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strobe light placements?

i got a free wheellen kit from my boss with a 60w box with 6 outlets.

i only got 4 bulbs! thought there were 6 so ill have to get 2 more.

but i want to run 2 sets up front and one in the reverse lights. i was told if there not flush with the surfce u can get a lot of leaking inside the lights and i dont want that.

no on my truck the headlights are only flat on the bottom of the housing and nowhere else. the clear corners i should be able to fit in somewhere.

do u think that seeing a strobe bulb on the bottom part of my headlight look weird? and will it reflect good since i got the Diamond cut headlights?

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best placement: in the trash :)

edit: you took my 500th post!!!
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you can put them on curved surfaces....the seals are rubber so they flex a bit.....and if you have any concern, then run a small bead of silicon around them......

if i were you and were going to put in all 6, i would put 1 in each corner light, 1 in each fog light, and 1 in each reverse light.......
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Thats if he got the pop-in ones. If he got the ones you have to screw in like I have, they can be some problems with water getting into them. To put the strobes in, it is usually a 1" hole that you have to drill.
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ya it is the ones you have to screw down
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ya it is the ones you have to screw down
then like i said, put a small bead of either silicone or RTV sealant on there when you screw them down......wala problem solved!
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ok ya i think ill do the clear corners, fogs and tails. i dont wana mess with my headlights lol.


another Q has anyone ever extended wires for these??? the wires going to my tails wont reach! and i extend with 12awg THHN stranded wires with wraped electrical tape and a armored sleve?
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ok ya i think ill do the clear corners, fogs and tails. i dont wana mess with my headlights lol.


another Q has anyone ever extended wires for these??? the wires going to my tails wont reach! and i extend with 12awg THHN stranded wires with wraped electrical tape and a armored sleve?
you should just buy the 15' cable extentions for the strobe lights....i think a set of them is only like $20......

dont cut and splice those wires......they carry a lot of current....

FYI: don't mess with the box until it has been off for about 5 minutes....that box can shock the **** out of you if you mess with it still turned on....
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I like to think of it as my own little AED :)
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I like to think of it as my own little AED :)
it would just about do it too....
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ok i got the fronts hooked up and the box all wired. took me forever caus i had to get all the connectors and hole saw and crap. + a trip to gas station to waste 50$ lol

everything is ready and the fronts work awesome. i had to look everywhere for a momentery switch but i got one.

so ill order the 15' wires and finish the rears lada on.

thanx guys
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i placed my strobes in after market 6 in lights behind the grill it works great. and you have extra light to boot. you have to reiforce the bracket you mount them to so the lights dont bounce. forget the headlights this is easier and looks super clean.
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