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General Category => Car/Truck Mod Talk => Topic started by: Rollingrock on November 06, 2018, 11:39:35 PM

Title: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 06, 2018, 11:39:35 PM
Aurora Scene Lights. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 07, 2018, 10:03:48 AM
What?  No picture of how they light up the surrounding area? 

They look good though.  I like them.  I would love some extra lighting outback. Gets dark at the house.

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 07, 2018, 10:11:52 AM
What?  No picture of how they light up the surrounding area? 

They look good though.  I like them.  I would love some extra lighting outback. Gets dark at the house.

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yeah that was dumb on my part....LOL...i will get a light shot tonight, err I mean this afternoon.   

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: GreyMichFX4 on November 07, 2018, 03:08:22 PM
Jason, where did you get these I have been looking for something similar for my truck. Do you have a picture of how they are mounted?



Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 07, 2018, 03:25:25 PM
I got them here:   https://offbrandproducts.com/collections/aurora-led-pod-work-lights/products/premium-3-led-light-pod-w-scene-light-beamqty-2 .  They come with 2 wire harness but you will need more power wire. 


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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 07, 2018, 03:26:36 PM
Nice add-on!
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 07, 2018, 03:29:28 PM
Jason, where did you get these I have been looking for something similar for my truck. Do you have a picture of how they are mounted?

On your truck, you will have 2 holes on either side of the bottom of your bumper...that is where I had them on my 06.  Yours should be the same.   Plus easier to hide the wires.

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 07, 2018, 03:30:15 PM
Nice add-on!

Thank you sir.

I still have a 10 inch and 20 inch light bar to tinker with.   Mounts for the 17-19's are hard to come by. 
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 07, 2018, 05:40:16 PM
I never could find a good spot for a switch on my truck so I wont put any lights on it.  Everything on the truck is soft touch, no hard plastic, at least not in any place you'd put a switch. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 07, 2018, 08:28:11 PM
I never could find a good spot for a switch on my truck so I wont put any lights on it.  Everything on the truck is soft touch, no hard plastic, at least not in any place you'd put a switch. 

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Ah Grasshopper, you are talking to the king of remotes.  You would use a remote box for lights.   

Superbrights makes several that take different amps and voltages.   There are some more expensive ones out there too but I have used them on our camper and golf cart for years.   

They work by the ground wire through the remote box switch.   

I have used this one on 3 different campers.   Will be getting another one for sure.   ratted for 10 amps. 

http://www.autolumination.com/remote.html (http://www.autolumination.com/remote.html)

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 07, 2018, 09:29:28 PM
Taken from inside my garage. Crap.... they are brighter than I thought.   (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181108/89a650d171ad6ee189cfafdc0486024b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 08, 2018, 09:53:21 AM
BTW, if you guys need Aurora lights from www.offbrandproducts.com (http://www.offbrandproducts.com)

Use discount code I-Need-Lights and you will get 10% off

JP

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 08, 2018, 06:46:49 PM
That's impressive.  I'm going to have to look in to those remotes. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 08, 2018, 08:07:22 PM
Here are a few more pics.  These are 120į wide.  Perfect for work lights.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181109/ff725fc0f6c85c57f7fe5b4bbcf3abe6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181109/2302c9d3323fe8f7a1f470f98e46d822.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181109/1f5a4f3d93ba9a0419ca7ad08a8d0b52.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 08, 2018, 08:49:09 PM
BTW, if you guys need Aurora lights from [url=http://www.offbrandproducts.com]www.offbrandproducts.com[/url] ([url]http://www.offbrandproducts.com[/url])

Use discount code I-Need-Lights and you will get 10% off

JP

Thanks Jason. I need a set to put in the ADD rear Bumper going on next week. Iíll check these out instead of buying cheap off-brand ones from Flea-Bay.


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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 08, 2018, 09:20:42 PM
BTW, if you guys need Aurora lights from [url=http://www.offbrandproducts.com]www.offbrandproducts.com[/url] ([url]http://www.offbrandproducts.com[/url])

Use discount code I-Need-Lights and you will get 10% off

JP

Thanks Jason. I need a set to put in the ADD rear Bumper going on next week. Iíll check these out instead of buying cheap off-brand ones from Flea-Bay.


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Aurora are total Rigid knock offs but I think they are brighter and better made.   The pics really don't do them justice.  They are bright AF.   But not as bright as their 40 watt Flood pattern lights...those are just crazy bright.   I didn't want that this go around, I wanted like a 10-20 ft work light but yet enough to get some one off my butt on the highway.

