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Old 06-18-2010, 05:23 PM
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cab lights???

ok well i have asked about 10 ppl this and kno one can come up wit a solid answer for it. what was the soul purpose for cab lights when they were originally made?? jus somethin to stump ya for a minute lol
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:28 PM
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they are clearance lights so at night if someone is guiding you under something they can easily see how tall you are
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^^^ There it is, the reason they're called "Cab Clearance Lights"
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i understand that but why on jus 3/4 and 1 tons?? there are suvs and and 4wd 1/2 tons that sit just as high as superdutys.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:35 PM
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just to make them look "cool" and might I add they do a very good job...
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:36 PM
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trucks haul weight. suvs and 4wd 1/2 ton trucks dont do much besides haulin a garden tractor.
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true but cab lights on a truck will have nothing to do with how tall a load is your pulling.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:48 PM
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far as i know, the dot requires cab lights on one ton and up. dunno why its a hit and miss on the trucks we have if they have them installed or not.
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ok well that makes since with dot i didnt kno that.
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On a trailer, you're supposed to have 5 lights across the back if it's over 80" wide. (Spaced like this 0 000 0 ) All semis have cab lights to let you know that the truck coming at you is over 80" wide. I'd assume that originally, that's what they were meant for on pickup trucks
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