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Magnetic Mounts?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by thomas_e102, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. thomas_e102

    thomas_e102 Member
    Messages: 30

    I am looking for my 1st mini light bar. I am looking at the ...

    SoundOff Pinnacle Mini Lightbar SOEPL7 232.75

    Able 2 SHO-ME Low-Profile LED Mini Lightbar AB11_1200 235.50

    Mini Blitz http://www.ledoutfitters.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=83 183.00

    My question is are these magnetic mounts going to keep the low profile light on my truck going down the road at 30-65 mph? Is a truck coming the other direction going to blow it off the truck?

    Which of the 3 lights do you light the best. The Mini Blitz looks like the sho-me bar and is 50.00 less.
    The light is going on a 08 Chevy 1500

    Thanks for the help.
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    eh, your not gonna be happy with that blitz...

    mags will hold well but i prefer the rubber suction cup mags like this.....


    those bars in amber go fro around 325.00 but are the BEST i have seen.....period..
  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    I second what Dissociative said...
  4. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Got an Able Show Me, mini led with mag mount. I've run it up to 70 MPH with no budging.
  5. Mathe

    Mathe Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Why do you say that?
  6. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I'd like to know this too. I had a sho-me bought on ebay the other day but someone fell in love with it and outbid me at the last min. So i am getting ready to buy one but i can't justify spending $300-400 on one.
  7. benjaminlawns

    benjaminlawns Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I just picked up a Whelen Responder Mini. I was told that the magnets are not as strong as the Sho-Me or SoundOff but will hold just fine. Seems solid on my roof.
  8. John911

    John911 Member
    Messages: 31

    Responder LP comes with 4 50# pull magnets.
  9. belton

    belton Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 16

    same here ......
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I have 2 Code 3 420's and both are mag mount.......no issue with blowing off or movement
    They are bright
    They are cheap
    $100 or so.......
    And Code 3 service is outstanding.........they will replace a part with a phone call, no questions asked.
    I would buy them again.

  11. D.todd6

    D.todd6 Member
    Messages: 35

    I had a federal signal streethawk lightbar on my truck with magnets. With the tailgate up it stayed on. I made the mistake of leaving my tailgate down. When I left my house it was on the top of my truck when I got to work it was in the bed shattered. The only thing that kept it from flying out onto the road was the wires. Magnets are fine for smaller lights/ligthbars but not larger lightbars. Also the magnets can rust if they are not protected frmo the elements.