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post #1 of 17 Old 12-29-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Back up/ Reverse LED lights?

Is there a certain bulb we can swap into the tail lights to make it a little easier for guys like me with 10% window tint to back up late at night? Trying to go this route before I go buy some accessory lights and mount them up under my hitch.

I don't mind adding resistors and such if I have to, just trying to do homework on this before hand.


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Yes and no. I thought I could get away with LED bulbs in my taillights AND have LEDs in the bumper. I still cant see S H I T at night with my tinted windows. I am Going to get a set of Hella fog lights and tuck them up under the bumper like I had on my old truck. I had them high enough you really couldn't even see them till they were on.

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Yes and no. I thought I could get away with LED bulbs in my taillights AND have LEDs in the bumper. I still cant see S H I T at night with my tinted windows. I am Going to get a set of Hella fog lights and tuck them up under the bumper like I had on my old truck. I had them high enough you really couldn't even see them till they were on.
Thats disappointing to hear. After seeing your truck in the dually thread I was going to steal the bumper insert idea. But if you're claiming theyre not the best, I wont bother then! Fog Lights it is!

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I have the Kree brand and it is great with my tint vs the old bulb

that and a power slider and rearview cam all help LOL

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SRY cree

here are the choices not sure if they have yours and if this is what Brad tried?

3156 3056 3157 3057 3457 4157 T20 5W CREE LED Reverse Wedge Bulbs - Retro-Solutions Store

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I think Brad also uses the pre-92 tail lights as the reverse lense on them wraps farther around the sides. Every little bit helps.

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I think Brad also uses the pre-92 tail lights as the reverse lense on them wraps farther around the sides. Every little bit helps.
87 - 9/89 were the lights I used

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Thoes 5w cree LED bulbs from retro are BRIGHT! But with 10% prolly still aint enough.

Brad.. instead of hella lights, how about some dully D2s. Little more cash but it u get the widest beam angle, i feel they would do a much better job for reverse lights. Or get a set of the regualr dullys and save 100 bucks

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I just bought this 54W Heavy Duty Off Road LED Light Bar | Work & Off-Road Lights | Super Bright LEDs

I am building a headache rack and this will be mounted on the rack for backing up.

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Thoes 5w cree LED bulbs from retro are BRIGHT! But with 10% prolly still aint enough.

Brad.. instead of hella lights, how about some dully D2s. Little more cash but it u get the widest beam angle, i feel they would do a much better job for reverse lights. Or get a set of the regualr dullys and save 100 bucks
Sorry. I cant justify spending $200+ on backup lights

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