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Old 08-26-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Why all the extra lights

I get why people are upgrading their head lights and fogs... from the factory they suck.

But I don't get why people are adding all the extra lighting to their rigs. The obvious answer is that they use them to see when off roading but on the east coast they only place to off road is Rausch and I don't THINK they allow night wheeling (I could be wrong). It would be hard to use them on the street, the extra lights would absolutely blind oncoming traffic... it might even be illegal to use them on the street.

So, apart from the fact that a Jeep looks REALLY COOL with all the extra lights.. why spend the money?
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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different strokes as far as what looks good to them..I don't care for them myself but many do..to me a thousand dollars worth of lights is no more foolish than a $40,000 jeep

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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I don't have any extra lights but I've wheeled in the dark a couple times on the East Coast. There are hundreds of places to wheel that aren't "parks" such as Rausch Creek. That being said, I probably wouldn't get the lights because I don't go out in the dark often enough and I may be the only person who does NOT like the way they look.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Better to have them and not need them rather than need 'em and not have them!

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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when it is 2am and you are 100 miles from the nearest populated area, things get REALLY dark. rock lights seem like one of those silly unnecessary things but I dont think I will ever rock crawl at night without them.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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It's all what you want, like, and how you want to outfit your rig.
I have enough LEDs to blind God but on a dark country road at night it makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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All the surplus amperes have to be used or the alternator backs up.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #9
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I have auxiliary lights on my Jeep for two reasons. The number 1 reason is they look good, and so do the lighted switches on the interior. Number 2, when you get outside of the city lights, things get dark and they become damn handy to have.

ETA....I also have a reverse flood light that is very handy at night no matter where I'm at.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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Just cause it's not a park doesn't mean we can't wheel there OP. We know how to have fun over here, and sometimes it spills over into the night.

Personally I'm rarely out that late. If I was more often I would invest, but till then I have a looong list of things to do first.

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