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Picture Request?

98 or 99 ranger with stock bumpers with 2 or 4 lights mounted right in the middle.

thinking that looks really cool and would help with lighting a lot.

do you guys have them only on high beams? or what kind of wiring do you do?
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i bought a set of IPF lights, they had h4 bulbs, great lights, would deffinetly buy them again (for the new truck) no pics though, the wiring instructions come with them and are simple to follow. They turn off with high beams, and have their own switch for on off, the highbeam is a simple wire, and you can easily remove it if you wanted them to work with the hb's
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still would like pictures, doesn't have to be 98 or 99, just your setup of 2x or 4x lights on your bumper.
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Here is two in the front. I have since taken the bar off and uses two separate brackets to mount the lights.
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not quite the right year but hope it helps i got more if you want
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As I PMed you, I mounted mine right to the bumper...looks better to me.
As for the wiring, make sure you use a relay (basically one side of it is low power -the side with the switch in the dash- and the other side is high power - the side that runs to the lights. the relay acts as a switch if you will. Make a good ground somewhere on the body/frame close to the lights and run the + wire to the battery with an in-line fuse on the wire. depending on how many watts the lights you run are, I would recommend 12 or 14 gage wire...
Amps and Wire Gauge - 12V Circuit
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no pics (sorry, Andrew) but my ranger has a Brushguard with 4 lights on it, (2 on top, 2 on the bottom)
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Here ya go. Terry's truck is the farthest on the right.
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it has a brushguard... but oh well. lol

I have... er, had mine hooked up to a separate switch so I could turn them on whenever I wanted to... I liked that better than the high beam thing.
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Here ya go. Terry's truck is the farthest on the right.
David, my truck now has 4 hella lights on the brushguard! but thanks for helping, though! :)
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David, my truck now has 4 hella lights on the brushguard! but thanks for helping, though! :)
Oh really? Nice!!
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it has a brushguard... but oh well. lol

I have... er, had mine hooked up to a separate switch so I could turn them on whenever I wanted to... I liked that better than the high beam thing.
your truck looks like a sweet superduty! (before you say it, i know it's not)
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Oh really? Nice!!
yes, you'd know if you went to the last meet! (just kidding) anyway, i did make a thread about a new MN meet in the Meets and Greets section.
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haha yea I wish I could've gone, but work was calling my name. Yea we gotta another meet going soon.
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Oh god time to get all my pics.

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I currently have mine wired into a on-off-on switch. In one position they come on with the high beams, in the other position they are always on.

Basically you tap the high beam wire near the steering column and run a jumper to one pin on the switch, then you take constant 12v and run it to the other pin on the switch.

have a wire go from the switch to the relay. Ta-da you have some sweet lights.
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malydeen, are you using a 3 pole switch?

if you only have a 2 pole, what you can do is hook the lead from the hi beam wire to the signal wire on the relay, then top a 12v constant to the switch, and from the switch the the signal wire (that you just wired) on the relay, only problem with this, is that switch might activate the hibeams, if that happens, the way to correct that would be put a diode in, between the hibeam wire (where the tap is) and where your tap from the switch is, that will not allow current to go back to the hibeam wire

*edit* sorry malydeen, i didn't read your post properly, i just noticed it's on-off-on, which would be a type of 3 pole, which would work exactly like you said
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looks good guys! and why don't you have pictures yourself terry! ha.

malydeen, i def like the look of 4 of them with the plastic covers on them.

What are the main brands for lites? i know hella. but i def like the KC lites, i think i could find a pair for like 160 something with all the wiring and chit included.
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andrew, i have never taken pics of my truck. my old cardomain pics were taken about 3 years ago by my friend. heck, i don't even have a camera!
all of my hella lights (5 kits) were around $350 ($70 per kit)
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looks good guys! and why don't you have pictures yourself terry! ha.

malydeen, i def like the look of 4 of them with the plastic covers on them.

What are the main brands for lites? i know hella. but i def like the KC lites, i think i could find a pair for like 160 something with all the wiring and chit included.
I got those lights for $12 a piece from northern. They work great. I dont run the plastic covers on them anymore, they arnt really good for anything.

Heres the link:

Northern Industrial Off Road Lighting System Spotlight — 12 Volt DC | Work Lights | Northern Tool + Equipment
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