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Old 03-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #6051
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Lol, aight you were one of the originals then, didn't remember seeing any others with them in here before me. Those are D-series if I'm seeing right, right? How much were they when you got them back then?
baja designs, i think high 300s for each light.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #6052
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pfff. puff chest.
had these back in 2008. before your time son
hell, i just noticed i was the 4th poster in this thread god damn i am old
Haha, you are old. I still got your grounding kit in my track car. I still read this thread in my daily email digest
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:04 AM   #6053
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So I'm kinda torn on what to do (again).
I changed my light bar so the lights are mounted about 4" lower than before.....but I'm not sure if I want to keep them how they are now, or go back to how it was.

Previous:
-Limited adjustment
.....but.....
-Completely solid, no shake
-Wires are tucked much cleaner
-Light bar itself is cleaner, and more simple

Current:
-Slight shake on harsh bumps
-Slightly more structure to the bar (doesn't look as nice)
.....but.....
-Better position (lower to the ground)
-Better adjustment / aiming

Here are some (bad quality) comparison pics:
Current is on the top, previous on the bottom.


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Old 03-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #6054
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^^ Fogs or Driving lamps?
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #6055
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Fogs.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #6056
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Fogs.
Then lower is better.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #6057
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Then lower is better.
Yea, I remember you saying that before.

It's just that before the bar was so simple and the lights were 100% solid. Now the slight shake just bugs me, especially on gravel / dirt roads.

This started as me wanted more lighting than stock headlights give, at a down low and wide angle, which the 500 fogs accomplished....but now I just want the wide angle lighting to see around me while driving at night.

He's a question though:
If I used 500 driving instead of fogs, and had them where they were mounted before (higher), could that (with proper aiming) get me the lighting I want??

I like the longer distance lighting the driving ones give, but are they a wide enough angle beam? I want a wide angle like the fogs give, but at a longer distance.

Really just want a better chance at seeing deer than the stock lighting gives me.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #6058
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Ever thought about rigid industries? I just got a chance to see the flood pattern on a dually and sr-10 and they're both pretty wide. Maybe you could get a set of dually's, one being a spot and the other being a flood, or even a combo on either side though I've never seen any of they're combo configurations in person.

My sr-10 spot has a very long distance it can reach but does only at it's furthest cover about two lanes wide
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:48 PM   #6059
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Ever thought about rigid industries?
Actually a led bar from rigid is in the future plan, eventually.

I do like the dually flood or spot lights you pointed out though. From the video I just saw, 2 spots might be just what I need. I'll have to look into them more.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #6060
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My roof lights learned a new trick this weekend!


I swapped out the single throw switch for a double throw, so it matched the other two. Since I had another circuit to play with... I figured out how to tie the roof lights to go on when the ignition is off, and the turn signal is on.

So...
When the switch is flipped one way, roof lights are on. Normal everyday stuff.
When the switch is flipped the other way, the roof lights flash whenever I lock/unlock the car. And they flash on and off with the hazard lights if the ignition is off. They will not come on if the ignition is on. Don't need them blinking away when I change lanes and such...
When it's in the middle position... lights are off and stay that way.

This ought to make it easier to find in the mall parking lot at night. Because a jacked up wagon with a lift, giant brush bar on front, and roof basket full of lights just sort of blends in everywhere.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #6061
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thats kind of awesome
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #6062
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Might tag it to the dome light... unlock car, roof lights on for while... lock car, roof lights off... But that might be overkill. Great for parking in dark places, though.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #6063
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I picked these up awhile ago for a great deal from a fellow member. They where pretty beat up and a hacked harness. After plastic welding, painting and a rewire I'm happy with them. A exelent addition to the 1000ff's.


What bar is that?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #6064
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well...still havnt got the damned rigid led lightbar i wanted....but i REALLY am gonna get it this next payday

had a moment the other nite on the road.....hit a coyote......just a lil...just enough to break his neck and kill him(yeah was a him dog ) dead.

didnt see him until it was too late

saw all sorta dead animals on the road here after than last full moon...everywhere
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:39 AM   #6065
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Oh dear me... So tempting to buy some of these and update my lighting rack...

http://tools.woot.com/plus/lazer-star-led-lights

Ok, i'm going back into my cave now.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #6066
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Oh dear me... So tempting to buy some of these and update my lighting rack...

