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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Brighter reverse lights?

Looking to add some light when i'm backing up.. Has anyone added lights.. If so what and do you have some pictures?

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Re: Brighter reverse lights?

I recessed some PIAA 1500 Back Up lamps into the rear bumpers on both of my trucks. Here's a pic of my 07:





Or you can always put HIDs in the stock tail light housing for reverse lamps. Also, very bright (I have done this on a different vehicle and love it).


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I took a 5" offroad light you can get at walmart, bolted it to an existing hole in the frame rail and wired it into the harness on my trailer plug. Purple wire if I recall correctly. There is also a 12v pos. wire in the harness if you want to wire in a relay and switch. I never had a problem other than the light was almost to bright and it would only come on when in reverse. If I did it again I would use the 12 wire and put in a relay and switch.

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Re: Brighter reverse lights?

These 4" GE spots are good for at least 100 yards.

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Re: Brighter reverse lights?

I just put a cheap set of rally driving lights from wal mart in the mounting holes already in the stock bumper and used an upfitter switch for full manual control. Thay where cheap so if thay get broken I dont care and having them on the swich I can use them whenever i want.

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I recessed some PIAA 1500 Back Up lamps into the rear bumpers on both of my trucks. Here's a pic of my 07:





Or you can always put HIDs in the stock tail light housing for reverse lamps. Also, very bright (I have done this on a different vehicle and love it).
You have anymore pics of those lights in the daylight?
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You have anymore pics of those lights in the daylight?
Couldn't find one in my gallery from my 07, but here are the same lights on my 01:



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I just put a cheap set of rally driving lights from wal mart in the mounting holes already in the stock bumper and used an upfitter switch for full manual control. Thay where cheap so if thay get broken I dont care and having them on the swich I can use them whenever i want.
this is what I had done, $14 harbor freight special. Worked great and lasted most of the winter, snow/ice bank took them out around March. Gonna redo it but put them on the frame/hitch or something a little more protected next time around.

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These 4" GE spots are good for at least 100 yards.
Where can these lights be purchased?

I saw some on a Game Wardens truck when it came into the shop and they were bright as hell, but havent been able to find them anywere locally.

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this is what I had done, $14 harbor freight special. Worked great and lasted most of the winter, snow/ice bank took them out around March. Gonna redo it but put them on the frame/hitch or something a little more protected next time around.
The only reason I didnt do that is when I pull a trailer at night thay shine down the sides and I can leave them on to help load. I use the cheap ones so if thay get broken Im not as upset as if thay where $200 lights.

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