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Old 05-01-2010, 07:35 PM
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Hella 500's installed

Installed the lamps behind the grill and drilled through a fiberglass bar on the bottom. They only need one hole each. They're ok for a little more driving light, but don't expect them to light up the world.
I've already gotten quite a few compliments having them behind the grill.

The 500's come with 55w H3 bulbs. I immediately bought 150w bulbs. They add more white light and fill out the area more, but I was expecting more with 3x's the wattage. Here's some pics to show the difference. You should be able to tell which one is 150w and which still has the 55w.






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Old 05-01-2010, 07:52 PM
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Remember, the grill is blocking SOME of the light. Not that those Hella's are the baddest lights out there. They look good though, can't decide between those and the KC Daylighter's.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:27 AM
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Yea, the grill is probably blocking 10%, but it's only temporary until I can afford a replacement bumper.
I'm gonna mount some 550's in my new Fab Fours rear bumper.
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I need more light too, I'm 8" on 37s and lose the light- you can also get a cheap HID set up for the H3's...
I have sum 69 series (6x9) KC on a light bar. I believe they have the 130-150 watt lights in em... 155,000 CP a piece. They are on a light bar now... But looking to get rid of them... There's 5, Chrome housings, with soft covers.... 225 + shipping, if anyones interested...
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The 150W bulbs are most likely gonna melt the plastic housings. I've always heard you can't go any higher for Hella's because they're made of plastic.


Just a heads up that you might want to look into.


The lights look great there though. I have a pair of them and this makes me think...
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I did that on my last truck but it was a dodge. Now that Ive got my dream truck Ive been trying to figure out how to do it again. It looks like youve got an aftermarkt grill right? I really wanted to replace my grill aswell so this might be my lucky day...Could you let me know what kind of grill that is and maybe where to find one?
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