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Old August 29th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hey Gang, what's the vox populi say about offroad lighting? Where is the best bang for the buck in terms of offroad specific lights? Way back in the 80's, I used to wheel a 74' Stepside Dodge, and I bought two off-brand spot lights from Meijer's (Dorcy brand, maybe?) and they seemed to work really well. 30 years later, things must be improved beyond that, and they didn't work badly at all. So, between KC, Delta, Hella, and etc, and some of the different bulb options (LED, HID, etc), what is the best path to enlightenment (get it?)? Again, not what is the best at any price, but what's the best in terms of bang-for-buck?

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Old August 30th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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IPF 968 is a good all-around driving and off-road light that can be had for a good price (<$100 w/ 100w bulbs).

Otherwise, I've always had good luck with Hella at each pricepoint (500 series, 1000 series, 4000 series).
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Old August 30th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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kc's are hard to beat and their 23 year warranty offers a lot of bang...

With the kcs you get everything relays, switches, mounts, wiring, and grill guards. The service is top notch as well

My slim lights have never let me down.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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I need to keep my KC's long enough to see what happens to them during the 24th year!!!
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These are crazy bright http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lighting-Jee...n=HLAH71020171

HID's at like $100 each.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:05 AM   #6
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All depends on what you need the lights for. Some guys want to light a 1/2 mile, some want to light 100ft.

IMO, for basic trail riding, and any slow speed wheeling, then $10 tractor lights in a flood pattern are about the best deal out there. TSC / harbor freight / walmart/ meijers all usually have them.
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Front Bumper I have KC' Slim Lights for long range illumination. Have another set on the windshield hinges, but can't think of when I have ever used them.

For actual rock crawling at night, agree with Hag gar, TSC $10 specials. Have some tucked up under the rig out of the way for putting light right in front of the wheels. Work great, cheap, and easy to mount with a rubber-coated housing.
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