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What off road lights

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Looks like I need new off road lights. The ones I bought at a yard sale are junk. What do you recomened ???? I like the round ones.
     
  2. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    depends on how much you want to spend hella, piaa=$$$$; kc, explorer procomp=$$, walmart=$, there was an idea in this months homegrown howto's of 4wheel and offroad or you can find them on ebay, what brand are you partial to?
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I'm not really partial to any name brand. Just want a good quality off road lights that won't cost an arm and a leg.
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Might look at Hella rally 500 series then. you can find a set for around $80 most anywhere. They have both round and Square in that size. They are more of a driving light. They put out a wide flat beam.
    My next set will be some Eurobeam Rally. Haven't decided on the model yet. I expect to pay about $100 EACH but these are impressive lights that would put most headlights High beams to shame.
    I run a set of Hella Headlights on my Supra. WOW what a great set of headlights. While not as much of a long throw beam as the Eurobeam stand alones, not far off either. They put out some masive light on High Beam. Looking about $45 each for headlights but well worth it. You won't be disappointed. The thing about upgrading the headlights is you will get more use out of them .
    http://www.hellausa.com/
     
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    Maybee I dont know what I'm looking for, but I had 4 lights accross the top of my Blazer...2 were KC daylighters and 2 were walmart specials (19 a piece). The only difference I could ever find in the two types were the daylighters would tend to start to surface rust quicker. When I re-install new ones, Im going to Wal-mart!! /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i have KC daylighters, bright as heck but they're pencil beams. basically just like spot lights.
     
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    If you are looking for a fog light type lens the Hella 500 is a great light for the the money. It also comes in a driving lens if that is what you are looking for. i like the fog light lens off road because around here it is slow going and w/ a group of trucks. I don't need to burn out my friends & spotters retna. If you are doing the high speed boogie your needs will be different. Mine are mounted on the bumper and I use them on the street in bad weather, they make a huge difference.
    I thought about Grims idea of swapping headlights, but I've broken 2 sealed beams so I am a little leary. I broke the first one w/o a brush guard & the second one w/ one so I don't know which way is better.
     
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    i bought walmart brand lights, acctually i bought them at a k-mart close out for 10$ a peice, i bought the last 2 they had in the store /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif. i put them on damn they are bringht, they were worth it, 10$ for 100 watt lights that look like kc daylighters, i like them /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. they are 16.95$\peice at walmart, with a cover and lead wires. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  9. 88k5blaza

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    i just bought a set of 55 watt pilots from my local auto zone from my blazer and it came with a complete wire harness and i paid 20 bucks for them im very pleased with the light they put out and thought that they had a very reasonable price to go along with it! so you should check out the pilot line also i know lots of kids with them and they love them! /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    on my truck i have a set of Federal Mogul Blazers. They are nice (55watt) they have a yellow tint to them and man do they cut through fog! And they are about as bright as my highbeams, well worht the $80 i payed.
     
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    i have 4 procomp 8" 130 watts. they are a pretty good spot/flood light. they give me farly good close up flood-age and really good distance. i think im going to get rid of 2 of them though and replace them with walmart floods. because 4 really dosnt work all that much better than 2 and they draw so much power that they are quite a bit dimmer with all 4 lit up.
     
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    would there be a problem putting a 100 watt bulb in 55 watt fixture ? ?
     

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