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Pillar vs Fog Lights Gen1

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Lighting Modifications Forum [GEN 1]' started by cordeau70, Jan 14, 2020.

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  1. cordeau70

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    Looking for advice and some pro and cons. Looking to put some lights on my 2014 screw and I am torn between either adding pods in the stock lower bumper area as fog lights or doing the pillar mount above the hood. With how expensive they are I’d like to only do one or the other for right now. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!!

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  2. David Godbee

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    IMO bumper mounted. I’m nota fan of the hood mounted lights. One driving one fog each side.
     
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    I like the hood for spots, bumper for floods. I have both.
     
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    I use the spots on a-pillar more then the driving/flood combos in the bumper.
     
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    So they both serve different purposes actually.

    In the fogs, you'll do up to 2 pairs of lights and they are really designed for LOW use. Meaning fog lights and driving lights. You could do a set of wide corneirng for your regular use lights and spots OR driving/combos to help light up more down the road. But if you are going to be on roads with hills/bumps the pillar lights would be better with spots in them. They'd be higher up and can throw light over obstacles in the road you may come across.

    So they kind of serve two purposes.

    I'd say get the fogs because you'll get a lot more use out of them in your everyday travels

    Baja Fog Mounts: http://www.4x4truckleds.com/baja-designs-ford-raptor-2010-2014-fog-pocket-mount-kit/

    I'd then recommend a pair of Squadron SAE and Squadron Pro (or even Sport) for Pairs 1 and 2: http://www.4x4truckleds.com/led-driving-fog-lights/baja-designs/


    For the pillars, XL80 are the most popular: http://www.4x4truckleds.com/baja-designs-xl80-pair-driving-combo/

    And here are those pillar brackets for ya: http://www.4x4truckleds.com/alternative-offroad-2004-2014-ford-f-150-a-pillar-light-mount/
     
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    Driving and Fog Pods in the Bumper....fill in those ugly holes....;) and although expensive,the Bezels do look sweeter than just hanging them in the hole...IMHO
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    I'm running Rigid DSS flood pattern in the bumper and I really like them, good side lighting broadcast, nice for low speed stuff and driving through the neighborhood where I value the peripheral lighting, they are excellent off road for 4x4 stuff for the same reason: illumination of stuff your headlights don't even touch. Living where I do wildlife coming in from the sides is a problem and I get a much better shot at spotting them this way.

    I am running Rigid DS spots on the A pillars and they are excellent in this location, they completely blot out my high beams and probably double my usable vision range, great for faster stuff and awesome on secluded highways. If I had one more set it would be high mounted ultra spots for really fast stuff and further improvement on the dark highways.
     

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