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Okay so I've searched and haven't seen a thread to decide what light company makes the best and most complete kits. I'm looking for durability, function, wiring harness, switch, INSTRUCTIONS, the whole bit.

If I'm going to spend big money I want to know the best route and also your ideas on how to keep them from walking off the truck by sticky fingers.

Here's my application base. 4" in the holes and not sure about what size to put on the tabs on the prerunner bar.

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The local truck accessory crack house I frequent sells boat loads of PIAA and Light Force for your exact application. I'm not 100% sure if they come in a kit complete with harness and switches but the couple of trucks I've seen done with them are impressive.
 

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my KC daylighters (6" 130 watt) came with complete wiring harnessand switch and easy to follow instructions... only down fall was dilling through somewhere in the dash to mount the switch, not sure about all of the PIAA's but I know some of them have a stick on switch that just sticks to your dash where every you want it, which is what I originally wanted.
Here is how I mounted the switch
 

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I gave up on expensive lights years ago. Now I just run 4" aircraft Landing lights in rubber housings in place of the OEM driving lamps. They run about $70 a pair and replacement bulbs are under $20 a lamp. I use them an hour a day and they last around 8 months.

My truck didn't come with fog lights so I purchased an OEM wiring kit with OEM fog light switch off ebay and then added a relay to reverse the signal so they come on with my highbeams.

Looks stock with no cheap switches cut into the dash, they actually work and they are cheap to replace.
 

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Is it a pain to wire after market fog lights into the stock switch. I was Hoping to wire the aftermarket ones into the OEM fog wires.
If you already have the stock fog lights then it won't be that difficult. You just have to cut the molded ends off the OEM wires and add your own connectors that match the new fog lights.

If you want to add more lights than one set or run higher output lamps, I reccomend redirecting the oem wires to a relay instead and only use the oem circuit to trigger the relay. The extra/bigger lights should be wired direct from the battery thru a relay to prevent damaging the relays inside the light control module. I had a left headlight relay fail in my 04 and the new module was over $500.
 

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Sure wish I was better with electrical crap. Good think you all are just a quick message away.

What about the PIAA 2000 series fogs I'm going to be putting in the rear bumper tomorrow. I'd like them to come on with the reverse lights. It wouldn't be the end of the world to have them on a switch. I'd rather they be wired in though. I'm guessing a relay would also be needed here since the stock reverse lights probably don't draw much juice.
 

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I have wired in wide beam tractor style lamps to my backups on the last 4 trucks. I tap a wire off each taillight and drop it down to the new light. No problems yet, even with 50 watters.

I was disappointed with the lights I put on my current truck and have decided to try a discrete set of LED lights. LED's draw very little power so they are ideal for tapping in to sensitive circuits like the backup lights and offer a wider flood of light.
 

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I was disappointed with the lights I put on my current truck and have decided to try a discrete set of LED lights. LED's draw very little power so they are ideal for tapping in to sensitive circuits like the backup lights and offer a wider flood of light.[/QUOTE]


What LEDs are you using and where did you get them? I would like to do the same thing. I cannot see anything out of the back on a rainy night.
 

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Sure wish I was better with electrical crap. Good think you all are just a quick message away.

What about the PIAA 2000 series fogs I'm going to be putting in the rear bumper tomorrow. I'd like them to come on with the reverse lights. It wouldn't be the end of the world to have them on a switch. I'd rather they be wired in though. I'm guessing a relay would also be needed here since the stock reverse lights probably don't draw much juice.
Im not familiar with the current draw of the 2000's, but I do know that the Tail/reverse lighting ckt isnt on the biggest fuse. Personally if I were to put them on my truck I would put them on a seperate relay just to be on the safe side. Better to spend a few extra bucks now than to wish you would have later.
 

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Im not familiar with the current draw of the 2000's, but I do know that the Tail/reverse lighting ckt isnt on the biggest fuse. Personally if I were to put them on my truck I would put them on a seperate relay just to be on the safe side. Better to spend a few extra bucks now than to wish you would have later.
Yes - Definitely run them off a new relay and use the stock reverse circuit as your trigger. This protects your stock wiring and is just good practice.
 

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In the wiring on the 2000s there's an additional white wire with a scotch lock or they refer to it as a one touch connector. This is the only wire I'm not sure where it goes. I was thinking it is supposed to be to a ignition hot for the little light on the switch but not sure. I feel pretty confident with all the other wiring, and have decided to run the lights as an accessory. If they are on their own switch and don't come on for some reason. They can be switched off. Now if they are wired into the reverse lights and don't come on you can actually get a ticket for that.
 
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