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Cab Lights, Yay or Nay, Should I put them on?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kemmer, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    Im deciding if i should put them on. Tell me what you think. I just placed them on so they may be alittle off center.
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  2. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

  3. DJDarknez

    DJDarknez Member
    Messages: 92

    I'm going to say no. But that's a personal opinion. I've never been a big fan of 'em. But if ya like 'em, don't listen to me! :D
     
  4. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    Looks better with them on, then again, I like cab lights on a pick-up.
     
  5. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    I agree I am a fan of cab lights. I don't really care as much tho for the 3 piece ones like those. I'd still put those one, but I know i seen somewhere you can get the chevy style ones cept 5 of the small ones.
     
  6. wddodge

    wddodge Member
    Messages: 64

    I vote for leaving them off. Why drill holes in a perfectly good roof so water will leak in when you least want it to.
     
  7. Ian

    Ian Member
    Messages: 96

    I like them for the most part and my dodge already had them. Would I go to the trouble to add them? Probably not. Something about drilling holes in a perfectly good roof that would descourage me. Kind of like what wddodge said.

    It's all a matter of taste.
     
  8. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    .........nay...........
     
  9. Dieselgeek

    Dieselgeek Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    I vote yes, and the factory drills/cuts holes in the roof for them, so how is this any different? They make special tools for adding roof clearance lights. A truck I'm looking to buy doesn't have them, and it will be one of the first additions I make, as I think they make a truck a truck. Just my own opinion though...
     
  10. badranman

    badranman Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Hey Snowyleaf, how much are those? I just ordered a 2005 2500hd and they were an $85.00 option. I thought that was a good price, installed and all.
     
  11. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Any truck, I have had with clearance lights, has had rust problems around the lights. (even oem installed) If they are not required I would leave them off.
     
  12. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    Thanks for the quick replys, im still unsure of the lights, i think it might just be the color of the truck. I know theses lights look really good on black trucks.

    badranman- i got them for $65 on ebay.

    I think im gonna have the dealership install them, that way they can do it properly and they have a harness that it needs anyways. Also i can get 2 birds with one stone because i have to take the truck in sometime cause i have this terrible rattle when i accelerate. Hopefully i cut down on the cost of them putting the lights in by buying the lights aftermarket.
     
  13. snow warrior

    snow warrior Member
    Messages: 61

    i would have to say it looks better with them
     
  14. kpmurfy15

    kpmurfy15 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I say put them on. I think it makes the truck completely different, especially at night. I put them on my 97 F-350, took less than 2 hours, and they dont leak one bit. I put some silicone on them just in case. You should buy a wiring harness form the dealer if you put them yourself, makes it a whole lot easier.

    Pat
     
  15. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Put them on. I'm gonna do some on my truck when the weather gets nice.
     
  16. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I say no and my reason is more than a style reason, without them you have more clearence, so if you ever take it into a parking garage it will barly clear, with the light you will hit. That is my reason for saying no, because you never know when a clearence issue will come into play.
    just something to thing about.
     
  17. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    NEUSWEDE- that could be an issue but i have the backrack sticking up in the back about 2-4" so that would hit if anything.
     
  18. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    I say add them. I personally like the look of chevys with the cab lights on them. I want to add them to my HD when I get some fundage.

    William
     
  19. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Nay, neigh, nix. Sorry, needed ten letters.
     
  20. Ken1zk

    Ken1zk Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Im with Dieselgeek on this one, makes the truck look more like a truck. Saw a guy who has strobes in his, looked cool.