Without going into HIDs (there are stand-alone HID's that will generate 1.5
million candlepower - but they're a bit pricey), I believe the most powerful
light is still the Dick Cepek C-1000 light, now sold by Extreme Suspensions:
I had two of these on my old truck, and WOW... they would throw light out as
far as you could see. They're not meant to operate with the vehicle sitting
still, however - they need airflow for cooling (they've got a little ram air
scoop built into the housing).
At 210W and 750,000cp each, they should do the trick.
100 watt KC's or hella's are popular.
Quite a few people mount them on the cross bar in
front of the radiator so they are actually out of sight
behind the grill when they aren't on.
Try over at dodgetalk.com, You might have to sign up
to see the pics, and use the search function,
but it's a very active dodge truck forum.
take a look at threads like
"Hella Black Magic Behind the grill, let's see all those behind the grill pics"
Hella 500's installed behind the grill (pics!)
Those and other threads do into detail as to how to install and wire them up.
The hellas? Wal-Mart sometimes has a set in stock, AutoZone. Amazon...
Think they are $50-$60 a set for the driving lights if they are on sale.
Amazon has them at $54 with free shipping.
Beyond that, other stuff, yep there are good dealers, quite a few
are sponsors on dodgetalk and have special deals, some nice
discounts on oem parts too from sponsor dealers.
What kind of stuff you thinking about?
What year and engine?
The beast is a '97 2500, 5.9 Cummins.
I really like the look of the Hella Black Magic - either twins or quads
mounted behind the grill. I need to measure the behind-grill-space when I
get it back from the shop (having it painted now).
Guess I'll get some gauges next.....
Oh a 2nd gen and diesel, don't know much about either.
Check your state laws, often they spec that aux driving lights have
to be on a lower center than the headlights.
IIRC the grille opening on a 2nd gen is higher than the fact
headlights. That's not a problem on the 3rd gen's, the headlights
are at a considerably higher center than the grille opening.
You might have better luck figuring out a way to put some
rectangular lights in or behind the bumper opening.
That seems like it would look good and prob work just as well.
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