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 08, 2018, 10:43:02 PM
BTW, if you guys need Aurora lights from [url=http://www.offbrandproducts.com]www.offbrandproducts.com[/url] ([url]http://www.offbrandproducts.com[/url])

Use discount code I-Need-Lights and you will get 10% off

JP

Thanks Jason. I need a set to put in the ADD rear Bumper going on next week. Iíll check these out instead of buying cheap off-brand ones from Flea-Bay.


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Aurora are total Rigid knock offs but I think they are brighter and better made.   The pics really don't do them justice.  They are bright AF.   But not as bright as their 40 watt Flood pattern lights...those are just crazy bright.   I didn't want that this go around, I wanted like a 10-20 ft work light but yet enough to get some one off my butt on the highway.

I feel better about these knowing you have them, lol.




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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 08, 2018, 10:43:53 PM
I never could find a good spot for a switch on my truck so I wont put any lights on it.  Everything on the truck is soft touch, no hard plastic, at least not in any place you'd put a switch. 

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Ha, I have a set of switches that are overhead, but nothing hooked up to them right now!


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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 09, 2018, 09:14:56 AM
I never could find a good spot for a switch on my truck so I wont put any lights on it.  Everything on the truck is soft touch, no hard plastic, at least not in any place you'd put a switch. 

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Ha, I have a set of switches that are overhead, but nothing hooked up to them right now!


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If you have the upfitter switches, connecting lights is super easy.   The bundle is located near the driver side and you simply connect the corresponding color to the switch number.  1-4 are 12-20 amp and 5-6 are 30 amp I believe.   Then you simply ground to the battery and presto.  Doneso.   

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on November 09, 2018, 09:43:29 AM
If you have the upfitter switches, connecting lights is super easy.   The bundle is located near the driver side and you simply connect the corresponding color to the switch number.  1-4 are 12-20 amp and 5-6 are 30 amp I believe.   Then you simply ground to the battery and presto.  Doneso.

Please tell me you did not pull a RP and do that without a relay...
 :dope:
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 09, 2018, 09:46:49 AM
If you have the upfitter switches, connecting lights is super easy.   The bundle is located near the driver side and you simply connect the corresponding color to the switch number.  1-4 are 12-20 amp and 5-6 are 30 amp I believe.   Then you simply ground to the battery and presto.  Doneso.

Please tell me you did not pull a RP and do that without a relay...
 :dope:

All Ford Upfitter switches are tied to relays.   That is the beauty of the upfitters.

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on November 09, 2018, 01:53:28 PM
If you have the upfitter switches, connecting lights is super easy.   The bundle is located near the driver side and you simply connect the corresponding color to the switch number.  1-4 are 12-20 amp and 5-6 are 30 amp I believe.   Then you simply ground to the battery and presto.  Doneso.

Please tell me you did not pull a RP and do that without a relay...
 :dope:

All Ford Upfitter switches are tied to relays.   That is the beauty of the upfitters.

that's right, after 2004 they stopped having some be just a switch and some be relay fed.
- I am now recalling this conversation some time back... :doh:
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 09, 2018, 04:28:22 PM
BTW, if you guys need Aurora lights from [url=http://www.offbrandproducts.com]www.offbrandproducts.com[/url] ([url]http://www.offbrandproducts.com[/url])

Use discount code I-Need-Lights and you will get 10% off

JP

Thanks Jason. I need a set to put in the ADD rear Bumper going on next week. Iíll check these out instead of buying cheap off-brand ones from Flea-Bay.


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Aurora are total Rigid knock offs but I think they are brighter and better made.   The pics really don't do them justice.  They are bright AF.   But not as bright as their 40 watt Flood pattern lights...those are just crazy bright.   I didn't want that this go around, I wanted like a 10-20 ft work light but yet enough to get some one off my butt on the highway.

I feel better about these knowing you have them, lol.




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Aurora makes nice lights.  I had a 20" bar on my old truck.  Cassie had a 20" bar on her WRX.  I also have two 6" combo bars and two cubes in a flood pattern on my atv.  Another friend had two 6" combo bars on his car as well.  I like that their cubes are 10 watts per LED.  I think their bigger bars are 5 watts per LED.  A lot of the cheaper brands are 3 watts. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 09, 2018, 04:51:33 PM
I have only bought 1 pair of Rigid cubes.

