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Old 05-30-2011, 02:01 AM
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Default Driving/ trail lights

So I've been looking... and looking on here for a thread or section on after market lighting.... Unicorn? Anyway, I'm planning on throwing on a pair of driving lights for the 18 hour drives up to Prince Rupert, and a set of floods for trail riding.

So, What do you guys recommend? Brands? set ups? specific models? I'm completely new to this, so I don't know if theres any particular brands that are better/ equal/ worse than others, etc. Is there a certain amount than can be taken before the alternator needs to be uprated?

I might even throw some fog lights on there too just to give it that extra zap for the foggy days.

So, imput would be greatly appreciated... And to any moderators or staff out there, may I suggest a lighting thread be created?

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:42 AM
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Default Re: Driving/ trail lights

Cant help ya with brands or specific models.

The best set up I ever saw was. 3 lights on the under side of the truck. He had one up front 1 in the middle and one in the rear. They were all attached up by the frame. So he was able to see the ground clearance. Dont know if that is what you are wanting.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: Driving/ trail lights

hmm, interesting. Well, I'm thinking now of 2 fog lights slung under the bumper, and 2 driving lights over the top. For some reason I was under the impression that driving lights were allowed along side your normal low beams for seeing farther without blinding people.... Or maybe I knew they weren't but was just being ridiculously optimistic. I do some long range driving on back roads where every once in a while you'll find a semi or a few cars either coming or going, and can't use my high beams, but then I can't see far enough ahead to see if theres any dear, elk, moose etc lining the road. (I hit a dear in my toyota Echo last November, and don't really want to do it again. By the way, those deer whistles, they don't work, I had them on when this thing decides its a great idea to cross the road.)

..I think I rambled there. Are there any suggestions for giving a longer field of view without blinding oncoming traffic?
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Driving/ trail lights

FMVSS states you an have one additional set of axillary lights on with the low beams and they must shut off with the high beams. State laws have to allow that too, since that is how cars roll off the factory floor. Having additional lights on with the high beams may or may not be legal in your state.

TYPICALLY, the police will not bother you as long as your lights are not blinding other drivers.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Driving/ trail lights

My bf runs 4 flood lights on his truck mostly because he does a lot of night driving and has the same concerns as you, and they work amazing. I think he picked them up dirt cheap from Princess Auto.
I don't think you'll be able to get long distance light without blinding oncoming traffic, and I can pretty much guarantee that if you leave them on while approaching someone like me or my bf with lots of lights we will light you up (******* move on our part, I know lol).
If you do get lights, try to remember to cover them during the day. Some cops (usually DOT) will ticket you for having uncovered aux lights.
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