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Thread: HIDs and Fire/Ice Light bar.
11-08-2011, 08:45 PM #1
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HIDs and Fire/Ice Light bar.
Haven't been around much but I just made a couple additions to the truck so I thought I'd share em with ya'll.
HIDs are Xentec 35w 6000k kits in both Lows and Fogs
Light Bar is a Plasmaglow Fire and Ice bar.
Fog Lights at Night...
Low and Fog Lights...
2009 Silverado LTZ Z71 4x4
ReadyLift 2.25" leveling kit
285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grapps
5%tint all around
Plasmaglow Fire & Ice LED Bar
6000k HID's Low and Fogs
11-08-2011, 11:47 PM #2
Looks very sharp! Who did the burn out in the street?
11-09-2011, 07:20 AM #3
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My friend in his duramax lol
11-09-2011, 10:37 AM #4
looks nice, thumbs up!
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Westin Nerf Steps
11-09-2011, 10:52 AM #5
I hate to be a buzzkill, but it looks like a lot of glare from HIDs placed in a standard lamp assembly. The fogs are ok as they're mostly downward-angled, but there's a reason placement of HID kits into standard lamp assemblies is becoming illegal in many places -- the glare is flat-out unsafe for on-coming drivers ... which is flat-out unsafe for you (they might hit you). It may be cheap. It may even look good. But if it's not safe (for you and others) then you really need to ask yourself if you should be doing it. If someone wrecks and they claim it's glare-induced and you're out of legal specification then you have an UGLY lawsuit on your hands.
With safety in mind, if you need extra light to see deer, opossum, etc. then the safest ways to obtain it are to: a) perform a HID projector retrofit (do not confuse this with installation of a HID kit into a standard projector lamp -- HID projectors are VERY different from standard projectors), b) increase your fog lamps to 65 watts and wire up your fogs to always be on when your low and high beams are on AND wire up your low beams such that they are on when your high beams are on.
The first approach is very pricey. The second approach is about 10 bucks and 20 mins of your time and sheds every bit as much light as HIDs ... without the annoying (and illegal in many places) glare that cheap (i.e. under 200 clams) HID kits (without HID projectors) induce.
Personally, every time I see someone running high-glare HIDS down the road I pray that they drop a ballast, fry a wire, or have a short. I sit high enough on the road in a lifted rig that it doesn't induce glare for me ... but I know it does for others. This puts my safety, the safety of the driver with the HIDs, and the safety of anyone who shares the road with him/her at risk. That's UNCOOL -- no matter how cool someone thinks it looks.
Last edited by SurrealOne; 11-09-2011 at 11:00 AM.
11-09-2011, 03:22 PM #6
Looks good! I've been contemplating the Plasmaglow light bar as well....04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
11-09-2011, 04:49 PM #7
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All I can say is sick! That light bar is so bad! Does yours have the sequential turn signal feature??
2006 Duramax LBZ
4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
Lots of work left to do!
11-09-2011, 06:24 PM #8
11-09-2011, 06:43 PM #9
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I ordered mine for Realtruck.com. They were and still are on sale:
Fire and Ice (the blinking bar)
$62 for the flexible
$104 for the solid bar
FireStorm (the sequential)
$147 for what I'm assuming is the flexible but it doesn't really say.
11-15-2011, 01:42 PM #10
I have to agree with the opinion stated above. If you're going to have HID's, angle them down more so, and i hope to god you do not drive around with your fog lights and low beams on during the day... That has to be one of my biggest pet peeves. It drives me nuts seeing people driving around down the highway with their fog lights on when it's not even foggy. It's just as bad as having your brights on for the oncoming drivers. So i flash them my fog lights, they freak out and bright me. Some times i just wish i would have enough anger to turn around and just give it to them.
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