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KC/PIAA lights

Ok im not an avid offroader but i do enjoy having enough light at night when i want it. Are they worth it? I mean i can drive with atleast two of them on, provided that they are bumper mounted. Im really interested in this. I want to know what the best lights to get are. Ive seen driving lights, fog lights, daylighters. Im just like a deer in headlights when i start looking this stuff up. No pun intended. I mean i wanna get a safari bar and put them on there. Im planning on lowering my truck. I havent seen a lowered truck with a safari bar on it either. Trying to do something a lil different than what most people are doing these days. anyway any help would be GREAT thanks guys!

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Kc's are worth it but are OR use only... PIAA's are way over priceed. I am not sure if they are street legal.
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Well where i live most cops are pretty dumb. And alot of my driving is down long empty roads at night without traffic or cops so i dont care much. But i just dont know what to go with and what wattage and ****
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I have both Hella and KC, they both manufacturer a quality piece
Hella has a much larger line and because of that they have a big price range
you can get some very nice Hella lights that are only 55/65 watts and can be used on road
keep watch on eBay for some good deals
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oh street legal is not a concern for me. I just wan BRIGHT as ****!
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ok this is where zach and i differ lol. I like bright WHITE light . . . i love my PIAAs. zach loves his bright as **** melt the skin off your finger light. . . hell say KC daylighters. IMO for serious offroading get daylighters but for backroads/highways PIAAs are the way to go.
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Kc Heat sealed. about $50 each from summitracing.com 150 watts each!
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kc lights...

they are the best...

they have a 23 year warranty...

wholesalemn on the site can get them for a very good price...
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I like Hella 500's I can get 3 complete kits for the price of 1 pair of KC lights.
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PIAA's are a pain in the ***...if u have to change the bulb they have some kinda weird thing the screw goes into that you can never get back into place when you put them toggether again
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I looked at the Piaa's.. Just too expensive..

I looked at the Hella's.. The mounting technique just looked too cheasy, not sturdy enough. I've had some bad experiences w/ some lesser accessory lamps that just didn't hold up on account of the mounting/adjustment systems.

The KC's were the happy medium for me. I own a set of the 55 Watt 'driving' style slimlights. I am very happy w/ them.

I would NOT under any circumstances use them in traffic. They are quite bright. I have mine wired inline w/ my high beams and often use them (w/ high beams) on some of the country roads near where my mother lives and up north.. However in town I usually disable them, even for those rare instances where I am using high-beams around town. These really are off road only. If you want something for on-road use, look at a set w/ the fog pattern instead.

Don't be a ****, don't use your bright aftermarket accessory lamps on public roads w/ oncoming traffic! People who do make all of us w/ pickups look bad.. In fact, while you're at it, disable your factory fogs when you don't need them!
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Don't be a ****, don't use your bright aftermarket accessory lamps on public roads w/ oncoming traffic! People who do make all of us w/ pickups look bad.. In fact, while you're at it, disable your factory fogs when you don't need them!
Yeah... OR PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL NOTICE AND CAN MAKE YOUR DAY VERY BAD....
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Yeah... OR PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL NOTICE AND CAN MAKE YOUR DAY VERY BAD....
I'm behind the times here...how will you make their day bad? (I don't even have offroad lights yet so I'm not saying "I'm gonna do it and screw you for threatening me!" I just want to be up to speed )
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He had stated earlier the cops where to stupid to notice that stuff... Not all of us our stupid.....
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No i understand that. Im not in anyway going to be pissing people off. I tend to be on the road between 1 and 5 in the morning comming home. 90% of my trip home is on empty DARK roads. I want some lights to brighten up my ride home because i cant see **** with the stockers. And even if someone were to be headed my direction i would shut them off, i dont need any hassle because someone thinks im trying to blind them!
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Then I would strongly encorage you to wire them to your high beams. It's simple and works quite well, in my experience.. I maintain that you don't need the 120-150W, mega bright 'long-distance' lamps for road use..
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He had stated earlier the cops where to stupid to notice that stuff... Not all of us our stupid.....
AH! I didn't realize you were a cop. That's the missing bit of info I needed thanx!
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kc lights...

they are the best...

they have a 23 year warranty...

wholesalemn on the site can get them for a very good price...
summits price is better then his....
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I like Hella 500's I can get 3 complete kits for the price of 1 pair of KC lights.
where are the prices what is the price of the hella and the watts and also I will tell you where to find a KC for about the same if not better....
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where are the prices what is the price of the hella and the watts and also I will tell you where to find a KC for about the same if not better....
Hella 500's watts I am unsure, $60 2 lights and wiring harness, and relay and the works, will get back to you on watts and place its somelink I have saved somewhere.

edit: place http://www.ptcfactoryoutlet.com./products-hella.html

edit 2: 55 watts

If you can tell me of a place to get KC's that are about the same for about the same amount of money, I will go for it. In reality I am not going to use them alot just the few times I do I want something so I don't need anything too exspensive.

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I just looked it up.. Seems the KC Slimlite series is pushing 100Watts in both the fog and driving patterns and 130W in the long-distance.. I'm kind of surprised that even the fog patterns are over 55W..

Summit prices for the Hella 500 is $75, KC Slimlite w/ the driving pattern are $150, both before pricing. Other sites seem to have a similar ratio. So the KCs are roughly 2x as much.. Not 3x..
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yes KC slim lights are over 55w which to me why own a great set off 55w thats not enough light for me but thats me. those hella are comparible to slims but KC's slims are a little more$$ then a daylighter and daylights fit just about anywhere slims do unless you have a really weird spot and daylighters can be bought for under $100. hell my 150W STAINLESS steel where only around $90ish
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Not all of us our stupid.....
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