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Was wondering if anyone was running strobes in their rigs. I want to put some in the front clearance and the rear reverses and was wondering if you need to drill a hole in the reflector to mount these things. Post some pics if you have any

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You do need to drill. I used a one inch bore bit. make sure you check your local laws with the rear strobe, some areas will only allow you to have red. no pictures, because mine broke and i havent replaced them yet


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Yeah I got strobes on both my trucks, on my Powerstroke I have the LEDs and have two mounted in my grill and two on my rear bumper and planning on adding four more. On my 86 F150 I have 6 I have them in my tailights, front turn signals and two in my grill, and yes if you want to put them in those lights you will have to drill into them becuase the strobe light is a separate light unless you just get headlight and tailight flashers, heres some pics



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i wanna throw some in my truck - how much does a normal setup run???? ---- like police style strobes....


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If you want LEDs the ones that I have are 50 a piece, the type of strobes in my other truck require a box which is like 250 plus about 20 for each bulb, check out strobesnmore.com thats where I get everything

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Do you ever get problems of water/condesation getting into the light from the strobes?


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my front did. but it happened offroading. its a pain to get right again. it also caused my strobes to short and a small fire.


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With the LEDs I never have to worry about water cuase they come pre sealed, for the ones in your tailights or clearance lights just get silitcone caulk for the seams and you wont have to worry about the water then

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As my signature says.. I have Whelen's 90 watt strobe kit on my truck.

I really like it. Had some help with the install, but it's pretty straight forward.

It did require coring 1" holes into the light reflectors. However, every strobe "head" I've had so far seals very tightly, and I've seen very little moisture inside of the housings.

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