Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
surfgeek33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 985
Send a message via AIM to surfgeek33
Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

Just wanted to get your opinions. I have room for 3 light on the front of my Auminess roof rack. Should I install 3 HID's on top or will Hella 5000's (Cornering or Euros) do. Are 3 HID's overkill? Thanks guys!
__________________

__________________
???

"I do, cellularSTEVE" :o)
surfgeek33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,878
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

The very few times I've actually used my 3 Hella HIDs, I wasn't that impressed. A decent amount of light, but let's just say that I'm glad they came with the SMB I bought because I would have hated to spend that kind of money.

For about the same money, I'd rather buy some of the new high performance LED light bars.


Herb
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Posts: 33
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

Whatever looks cooler : )
__________________
Kenneth Crain - 2009 Ford RB21 with lots of aluminum and lights bolted to itů
kcrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,597
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

3 Go-Lights.
__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Posts: 33
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

.... or 4 HID GoLights.... but that's just crazy.
__________________
Kenneth Crain - 2009 Ford RB21 with lots of aluminum and lights bolted to itů
kcrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Greg In Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,545
Send a message via AIM to Greg In Austin Send a message via Yahoo to Greg In Austin
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

I think you can get away with 4 HID Go-Lights if you are in Texas......

__________________
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]
http://badge.facebook.com/badge/1232...3.32047100.png
Greg In Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Posts: 33
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

Last Saturday night in Big Bend. That Mine is a half mile away......

__________________
Kenneth Crain - 2009 Ford RB21 with lots of aluminum and lights bolted to itů
kcrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
surfgeek33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 985
Send a message via AIM to surfgeek33
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's


Thanks for the input fellas!
__________________
???

"I do, cellularSTEVE" :o)
surfgeek33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 07:01 PM   #9
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,806
Garage
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

I'm thinking strongly about a couple of Go-Lights mounted toward the middle of the top. At least they can be pointed down or backwards so you don't have to cover them like standard fixed forward lights.
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 12:15 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Greg In Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,545
Send a message via AIM to Greg In Austin Send a message via Yahoo to Greg In Austin
Re: Front Rack Lights HID's or 5000's

KC,

Is that Mariscal ??

Before BBRSP, the River Road was my favorite spot in TX.

Greg
__________________

__________________
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]
http://badge.facebook.com/badge/1232...3.32047100.png
Greg In Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.