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Old 05-25-2007
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Fog Lights or Off-Road Lights

Hmm,

The debate,

Do I do fog lights, or off-road/driving lights.





There is a set of 4" round chrome rock guarded driving lights at advanced, and I'm debating on how they'd look in the bumper mouth area..

Or should I go with stock foglights?



And then, do I do off-road lights in the grill area too?

 
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Uhhhh, debate setlled...

Do Both
 
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i agree with green machine. get both! many trucks have foglamps and off road lights. (it's better to have and not need, than to need and not have)
 
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i was lookin at the 6 inch lights at advance to throw behind my grill... us mazdas have a lot of room
 
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dont buy the lights from advanced, i have the 4" rock guarded lights, and 6" lights in my garage. they are junk and not worth it, there is not much light from them and they do not last long
do yourself a favor and go out and buy yourself a nice set of offroad lights if you go that route, i have a set of KC 130w lights that are real nice and a set of hella 500 55w lights that are real nice.
But i strongly recommend staying away from the lights you are looking at at advance, they just are not worth the time
 
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Also Look at PIAA. THey have several options also, including 160 degree wide angle, 20 degree "pencils" long throw beams, and some normal driving lights also. It is just a thought. That is who I am going to go with for my off road choices.
 
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If your going for looks ONLY then buy the cheap lights but if you want turn night into day then go with some KC daylighters
 
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Anyone know where I can pickup foglamps that'll fit in the foglamp area?

And how do I get into the grill area to install?
 
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Originally Posted by Hawklore
Anyone know where I can pickup foglamps that'll fit in the foglamp area?

And how do I get into the grill area to install?
Check this place on Ebay... you can search by year/make/model


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you could always put a brush guard, grill guard, or safari bar on
safari bar would look good on your truck
then mounting lights is simple as cake
unless of course you dont want to do that
 
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I have been looking into safari bars...

Reccomend anyone that sells'em cheap?
 
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Originally Posted by Hawklore
I have been looking into safari bars...

Reccomend anyone that sells'em cheap?
Im going to recommend summit racing equipment, not sure what other places charge but summit is usually the cheapest place i can find-link below-
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294924677
They also have a nice variety of lights as well
 
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lets see here wonder what i recommed...

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I have Hella 500's and they're insane! I have to re-wire them, but i had them on the week i got the truck and could see a good 1/4 down the road
 
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I have Hella 500's and they're insane! I have to re-wire them, but i had them on the week i got the truck and could see a good 1/4 down the road
LOL i love how "impressed" people are with Hella 500 there only a 55w H3 Light bulb.. same bulb in my STOCK fog lights... you people need to step up to a real light...
 
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LOL i love how "impressed" people are with Hella 500 there only a 55w H3 Light bulb.. same bulb in my STOCK fog lights... you people need to step up to a real light...
hey, if they do the job, then thats all that works for me! They came with my truck when I bought it (just not hooked up) so I can't complain. I'd love to step up to a PIAA 520, buy I can't afford lights atm. I'm workin on getting it up in the air!
 
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
lets see here wonder what i recommed...







HOLY COW! You sir just made me want to buy more lights.. Wow!

In regards to fog lights or off road lights. Do both if you have the means. Itll look great. I know I definately will be putting in fog lights and then putting in offroad lights.
 
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Originally Posted by Jester983
HOLY COW! You sir just made me want to buy more lights.. Wow!

In regards to fog lights or off road lights. Do both if you have the means. Itll look great. I know I definately will be putting in fog lights and then putting in offroad lights.
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i got my hella 500's with 100w bulbs in them and they are plenty bright enoufgh for me.

and i agree get both i got a green ranger if u need some pics on what it would look like?
 
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Any suggestions on what to use to cut out the placement for the fog lights?

Should I go with stock or something different?
 
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
LOL i love how "impressed" people are with Hella 500 there only a 55w H3 Light bulb.. same bulb in my STOCK fog lights... you people need to step up to a real light...
Your lights look great, lots of light and nothing agains KC,(i do have 2 kc lights), but the hella 500 may only have a 55watt H3 bulb, but it has a parabolic lense or something and i can almost guarantee that if you mount a similar set up as yours with the hella 500, you will have twice the light then what you have with your KC lights(i think you and i already had this discussion though)
 
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Originally Posted by M50B06
Your lights look great, lots of light and nothing agains KC,(i do have 2 kc lights), but the hella 500 may only have a 55watt H3 bulb, but it has a parabolic lense or something and i can almost guarantee that if you mount a similar set up as yours with the hella 500, you will have twice the light then what you have with your KC lights(i think you and i already had this discussion though)
candle watt power man... 385,000 my 150w put out 55W H3 bulbs cant touch it.. sorry wishfull thinking.. and btw i had a friend Phil (blacknight) he is still over one Generation-edge.info HAS 500 hella and we have put them up agianst
 
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
candle watt power man... 385,000 my 150w put out 55W H3 bulbs cant touch it.. sorry wishfull thinking.. and btw i had a friend Phil (blacknight) he is still over one Generation-edge.info HAS 500 hella and we have put them up agianst
ok, if you put them up side by side ill take your word for it
you win
but IMO mine are brighter
 

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Should I wire the fog lights into my regular lights, or should I run them off a seperate switch?

To the left of my radio is going to be my off-road lights switch, with my backup light switch, they go hand in hand, for Off-Road use only, or when no-ones around.

Shouldn't be that difficult to wire a foglight switch to the left of the steering wheel..

Any suggestions on placement and type of switch?

Pref. Green in color if it lights up...
 
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Orderd a green rocker switch on e-bay for the current red one I have now..

Gosh darnit...

I want it now!!!
 
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