http://tools.woot.com/plus/lazer-star-led-lights

Ok, i'm going back into my cave now.
i was gonna do the rigid 10" bar for $255 shipped
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:23 AM   #6067
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Default Hella Micro DE Fog/Driving

On my '04 STi, with the OEM fog light "grills," Hella's Micro DE lights
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=4643
will bolt up (with the light's support bracket downwards), with the lens coming through the hole perfectly. Drill a hole down through the plastic to mount them & you're there. These are really good fogs - better than Hella 500s! Haven't tried the driving lights, but they'd mount the same..
Also, Hella's 4 3/4" worklamp
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=4643
will bolt up just to either side of the license plate, hanging down in a "pendant" mounting. Put a 100w bulb in there and it's a phenomenal backup light, with the relay keyed to come on with the OEM backup lights! And it's dirt cheap.

I haven't a clue how to post pics, but I'd be glad to send anyone shots of these to your email.

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Old 04-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #6068
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Oh dear me... So tempting to buy some of these and update my lighting rack...

http://tools.woot.com/plus/lazer-star-led-lights

Ok, i'm going back into my cave now.

Holy crap


At least you can see into your dark cave...



Now if Mahvin comes back in, the cycle will be complete. I mean, it IS an 8 year old thread that has been quite helpful to some, me included.

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #6069
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thats kind of awesome
I did one better... I got a DEI timer relay module. I tied it to the horn.

Now, if the horn beeps, and the ignition is off, the lights on the roof come on. After a minute, they turn off.

So... If I hit my lock button on the remote twice in a row, I get a horn beep (standard subie behavior) and the roof lights on for a minute. Remote control work lights.


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Old 04-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #6070
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Oh dear me... So tempting to buy some of these and update my lighting rack...

http://tools.woot.com/plus/lazer-star-led-lights

Ok, i'm going back into my cave now.
keep looking, there are better priced ones out there.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #6071
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I did one better... I got a DEI timer relay module. I tied it to the horn.

Now, if the horn beeps, and the ignition is off, the lights on the roof come on. After a minute, they turn off.

So... If I hit my lock button on the remote twice in a row, I get a horn beep (standard subie behavior) and the roof lights on for a minute. Remote control work lights.
Genius! I like your thinking.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #6072
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Ok, So I ended up buying some Hella 500 driving lights instead of an LED Light bar, partially because of price, partially because of what I intend on using them for.. but here's my concern.

I want to have the 500's slaved to the high beam's, so that they turn off/on with the high beams (that way I can't forget to turn them off when I turn off the high beams on the highway if someone happens to be around).

My intention is to splice into the high beam wiring for the relay trigger, however from what I've read it seems like I need to splice into both positive and negative wires because of the way Subaru wires their high beams? It seems like there is constant power to the high beams, and that when you switch on the high beams you are completing the ground circuit. Is this correct? If so, should I just splice into the power AND ground from one of the high beams for the relay trigger?


Thoughts or advice?

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:51 AM   #6073
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^
Subaru uses switched ground. So, as you described, the "positive" is always available when the key is in the ignition. The "ground" is switched depending on the particular wiring (like the high beam). So, on the signal side, your relay connects power from the battery to the switched ground pin normally going to one of the high beam headlights. The power side connects any ground (e.g chassis) and battery positive.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #6074
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Ok, So I ended up buying some Hella 500 driving lights instead of an LED Light bar, partially because of price, partially because of what I intend on using them for.. but here's my concern.

I want to have the 500's slaved to the high beam's, so that they turn off/on with the high beams (that way I can't forget to turn them off when I turn off the high beams on the highway if someone happens to be around).

My intention is to splice into the high beam wiring for the relay trigger, however from what I've read it seems like I need to splice into both positive and negative wires because of the way Subaru wires their high beams? It seems like there is constant power to the high beams, and that when you switch on the high beams you are completing the ground circuit. Is this correct? If so, should I just splice into the power AND ground from one of the high beams for the relay trigger?


Thoughts or advice?
no.....one POS trigger wire to your hella relay and its neg to ground and done
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #6075
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So after months of waiting I finally installed my SR10 Spot bar today. Night pics to come but let me just say that even in the afternoon sun, the lights were able to illuminate highway signs about a quarter mile away.

The ebay grill actually looks good, just better in person. I like it regardless because it fit the light and my very solid mounting bracket behind it perfectly.



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