My jeep had only Aurora's on it.  I had 2 50 light bars, one DR and on SR, then 20 inche hood bar, and 10 inch bumper with cubes everywhere.   LOL

Plus I live in a town now called Aurora so I am kind of partial.    :uugly:
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 09, 2018, 05:08:42 PM
I need to know more about those remotes.  Which remote did you go with?  That link looked more like key fobs. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 09, 2018, 07:59:24 PM
If you have the upfitter switches, connecting lights is super easy.   The bundle is located near the driver side and you simply connect the corresponding color to the switch number.  1-4 are 12-20 amp and 5-6 are 30 amp I believe.   Then you simply ground to the battery and presto.  Doneso.

Please tell me you did not pull a RP and do that without a relay...
 :dope:

MIne aren't Ford Upfitters. I installed a custom panel, so anything I hook up has to have a relay installed. Fine with me as I have a wack load of good ones that I can make use of. The plan is to set up the back bumper lights so that I can trigger to come on with the reverse lights or manually. I'll mount up a LED bar on the front once I get the matching front bumper to the rear one going on next week.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 09, 2018, 09:03:29 PM
I need to know more about those remotes.  Which remote did you go with?  That link looked more like key fobs. 

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For my RV under belly lights and awning lights, I used the one to the left, 4 channel remote.
http://www.autolumination.com/remote.html (http://www.autolumination.com/remote.html)

I don't know what amps the fogs draw so I may look for something similar but beefier. 

Something like this:
https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/spod-6-circuit-source-system-remote-control-power-module-rcpm/_/R-GNJV-RCPM?gclid=CjwKCAiA_ZTfBRBjEiwAN6YG4UD6uWEvmrjzGQp7WSlNkK94ND8fIAIe6OhEkuYlJMfY6Rw-bf7rrRoCgJEQAvD_BwE&ecmp=s:google_738830849_38035436109__aud-78878171836:pla-277654025653_SPOD_PODRCPM_base_US&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1&tf=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&sc_intid=PODRCPM&ef_id=CjwKCAiA_ZTfBRBjEiwAN6YG4UD6uWEvmrjzGQp7WSlNkK94ND8fIAIe6OhEkuYlJMfY6Rw-bf7rrRoCgJEQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL (https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/spod-6-circuit-source-system-remote-control-power-module-rcpm/_/R-GNJV-RCPM?gclid=CjwKCAiA_ZTfBRBjEiwAN6YG4UD6uWEvmrjzGQp7WSlNkK94ND8fIAIe6OhEkuYlJMfY6Rw-bf7rrRoCgJEQAvD_BwE&ecmp=s:google_738830849_38035436109__aud-78878171836:pla-277654025653_SPOD_PODRCPM_base_US&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1&tf=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&sc_intid=PODRCPM&ef_id=CjwKCAiA_ZTfBRBjEiwAN6YG4UD6uWEvmrjzGQp7WSlNkK94ND8fIAIe6OhEkuYlJMfY6Rw-bf7rrRoCgJEQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL)!7836!3!172972240203!!!g!277654025653!&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=SC%20Shopping%20-%20NTM%20Desktop&ecmp=s:google_738830849_38035436109__aud-78878171836:pla-277654025653
 

Or this
https://www.amazon.com/Blazer-C3050K-Wireless-Management-Accessories/dp/B06XNV3PPC (https://www.amazon.com/Blazer-C3050K-Wireless-Management-Accessories/dp/B06XNV3PPC)

There are tons of new options out there.

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 09, 2018, 09:07:01 PM
If you have the upfitter switches, connecting lights is super easy.   The bundle is located near the driver side and you simply connect the corresponding color to the switch number.  1-4 are 12-20 amp and 5-6 are 30 amp I believe.   Then you simply ground to the battery and presto.  Doneso.

Please tell me you did not pull a RP and do that without a relay...
 :dope:

MIne aren't Ford Upfitters. I installed a custom panel, so anything I hook up has to have a relay installed. Fine with me as I have a wack load of good ones that I can make use of. The plan is to set up the back bumper lights so that I can trigger to come on with the reverse lights or manually. I'll mount up a LED bar on the front once I get the matching front bumper to the rear one going on next week.

All the Aurora lights come with relays and switches so you can cut the switch out and wire to your pod.   The two light kits come with connectors for the lights...you will however have to splice pos and neg wires in between the connections b/c they are not long enough to make it from the back of the truck to the front. 
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 09, 2018, 11:38:33 PM
Makes sense. I already have power and a fused distribution box hidden behind the tail light. I will however need to route some wiring to be able to connect the switch to the relay that I will have to mount at the back of the truck.

