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Old 06-14-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hello firt i would like to think Rapid-Roo and outher if the aux light thread for much input and ideas.I will be running a Rally Innovations 04 up light bar and there fog light conversion using the Piaa 520 fogs.I would like to have input from yall on Piaa 525s.My thinking is to use the two fogs in the conversion and to mount the two Piaa 525s on the bar since they have the high and low beams built in.That way i can use the 525s on low beam in rain snow slow speed curvy stuff and have the high beam for long range on back roads.If this sounds good or if someone thinks i may need to go with a different light on my bar and and all help is good.As for what i want out or my lights i want the fogs for rain fog we get lots of rain and also mountain roads and back roads.Brad
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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whoa
a thread with my name in it, that I didn't start. I thought I was in trouble for a second there

I think your plan on using the 525 in the Hi/Lo option is a good option. Are you planning on running all four fogs at the same time? that's a bit redundant but hey, if its not super foggy, the more light the better. But in severe fog, having too much light can be bad, especially if they are poorly aimed.

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Old 06-14-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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RR Thanks for your input.Im trying to get the most out of 4 lights thats all.Im hoping that in good weather that on low the Piaa 525s will give me more light in front of the car when used with the Piaa 520s i will have with the Rally Innovations kit almost like a flood beam.Im just not real sure how much light i will get from doing this.I will aim the 525s for high beam driving priority and hope that low will help out at lower speeds on tighter roads.Brad
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:47 PM   #4
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if price is an issue, I would almost suggest that you go with just the driving ones in the center on the bar (if they are cheaper), I have found that if you use too much light in the area immediately in front of the car, it makes looking into the distance that much harder (you tend to focus on the stuff right in front because its easy to see and not the stuff in the distance which could be important...especially if you are going fast).

that being said, its going to be a lot of trial and error for you to see what you are really happy with. And if you go with you plan it will offer a bit more flexibility in fine tuning the way your lights are aimed and used.

afterall, not everyone can be Psydotek and wander around with a medusa head of lights mounted to the front of their car

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Old 06-15-2005, 02:13 AM   #5
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You ring?

I agree that too much light directly in front of the car will hurt your ability to see into the distance. However, that can be offset by having enough lights aimed far down the road. I think the big problem is having too much light concentrated in a single spot will always be distracting wheather it's near or far. I've got 4 foglamps for lighting up the road directly in front of the car and to the sides of the car (they spread the light around enough so it's not concentrated) and 4 driving lamps for seeing down the road (also spread out evenly).

The other big concern (here in california anyways) is having more than 4 lights turned on while others are around. If you're planning on having the 525s switched to lowbeam while having the 520 foglamps AND your headlamps on at the same time, you may want to look into your local laws and regulations and see if they allow you to have more than 4 lamps turned on at once. Or you could just turn your foglamps off while the 525s are set to low.

I think the 520s with foglamp lenses in the RI conversion pods will provide enough light in front of the car and to the sides for peripheral lighting (they use an 85w bulb which will put out alot more light than the OEM foglamps which use a 55w bulb), then have a set of good driving lamps mounted to the light bar (and on an independent switch or even toggled to your high beam stalk) for long distance viewing when others aren't around.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:24 AM   #6
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so it isn't the size of the beam but where you stick it

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Old 06-15-2005, 06:23 PM   #7
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LMAO yall thanks for the 411.I live in SC we get away with lots car wise lol we dont even have state inspections.Thanks again caint wait to get my bar and lights on the way.Brad
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Well in that case, get the biggest lamps you can cram onto the bar.
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