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Strobes

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by HOOBS PRO PLUS, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. HOOBS PRO PLUS

    HOOBS PRO PLUS Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 45

    Does anyone have any suggestions for strobes on a 05' Chevy 3500 dump truck. I know how to get the roof strobe hooked up but I need some lights in the rear. The bed has a set of brake lights in it but they look to small to put hide aways in them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    How about some self contained LEDs from Whelen. I have a set on the rear of my salt spreader, they have a low voltage draw and all you need is a switch and 12 volts and the work. I can't remember the tech name for them but they are like 2 inchs high and 3-4 long. I have had mine now for two winters and they work great. Not as bright as a 90 watt strobe head but they are good enough to catch your eye. The only other way I can think of id to buy a extra set of brake lights and gyt the insides and mount them on the rear some were.

    Regards Mike
     
  3. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    I've got a friend with a 05' 3500 dump. He did put hideaways in the backup lights
     
  4. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    I put some small LED's on the rear of the box and hideaways on all 4 corners. I sell all this stuff to at a discount to board members. Complete hideaway kit is only $189.99 + s&h.
     
  5. G&S in Md

    G&S in Md Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Where

    Brian, Where did you mount the hidaways? The only place that looks feasible is in the reverse lights in rear, and in the DDL's in front. Any other suggestions, or does that sound correct?
     
  6. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    I put a pair in the reverse lights and another pair in the brake light. Up front, I put a pair in the Hi-beam housing. Works great.
     
  7. citywide

    citywide Junior Member
    Messages: 27

  8. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    I use the 911EP LED Stars. Very bright and have a sync wire. Several mounting options. I can do 'em for about the same price.
     
  9. HOOBS PRO PLUS

    HOOBS PRO PLUS Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 45

  10. citywide

    citywide Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Power supply is built in just apply 12volts and they go..... if you want you can sync both lights together... I leave my on random so they cycle through all the flash patterns.

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  11. G&S in Md

    G&S in Md Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    in the high beam housing, whith the other (hi beams) still installed? together?:confused:

    since you sell the stuff, I need 2, 25ft shielded cables. If you are coming to the md meet, I'll pay for them there.
     
  12. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    Yes, they fit fine.
     
  13. G&S in Md

    G&S in Md Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Brian, Can you do the cables?
     
  14. Fergy42286

    Fergy42286 Member
    Messages: 30

    I cut two holes and put in oval strobe heads. I tried the flat whelen oval led's, after two storms they were all corroded, water proof? not really!! The strobes have the duetch connectors and have not had any problems with water.

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  15. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    Very. Nice. BTW, the LED heads may be warranteed by the mfg. Also, if you want to, you can backfill the AMP connectors with silicone and make them nearly waterproof. And yes, I'll bring some cables, and more, to the mtg.