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hey guys i see some of you have the driving lights mounted behind the grill and i love that idea think it looks so good and i want to do it just wondering what lights you guys used and how you mounted them and wired them. any info would help big time thanks
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I have Hella 500FF's that I mounted to the shroud between the grill and radiator.
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got any pics
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ok simple and did you just tap them into the parking lights?
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ok simple and did you just tap them into the parking lights?
No, they run on a dedicated switch
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oh ok sweet i just need to either find something cheaper then heallas or save up some money (broke college kid)
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I'm also a broke college kid (hopefully not for long) but the 500FF's were only $50 at Walmart
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oh ok thats not that bad im gunna have to look in to that what kind of bulbs you running in them
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A lot of people have problems with melting their grill mounting them there.
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hellas have H3 55W bulbs.
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55W won't melt the grill.

I rewired the lights for 100W bulbs. I have run them for a while and the grill is fine. It's not like the lights are on for hours at a time anyway
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A lot of people have problems with melting their grill mounting them there.
this, in my opinion is horse ****. i had 55W hellas behind my grille for over a year with no problems with heat or anything else. and now i have 100Ws back there and no problems. make sure they arent touching the grille itself and youll be fine.
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55W won't melt the grill.

I rewired the lights for 100W bulbs. I have run them for a while and the grill is fine. It's not like the lights are on for hours at a time anyway
beat me to it. lol
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Right I never ment mine. If you search offroad lights you will see a bunch of people saying there grills get melted. Someone was saying the led ones work really good.
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i have LEDs as well and i love them.

heres a pic, just the LEDs. i have Rigid Industries "Dually" lights.


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oh ok sweet i just need to either find something cheaper then heallas or save up some money (broke college kid)
If you're a broke college kid do yourself a favor and put that money into your food supplies instead of your truck.


From a former broke college kid.
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If you're a broke college kid do yourself a favor and put that money into your food supplies instead of your truck.


From a former broke college kid.
i eat at school or ramen so im good with the food
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http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/LED-Work-Lamp found these and led for $30 bones sounds good just wonder if you guys know anything more about these?
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ive never seen them, but they look awesome. and ddm has a good rep. try em out.
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thats what im thinking i would just have to get a harness and switch no big deal there. just not sure if i want the 128mm or the 125mm?
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bigger = better :D
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check out these http://www.harborfreight.com/off-roa...stem-3029.html came with everything you need for the install. ive got a pair on my truck with light tabs. i thought the switch was to big so i went out and got one of the little kc switches. i like them a lot and their only 35 bucks (broke high school kid).
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i would usually say bigger is better but the smaller ones but out more lumens then the bigger ones
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/automatic-l...erid=c2848u0j2 thinking about getting this with the lights any thoughts on this hookup?
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