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OK I just bought a prerunner bar or light bar what ever you want to call it. If it ever shows up I would like to have some Ideas for what lights to throw on it.

I would love to go with some light force fogs but good god they are very proud of that product. Any ideas fellas?

Ill post a pic of what the bar looks like in a bit
 

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depends on how much $ you wanna spend :D

HID's are the way to go but you could easily pay 300+ PER LIGHT

1st let me say, im not a fan of hella - theyre over done, cheap plastic housing and
lens'.

PIAA's are another one that im not a fan of - light weight plastic...and forget the
stupid projector beams...theyre just TOO small to even be considered on a
LARGE truck.

IPF makes some of the finest (alum housing, glass lens) but youll pay 300+ for
a pair.....I have a pair of the 7" IPF 960 super rally's on my truck...very well built !
theyve really held up well ! ive had mine close to 10 years...as they say you get what
you pay for...and you can always take 'em to "the next truck" (or car).

WARN is makes a nice lookin HID light - 7 incher's are just over 400 for the pair,
the smaller WARN HID's are cheaper but, again small lights on our trucks dont
look very good imo.

I've got a set of 9" ProComps (9911) on mine (in addition to the 10yr old IPFs) - they
toss some SERIOUS light - nice GLASS lens w/ a Protective clear cover...the
housing is plastic - which is holding up very well, no discoloring or fade...theyre
inexpensive at 50 or so bucks each I'd consider them a good light at a bargain price.

I like the lightforce style/size too, but theyre plastic too...VERY EXPENSIVE plastic
imo !

Id give SERIOUS consideration for a RIGID LED light bar - amazing amounts of
light, not cheap but BRIGHT & theyre gonna last FOREVER !

Heres an idea how "small" a 7" (ipf) light can look on our trucks.... they were mounted
in the top of the bumper (which worked well) -



FWIW - mine are <now> mounted using the N-FAB (made in houston) light bar - i think
the lights look better mounted using the n-fab bar.





heres an example of lights that are TOO SMALL (IMO) for our trucks -

 

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thanks don I like the pro comps also. I'm kind of jumppin the gun here. Hell the guy I bought the light bar from a week ago still hasn't shipped it yet.
 

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I have seen Rigid's on a few Polaris Rzrs and they make an Amazing amount of light. They also carry a large price tag but are going to last for ever.
 

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thanks don I like the pro comps also. I'm kind of jumppin the gun here. Hell the guy I bought the light bar from a week ago still hasn't shipped it yet.
no problem...hope you get your light bar soon.

I'd suggest wiring the relay to trigger w/ the parking lights on...it might
not be "inspection" legal BUT...using the parking lights as the trigger
allows you to run the auxiliary fog or driving lights w/ your hi-beams too.

using the parking lights to trigger the relay also is helpful when AIMING
your auxiliary lights...no OEM fogs or headlights to block out while you
try to get the new lights aimed....just find a parking lot, turn on your
parking lights (only) and then turn on the new driving lights and aim.
 

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Fog lamps should be run within 24" from the ground to maxmize the beam. Anything higher and the beam gets washed out. I give this advice from my present setup. If I were to do it again I would use a driving beam aimed lower and pointed out a bit than a normal driving lamp.

I run PIAA 520 lamps. The SMR driving lamps have Retrosolution HID bulbs and the ION fog lamps have 85w bulbs.

 

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i would agree w/ the "fog light" location...you gotta be LOW, to get under
the fog and reduce the glare.

"FOG LIGHTS" IMO is an over used term...most dont realize the difference between
a fog light and a driving light....

I wanted DRIVING lights...long distance coverage w/ LOTS of light...i tend to
"over drive" any factory headlights....I use the IPF to light up the sides of the
road (i wanna see the deer before i run 'em over)...the ProComp's lens' are NON
DEFUSED and they throw SERIOUSLY straight BIG LIGHT a LONG LONG distance !
 

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I run a couple of KC Daylighters, they are some good tried and true lights thet are not too expensive!

I find that alot of times in the fog I still turn them on because even though they throw up alot of glare, they are bright enough to still light up objects well ahead of me!

I have them hooked up so that they come on with my highbeams when I have the upfitter switch on, or I can just shut off the upfitter switch to keep them off.
 

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hell for fog just install the FLIR that one of the vendors site sponsors is selling now
 

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