The whole front is wired in and ready for a light bar, I just have to get the really expensive bumper...
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 15, 2018, 03:40:53 PM
Jason (or anyone this applies to), on a side note but somewhat related to switch location.  Assuming you still carry, where do you put your gun while driving?  I like some of the mountain but again, I don't want to drill in to the dash.  I'm also hesitant to apply an adhesive to it as well.  Alien Gear makes a seat holster that places it between your legs on the front of the seat. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: GreyMichFX4 on November 15, 2018, 03:47:01 PM
Mike, my gun get tossed in the center console while I'm driving. I am not a fan of any of the car holsters that mount in plain sight as they are good way to get shot or at least cuffed if the officer is having a bad day and see's the gun. I have thought about mounting a holster in my console but have not moved from just an idea to actually doing it.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 15, 2018, 04:28:45 PM
Mike, my gun get tossed in the center console while I'm driving. I am not a fan of any of the car holsters that mount in plain sight as they are good way to get shot or at least cuffed if the officer is having a bad day and see's the gun. I have thought about mounting a holster in my console but have not moved from just an idea to actually doing it.
Yeah that reasoning has crossed my mind.  I put mine in the console probably half the time.  The other half it goes right in the open storage in front of the console.  I was pulled over by a state trooper for speeding and it was in my console.  Before even reaching for my info I told the officer I had a loaded gun in the console.  He was really cool about it.  Asked me to remove it, place it on the dash, he asked for the mag and held on to it until we were finished.  He asked if I had one in the chamber.  I replied no because I didn't at the time.  He said ok well if you do then at least you'll only get one shot off on me and he laughed and walked away with my mag.  Haha.  Cool guy.  Actually let me slide on the speeding, instead writing me up for not signing my registration.  Haha

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 15, 2018, 04:37:14 PM
Most of the time it is here in the door or in center console.  Sometimes I travel with more than 1.   I also have a lockable storage under the rear buck seats where I can put an AR or other rifles.  When I carry in my hip...I carry Israeli style.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181115/88de9bb934092a70d48be61cba229125.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 15, 2018, 04:56:06 PM
Most of the time it is here in the door or in center console.  Sometimes I travel with more than 1.   I also have a lockable storage under the rear buck seats where I can put an AR or other rifles.  When I carry in my hip...I carry Israeli style.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181115/88de9bb934092a70d48be61cba229125.jpg)

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I like the idea of the door.  I do put it there sometimes.  It's a little awkward to grab though and rattles around a bit which drives me crazy.  I do like that it's out of site but should I get pulled over, it's easily accessible to a cop.  No unnecessary reaching around. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 16, 2018, 04:54:46 PM
Consider getting a JM4 holster and it won't rattle.

This is my paddle holster and for some reason it doesn't rattle either. 

https://jm4tactical.com/

I have three of them for when I carry IWB

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 16, 2018, 06:41:06 PM
Consider getting a JM4 holster and it won't rattle.

This is my paddle holster and for some reason it doesn't rattle either. 

https://jm4tactical.com/

I have three of them for when I carry IWB
I guess I should clarify that when it's in my door, it's not in a holster.  Im using an Alien Gear IWB holster.  It works well but isn't something I want to take on and off more than necessary so I just leave the holster and place and remove the gun.  Hell, if it's a short drive, I just jump in and go.  It's a little uncomfortable if I leave it there but this isn't Texas so its better to just keep it out of site, out of mind to others and not let people see you holster and unholster it.  People are parnoid enough.

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on November 17, 2018, 10:36:55 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181115/88de9bb934092a70d48be61cba229125.jpg)

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OT : WeatherTech for the WIN !!!

Nice choice.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 17, 2018, 01:37:58 PM
Weathertech...I don't leave home without them.

RR
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on November 17, 2018, 09:58:16 PM
Weathertech...I don't leave home without them.

RR

I had Fox Weather Boots in the 2006, those were very nice.  They don't make them for the Nav.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 19, 2018, 07:28:02 PM
Thinking about these

https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html (https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html)

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 20, 2018, 04:51:05 PM
Looks slick, nice and low profile.


