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post #1 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Poll: installing Cab clearance lights?

Cab lights: should I add em' or leave it as is? If I do get some- it would be the smoked recons

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Poll: installing Cab clearance lights?

Don't get recons. Get factory kit and buy the smoked lenses. Recons are sealed led units and a lot of people have issues with them getting moisture inside and LEDs going out and you can not change out the LEDs. Search for 08 ford clearance lights on eBay. There is a salvage company that sells everything you need for about 50 bux shipped. I have bought 2 sets. Put one on a 7.3 2001 and one kit on the 2005 6.0 in my sig. I also did the kit on my 2010. I use a little bead of silicone to seal them better to prevent any chance of leakage. Mine on my 2010 have been on since late 2009 and still hold up perfectly. I will try to post a link to the ad when I get home. If I don't pm me to remind me.


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OEM all the way. Check Amazon.com or FleaBay.


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Sounds good I'll look for OEM- I just wanted to smoked lens color (not particular about recon products)
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I run recon cab light lenses. They are fine. But if you get the oem's you can get the smoke lenses and be able to replace the bulbs and won't have moisture issues. It's a win win. Haha


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I have had the recons for a few years now and no problems.
We get as much rain as anyone, so I must just be lucky.

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+1 on going OEM. my brother in law has recon and he has to punch his ceiling to get them to work. No bueno

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Poll: installing Cab clearance lights?

A good smack- that's funny right there. I'm looking at the too but I want the clear lenses. I've got a white truck so I'm sticking with all white exterior with silver accents.


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Put some on ! i did Recon , smoked on the white truck. Was looking at the clear dodge lights as i like the lower profile but went ford to be true to the truck. I put some silicone in where the wires go into the housing to eliminate wire movement. No moisture problems so far , but the lenses come off easy enough if they need the occasional cleaning i reckon. I had two OTR semi's and ran LED's all over , the ones on the bumper got the lenses completely destroyed so it was just open exposed LED and they went on shining thru rain , sleet , snow and so on. Maybe the recons aren't as durable as the $9.99 LED's i bought at the truck stop ??
Anyway - i vote smoked to match the black theme on the truck---

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OEM with smoked covers and LED bulbs

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