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Old 02-08-2005
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Lights on front guard

Hey everyone. I just received and put on my grille guard (westin sportsman) and am looking to put on some lights to it. From westin's site I found some I like but can't find a site to order through. If anyone could point me in the direction of some I'd greatly appreciate it. I'll get some pics up soon.

P.S. Is there any way to link the lights to the fog light switch or do they need a seperate selector?
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alot of autowebsites have offroad lights on them. some you may want to try are www.driverfx.com www.summitracing.com
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You could hook up the lights to run from a relay triggered by the fog lamp switch. That would give you six lights on the front. In most areas, 4 front lights is the legal max.

I have mine on a second fog lamp switch that was added to my radio bezel. That way I can turn the fogs and driving lights on and off independently.
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look at our wholesalemn section here on the forum...

kc slimlites are my personal favorite...
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ive got my hellas wired to an independent switch that isnt mounted yet and i can turn the lights on/off if the vehicle is off. i highly recommend 4x4connection.com. cheapest lights i found and got them in within 2 days of ordering.
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I got 2 D I C K Cepek "Baja Laser" 150 watt lights off ebay. They are doing fine so far. 45$ +5 shipping.



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I'm using Explorer Pro Comp brand lights on my WAAG bar. They are the 130 watt off road lights. Lots-o-light.

The way I generally setup the lighting is to follow the high/low beams. Lights that angled down and don't blind oncoming traffic come on with the low beams. Lights that are angled up or would otherwise melt the retinas of other drivers come on with the high beams. This way, I don't need to push extra buttons while driving. The high beam lever does it all for me. The only thing with that is there is no "off" mode for the accessory lights. You can easily add one, I just never had the need.
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Yes, someday I will wire mine that way too: The accessory lamps come on w/ high beams, but have an override switch to keep them off. This way I could theoretically have 6 lights on at once, the fogs, the highs, and the accessories. But that would, of course, only be for off highway use!

In the meantime I've been too lazy (and it's been too cold) for me to get under the hood to run another line, so I just have to enable/disable the accessory lamps manually via a switch..
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I was thinking of buying KC Slimlites, but i got a question are they legal to run on the street, My fogs don't work (another problem that came with the truck) and it would be nice to have another set even when i get my stock fogs to work.
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Depends on the type of light you get. I have KC 130w long range slimlites on the front of my truck and there is no way I could use them on the streets. If you want something you can use on a daily basis look into some 55w driving lights. Anything over that and you may be asking for trouble.
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Does KC make any lights with 55w or lower that look like the 100+ watt big boys, like do they look like an offroad light for street use?
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ive seen my hellas were rated for 55w but people have said they are 100w. if they are 55w then id recommend getting a 20w for road use. lol. yea...had them on when i was behind my friend and he said he couldnt look in his rearview mirror.
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I have a set of the KC Slimlite 'driving pattern' lamps, which are rated at 100 Watts according to the website. Even the fogs say they are 100 Watt. So the short answer is no, there are no lights rated at 55W or less.

And no, I would never advise using them on the street, at least not in traffic. What you do on a secluded country road is pretty much up to you, but if you shined a set in my face I'd probably hunt you down! Just don't be a ****, don't do it..

That being said, aiming the lights has a lot to do w/ it too. If the diffrenece I've seen between the 'long range' pattern and the driving pattern I have is any indication, the fogs are focused pretty short and pretty low. So you'd probably be able to set them up so they weren't such a nusance, almost like stock Ranger fogs. .. But I wouldn't do it. Why do you really need the additional light in traffic?

..Which brings me to my rant for the evening: What the hell is up w/ the driving w/ the high-beams on while on the highway lately?! My GF lives about 30 miles from here. I drove down to see her tonight after work. I passed two jokers tonight who just HAD to have their brights on while in thick traffic on the highway! I contemplated letting them pass me again and trying to flip my beams at them, in case they just didn't realize it or something.. But man was I heated!
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...remind me to never flip the beam at you. Some of those HID head lights are bright as ***.
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If you buy KC lights then it comes with a wiring diagram to show you how to wire it into the factory headlights or fog lights.
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