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Old 01-16-2014, 07:35 PM
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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.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:41 PM
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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.
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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.

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Old 01-16-2014, 07:45 PM
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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.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:54 PM
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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.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:00 PM
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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.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:30 PM
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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