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Old 07-07-2006
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Are these junk? (lights)

Well everyone I am hoping that soon I will be paying Jeremy to make me a roll bar and i was going to put 4 lights across the top. I was thinking of KC's but they are mad expensive so I was looking for a cheaper way out. I dont know much about offroad lights but these seem like they would be ok. They arent real KCs but they are modeled like them and I was thinking about getting these. What do yall think, the price is great...60 bucks for 4. I know they will not be as good as KC's or Hellas or what not but yeh, here they are....
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Old 07-08-2006
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a lot of the price of KC's goes towards amazing Warranty and customer service. If neither of these matter to you then go ahead with the knockoffs.

the way I see it is you can pay 60 bucks for lights that may last you a few years or may last you a few months and then pay another 60 for new knock offs each time they crap out. or you can pay 120 1 time and pretty much ride worry free...
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Aftermarket light pretty much comes down to "you get what you paid for". KC have been in the game since day one, and everyone knows what a KC daylighter is. Plus the 26 year warrenty on the light not burning out can't be beat. Pair of 150watt Stainless steel daylighters will run ya about $179 ($358 for 4). A set of nice PIAA will set you back $420 ($840 for 4). At my work we are stocking a set of Sirius lamps that are similer to the KC. 6.5" with a 55watt bulb, and include covers. They sell for $60 ($120 for 4). They also offer a LARGE 9" model for $90 each ($360 for 4). And then you have the good old APC offroad lights that you can get for $25 each ($100 for 4). And my buddy has had great luck with the cheap ones. I'm looking at getting the sirius $60 ones for my brush guard when I order it here later this summer.
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I have those. I hate them. I bought them before I cared about my truck. First problem with them is that water can get in. All 4 of my lights get water in them. And by the look of them, they are all straight beam lights. Meaning you wont get a range of light. But yes, they are alot cheeper than the KC's.
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Those Sirius lights sound like a pretty good deal, do you have them on a website or are they to new so far? Yeh im sure they dont put out as much light as a brand name but I am getting them mostly for looks on the rollbar, as long as they put out decent light Ill be fine, i dont offroad at night much. Ill have to think about it tho, thanks yall. If anyone has any more suggestions they are appreciated.
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You shouldn't have much of a problem with them on a roll bar. The 2 bottom ones on my truck are mounted upside down, so water comes through the bolt. I think they were submerged though.... But after a rain you can see some fog inside. See if the guy can give you 2 fog lights and 2 spot lights. Not just the 4 spots. You'll get a much wider light with the fogs.
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You can get those for ~$12 each from Harbor Freight. I checked them out in the store.. they look kind of junky.
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i boguth 2 KC daylighters 150watt spot lights for $130 shipped. check out redneck stones article on the lights. im too lazy to look for it so ya, any ways, i too wrote a write up under product reviews.

the driving lights from KC are $165 a pair. thats what I was initially gonna get, but I got the 150watt spots instead. the other thing u have to remember,m i9s u have to aim these lights too. so, dont forget that.

i got the chrome KC Daylighters 150 watt long range, and im quite happy with them. they give off enuff light off to the side, and i have them aimed so their like driving lights.

2 pair = $250 from summit racing
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In this case, I think you'll be getting what you pay for.
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