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Newer Chevy and GMC crewcab truck owners

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by BIGGB9, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. BIGGB9

    BIGGB9 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Ok guys I don't know if anyone else is fighting the same battle I am but on all newer Chevy and gmc crew cabs there are not sure what to call them but roof supports maybe. What kind of emergency roof lights or you guys using beacons minibars etc. Please let me know and or posts some pics. Thanks

  2. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    I use a simple magnetic strobe beacon that I put on whenever I am plowing and remove when not. I just run the cord in the passenger side door, over the visor and to the 12v accessory plug and flip it on and off as needed. I also added a set of Whelen 4 corner strobes just to make it that much harder to miss me.
    Hope this helps.
  3. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Back rack mounted.


    And the switchbox

  4. BIGGB9

    BIGGB9 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I have always liked the corner strobe kits but a little scared to install them.Like have them leak or hitting the other bulb inside the housing.
  5. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I installed my 18'' Whelan revolving beacon on the front part of my roof,just before the reinforcement raised ribs,If you can walk me through how to post pics here S-L-O-W-L-Y,I will try.I can't even figure out how to upload an image for an avatar even though I used to have one.:help:
  6. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    I was concerned as well but it was not nearly as difficult as you think. It took me about 1 day to do it all, and I had never installed one before. Depending on the year of your truck, you may get lucky and have little knock-outs on the back of the light housings where the strobe bulbs go, otherwise it is a simple 1" holesaw to drill in.
    If you ever want to do it, drop me a line and I will do what I can to help, especially since you are so close...I am in the Akron area.
  7. BIGGB9

    BIGGB9 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Great thanks jkski I may take you up I that offer when the weather gets warmer.
  8. firefighter4418

    firefighter4418 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    i have a sound off pinnacle mini light bar and all i did was mount it to the ribs and it stays at 60mph and dont move at all or u can get a diff lightbar mount and remount ur magnets so the spread out past the ribs all that does id raise it up a lil bit
  9. cwby_ram

    cwby_ram Senior Member
    Messages: 907

    My wife's uncle has your body style crew cab GMC. He has a cheapy LED bar, and just turned it 90 degrees, so that it was between the ribs in the roof. Looks a little different but it works.