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I think 16s look the best on rangers, but I always wish I had 15s whenever I have to buy new tires.
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I think 16s look the best on rangers, but I always wish I had 15s whenever I have to buy new tires.
Totally agree!

Bad week for me, some one broke into my focus at home and stole the light bar off my ranger. No damage from the looks of it but annoying hell
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Totally agree! Bad week for me, some one broke into my focus at home and stole the light bar off my ranger. No damage from the looks of it but annoying hell
Dang that sucks. A couple years back someone smashed in my passenger side window and stole my sub. I hate thieves
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Dang that sucks. A couple years back someone smashed in my passenger side window and stole my sub. I hate thieves
Ya it sucks, my old blue truck was broken into 3 times in various places. 2 windows and 2 door locks

Atleast all they took was the cheap light bar. I have lots of security bolts on the way now....

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Ya it sucks, my old blue truck was broken into 3 times in various places. 2 windows and 2 door locks

Atleast all they took was the cheap light bar. I have lots of security bolts on the way now....
That sucks man. I've thought about getting a light bar or something but I'm afraid all deez mah fukkas would steal it. Let us know what you get for security bolts and how they work out for you.
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That sucks man. I've thought about getting a light bar or something but I'm afraid all deez mah fukkas would steal it. Let us know what you get for security bolts and how they work out for you.
Just wire it so the metal is electrically charged, that should keep them from stealing it.
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I wish I could but I just ordered a bunch of other stuff for my truck and I'm trying to get the rear disk brake conversion and the gears done so I'll pretty much be done with all the major modding on my truck for while . When you gunna sell me your old projectors !
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dang, thats my nigtmare. jackasses who steal lights have always worried me about mounting fogs. are you looking into another one and mounting it with locking hardware?
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dang, thats my nigtmare. jackasses who steal lights have always worried me about mounting fogs. are you looking into another one and mounting it with locking hardware?
Already installed new hardware on whats left, don't think I will replace the bar, to be honest it was the light I liked least and it was the most useless. I will most likely replace my KCs with some high power LED spots, light cannons or dually XLs most likely.
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Already installed new hardware on whats left, don't think I will replace the bar, to be honest it was the light I liked least and it was the most useless. I will most likely replace my KCs with some high power LED spots, light cannons or dually XLs most likely.
What wattage KCs do you have? I have 2 KCs on the front of my truck and have been contemplating better lights, maybe HID. But I have 150 watt KC lights so I know replacing them with something that puts out better lighting is going to cost a good amount of $$$
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What wattage KCs do you have? I have 2 KCs on the front of my truck and have been contemplating better lights, maybe HID. But I have 150 watt KC lights so I know replacing them with something that puts out better lighting is going to cost a good amount of $$$
100w long range kcs. Been doing lots of research and I am leaning toward 2 sets of dually d2s one driving pattern and one hyper spot. This will give me the distance of the kcs with more spread way out. And is $500 ish. I have thought about the hid covers ion but the warm up time would be killer, I want light right away and don't want to tax the system turning them on and off.
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Hey mike just a thought. KC made a new led drop in for there spot lights. Might be worth a shot
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Hey mike just a thought. KC made a new led drop in for there spot lights. Might be worth a shot
Cool I will check them out. The kc lasers are on my list 2
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Hey mike just a thought. KC made a new led drop in for there spot lights. Might be worth a shot
I had no idea they had these thanks for the tip. Its about $230 to upgrade 2 lights to HID.

I can't find any info on the lumen output of KC daylighters. One random thread said 30 lumens per watt but there was no data or reference to back it up. I wonder if the LEDs will actually be brighter than the 100 or 150 W halogens. They will draw WAY less power though.

Update: E-mailed KC and received a very quick response. Not sure about the 100 watt halogen, but the 150 watt is rated at 385,000 lumens while the LED is only rated at 215,000 lumens. KC said "LED drop in will not go out as far as the 150 watt sealed beam Daylighter and will not be as bright." I guess upgrading my alternator is a better alternative to changing the lights to LED. Hopefully this helps shed light on your decision mike.

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Thanks for the info
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Awesome info thanks!
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While we're on the topic of lights, has anyone had experience with fck light bars?
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While we're on the topic of lights, has anyone had experience with fck light bars?
I have not, but all the Chinese stuff is the same.
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I have not, but all the Chinese stuff is the same.
True. I've read good things about them and have a buddy who is sponsored by them. Just seeing if anyone around here has ever had one
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True. I've read good things about them and have a buddy who is sponsored by them. Just seeing if anyone around here has ever had one
Don't get me wrong it works fine, especially for the money. But the quality and durability is not there. I have a few name brand lights kcs and rigid. And several Chinese lights and I can always count on the good stuff. My old 20 bar if I ran it for long periods would smell like burning solder lol
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Don't get me wrong it works fine, especially for the money. But the quality and durability is not there. I have a few name brand lights kcs and rigid. And several Chinese lights and I can always count on the good stuff. My old 20 bar if I ran it for long periods would smell like burning solder lol
Yeah I get it. I'd rather pay for quality than cheap out on a company like fck or light bars that are sold by amazon lol
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The more I look at your wheels the more I like them.. I might have to get some in black 15s . I could get a better offset than what I have now too
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I had no idea they had these thanks for the tip. Its about $230 to upgrade 2 lights to HID.

I can't find any info on the lumen output of KC daylighters. One random thread said 30 lumens per watt but there was no data or reference to back it up. I wonder if the LEDs will actually be brighter than the 100 or 150 W halogens. They will draw WAY less power though.

the 150 watt is rated at 385,000 lumens while the LED is only rated at 215,000 lumens.
Just thought id mention those numbers are candlepower, not lumens, very different
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Just thought id mention those numbers are candlepower, not lumens, very different
You are correct, I did not mean to type lumens. So yes the 150 watt KC Halogen is rated at 385,000 candlepower. The KC Drop in LED are rated at 2,104 lumens, 2,150 lux and 215,000 candela. From googling I thought candlepower and candela were similar, but I could be wrong.

Wiki says Candlepower is equal to 0.981 candela. So 385,000 candlepower is 377,685 candela which is still substantially greater than 215,000 candela
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Well this thread will be getting some major updates in the next month, my tax return has come and went.
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