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OK EVERYONE.....iM GETTING A LIGHT BAR FOR THE TOP OF MY TRUCK. My question is im going to need another battery prob. Would i be able to just buy the battery and hook the lights right to it or do i need it connected to my truck along like the other battery??? Just let me know, im not a big electrical person!! lol alright let me know!
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get an Optima red or yellow top to replace your starting battery. That alone will be plenty to run your car and lights no problem. If your gonna get extra might as well get a good one. as far as hooking them up I'd wire them so that they are on a switch and the power and ground go to the same as the headlights power and ground that way they only come on when your head lights come on, but can be switched off also.
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you just cant add another battery...if you do you gotta get a relay ..or an isolator i think..but what Andy said will work also
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You can't ADD a battery, but you can run two batteries. The hitch is they have to be the same age, size, and type for it to work right.

You probably don't need one, though. Getting a light bar tells us nothing about how many or what wattage lights you'll be getting. 55 watt lamps draw under 5 amps, but use 5 as a guidline, and 100 watt lamps take 8 to 10 but use 10 as a guideline.

Figure out how many of what type you'll use and then you'll have some idea on the load on your electrical system.
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1. How many lights are gonna be on the bar?
2. How many watts are you running on the lights?
3. How often are these lights gonna be on for?
*I would say no to getting another battery. If you want to upgrade just get a better alternator. Look at mralternator.com the got some hight output alternators for sale there.
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I agree. The main thing would be a better alternator.
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Depending on how much you will use them no upgrades will be necessary. The only time my generator is working extra is when I have all six lights on, fog lights and headlights on. With the six KC lights you dont need the headlights on lol.
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-Ill be getting pro 5 kc daylighters
-pro 100 watt to 130 wat each
-Wont use them too too often.
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upgrade your present battery to one with more capacity
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Do they sell them at like am autozone or something???
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And does anybody know how i can hide all the wires leading them into my cab? Do i just run the back behind my cab???? just need some pics or something!?
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I highly recommend a higher output alternator. I currently run 6 150W daylighters and all my running lights with steoro going I have a volt gauge in my truck the alt goes down too 12.5 volts when running which isnt the best being is sits normally at 14.5 volts a red top optimum battery and a over 110watt alt should be fine. my alt after 2 years is now basically shot o mean bad. I have to replave it soon...
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ya get a new high output alternater for all those lights and a optima battery which can be located at Autozone at Aberdeen.
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ok i live 5 minutes away so ill prob do that!!
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no light bar for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IM PISSED!!!! They dont have a frickin light bar that fits my ranger!!!!!!!!!!! firckin great!!!!!!!! Darn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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um. yeah they do.

i know.

i test-fitted it for kc...

fits all rangers.

stop whining.
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sorry, had to, but ya, they fit our trucks!
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Jus :tape those badboy offroad lights to your roof. Then they're much easier to turn and position.

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ok i just got off the phone with summit racing and they said that they do not fit and dont make brackets to make them fit. Could someone help me find 1 then? I got a 1996 ford ranger extended cab.
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The KC light bar comes with stainless brackets that get screwed into the door jam. I will fit 93-06 rangers. Look at Zach (redneckstone) truck. It will fit yours no problem.
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i remember just posting like a few minutes ago.

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um. yeah they do.

i know.

i test-fitted it for kc...

fits all rangers.
www.KCHILITES.COM
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witch rain gutter bracket would i use? http://www.kchilites.com/store/Unive...Bars-C119.aspx
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this should be the rain gutter kit you need.

http://www.kchilites.com/store/Rain-...-P575C119.aspx
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great thanks!
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