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Old 03-21-2013, 04:40 PM
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Default Auxiliary Reverse Light Brand/Type

Ok, so there's a million forums on how to wire in some additional reverse lights, but very few people have posted what particular light they use or how satisfied they are with its performance.

Here's some more background on the project. I'm wiring 2 additional lights under my rear bumper, through a relay that runs straight to the battery with an inline fuse. That relay can be triggered by going into reverse or by manually switching it on (controlled by an on-off-on toggle switch). I also wired in a LED indicator light. My relay and switch are mounted, and nearly all of my wires are soldered. All I have left is to find the stock reverse light wire and determine which lights to use.

What do you recommend? MAX of $100 for the pair. I ran 16 guage for the lights themselves, so I can handle 2 55W halogens. I began with 2 55W lights from Advanced Auto for $25, but the beam pattern was strange and the light projected as a rainbow. I could see better without them, than with them

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:44 PM
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most any slim light will work

i currently use a pair of 25 dollar lights from autozone on my rack for reverse and they do the job very well


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Old 03-21-2013, 04:58 PM
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I use harbor freight lights and they work very well. Cheap to.

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But for under the bumper id go with a slim kin like posed above.
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Another pic
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:02 PM
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Ive always want to do led auxiliary lights idk why...
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:04 PM
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Ive always want to do led auxiliary lights idk why...
I have two sets of those. One is "anzo" not really that bright. And i have some from strobesnmore.com that are bright as hell.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:06 PM
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I have two sets of those. One is "anzo" not really that bright. And i have some from strobesnmore.com that are bright as hell.
What price ranger were the brighter ones?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:09 PM
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What price ranger were the brighter ones?
I think $67 a piece. They are 1500lumens each if i remember correctly.

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OP, they will also be good for reverse lights, but the ones i got are kinda bulky.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:29 AM
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To the OP I found a back up light for you


http://www.ledunderbody.com/49-Inch-...s.aspx#reviews
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:58 PM
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A friend of mine is gonna order me some 2x6 Hanma LED floods. The Toyota 4Runner forum has been doing group buys every month or two, so he's gonna get some on the next order. Once I finish up and get them installed, I'll post up the results.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:06 PM
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A friend of mine is gonna order me some 2x6 Hanma LED floods. The Toyota 4Runner forum has been doing group buys every month or two, so he's gonna get some on the next order. Once I finish up and get them installed, I'll post up the results.
How are the prices? I found there site and the mention nothing on ordering or pricing.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:50 AM
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How are the prices? I found there site and the mention nothing on ordering or pricing.
For the 2x6, it's $30 each. They have to be ordered in bulk. Check out this 4runner thread -

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/4th-ge...group-buy.html
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: Auxiliary Reverse Light Brand/Type

i use tractor lights. Rubber housing sealed beam, 35watt or 55 watt avail. Most stores carry them for about 10-17 bucks each. I like them. durable...
the only good shot i have of One mounted on mine
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:33 AM
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It took a few weeks to get these in, but they're finally here and installed. Hanma 2x6 LEDs

Here is a pic of size and mounting location.




I wired them through a 3 position switch and tapped the stock reverse wire. on-off-auto



If you have any questions about my setup, let me know!
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