Spyder headlamps.....my take on 'em...and LIGHTING in general

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  1. michael hurd

    michael hurd Stalker be gone.

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    Brother Al, any half decent respectable fab shop can make you a grille guard if you desire, even modular.

    These days with the ability to waterjet or NC plasma, a good fab shop can make you whatever you want, sometimes for a very decent price.

    Aluminum would be nice.

    I did see an Ali-arc bumper on a GMT-400 years ago, they make bumpers for all sorts of heavy trucks.

    http://www.aliarc.com/misc/File/GM Pickup (web).pdf

    They may still manufacture them for these trucks... give them a buzz.

    http://www.aliarc.com/products/details/?sect=pickups_4&brand_id=12&zoom=298
     
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  2. shovelbill

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    i don't think we've spoke on these lights.....the Cibie Oscar SC.

    probably the BEST cornering lamp ever designed.....nothing like it back then or since.

    http://talbotco.com/cibie_aux_lighting.htm
    you can look through the lamps and their "beam patterns" and distances.

    rare as hens' teeth....can't even find pictures of them

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    flat glass lens, with all the work done by the unique parabolic reflector.
     
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  5. VenomousSVT

    VenomousSVT OBS Enthusiast

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    just installed some glass lens spyders last night... seem to fit decent but these drop in HID's def throw a funny pattern. This thread has been an inspiration to read with lighting.. may have to switch back over to some recommended halogens to get a good pattern again.
     
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    98silveraydo I'm Awesome

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    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    I'm suspicious of that combo. I Googled that part number and there are a few places selling them marked as "Spyder" kits, but that part number turns up nothing on the actual Spyder website, and I'm pretty sure Spyder doesn't even make corner lights for these trucks any more. They don't have any parking lights listed on their website either, just headlights and tail lights.

    http://www.spyderauto.com/home.php
     
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    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    You're on the right track there for sure. Think I've posted these a few times but I strongly recommend these Sylvania XtraVision bulbs. Dirt cheap and they work great, with no nasty blue coating on the lenses.

    https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-XtraVision-Halogen-Headlight-Contains/dp/B0031HEIDY
     
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    No, those aren't...I got mine on Amazon and they SAY glass...$103+/-.....

    And please take out that "HID" garbage. Nothing but a proper halogen bulb should be in there...there's a few real good BULBS out there that will give a very good LEGAL beam for your "seeing" needs. Put the Delco HIR in the high beams, it's a fantastic upgrade....we've gone over this in great detail......if you haven't already, we suggest you read this whole saga, there's a lot of good information within this thread.

    also consider a harness upgrade, it'll basically DOUBLE the light output.
     
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    VenomousSVT OBS Enthusiast

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    ill pick some of these up for sure for the price. I got on that HID means more lumen bandwagon and they are bright. I just always hated the color of halogens. I'm a big 4800k-5000k fan myself. Just white.

    thanks


    this thread is almost too much to take in... so much testing and better results here and there, you literally need to read every single post o make sure you dont miss anything. Ive got a handful of relays at the house. I'll fix me up a harness saturday while Im tooling around in the shop and get me a dedicated power source for them.
     

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