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Old 05-19-2011, 03:39 PM   #5151
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^what lights did you end up going with?

Side question, does anyone have any pics of 500ff driving lights throwing light down the road? All of my searches have yet to turn up some good pics of how well the 500ffs actually perform.
I went with hella 500 black magic's. They work ok for what I do. I'm going to invest in some 1000 black magic's soon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:40 PM   #5152
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^^^ THIS !! was an exceptional idea Dave. Hope you don't mind my possibly copying/stealing it. I predict Mickey @ Oswald might get a few requests for the "extra" tow hook bosses...
+1 !

love this alternative over the kinda gawdy R.I. bar.

wondering how much it will cost to get it shipped out to canada
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:41 PM   #5153
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Awesome. Also digging your bumper beam.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #5154
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My turn!

I didn't want the slightly heavier/ more expensive Rally Innovations light bar. But I did want the Oswald performance bumper beam. Why not combine the two?
So simple, yet so genius! Why didn't I think of this?

You win. Thread over.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #5155
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+1 !

love this alternative over the kinda gawdy R.I. bar.

wondering how much it will cost to get it shipped out to canada
Mickey is a great guy to work with. I would not hesitate to ask him. He's a busy dude so don't worry if it takes a bit for him to get back to you. It's worth it.

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Awesome. Also digging your bumper beam.
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So simple, yet so genius! Why didn't I think of this?

You win. Thread over.
Thanks guys! Not even going to lie.. I was terrified this idea would get torn apart. It feels pretty cool to have gotten something right.

By all means copy this. I can even do some kind of how-to with exact measurements. I'm not one of those people that hoards ideas. Shoot, I can even make more brackets and get them to you if you pay shipping. I'll have to ask Mickey and make sure he doesn't want to do it as some kind of package deal.. He was a huge help.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:15 PM   #5156
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Mickey is a great guy to work with. I would not hesitate to ask him. He's a busy dude so don't worry if it takes a bit for him to get back to you. It's worth it.


Thanks guys! Not even going to lie.. I was terrified this idea would get torn apart. It feels pretty cool to have gotten something right.

By all means copy this. I can even do some kind of how-to with exact measurements. I'm not one of those people that hoards ideas. Shoot, I can even make more brackets and get them to you if you pay shipping. I'll have to ask Mickey and make sure he doesn't want to do it as some kind of package deal.. He was a huge help.
Haha, it's NASIOC, of course you were worried about getting flamed. :P

But yeah, you definitely "did it right!"

I plan on copying this...just as soon as I have money for it. I'm trying to figure out what other mods I can put off so I can do this sooner!

Care to share what the total cost was with the brackets added?


BTW, nice to see someone from CA modify their Subie in a hellafunctional manner, not a hellaflush manner!
(CA just makes me think of Hellaflush toolbags with "illest" stickers.)
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:31 PM   #5157
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My turn!

I didn't want the slightly heavier/ more expensive Rally Innovations light bar. But I did want the Oswald performance bumper beam. Why not combine the two?


Added extra "tow hook" bosses

Excellent Great job
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:34 PM   #5158
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Haha, it's NASIOC, of course you were worried about getting flamed. :P

But yeah, you definitely "did it right!"

I plan on copying this...just as soon as I have money for it. I'm trying to figure out what other mods I can put off so I can do this sooner!

Care to share what the total cost was with the brackets added?


BTW, nice to see someone from CA modify their Subie in a hellafunctional manner, not a hellaflush manner!
(CA just makes me think of Hellaflush toolbags with "illest" stickers.)
Nasioc can be a scary place! haha

Man, for 245 bucks you can save all that weight AND have a great place to mount lights. It was the first thing I did to my car and it made a difference I could feel. I worked out a package deal; I ordered the subframe at the same time. I'm fairly certain he didn't tack on more than like 10 bucks but I can't say for sure.

And, yeah.. CA can be a little ridiculous. Looking "flush" is neat and all, but it's not very conducive to having fun! Not all of CA is like that, I promise.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #5159
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:18 PM   #5160
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You need to aim all those lights.....
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:45 PM   #5161
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Are those Driving or fogs you put in?

Oh and 2nd the aiming of lights. Mostly the headlamps...


EDIT: saw in other post they're driving...
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:01 PM   #5162
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the problem with my headlights is they're junk. someone baked them open and did a horrible job. i could easily pull the lens off with one hand, but i guess that doesn't effect the aiming. i hate to say it, but it looks like i'll be getting some cheap ebay headlights. :[





Edit: Just aimed the headlights.

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #5163
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #5164
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:41 PM   #5165
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^^ Looks good, have any pics of the mounting and without the lamps mounted?
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #5166
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Not 100% done yet, but you get the idea. I took lots of pictures for people who would like to make something similar.

From prototype:


To Semi Final


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Old 05-24-2011, 06:03 PM   #5167
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I love the look, but driving lights won't perform well that low.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #5168
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^^ The bottom lights are upside down
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:06 PM   #5169
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^^ The bottom lights are upside down
I know that hella 500 driving beams had the same pattern upside up or upside down. Fogs of course would be a different story.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #5170
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I'll put out some beam shots, I do realize that they are upside down, but it was all planned out. I was trying not to interrupt airflow too much, and I don't have stretches where I need to light up 300+ m in front of me (where more highly mounted driving lights would benefit) and I always have the option of changing up my mounting configuration. It's a work in progress haha.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #5171
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I love the look, but driving lights won't perform well that low.
not optimal...but they will still be useful. I've done it with ff1k's
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not optimal...but they will still be useful. I've done it with ff1k's
Yeah I speak from experience. You get a bright spot on the Tarmac and a crappy spread down the road. The closer in relation to your sight line the better.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:27 AM   #5173
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[quote=2point5RS_Dan;34168923]

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Which lights did you pick up and do you have any down range shots?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:41 PM   #5174
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Just noticed my Rally Innovations light bar is starting to rust pretty bad where the welds are... Any one have any ideas on what I can do?

Thought about covering the whole bar in undercoat, or bedliner. Just wondering what other options I'd have.

(And I've only had it since mid august.)
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #5175
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clean it up, hit it with some "rusty metal primer" and repaint or undercoat it.
upstate NY is hell on anything attached to your car.
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