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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 25, 2018, 03:00:02 PM
Thinking about these

https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html (https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html)
I dont know how I feel about it.  I don't really like bull bars though, either. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 25, 2018, 09:00:25 PM
Mid 4 done.....Ham Radio moved over and installed.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/1765421ec871a50672c3b119dfb3a011.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 25, 2018, 09:21:45 PM
Thinking about these

https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html (https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html)
I dont know how I feel about it.  I don't really like bull bars though, either. 

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I have a concern of deer and liked that this one would match the big Ford Grills but it does cover the front plate and that is a no no in Texas.   I don't like to get give a reason to stop me.  Don't get me wrong I appreciate our LEO's but less contact is good. 
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 25, 2018, 09:37:04 PM
Thinking about these

https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html (https://www.realtruck.com/aries-advantedge-bull-bar/R184716P2019Y722MA.html)
I dont know how I feel about it.  I don't really like bull bars though, either. 

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I have a concern of deer and liked that this one would match the big Ford Grills but it does cover the front plate and that is a no no in Texas.   I don't like to get give a reason to stop me.  Don't get me wrong I appreciate our LEO's but less contact is good.
I hear ya.  Pennsylvania is #1 in deer collisions and they've actually gotten worse this year statistically. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 26, 2018, 08:16:00 AM
Offbrand products is having a big sale on Aurora lights.  I'm too broke to buy anything but figured I'd throw it out there.

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 26, 2018, 01:13:01 PM
Offbrand products is having a big sale on Aurora lights.  I'm too broke to buy anything but figured I'd throw it out there.

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Cool, I just want a set of cubes for the rear bumper. I can't decide on regular cubes or flush mount...
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on November 26, 2018, 02:12:40 PM
Cool, I just want a set of cubes for the rear bumper. I can't decide on regular cubes or flush mount...

I keep mulling over the multi function cube ( surface mount ).

https://offbrandproducts.com/products/aurora-2-inch-led-flush-mount-light-pod-w-white-red-light-qty-2

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0053/7975/2051/products/ALO-2-E12KR_1024x1024.jpg)

Only thing holding me up is I have to fish the CHMSL down the c pillar and run the trailer tow battery charge up into the c pillar with a relay to get the stop lamp function.
- No RP wiring here  :redneck:
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 26, 2018, 03:52:16 PM
So people in the next county over know when you're braking

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 27, 2018, 09:49:35 PM
Cool, I just want a set of cubes for the rear bumper. I can't decide on regular cubes or flush mount...

I keep mulling over the multi function cube ( surface mount ).

https://offbrandproducts.com/products/aurora-2-inch-led-flush-mount-light-pod-w-white-red-light-qty-2

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Only thing holding me up is I have to fish the CHMSL down the c pillar and run the trailer tow battery charge up into the c pillar with a relay to get the stop lamp function.
- No RP wiring here  :redneck:

Those look slick! I could get rid of the led light strip under the tail gate.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 27, 2018, 10:00:57 PM
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 27, 2018, 10:09:21 PM
Those multi's look interesting.

I can tell you that my scene lights are pretty bad ass.  There was this jack hole living in the left lane today, I got around him then in front of him safely of course... put my right blinker on....flipped the lights 2 times at him and he got in the right lane.

He got the point.   

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Too Stroked on November 28, 2018, 06:40:03 AM
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

[url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url])

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I got one of the first ones available and installed it this past weekend. Although not as good as the LED pods it replaced, it's actually quite impressive. And as you said, it's a hell of a lot more subtle looking.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on November 28, 2018, 08:53:16 AM
So people in the next county over know when you're braking

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Around here there is still a 50-50 chance of getting rear ended with these installed.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 28, 2018, 01:36:32 PM
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

[url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url])

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IMO, that is way nicer then the LED strip I have now. If I didn't have the holes in the new bumper, I would likely just go this route.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 28, 2018, 06:25:12 PM
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

[url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url])

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I got one of the first ones available and installed it this past weekend. Although not as good as the LED pods it replaced, it's actually quite impressive. And as you said, it's a hell of a lot more subtle looking.


you picked up a pair of these Tom?

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 28, 2018, 06:58:41 PM
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

[url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url])

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I got one of the first ones available and installed it this past weekend. Although not as good as the LED pods it replaced, it's actually quite impressive. And as you said, it's a hell of a lot more subtle looking.


you picked up a pair of these Tom?
I think he's talking about the license plate light in my link. 

Either way, what the hell man.  You're holding out on us. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on November 28, 2018, 07:56:02 PM
He is a sneaky one that Tom....

