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Old 09-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Opinions wanted on Aux lights

I'm trying to decide what led light setup i want to run. after looking at Rigid Indust's product catalog I'm thinking Dually Spots at the windshield and Dually D2 Wide on the bumper.

reason for the 1st gen dually's up top is the spots project light further than what the D2's offer according to there catalog.

headlights are stock. still on the fence on what i want to do with those.

just wanted to get the community's thoughts and opinions.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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I've got Dually spots on the bumper and D2 wides on the windshield. They're pretty awesome. I can't really compare to anything else. Of course, my kids want me to get a 50" bar on top of the windshield (I think they look cool too), but not sure I need it. We were up in the mountains a couple of weeks ago. Left late afternoon and got on a dirt road in the high country, then it started to rain. With these lights, visibility wasn't an issue. I turned the lights off for a minute and wife about freaked. Without those lights, it would have been a nightmare getting back down.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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Wouldn't the Wides cause glare on the hood being at the windshield?
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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I have the Dually D2 driving lights on the hood. Love them. Thinking of adding the spots, but for now, these are great.

I did upgrade the headlights to the KC H4 conversion. For the money, they're outstanding. Slight improvement on low beam and significant upgrade on high beams. wasn't interested in paying the coin for Speaker's, etc. The KC upgrade for $100 is a great value.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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That's the thing, the D2's dont have a spot version. At least not according to their product catalog. D2's have Driving, Wide and Diffused. D1's have Spot, Flood and I think diffused was the last one. When you look at the output patterns it show. Driving and flood/wide throw the same "straight ahead" distance Driving being a tad further. Flood/Wide of course put out more to the sides. The Spots throw out the furthest.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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Which bracket did you guys go with on your windshield. I am on the fence, I am thinking I want the rigid bracket that lets me mount them both vertically and horizontally. What do you think? I want to use the Dually Spots on the windshield.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #7
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Depending on what state you live in, I'd definitely recommend hella e-codes for your headlights. If your state is strict about inspection, I'd just get the DOT approved ones. I put them in tonight and it's a ridiculous difference. Plus you can change the bulb to whatever you want. For the aux lighting? I have KC long range daylighters on the windshield. They look great, but they're definitely not as functional as LEDs. I'm on the fence about replacing them. I absolutely love the look with the stone guards, but they just can't compete. I'd get some spot beam cubes on the windshield, doesn't matter if its rigid or not. And whatever else your wallet allows. Hahaha have fun! It's your rig, do what makes you happy.
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Floods (previously referred to as fog) should be mounted lower on the vehicle. Their purpose is to project shorter and wide. You are going to miss out on a lot of their function if they are mounted up high, pointing forward.

Spots and Driving do best mounted higher simply because the higher they are, the better chance they have at avoiding obstacles, letting them throw the light farther.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:53 AM   #9
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Depending on what state you live in, I'd definitely recommend hella e-codes for your headlights. If your state is strict about inspection, I'd just get the DOT approved ones. I put them in tonight and it's a ridiculous difference. Plus you can change the bulb to whatever you want.
Headlight choice? Here's another vote for Hella E-Code H4 Headlights - check this out:
Truck-Lites or another option? Here's what I did...

A-pillar windshield brackets - take a look at this:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ts-297257.html
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Floods (previously referred to as fog) should be mounted lower on the vehicle. Their purpose is to project shorter and wide. You are going to miss out on a lot of their function if they are mounted up high, pointing forward.

Spots and Driving do best mounted higher simply because the higher they are, the better chance they have at avoiding obstacles, letting them throw the light farther.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #11
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X2 on the comment about fogs are floods. Flood (fog) beams are wide and short. Spots/driving lights are narrow and longer range. Most guys when buying want long range until the find the beam is so narrow it often over- shoots everything near and around their rig. If possible, have a pair of flood beams and a pair of spot/ driving. If you only want to have one pair, the flood beams will probably be more useful.

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