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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 06:19 AM
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How many off-road lights will a standard alternator support? I've got 4 now, and when I get my wayyyy-bitchin' roof rack from 57baja (courtesy of Swine the delivery man!), I may wanna put two more on the rack, for S&G.

I should mention that I do not have any stock headlights- two of the four lights mentioned are in lieu of headlights. The four on the car are all KC 6" daylighters, and the other two would probably be the same, CUZ I'M WAY TOO PO' FO' HID!


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It depends on the amp draw of the lights. The alternator I believe is 55 amps? I run 4 lights on the rail with a 35 amp generator.


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Put your highlighters on the rack and install two fogs on the front bumper. You'll thank me some day for suggesting that approach.

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I have 2 spots and 2 floods on the rack. I use the floods more than the spots. When it's dusty the spots make you feel like your driving under a low bridge all the time. Also make sure you set them back so it will not shine into your front window. if the light hit's the window you will never see out of it once it gets some dust on it.


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