty much every police car in the country has Whelen controllers in them. It’s a solid product.
     
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    This was a picture before I hooked more up to it.20180216_132604.jpg 20180216_132553.jpg
     
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  14. Mar 20, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Are those two light bars in the front?
     
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    Nope, a single 30” Rigid
     
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    Oh, it looked like it was double mounted
     
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    It hits the grille and throws light everywhere. It would be much more focused if it was in front of the grille.
     
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    I have mine mounted behind the bottom grill, would rather have them double mounted with an amber light bar as well
     
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    It's called perceived value. All the stuff is made in China. Multiple brands are made under the same roof. The Chinese companies will slap your logo on a product, and even make slight modifications to your line for a price (which isn't much). The manufacturing costs of an item are actually one of the cheapest parts of getting that product in your hands. The higher dollar stuff costs more in marketing and building hype than materials and labor.
    It's every where and in almost every field. When you look at products and they are identical, like light bars and pods, it's because they are. Some importers might make a change to them when they get here like add extra silicone waterproofing, but that's it. They put them in their branded box and sell it.
    Hell, even cars are built that way now. Lots of high end cars are not actually built by the company that has it's logo on the grill.
     
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