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#1 Andyjo

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 07:35 PM

Does anyone use an aux-set of backup lights for off-roading/general use..?
i could see them being very useful in some situations... especially when there's a wooden tobogan behind you :banghead:
I was also thinking of wiring my old drill trigger to the backup lights... for those pesky tailgaters :grin:

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 08:45 PM

I've got a set on mine. They're Pilot Navigator fogs, 55w each, mounted to the roof rack.

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Love 'em. Haven't used them yet in traffic, but usually I'm the one tailgating.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:06 PM

nice dice lol

#4 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 10:33 PM

mine are similiar to Samo's, but they are 90w's. They are the perfect backup/cargo light. I usually don't drive my Brat on the street after dark, so don't really have to deal with tailgaters.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:08 PM

Samo, I am jelous of your decal collection! :clap: As for reverse lights, I would love to build a tube rear bumper for my Brat next summer and incorporate some lights into it. I will keep everyone updated! Kurt

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:14 PM

I have a pair of 50 watt mini driving lights mounted just above my rear bumper. They're wired via a relay to the backup lights. Work fine and are so out of the way I forgot I had them. Installed them after a scary episode trying to back down a "road" on the edge of a cliff in a snowstorm. If I get around to it, I'd like to install a switch in the cargo area so I can turn on the lights for camping etc.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:39 PM

Samo, I am jelous of your decal collection! :clap:


Thanks! I love all the stickers on her.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:41 PM

i was thinking of doing up some lights in the back but when i put on my front aux lights,my rpms drop.lights are 50w hooked up with a relay(wires were there from other set of lights i had)though new lights didn't say it was needed.

i assume they're pulling alot off the alt/battery.(cheap walmart battery,i miss my optima yellow top)

#9 Andyjo

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:43 AM

50w wouldn't draw that much current... just about 4.1 amps....
I can leave my 100w's on all day and start right up no problem :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:55 AM

50w wouldn't draw that much current... just about 4.1 amps....
I can leave my 100w's on all day and start right up no problem :rolleyes:


then what would cause my rpms to drop as soon as i turn them on.when i turn them off rpms go back up.
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#11 Andyjo

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 01:43 PM

it takes more juice from the alternator... i guess... wouldn't your rpms go up from that though?
eh... i have my lights wired directly to the battery :grin:

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:03 PM

Remember clear lights facing rearward are illegal in most states...

You don't want to make yourself a magnet for attracting law enforcement.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:27 PM

Remember clear lights facing rearward are illegal in most states...

You don't want to make yourself a magnet for attracting law enforcement.



no doubt!! most of us are already pretty good at that.... don't need more attention

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:14 PM

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Had to show the stickers too, It appears that Samo and i were seperated at birth.

#15 spanky_pete

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:22 PM

Love those "sticker wagons" guys. :lol:

How is everyone running the wiring when mounting lights on the roof?

#16 NoahDL88

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:57 PM

My wiring just goes to the front of the roof rack and goes down the A pillar, to a set of relays under the hood, i'm gonna see about cleaning it up and running it through the rack, or getting that plastic conduit and some zip ties.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:30 AM

Those "sticker wagons" would never pass inspection around here. :D Can't see out the back windows enuff.

I once took a dodge shadow in for inspection and it came back with no rear tint or stickers. They never even bothered to ask me or warn me just ripped it all out.

#18 samo

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 10:50 PM

Those "sticker wagons" would never pass inspection around here. :D Can't see out the back windows enuff.

I once took a dodge shadow in for inspection and it came back with no rear tint or stickers. They never even bothered to ask me or warn me just ripped it all out.


I would have definately put up a fight about that... anyway, I won't hijack the thread with my ranting.

My wiring, to answer the question above, runs out the stock antenna hole, up to the rack, and back to the rear lights and replacement antenna. It works wonderfully.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 09:21 AM

on the rx7 rally car we had a hella 500 mounted to the rear bumper wired into the reverse lights.... just pull the bulbs for the reverse lights and the power is sufficient. worked like a charm......




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