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i'm thinking of adding some driving lights or something to increase the amount of light, the only problem is i dont know what to do. one option i have come up with is get hella ff50's and mount them behind the grille. but i don't know much about lighting so i need some opinions
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I have Hella 500's behind my grill. I'm very happy with them, although I replaced the bulbs with 100W bulbs and that also helped
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i have hella 500s (i think, got em at walmart) on my brush guard.

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i have 5 hella 500/500fs on a custom light rack and they are awesome! im thinking about doing the 100w bulbs like 01RangerEdge did which should be diesle

if you dont use your tow hooks it would be cool to see you put them in the gap of your bumper and lower plastic or behind your grill it will keep it lookin clean
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No pics but plan is six KC Slim Light on the new front bumper.
Two Fogs mounted low
Two spots in the middle of the truck
Two Flood mounted on the outside for fill lighting.

Just remember if the lights come with 50 watt bulbs make sure the wiring is up to the task IF you increase the wattage of the bulbs.

Also OEM wiring is setup for 35 watts/per light MAX, use the OEM wiring to activate the new relays only.
Run new fused wires from the battery to the relays to the lights, to make sure the lights are getting enough amperage and no fire hazard.
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so far it would seem everyone is saying go with the 500's, ill look into it later on today. 01RangerEdge, those look really good on there, may just have to go with that

thats some good information to know scrambler, ill definitely need to remember that
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I'll be going with some Hella's here in the future but I picked these guys (the blue driving lights under the bumper) up at WalMart on sale for $12.

They stay under water most of the time in the woods, they come with 55W bulbs, a wiring harness and light up switch, but me being how I am with my electronics, I used all my own stuff to hook them up. They are brighter than my stock sealed beams with the bright lights on.

Most off the shelf kits you get from WalMart or the local auto parts store will be pretty much fool proof. It would be extremely hard to mess up the wiring on this particular kit.

For the price they're hella good, I was shocked at how much light they emit. I'm gonna pick up some brighter bulbs, when I get rid of the sealed beams and get HID's, but they're more than enough as is.



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My wiring has handled my 100W bulbs just fine
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For the price they're hella good, I was shocked at how much light they emit.
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Yeah that pun was intended, I didn't expect anyone to catch it that fast. :-P

I just ordered some 100w for mine about 20 mins ago.
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i was thinking about getting the walmart lights since they were so cheap but want want something that will last haha
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i got mine at walmart.
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i don't know how to post pics but heres a link to a pic of the front, my plan was to install the 2 hella ff50's behind the grille, have seen it before and thought it was kinda nice
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get some kc day lighters ive got a set of those plus a set of cheap lights i picked up at oriely auto parts its like day time driving for me.
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Well, so far they aren't bad at all, they're metal housings with glass lenses.
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i don't know how to post pics but heres a link to a pic of the front, my plan was to install the 2 hella ff50's behind the grille, have seen it before and thought it was kinda nice
To post a pic, copy the image address and post using the little picture above.



The grille in this year Ranger will block a lot of the light.
When installed behind the grille on an 03 or earlier they shine through OK.

IMHO… mount a set of thin light on the bumper, next to the drop n the bumper.

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billet grille man
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looked at local junkyards nothing new enough for me so i ordered a set of small lights and plan on putting them on both sides of the license plate on the bumper. if it works out that is
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I have the same grill and valance and did exaclty that. I put two small fogs i picked up at walmart on each side of my license plate. Looks pretty good. I might just replace the walmart fogs with something better later on but for now they do the job.
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