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Old 04-18-2010, 05:37 PM
Ranger009 Ranger009 is offline
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Default Tailgate light bar

was looking at some different color design light bars and wanted input on what color you think would look best on a red ranger? i was liking the red or blue one.
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http://www.realtruck.com/plasmaglow_...1825P1C1T.html
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:04 PM
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I would be worried about the police pulling me over for anything other than red
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Tailgate light bar

you make a good point, never thought about that. maybe ill go with the red to be safe. stupid rules. lol
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:00 PM
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yeah. the blue would be illegal. but i would suggest you take a look at this... http://www.gorecon.com/product.php?p...e+Bar&p_cat=26
it's a recon light bar. when you turn your lights on, it runs red, so you'll have the effect you want. but then when you turn your turn signal on, it works too. and when you hit your breaks it's darker. and plus, when you throw it in reverse, it's white. It's reallly nice. i love mine. and it's only 12 bucks more. totally worth it if you ask me. if you go to buy it, type "FB15" as the promotional code and you'll get 15 percent off for being their facebook friend.

But yeah. if you were looking for a red light bar, this one will do the trick, plus it'll be a little nicer in the process. it's up to you. it's just my two cents.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:04 PM
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thanks for the link. do you have any pictures of your truck with it on? and did you just plug it into your trailer harness or did you splice the wires? i think i would want to splice mine in so i can still use it when i tow..
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:24 PM
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okay. so my pictures suck. haha. but hey. they're something i guess. the running red lights look like some are brighter than others, but that was just the way it took. and the reverse lights look blue, but they are not. so they're legal. But dude. If you spend the extra 12 bucks, you'll get the reverse light, which in my opinion, is friggin cool, and you get a name brand light bar, not some random one. (no offense) and i did some lookin before i bought mine, some get water in them, the recon one doesn't. i didn't find a single bad review. I'd get it dude. you won't regret it. i love mine. And i just plugged mine into the trailer harness. but some day when we're bored, i think it'll get done. haha. you just gotta slice the one wire into the tail light, so the directions work, but it shows you how in the directions. it's so easy dude. do it. haha.



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Old 04-19-2010, 06:30 PM
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I think i might try that when i tint my taillights.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:55 PM
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thanks for the pics falco, looks great dude. i think ill get me those.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:40 AM
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yeah dude. you won't regret it. and it's deff. a must buy if you tint the tails.. keep things a little more safer..
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:37 PM
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and another plus to the light bar is how it's mounted. It has 4 tabs that have double stick tape on them. and those tabs are screwed to the bar. And it holds very solid. but i was looking at mine later and i noticed that there was a hole under my tailgate. And then it hit me. that's how i get my spare tire off. and my light bar was right over it. So i freaked out and was pissed for a little bit, until my brother told me that if i was ever in a situation where i needed my spare, all i had to do was unscrew those 4 screws and the light bar just swings away and all is well. I don't know how the others are set up but with this one you can get to the spare whenever you need it. you can even see one of the screws in my reverse picture. right above the 2nd LED. and you can't see the screws in the daytime.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: Tailgate light bar

idk if this helps but our police pull you over for anything around here in Kansas. ive been pulled over and the cop didnt say anything about the blue hitch light (i even asked him if it was legal and he said YES)...

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:46 PM
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Gaa! The one downside to the stepsides - no tailgate light bars worth a damn.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:03 PM
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Gaa! The one downside to the stepsides - no tailgate light bars worth a damn.
welllll. you could just get the 15 incher and center it. that might look pretty sweet. I'm not sure what i'd get. but it has some potential.. and i hear you though. the lone downside to having a steppie..

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:58 AM
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Might look good to do like they have and install a two or three setup. But at $70 a pop, wow! Still, thanks for the idea!
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:14 PM
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the small ones are only 50 bucks a pop. but yeah. i hear you. it's crazy.
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