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Raptor Amber vs Smoked Amber with other products

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TakeYourLemons, Jul 9, 2024 at 9:53 AM.

  1. Jul 9, 2024 at 9:53 AM
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    TakeYourLemons

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    headlights, tailights, automatic lift gate, raptor lights, light bar, switch panel
    I have the choice to purchase Amber or Smoked Amber raptor lights. I wil be installing Moromoto XB headlights and XB fog lights and Diode Stealth Pod lights/ lightbar x2 would like the color to closely match.

    Pics of a finished setup with the above and recommendations on a kit that won't disappoint? I prefer the 3 light raptor setup.

    Thank you
     
  2. Jul 9, 2024 at 9:58 AM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Doesn't the Ford Raptor already come with amber lights?
     
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    If possible skip the raptor lights. Mine started failing after few months and threw them in trash.
    (The reason I add raptor lights in first place is I used my DRL bulb as a quad high beam setup)
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    Is "None of the Above" an option?
     
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  6. Jul 9, 2024 at 12:37 PM
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    2016Pro

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    Just say no to raptor lights, bull bars, CAIs
     
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    Hey dude. Ignore these people. You do you.

    People get the amber ones for two reasons. One is they technically are much better in dust or fog or even just in the dark. They add more contrast and you can see pot holes and the terrain way better. I have experiences this a lot first hand as I have amber squadrons on one of my motorcycles.

    However I never intended to do much night time off roading on my 4runner because i need to make camp during the day so i can prepare food for dinner. I've done 3k+ miles of dirst roads and a lot of days camping out of the 4runner and have never driven at night even though I've meant to just to test the lights and take some pics - I've always forgotten to.

    That said I went with the smoked clear because for me that looks better and matches the headlights, but again what ever works for you dude and what ever color you think looks best because at the end of the day this is your 4runner, not anyone else's and certainly not someone who says the raptor lights looks bad.

    I've got the white raptors and the amber baja 30" light bar back lights. I like it because it's a little more unique to mix it up. Both are on individual switches so you can mix it up if you want and I wasn't sure between my wife and I if either of us would like the lights so I was giving us options.

    Again, you do you. Don't worry about anyone else. This is coming from a guy here who has worked hard to keep more of a stock look...but has raptor lights.



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    And here I went full bull bar on the low pro because I thought it looks WAY better than no bar.
     
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    Ugh my condolences
     
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    No need dude. Looks so much better than anything you have.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2024 at 1:01 PM
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    Lol
     
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    See OP? all this guy has is an "LOL" because he has nothing to say. And check out the quote in his profie
    "Why all of the Pro hate?"

    The dude wishes there was pro "hate" or jealously and is bragging about his pro and calling attention to it so he feels cool but....to use his word.....hates on anything anyone does. Probably because he's jealous he knows there's car out there that might steal some attention off him.

    dude's a hypocrit
     
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    Easy brah, why you being so mean?

    "It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate it takes guts to be gentle and kind"
     
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    This was me being nice. I keep it nice on these forums because I don't want to get banned.
     
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    You both wrong Mine looks so much better than anything you have...:p:p:p
     
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    I doubt if anyone has the exact setup your looking for
    So you probably won’t get pics of your truck from someone else

    I would just draw a pic of the truck n use different colored pencils/markers to see where you want/what color lights

    might seem adolescent but it helped me decide on a couple things I wanted to do
     
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    Smoked just means it has black tint on the amber color lens so it's less noticeable(when not on) in the black grille.



    Imo, i wouldn't get "raptor" lights.
     
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    I'm gonna put blue flashing lights on my roof. I saw an auto like that on the interstate and it looked so cool. All the other drivers must gave thought so too because they immediately moved out of his way.
     
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    I would, but only if they were on a Ford Raptor.
     
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    Ah man I hear that brother! I only got a lift and bigger tires on the 4runner because I saw some monster trucks when I was a kid!
     
  21. Jul 10, 2024 at 5:03 AM
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    Like this.....

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  22. Jul 10, 2024 at 5:36 AM
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    That would work
    I just drew some quick mock ups of a 4Runner, nothing special or exact
    Helped me plan mounting locations, colors, layouts, etc
    Literally a handful of 17 second sketches to just be a visual aid

    I know there are apps/cad/n I think maybe RSG on their site has a 4Runner configure thingamajig

    Really just wanted to let the OP know the easiest way for him to decide bout a handful of specific lights would probably be a personal route

    plus I didn’t wanna tip my toe into the lake of fire the title of the thread would bloom

    I could tell @TakeYourLemons to stay outta the tall grass…

    …but I have cyclones on the corners of my bumper(which actually provide decent light lol)
     
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