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Too Stroked on November 28, 2018, 08:50:54 PM
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

[url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url])

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I got one of the first ones available and installed it this past weekend. Although not as good as the LED pods it replaced, it's actually quite impressive. And as you said, it's a hell of a lot more subtle looking.


you picked up a pair of these Tom?


No. I picked up one of the license plate LED light bars linked in Mike's post. I do like your LED pods though!
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on November 28, 2018, 09:11:19 PM
Worth the money, Tom?  How does your version differ to the new one? 
This caught my eye the other day. I like the subtlety of it. 

[url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url] ([url]http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/reverse-back-up/921-led/lpr-reverse-72-w.html[/url])

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I got one of the first ones available and installed it this past weekend. Although not as good as the LED pods it replaced, it's actually quite impressive. And as you said, it's a hell of a lot more subtle looking.


you picked up a pair of these Tom?


No. I picked up one of the license plate LED light bars linked in Mike's post. I do like your LED pods though!


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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 06, 2018, 04:55:54 PM
The mods keep coming (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181206/7a53a482a99ea44c7d0d682538e25de2.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on December 06, 2018, 10:48:34 PM
The mods keep coming (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181206/7a53a482a99ea44c7d0d682538e25de2.jpg)

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Thanks, I had misplaced your telephone number & Address...
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 06, 2018, 11:11:23 PM
Man that Ramen noodle diet is paying off.  Thinking about switching over myself. 

So what's in the box?  I have to admit, I've never really ventured in to upgrading springs and suspension much.  I don't tow heavy enough loads or often enough to warrant it. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 06, 2018, 11:13:16 PM
The mods keep coming (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181206/7a53a482a99ea44c7d0d682538e25de2.jpg)

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You are welcome anytime sir...
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 06, 2018, 11:21:10 PM
Man that Ramen noodle diet is paying off.  Thinking about switching over myself. 

So what's in the box?  I have to admit, I've never really ventured in to upgrading springs and suspension much.  I don't tow heavy enough loads or often enough to warrant it. 

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LOL, I am getting tired of Ramen....only 3 flavors is driving me insane.   

Ordered a set of Rebel SumoSprings, progressive rate airless "bags" . rated at 2600 lbs @50% compression.   

I had airbags on the pior 250 but I also had air lines running to 3 locations, including the pump, gauge in the cab and dual manual inflate location at the license plate bolts.   I tested out the sumosprings on the F150 mainly for the side to side help when under load towing...was very impressed with them and I have them sold already so I got my money back minus 40 bucks.  I ordered these this week since they are running a 25% off sale till the end of the year but decided to get the 2 piece version for my 250.  Basically, these are air bags without the hassle.   I will run just a tad less weight distro on the hitch when pulling to keep the drive axle near normal height and load yet maintaining proper weight distribution and sway control.   
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 06, 2018, 11:26:13 PM
Spray head for size....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181207/b0a2c7ce41fb94721ab8b674326ddc2b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 08, 2018, 11:45:59 PM
Because I'm way too lazy to research, where do these go?  Do they replace the leafs?
Spray head for size....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181207/b0a2c7ce41fb94721ab8b674326ddc2b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 10:58:42 AM
think of them as an alternative to air bags

they replace the factory bump stop....not the overload.   I am installing today, will get a few photos. 

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 09, 2018, 11:37:02 AM
think of them as an alternative to air bags

they replace the factory bump stop....not the overload.   I am installing today, will get a few photos.
I guess you won't be using your DeWalt Impact Ratchet.  Haha.

I stopped being lazy and looked these up.  Pretty cool.  I wonder how they hold up over time.  Do they wear out?  And do they provide any lift at all or do they retain factory height?

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 12:32:48 PM
No dewalt for sure....the Milwaukee is on my xmas list. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 03:51:21 PM
All done.  I ended up having to take the rear driver tire off....made it much faster and yes an impact ratchet would of quick work of this job.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181209/e84fc0d80effbc193318785b696ace09.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181209/57149a7eee07832484e9485cb3b176ea.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Too Stroked on December 09, 2018, 04:04:54 PM
No Hyperdressing on the underside of your truck before taking pictures. Now go to your room!
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 04:11:29 PM
No Hyperdressing on the underside of your truck before taking pictures. Now go to your room!
It's been raining for 3 straight days.  Lol.   

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 09, 2018, 04:43:37 PM
How does it ride?  I know you probably haven't towed anything but what about empty?  Did it raise the rear any?

