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Best Light Bar for the money #7459499 03/16/19 12:06 AM
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I don't want to spend an arm and a leg, but I learned my lesson on you get what you paid for when it comes to light bars. What do you reccomend?

Not sure which thread was best for this question


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Tag. I’d like to hear different opinions also.


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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I bought some off amazon that had high ratings and were cheap and they’ve held up great. Mictuning is the brand

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All I buy now are the cheap Chinese bars. I had some Auxbeam cube lights that worked great and heard their light bars are good as well. I have some unknown brand Chinese one on my truck and it’s been fine for the past 4 years.

If you want a piece of mind, you can always pull it apart as soon as you get it and run some silicone to seal it up. Moisture getting inside is what typically kills them.

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I’m wanting to do something like this.....


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Originally Posted by HoldPoint
I bought some off amazon that had high ratings and were cheap and they’ve held up great. Mictuning is the brand


These guys are good.

Also, I've bought probably 2 dozen from Tuff LED lights. Of all of them, I had one that went bad on me. Their customer service was top notch, sent me a replacement inside two days.

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Laugh all you want, but I have 4 of the ones from Walmart, and they are bright as hell, and are holding up great. I am sure the other brands are brighter, but damn how much light do you need. These will light up the road for further than I can make stuff out. Been running them on my big red for about 2 years, and on my rav 4 for over a year. My tractor has the small set and they are holding up great even with all the beating they are taking from branches.



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Helomech. I’m glad your on here.... again.

If you haven’t broken them.... they’re good.

Post a link.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Kyle found some somewhere so let me have him post a link.


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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
Helomech. I’m glad your on here.... again.

If you haven’t broken them.... they’re good.

Post a link.


Thanks, glad to be back. A lot less drama now than when I stopped coming.

This is the one I have on the big red and the rav 4.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Auto-Drive-LED-Combo-Light-Bar-and-Brackets-21-5-15-9/266361656

I think this is the one I use on the tractor have 2 of these on it. They are not supper bright, but give plenty light for tractor use.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Auto-Drive-6-Inch-LED-Spot-Mini-Bar-Light-With-Bracket/287823906

Then had to buy the switch kit.

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Thanks Helomech.

Sorry 2Beez

KRoyal doesn’t drive where Helomech does.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Thanks Helomech.

Sorry 2Beez

KRoyal doesn’t drive where Helomech does.


That 2wd Raptor is lit up like a Christmas tree when he flips a switch. Just saying Lefty....


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Here is the cheapo Walmart light bar on my Honda big red.




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Nut up !!!

RIGID

I would like to see a side by side test RIGID vs the world. They just dont break.

I was thinking about a new grill set up on my Titan, I gave it up at $6,000

Torch Series Grilles - T-REX Grilles - Nissan Titan - Torch - 3 Pc Insert - Main Grille w/ (1) 20" LED Light Bar - Black - Pt # 6317851
Nissan Titan - Torch - 3 Pc Insert - Main Grille w/ (1) 20" LED

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If you compare a Rigid to a Baja Design, you'll never own another Rigid

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Don't pay 10x as much for a Rigid.

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yea, unless youre racing off road, there is no need to spend thousands

most people buy them to look cool, you cant turn them on if youre on any public road

i guess at the deer lease?


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Originally Posted by helomech
Here is the cheapo Walmart light bar on my Honda big red.



How about a pic showing where on the Big Red, you mounted the light bar. I want to do mine.







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Here is the cheapo Walmart light bar on my Honda big red.



How about a pic showing where on the Big Red, you mounted the light bar. I want to do mine.


I am not home, won't be till Wednesday. But it is mounted in the roll bar under the roof. I made some brackets to fit around the bar.



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I would check out what Earl Owen company has in their showroom. I have rigid on my truck and like them


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From an actual lighting standpoint, all the Chinese knockoffs put out a significant amount of light. My Jeep's 50" bar is made by an outfit called Xprite USA. I put silicone around all the edges, but water still manages to get in somewhere. That's my biggest gripe. I did some fin modifications to reduce noise while driving. I'm not sure there'd be any difference if I bought something more expensive from a brand like Rigid.

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cheapo from amazon has been holding up on the front of a kawasaki mule for 3 years now. I think I paid 40 bucks for a 20". has been bounced around everywhere and has been many miles at 70 mph on the trailer too. I didn't silicone them and they have never had any water get in.


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