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Old 03-07-2017, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Should I put on a light bar or leave it alone?

I'm wanting to know your guys opinion on putting a light bar on the roof. I'm wanting to lose the grandpa truck look and get a more off-road look just don't know what to do. Go for it or no? 29,000 miles on her stock.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:19 AM   #2
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the problem with light bars is they are bright and could blind oncoming traffic. if your wanting more light, research a headlight upgrade. i bought some glass housings off ebay a while back that let me refit the truck with modern 9004 headlamps. the light is way brighter than the sealed beam lamps. and those lights used the same plug as the original lights.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:40 PM   #3
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Yeah I understand they'd only be for off-road use, i just wondered people's opinion on the looks of it
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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I think they look better than the old round lights
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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They look fine. I went 6" round lights for the retro look myself. Then again my headlights can give most light bars a run for their money.

If you put the light bar low you might be able to use it with your high beams. In my state it is legal to use off-road lights at or below headlight level with your high beams. I take advantage of this with nearly 300w of forward light and sometimes blind myself on tight turns.
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I love my light bars. I run them on the road but I switch them off for on-coming cars. I drive at night in mostly rural roads and as far as I am concerned, they are a requirement.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:18 PM   #7
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there are several ways to install aftermarket lights. you need to be aware of glare (off the hood) from the lights when they are up high. I've seen them on the fenders and on the roof.





buy luggage rack and install them on that...



these would be cool to find...



I'm partial to bumper lights personally...



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If you plan to use it, don't put it on the roof. I have lights on my light bar and will be removing them later. I'll be doing something similar to what DVDswan has. Lights on the roof provide plenty of light around you but the glare off the hood gets pretty bad and it can leave a shadow directly in front of you if (like me) your headlights are significantly dimmer than your light bar.
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I personally think big light bars are a huge huge waste for most consumers and there are better things to spend your money on because you can rarely use it on the street unless you're in a real rural area.
Now, in saying that I think a ~20" or so light bar is perfectly fine for most people, just don't go spending $700 on some big rigid light bar with special glow and backcolor and all that fancy crap.
Personally I have the older style cube/round led lights that first came out 5 or 6 years back.
2 up top and 3 behind the grill,

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Old 03-11-2017, 11:58 PM   #10
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kind of depends on the lights that you are looking at and the light bar that you want to put them on.

I have lights on the top of the bumper and on the roof of one truck, and do not have any problems with glare on the hood.
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