For what it's worth, I always pull the wheels off if they are in the way.  I have a DeWalt Impact that makes light work of it.  Takes longer to jack the vehicle off the ground.

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 04:56:37 PM
How does it ride?  I know you probably haven't towed anything but what about empty?  Did it raise the rear any?

For what it's worth, I always pull the wheels off if they are in the way.  I have a DeWalt Impact that makes light work of it.  Takes longer to jack the vehicle off the ground.

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I haven't tested them yet.Cowbos are playing....

Same stock height.  These are the 2 piece version.  There is a small gap to where they are not touching with no load.  They are progressive rate so they are soft at first them really firm up as they are compressed.    I went this route to help with sway when pulling.  They really helped the F150 so I am optimistic.   

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 09, 2018, 05:16:09 PM
How does it ride?  I know you probably haven't towed anything but what about empty?  Did it raise the rear any?

For what it's worth, I always pull the wheels off if they are in the way.  I have a DeWalt Impact that makes light work of it.  Takes longer to jack the vehicle off the ground.

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I haven't tested them yet.Cowbos are playing....

Same stock height.  These are the 2 piece version.  There is a small gap to where they are not touching with no load.  They are progressive rate so they are soft at first them really firm up as they are compressed.    I went this route to help with sway when pulling.  They really helped the F150 so I am optimistic.   

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How much did it help with squat?  Video I watched where they put a water container in the bed squatted 2.5" stock and only a half inch with the sumo springs. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 05:52:39 PM
How does it ride?  I know you probably haven't towed anything but what about empty?  Did it raise the rear any?

For what it's worth, I always pull the wheels off if they are in the way.  I have a DeWalt Impact that makes light work of it.  Takes longer to jack the vehicle off the ground.

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I haven't tested them yet.Cowbos are playing....

Same stock height.  These are the 2 piece version.  There is a small gap to where they are not touching with no load.  They are progressive rate so they are soft at first them really firm up as they are compressed.    I went this route to help with sway when pulling.  They really helped the F150 so I am optimistic.   

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How much did it help with squat?  Video I watched where they put a water container in the bed squatted 2.5" stock and only a half inch with the sumo springs. 

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On the F150?   Worked great for squat...but was still able to use weight distro hitch and move some weight to the steer axle. 
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 09, 2018, 06:23:52 PM
How does it ride?  I know you probably haven't towed anything but what about empty?  Did it raise the rear any?

For what it's worth, I always pull the wheels off if they are in the way.  I have a DeWalt Impact that makes light work of it.  Takes longer to jack the vehicle off the ground.

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I haven't tested them yet.Cowbos are playing....

Same stock height.  These are the 2 piece version.  There is a small gap to where they are not touching with no load.  They are progressive rate so they are soft at first them really firm up as they are compressed.    I went this route to help with sway when pulling.  They really helped the F150 so I am optimistic.   

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How much did it help with squat?  Video I watched where they put a water container in the bed squatted 2.5" stock and only a half inch with the sumo springs. 

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On the F150?   Worked great for squat...but was still able to use weight distro hitch and move some weight to the steer axle.
So reading up on them a bit. I was looking at the different colors (densities) and how to choose the right one for you.  According g to their help section, the blue is primarily lighter duty and helps with bumps and potholes and the like.  Black is geared more towards towing.  Then of course yellow being really heavy duty. 

If you couldn't tell, my wheels are turning a little.  I have a trip planned in February back down to Tennessee.  This year I have the SxS and both quads so I will likely have to borrow a work trailer.  It's a lot more weight than I usually tow down there.  Usually I have less than 3000 lbs in tow.  This year will be 3000 lbs just in machines not to mention the much larger trailer (20' enclosed.) The last time I towed this trailer it had Cassie's tractor in it and it wasn't the most enjoyable. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 09, 2018, 10:39:26 PM
I don't know what prioducts are avail for your truck,

For my F150 it was only 2 options.  Blue or Yellow.   The Blue is 1000 lbs. and the Yellow was 1500lbs.   

They told me that the 1500 would be too much for my set up and way to harsh unloaded bc it was taller and made contact all the time with the axle.

For the blue, I had 1 inch of space, so bumps and speed bumps were a non issue.   The weights don't really mean much as far as pin weight or tongue weight.   For instance.  My trailer has a loaded tongue of 1160 lbs....I had the 1000lb springs...so they didn't give me 1000lbs of weight, they compress at a progressive rate and give me an added amount of weight that I could take.

