Rigid dually as turn signal - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 01-16-2014, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rigid dually as turn signal

I was thinking of splitting my headlamps open and throwing a projector in the bottom, for the turn signal I wanted to use a d series led pod from rigid. My only worry is that since it draws 15 watts vs 28 watts from the oe bulb, that my blinker will blink faster. I was going to run a resistor but although a resistor would suck up the extra 13 watts to get me to 28 watts it would also lower the voltage to the light. The rigid leds are internally resisted so they need a steady 12v+ to turn on. Does anyone see a way around this?

I was thinking of running a relay and just stealing the voltage off the turn signal lead to energize the relay but again I need to pull 28 watts somehow to keep my turn signal flash intervals in check.
jordan572 is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 01-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Alberta Advantage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,569
Thanks: 5
Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Seems like overkill for a blinker. I find my OEM blinkers are bright enough. They illuminate road signs and I can see the reflection of my blinker a couple cars in front of me when stopped at a light. I'd hate to have a Dually blinking in my mirror.

09 F350 CCSB SRW Cabela's.

Husky Weather Beaters
Putco Window Visors
Piaa Xtreme White 4k
Dura Flap SS Mud Flaps
Recon Smoked Mirror, Brake, Tails
Line-X
Bak Flip F1
BDS/Fox 2.0 Dual Steering Stabilizer
Fox 2.0 shocks
Good Year Duratracs
Firestone Air Bags
Air Horn
MiniMaxx/5" TBE
No Limit EGR Delete
Vision X Lights
2" Solstice Solo
8" Evo Prime
12" XMitter Low Pro Prime
4" Solstice Prime
20" Evo Prime Double Stack
12" XMitter Prime Ambers
Truck Bed Lights
Alberta Advantage is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 01-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Member
 
Dirtyduty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rural Pilot Butte
Posts: 76
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would think the dually would be extremely bright to on coming traffic. As for the amperage draw I think you can get blinker controllers that will suit low amperage lights. I know you can get them for the older vehicles not to sure about the newer vehicles hope this helps.

Chad.
Dirtyduty is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 01-16-2014, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I agree with you, I have plans to bring the truck to sema so I kind of want it to be out there. If they proved to be to crazy I would change things out. I'm not committed to it I just want to know how to do it if I do go that route.
jordan572 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 01-16-2014, 07:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Alberta Advantage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,569
Thanks: 5
Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There's an idiot with a Raptor near where I live and he has two dinky, maybe 8" Rigid lightbars on his truck and he runs them every morning. It's a nuisance and a hazard for oncoming traffic. He no longer keeps them on as he picked the wrong person to mess with early one morning. I flashed my lights, all 45,656 lumens at him! If you plan on driving this SEMA build on public roadways, I wouldn't even consider this mod. Just get True Bliss to add halos, projectors, and custom paint the reflectors, housings, etc.

09 F350 CCSB SRW Cabela's.

Husky Weather Beaters
Putco Window Visors
Piaa Xtreme White 4k
Dura Flap SS Mud Flaps
Recon Smoked Mirror, Brake, Tails
Line-X
Bak Flip F1
BDS/Fox 2.0 Dual Steering Stabilizer
Fox 2.0 shocks
Good Year Duratracs
Firestone Air Bags
Air Horn
MiniMaxx/5" TBE
No Limit EGR Delete
Vision X Lights
2" Solstice Solo
8" Evo Prime
12" XMitter Low Pro Prime
4" Solstice Prime
20" Evo Prime Double Stack
12" XMitter Prime Ambers
Truck Bed Lights
Alberta Advantage is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 01-16-2014, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alberta Advantage View Post
There's an idiot with a Raptor near where I live and he has two dinky, maybe 8" Rigid lightbars on his truck and he runs them every morning. It's a nuisance and a hazard for oncoming traffic. He no longer keeps them on as he picked the wrong person to mess with early one morning. I flashed my lights, all 45,656 lumens at him! If you plan on driving this SEMA build on public roadways, I wouldn't even consider this mod. Just get True Bliss to add halos, projectors, and custom paint the reflectors, housings, etc.
Ha, bet he couldnt believe it. I've pulled apart housings before and painted them. I have access to professional painting so I feel I should give it a try before I sub it out. I like the look of dual projectors but I think rigid LEDs in the top look really cool. I wanted to run dual d pods in the top. One for blinker and one for highs but You pretty much convinced me it would be too much, I realized this before the post but just wanted other opinion.
jordan572 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 01-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
GregsSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 1,371
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here's another way to go: 6K WHITE AMBER SWITCHBACK V3 TRITON LED SYSTEM | 1 PAIR - SwitchBack LED - 3157 - 3157CK - 3156 LED - Shop Bulb #'s

These are extremely bright, I use mine as DRL's as well.

2005 F-250 CC/SB 4x4 medium wedgewood blue

5" lift, 5" Donahoe rear springs, 35x13.50 MTZ's, 18x12 Fuel Hostage wheels, 4.30 gears, Banks 4" exhaust, Airraid intake, SCT from Innovative, ARP headstuds, Bulletproof ficm, Scangauge II, Randy Ellis Design lightbar, Street Scene flares, Harpoon mod, Zoodad mod, LED 2010 taillights, Switchback LED front turn signals
GregsSD is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 01-20-2014, 12:14 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
srjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Alberta advantage I saw him a couple days ago on 52nd street flashed him a million times he never turned them off. I'm so glad you got him Haha

01/07 Job 1 F350 H&S Tuned. ARP Studs, AFE 4'' straight pipe, EGR delete with elbow, AFE stage 2 CAI, 6'' lift on 37s, 20x12 Fuel Nuts two piece, Sinister coolant filter, CCV Mod, Projector headlights HID kit
srjd is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 01-20-2014, 04:36 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Alberta Advantage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,569
Thanks: 5
Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by srjd View Post
Alberta advantage I saw him a couple days ago on 52nd street flashed him a million times he never turned them off. I'm so glad you got him Haha
This is the second time you've seen me and I haven't seen you. Truck is at the dealership getting the hubs/transfer case fixed. Lost 4WD and gained a shifting studder that they say is hub related. Might be time to trade her in. Less than 100,000km/60,000 miles on her. At least I'm rolling in style. Have a Lincoln SUV as a loaner.

09 F350 CCSB SRW Cabela's.

Husky Weather Beaters
Putco Window Visors
Piaa Xtreme White 4k
Dura Flap SS Mud Flaps
Recon Smoked Mirror, Brake, Tails
Line-X
Bak Flip F1
BDS/Fox 2.0 Dual Steering Stabilizer
Fox 2.0 shocks
Good Year Duratracs
Firestone Air Bags
Air Horn
MiniMaxx/5" TBE
No Limit EGR Delete
Vision X Lights
2" Solstice Solo
8" Evo Prime
12" XMitter Low Pro Prime
4" Solstice Prime
20" Evo Prime Double Stack
12" XMitter Prime Ambers
Truck Bed Lights
Alberta Advantage is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 01-20-2014, 04:53 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
srjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No sorry man it was that raptor I saw with the two small light bars lol. That's what my wife drives. I park my truck now unless its for work.

01/07 Job 1 F350 H&S Tuned. ARP Studs, AFE 4'' straight pipe, EGR delete with elbow, AFE stage 2 CAI, 6'' lift on 37s, 20x12 Fuel Nuts two piece, Sinister coolant filter, CCV Mod, Projector headlights HID kit
srjd is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome