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    Default Let's Talk LED Bulbs and Light Bars!

    I am amazed at how low the prices are going down on LED Light Bars and bulbs!

    I recently bought my first ever LED light bar. 22" 480 watts, just $20 bucks on Ebay! Once I get it installed I'll post it. It's going to be mounted below my front bumper on the Valence. The two mounts fit the two stock holes perfectly! So no drilling needed. Sweet!

    Remember when LED light bars were $100's of dollars? Not anymore!

    I'm also slowly changing out my running lights to LED.

    I just got these 1056 LED 80 watt equivalent back up lights. The LED is on the left. And the 23 watt stock (yellow) incandescent is on the right.

    The LED back up bulb has a Projector lens! It's a blinding 6000K!
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    1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 V6 Auto
    4 wheels are taking me farther than 18 ever could!

    .......still Praying for Toyota diesel!

    Treat others on the trail.....like you would want to be treated!..........

    "Hey, life aint always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride."

    "Here's to wonder and runnin'....in the San Juan Mtns. of Colorado!" ~"SWR"

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    Here is my 480 watt 22" led light bar.

    The mounts are really good and very versatile.

    And here is my 1056 led 80 watt projector beam back up light. $6 to $8 bucks a pair at eBay.

    I also bought these two Amber side marker led lights for only $2.50 for the pair. They are going on my black plastic side front bumper end.

    To me there is a major safety flaw with the 1st Gen 4Runners at night. The turn signal up front is ONLY in the front bumper. There is no side marker blinker up front. There is a small side blinker glance at the tail lights. But I may fix that with another set of these amber lights in the side rear plastic molding.

    They fit perfect in the factory hole that is already there up front!

    This is fun!
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    1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 V6 Auto
    4 wheels are taking me farther than 18 ever could!

    .......still Praying for Toyota diesel!

    Treat others on the trail.....like you would want to be treated!..........

    "Hey, life aint always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride."

    "Here's to wonder and runnin'....in the San Juan Mtns. of Colorado!" ~"SWR"

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    I believe you are going to like the light bar, I play with different lights and the led bars are hard to beat for the money, Right now I am using a 20" lightbar in Amber and IPF 868's for an almost perfect light. Distance and spread!
    97' Lexus LX-450( Mall Cruiser...noT)Goodyear DURATRAC 285/75/16" Hella HID Compact SPOT, 20" LED Light Bar CREE, Odyssey Battery, 2.5" Old Man Emu Medium Suspension, ARB Roof Rack Half Size,Safari Snorkel, ARB Front Bumper,Camping Lab Awning, Warn 8000 Winch.

    97' Venturcraft Trailblazer Camper,Lexus LX-450 wheels, 32"-9.5"-16" Hankook Dynapro M/T.Honda Generator.

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    Default LED Driving Lights

    I am considering getting these LED's for driving lights. And for added off road light. I didn't want a 50" light bar. It would look silly. So I decided to do it this way.

    The pair is 280 watts total. I know that's high for driving lights, but I will aim them down so I won't bother other drivers. They will be on a separate switch.

    Just $22.95 a pair on Ebay. I know this link won't last long, but I wanted to show it in case someone is interested.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-7Inch-288...torefresh=true
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    1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 V6 Auto
    4 wheels are taking me farther than 18 ever could!

    .......still Praying for Toyota diesel!

    Treat others on the trail.....like you would want to be treated!..........

    "Hey, life aint always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride."

    "Here's to wonder and runnin'....in the San Juan Mtns. of Colorado!" ~"SWR"

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    You get what you pay for, I'm afraid, with all of these non-brand LED lights.

    Many come with a "Lifetime Warranty", which you should be aware that this means Lifetime of the company, not the lifetime of the light, which oftentimes isn't too far apart!

    The biggest issue with these lights are: Not as bright, little to no weather-proofing, ZERO vibration resistance, shitty circuit boards that don't hold up to the vibrations we put our vehicles through. A friends' light bar that he just installed lost almost 1/4 of the LED's on his first trip out because of poor quality not holding up to a rough road.

    If you want a good deal on Baja Designs, let me know, I have them on my website (adventurewired.com) with 10% off. If you reach me directly (info@adventurewired.com) I can offer even better discounts.
    Mitch

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