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Old 11-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #5851
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What do you guys think would be the best light, I already have a really good wide setup but I'm looking for something for far down the road like rigids spot leds but I'm having a hard time deciding which one to get, is the 20" bar really worth the extra money then the sr 10" spot? I'm planing on putting it under the top part of the bumper right below where the license plate mounts are. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #5852
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Here is my contribution, just got them on last night!


The mounting system, which is to the bottom of the bumper beam using existing holes. Made from 1.5" square stock, a die grinder, angle grinder, and a drill press.



Creating a u-channel from the square stock gives great rigidity, and fatigue protection when compared to making it flat.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #5853
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eBay? My 10" SR was $285 shipped/tax-free of off eBay.

Yeah, that's what I wanna know too. Maybe wholesale pricing.
A few people have asked about the lower prices I posted about a few weeks ago. Here you go:

When I had posted those lower prices, I had ordered my lights, but I wanted to wait to post up a website until I had actually received the lights in the mail. Well, I got the lights in the mail and everything is legit. Here is the site that sells these Rigid LED lights for less $$

http://www.wcpdiesel.com/
Each product has a "make an offer" button. Click that and then enter a very low price along with your email address. The site will either accept your offer, or if your offer is too low, the site will return a price that is usually about 30% off MSRP. Even though I live in a "sales tax" state, I was not charged sales tax, and the shipping was free. The "make an offer" pricing thing is unconventional, but it worked. I think Rigid Industries restricts retailers from listing/advertising their products below a certain cost.

example:
The msrp for the 10 specter bar is $379
WCPdiesel lists it at $360
The "make an offer" lowest price accepted was $267

big savings!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #5854
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Here are a set of Rigid D2's "driving" mounted:




Once THIS has cleared up, I will post some night shots so you can see the beam pattern and light output.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #5855
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Here are a set of Rigid D2's "driving" mounted:

Once THIS has cleared up, I will post some night shots so you can see the beam pattern and light output.
Very nice! They look very clean.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #5856
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STiLED: How tough does the lens on those rigid's seem? I'de love to mount some the same way but wouldn't want to have to replace the lens/cover if a stone cracked it. (I've done that on a lot of lights over the years)
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #5857
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Ah, thanks much, definitely going to be checking them out for my other lighting needs then. Guess I should see what else they have I might need/want.
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Here are a set of Rigid D2's "driving" mounted:

Once THIS has cleared up, I will post some night shots so you can see the beam pattern and light output.
I shall be watching, that looks pretty damned clean.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:06 PM   #5858
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I got into a slight fender bender...my 10" bar got a little scratched but lens is solid. They are tough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=EXMzkh-NzJk
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #5859
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fwiw...I wouldn't recommend using the driving pattern in traffic, as it is a bit like hid's in bad lamps....light goes everywhere...
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #5860
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fwiw...I wouldn't recommend using the driving pattern in traffic, as it is a bit like hid's in bad lamps....light goes everywhere...
Yes, the D2 are not for use in traffic. I do a lot of travel at night on country roads, and turn on the LED lights when I turn on my high beam lights.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:28 PM   #5861
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STiLED: How tough does the lens on those rigid's seem? I'de love to mount some the same way but wouldn't want to have to replace the lens/cover if a stone cracked it. (I've done that on a lot of lights over the years)
The lens cover is polycarbonate. It is very strong and will resist impacts. Rigid makes clear (and colored) covers if you want extra protection.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #5862
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awesome, thanks for the reply. I have to stop coming into this thread, my wallet can't handle it anymore.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #5863
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Yes, the D2 are not for use in traffic. I do a lot of travel at night on country roads, and turn on the LED lights when I turn on my high beam lights.
I'm starting to care less and less about other drivers on the road since they all either drive with high beams or crappy HID in reflector housings. The lights on my bugeye are so poor that the high beams would make crappy low beams.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #5864
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I'm starting to care less and less about other drivers on the road since they all either drive with high beams or crappy HID in reflector housings. The lights on my bugeye are so poor that the high beams would make crappy low beams.
Don't give in. Be better than those people
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:31 AM   #5865
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I'm trying...
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #5866
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I'm starting to care less and less about other drivers on the road since they all either drive with high beams or crappy HID in reflector housings. The lights on my bugeye are so poor that the high beams would make crappy low beams.
I think we bugeye guys have a gross disadvantage when it comes to lights. I put a set of Hella ff1000's on a year ago and now need to be very careful not to blind people. If I do they let me know... I work midnight shifts and live in a rural area so I don't see a lot of people but deer area problem. I do feel your pain though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:00 AM   #5867
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lol.....can't forget the bugeye's are just over 10-11 years in the US market.....old optic designs. At the time....it was the norm.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #5868
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Hello I am mounting a 36" led bar on my roof. I have a thule roof rack system with square bars. I was wondering if anyone here can give me Some insight on how they have mounted these in the past. Thanks.
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Drill.....bolt
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #5870
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Drill.....bolt
Should have included that I do not want to simply still into the bar. I am looking for an alternative. Such as a c clamp type mount or something to that effect
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #5871
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Should have included that I do not want to simply still into the bar. I am looking for an alternative. Such as a c clamp type mount or something to that effect
Does it have a t-bolt system? If so, use it, otherwise you could check if Thule has anything that is used for attaching things to the bars, like replacement brackets. 02boxer is the only person I've seen in here with lights on his Thule rack, and his are bolted through it.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #5872
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #5873
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I mounted 4 hella 4000s to a Yakima crossbar. I used the plastic clamps that use a carriage bolt, these clamps are used to attach a king cobra to the Yakima crossbars. They fit round bars, and if you pull out the removable tabs, they for square Thule bars.

http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima...pare-part.html
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #5874
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Does it have a t-bolt system? If so, use it, otherwise you could check if Thule has anything that is used for attaching things to the bars, like replacement brackets. 02boxer is the only person I've seen in here with lights on his Thule rack, and his are bolted through it.
How do I know if it has a t-bolt system? Sorry I just got my roof rack and don't know much about it
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #5875
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How do I know if it has a t-bolt system? Sorry I just got my roof rack and don't know much about it
Look at the top of the bars and see if there is a slit along the top. Looking at all the Thule racks on their site though, I doubt you have that, so you'll either have to driller find some clamps like the person above suggested.
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