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Triple Bezel Kit from Offroad Alliance (pics, short review)

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  1. DINOZR

    DINOZR Full Access Member

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    Imgur gallery with all the photos: https://imgur.com/a/oWB6pFF

    I went with the triple bezel kit from Offroad Alliance. I chose two pairs of Rigid Radiance Scenes for the main lights and a pair of KC HIlites Flex with amber covers for the outside corner locations. This is the link for the product I purchased:
    https://offroadalliance.com/product...1&_sid=64d02f497&_ss=r&variant=31652320706622

    The good:
    Offroad Alliance customer service is just bizarrely good. They returned my call at 8:30pm on a Friday to answer my questions about lights. Then they emailed me a custom invoice for the products we decided on during the call. During both my phone calls I talked to Chris, and he knows the products forward and backward. If you've experienced Crutchfield's tech support, then Offroad Alliance is the only company I've known to meet or exceed Cruthfield's level of customer service.

    The lights look awesome.

    The lights give off insane light output. I actually wish the KC Hilites were not as bright, because I run them all day every day as a DRL.

    The wiring harness included is high quality. All the parts, the bracket, the lights, the harness--it's all very high quality.

    The amber backlight on the Rigid Radiance is sweeeeettt! Really wish I could stack 3 Rigids in each side with the bezel look, but alas, you cannot.

    The not as good:

    Getting that bracket started on the bumper is a bitch. Have a friend, a beer, and cuss words handy.

    The wiring harness is made so you can attach a variety of different lights to the end. This leaves a little bit of wiring to be completed by the installer to connect the harness to the lights you chose, which come in their factory box with whatever end they receive at Rigid or KC. So the wiring harness isn't 100% plug and play. It's 95%. But you do still have to finish out the ends. This was a little unexpected for what I considered was a high-end kit. But ultimately, no big deal. I get it, you offer 3,000 different lights. You don't need 3,000 different wiring harness configurations in your inventory.

    The backlighted Rigids look so good I've considered going with a non-bezel kit to get 6 of them all the way across, and ditching the KC Hilite Flex. But the bezel looks very good--almost factory. And while the backlights look good in low light, they aren't really even visible during the day, so the KC Hilite Flex is better in that regard as a DRL. I go back and forth over which setup I would rather have. But in general you have to choose: Bezel kit with a smaller light in the corner, or non-bezel kit and you can get a full size light in the corner position.

    At $1025 shipped, the kit is pricey. But it is extremely high quality.

    Summary: Overall, I'm very pleased, and I'll be going back to Offroad Alliance in the future whenever I need something they sell.
     
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    Thanks for the review. I need to decide what to go with. I already have two pairs of the Rigid cubes in SAE fog and a combo offroad version. If I run a third set they will be spots to reach out on dark highways, or I could go with the great looking bezel kit and something small on the outer corner.
     
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    Looks nice i had the same experience with Offroad Alliance also!
     
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    IMO (as someone who has been working with these trucks for all of a month, so take it with a grain of salt) I think you should be honest about your most common use case and go from there. If you will be using mostly off-road, then get a non-bezel bracket and add a spot to the mix. If you are going to be mostly on-road, then a bezel kit with a smaller light in the corner that you can run more often might be better.

    FWIW, I have tried one and then both pairs of Rigid Radiance Scenes as fogs during normal street driving. I have not been flashed yet. I think since they are very low on the bumper and I made efforts to keep them pointed down, I might be able to run at least one set on the street without blinding people. But I really need to confirm that with some testing where my wife drives the truck and I observe.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I've been looking around at fogs and thought the bezel kit looks great for my needs (to look stock/finished, primarily used on-road). Care to elaborate about installation of the bezels? I watched the install video on the off-road alliance page and it shows them just about to get it started and then the finished product, but kind of glosses over the the exact process. Not actually doable by a single person? How long did it take you start to finish?
     
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    I installed the same kit several weeks ago. I agree it’s high-quality and gives the truck a finished look. I really like the look of having the triple lights installed in the open pocket of the bumper. I didn’t find the bracket too hard to install but adjusting the lights after they are installed is tough. You have to angle them down before attaching them to the bracket, if that is what you want to do. If you snug them up to the bezel they are parallel to the ground.
     
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    Most of my use will be on dark highways where there may be elk or deer. If I have three pairs of lights, two pair would be SAE fog and long range spot (wired to high beams), and the third pair would be offroad focused.
     
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    I probably exaggerated a bit. It's definitely doable by one person. My buddy helping me had better luck (probably skill, honestly) than me, so he was able to get them started where I was not. One of the bolts on each side is just a bitch. Getting your fingers on it while holding the bracket in alignment takes some finesse. That's all.

    I work slow and methodical, so don't judge hours by mine. I make sure everything is perfect before I proceed, and I redo work if I don't like it. I started doing the wiring at 8pm. By 10pm we were installing the brackets and lights. By 2am I had the lights all installed and tested with the wiring harness outside the truck. I called it a night there and routed/hid the wiring harness in about another 45 minutes the following day. I was also doing it as leisure while having a beer with a friend, not trying to see how fast I could get it done.
     
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    I’m about to buy the same kit, except with the Baja Pros. Have you had any issues running the KC Hilites at night blinding people? Are there better options to have on all the time without being too bright?
     
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    While not an SAE compliant light, the KC Flex are not super bright. Many people run them 24/7 without issue. If you're going with our custom amber covers, those also will knock a bit of the brightness down.

    Let us know if we can help!
     
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