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Date Registered: 10-2005
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Jalal,
 On the dirt track, the top round 1000's had no vibration at all. However the lower rectangle 181's bounced a bit, as they are only attached to my old unibar. I will need to improve the attachment process, but the top ones in the nudgebar sit steady.

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Thanks Brett,

Yeah, I need to look at the mounting point of my 1000s as well before my trip.

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Mate, a simple trick is to use large flat washers on both sides of your attachment point. This allows for a better grip and larger surface area. Get rid of the split-washers, they just cause wobble. Two fat large washers on each light, beneath and on-top of the mounting point. And a touch of 'blue' locktite to stop them undoing. emoticon

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Very impressive, Brett. Would've also been good to see more progressive photos with each set of lights turned on if possible.

You definitely have more wattage than me, and I wouldn't doubt you have considerably more night vision as well, not just due to the higher wattage, but the various spread patterns you have when all lights are combined.

I wouldn't want to be coming towards you in the middle of the night!!!


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I wouldn't want to be coming towards you in the middle of the night!!!



I was to ask for such a photo Brett, if you can walk the 450-500 meters away from your exy and take a pic of what it looks like with all lights on, it'll be fun emoticon



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Ok, I must have read through this entire thread about 3 times, and I am still struggling to figure out which drivings lights to install on my exy. emoticon

Here's are the types I'm considering:
 - Hella 1000 ($159)
 - Hella 4000 compact ($220)
 - Narva Ultima 175 ($130)
 - Narva Ultima 160/115 rectangular ($130)
 - Lightforce 170 ($330)
(Have pretty much given up on IPF - too many poor reviews)

Given that I live in the urban jungle of Melbourne, I doubt I'll be using these lights very often. They will probably only get turned on when I'm out and about on a camping/4WD weekend away (not more than monthly). But somehow, I just can't help myself wanting some to improve the look of my vehicle. Therefore, I'm kind of wondering if spending over $400 (by the time I buy locking nuts and quality harness) is really worth it.

So, I need some help deciding what the best lights are under $250. I've done a heap of searching on google, to try and find some independant reviews of these lights, but no luck. I'd be interested to read that 4WD magazine review that was mentioned, but I think it was a fair few years old now.

Any chance we can do one of those poll things, to find out how many people have each kind of popular model of driving lights???


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Hi Stu,

Choosing spotties will totally depend on the type of nudge bar you have. Space is limited in the nudge bar and it will be the deciding factory as to which size/type of spotties you can fit there safely without risking blocking air-flow.

With my aftermarket nudge bar I had to choose the Hella Rallye 1000 and they fit perfectly and have been working well over the years. Spotties like Lightforce get very good reviews and are very powerful, but as I have already mentioned in this thread, they're very easy to steal as the whole lens can be simply unscrewed from its place and there are no locking nuts to prevent this from happening.

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I have the factory style nudge bar, and have been looking at the dimensions of all the driving lights I listed above, to see how they will fit.

LF 170's will stick out a long way in front of the nudge, so not they are the best option. Narva's a very slim. Some hella's are reasonably slim too.

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Stu,

 My suggestions would be:

2x Hella 1000's in the spot pattern, with the Piranha or similar heavy gauge light harness.
Upgrade H4 driving lights with an upgraded wiring harness also.

This will give you the best of both worlds.

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Date Registered: 11-2008
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Merry Xmas All.

Has anyone tried Nightstalker lights?

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