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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Dec 22, 2020 at 7:52 AM
    Gunshot-6A

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    I will say based on my experiences with the Baja designs chase bar and the rigid options, I wish they were brighter. Running the ambers in the Utah dust and sun, totally ineffective.

    As much as I hate to say it, a lot of the race rigs and recovery trucks for our local offroad series rock the below bar, and it absolutely destroys the high end competition in terms of visibility. All for $110.

    https://www.amazon.com/Xprite-Strob...words=rigid+chase+light&qid=1608652138&sr=8-8
     
  2. Dec 22, 2020 at 7:59 AM
    ovrlndkull

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    Probably because the high end cuts some output so not to blind the person behind them maybe idk. I think everyone should get those lighted antenna thingies.
     
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    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    I love the lighted whips, but I can't stomach the price of them for what you're getting. Maybe some day.

    If I were using the Rigid as a chase light, I'd definitely look into other options, but I'll probably be using it as an auxiliary brake light so it doesn't have to be blinding.
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:04 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    That's why I like it as an option. It's bright without being blinding and it has other features like reverse light, cargo light and I think the strobe will be cool. I won't really have a use for it but dammit I'm going to wire it in.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:06 AM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Waaaaaait a minute! Did you say it strobes?? Bonus! I'm wiring it in. No question.
     
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    I got turned onto the whips my last wheeling trip. We got stuck in fog that we couldn't see more than 10ft and it was night. A group of the SxS passed us and had those whips man all the different colors really cut through the fog and allowed us to see really well. Amber is over rated now :rofl:
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Yep. The only possible time I could think of me using it would be if I'm the tail in a group and it's dusk/foggy out to be more visible. And even then it would not be necessary at all, just neat.

    upload_2020-12-22_11-7-7.jpg
     
  8. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    The fog we were caught in at Windrock a couple weeks ago man it was needed then it was scary AF being all the way at Panther rock in the dark not being able to see 10 ft.
     
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  9. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    I've got to go to shamrock just so I can go night wheeling and have a reason to use this.
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    Bring George he'll be fine :rofl:
     
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    Or if you're broken down on the side of the road. Safety first!
     
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    During the day, the BD chase bar is literally invisible. You cant see it at all.

    At night, it does alright, but I wish there was a high/low mode for different lighting conditions.

    +1 on LED whips though.

    Screenshot_20201222-092131_Instagram.jpg
     
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  13. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    We could all get lighted whips and give ourselves pirate names. This is something we could all get behind.
     
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    Yeah, between that and the switchpro that can turn flash and strobe on all my lights, I can get some serious DOT truck vibes going on.
     
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  15. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    I dunno, strobing red is probably a big no-no, even if it's rear-facing. I'm certainly not going to risk using it on a public road.
     
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    The SwitchPro 9100 has all kinds of crazy strobe patterns. Of course, I sold mine and got an sPod. It only (barely) does one pattern.
     
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    #YOLO
     
  18. Dec 22, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    Esp in VA with their hatred of aux LED lights
     
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    I can confirm aux lights that get the PoPo attention to pull you over for impersonation is not a good idea.
     

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