For my F250, I did the 2600 2 piece set up that is made from a less dense material that is softer at lower weights and gets progressivly harder (Pardon the pun) as it is compressed.    I think they are worth looking in too for your set up.  I had airbags on the prior 250...I had air lines going every where and they were kind of a pain in the ass.   I also had Timbrens and they were a total joke...those are ON or OFF, dumb stiff and they felt like a rocket shooting the ass end of the truck up when hitting dips or expansion joints...they feel like hitting overloads on every little bump. 

So I cannot tell you how I like these 2 piece versions yet.   I had a couple of beers during the game so I haven't tested them out yet.  I want to grab the trailer this weekend and fill the water tank up to simulate a loaded ride and check the sway and load.  I have all my measurements so I will be able to give you stats. 


Also, I have a set sitting here, if by chance your truck is the same part needed for a ford, will make you a deal on them.   That goes for anyoine with an F150 here that actually posts....LOL.  Like the 8 of us.   LOL .   
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 10, 2018, 12:32:59 AM
I've heard really good things about those. I went with the AAL's, because they were dirt cheap.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 10, 2018, 01:05:33 AM
I've heard really good things about those. I went with the AAL's, because they were dirt cheap.

Airlifts?   AAL?   
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: sscully on December 10, 2018, 11:42:15 AM
I've heard really good things about those. I went with the AAL's, because they were dirt cheap.

Airlifts?   AAL?

I think that is Add A Leaf to the factory spring pack.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 10, 2018, 01:01:05 PM
I've heard really good things about those. I went with the AAL's, because they were dirt cheap.

Airlifts?   AAL?

I think that is Add A Leaf to the factory spring pack.
I've heard really good things about those. I went with the AAL's, because they were dirt cheap.

Airlifts?   AAL?

Steve nailed it. I put in a Pro-Comp "Add-a-Leaf". They say they add "500lbs" of weight handling. Even though it stiffened up the ride a tad un-loaded, I am very happy with them overall. I like what Jason went for as well, no messing around with lines or air pressure.

I'll only go back to bags if I have a specific need to haul/tow something.
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 10, 2018, 04:40:48 PM
just drove 60 miles round trip..found no difference in everyday driving. 

I may go pull my camper out of storage and hit the scales this weekend and see how my weights changed.  I was trying to get 100lbs back on the front axle from my last weigh in. 

Got it, Add A Leaf . 

JP

Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 28, 2019, 02:19:01 PM
Welp, ordered 2 more light bars from Matthew over at https://offbrandproducts.com/

Got the new NSSR 6 inch bars for the front grill and going to add my 10 inch bar to the rear set up. 

Will get after the install once they arrive.  Yall need to check out some of the new stuff. 

RR
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 28, 2019, 07:22:11 PM
That NSSR looks clean.  Interesting though that it's cheaper than the screwed version. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 28, 2019, 08:48:03 PM
That NSSR looks clean.  Interesting though that it's cheaper than the screwed version. 

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It has a little less raw lumen output.  Right at 3300 vs 3800 on the SSR 6 inch light.   

Rough Country has a kit with their lights...they are combined only as bright as one Aurora NSSR light.   So I went with these and Matthew gave me 10% off my order which was nice.  PS, they are located in Allentown PA.   
Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Kitzy on December 28, 2019, 08:54:34 PM
That NSSR looks clean.  Interesting though that it's cheaper than the screwed version. 

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It has a little less raw lumen output.  Right at 3300 vs 3800 on the SSR 6 inch light.   

Rough Country has a kit with their lights...they are combined only as bright as one Aurora NSSR light.   So I went with these and Matthew gave me 10% off my order which was nice.  PS, they are located in Allentown PA.
That got my attention.  I was trying to locate where in Allentown but it seems to only be a e-commerce site. 

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Title: Re: Mod 3 done
Post by: Rollingrock on December 29, 2019, 01:56:29 PM
That NSSR looks clean.  Interesting though that it's cheaper than the screwed version. 

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It has a little less raw lumen output.  Right at 3300 vs 3800 on the SSR 6 inch light.   

Rough Country has a kit with their lights...they are combined only as bright as one Aurora NSSR light.   So I went with these and Matthew gave me 10% off my order which was nice.  PS, they are located in Allentown PA.
That got my attention.  I was trying to locate where in Allentown but it seems to only be a e-commerce site. 

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Right now they are a drop ship company, he mentioned that he will be getting a retail space soon and can take walk up customers.   But he ships so fast anyway, just thought I would share that location.

RR
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