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    Lights-Looking For Your Thoughts?

    I have a set of lights on order for my stampede but then I saw this vid and it made me wonder how far is too far and what would it be like to drive at speeds, at night?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpDvQ...eature=related

    Your thought and comments would be appreciated.
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    i think there more for show than acually working. there just led bulbs with no housing. i think there.........silly
    taped a flashlight to an rc....its not as fun as you think driving at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross93 View Post
    i think there more for show than acually working. there just led bulbs with no housing. i think there.........silly
    taped a flashlight to an rc....its not as fun as you think driving at night
    I talked to falla that has them and he made a good point about running at night, that you can see where the truck is and you get a good Idea of which way it's pointed.

    Just thinking Night driving is all.
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    Nice video & someone had some spare time on there hands, I'm with everyone with the night driving LEDs are cool for the cool factor. But really driving at night at a good clip is just impossible IMO. They look cool I just would never put them on any of my rcs. But as you know we all have different taste
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    they are a great idea if you do alot of night driving but thats a little much, headlights and taillights is all you need. ive got a body that has lights but thats mainly for when I upgrade/mod my truck i only do it at night and i only have 50-75ft light in front of my house and its nice to have the whole road to do tests when im done upgrading/modding but other then that i would not recommend them for everyday use IMO they rob power from the receiver and you would need a BEC and add weight pending on which way you do it

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    Thats pretty awesome, but I agree its for show. It would be great on a police theme, just wonder how much it cost???
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    Depending on how far north you live, they can be useful.
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    Finally got my lights and to be honest I'm impressed for $12, now to see how well they hold up.

    Part #6784

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD1yrcpBMhk
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    Here's my Pede with lights.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDa64lJsRh4
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    I think he used the Tamiya TLU-02 which is about $100

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    wow thats kind of cool.must just be for show.I know those light wouldnt last long on my truck..lol

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    Yeah, if you do any bashing, you may want to add the t-bone racing front bumper (which sticks out farther than the stock bumper, but is lower so you can still see the lights) or those lights will last exactly one crash!

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    Actually I got to test them out this morning in 4" of fresh powder and a half a block away I slid into a fence and because it has both front and back light it was easy for me, from a distance in the dark to recognize which way it was pointed. And my using spare shock parts to shim the lights back from the bumper by about 3/8" seems to help the lights not to break.

    Life in Canada sometimes includes lights to have fun.
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    Tail light mount finally broke, oh well it's a clip on light anyway lol
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    Bump

    Traxxas lights are holding up great so far.

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    Lights are a good idea, i work night shift at a semi truck shop with lit parking lot. I went about 2 blocks away turned around and punched it for a speed run, i couldn't see it when i punched it on 3s and it went across the 6 lane busy hwy in the ditch. I looked under trucks for 15 min freakin out! And besides its not going to be a deal breaker for your girlfriend. You already have a thousand dollar kids toy.

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    I use the lights for the summit on my rusty and they work very well. All I did was rotate my esc 180 degrees in order to get my lights to stretch to the front of the car. I bash, do speed runs and crash plenty of times and the lights have never broken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewright1096 View Post
    I use the lights for the summit on my rusty and they work very well. All I did was rotate my esc 180 degrees in order to get my lights to stretch to the front of the car. I bash, do speed runs and crash plenty of times and the lights have never broken
    You can also power your lights from your receiver.
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    They wouldn't stretch far enough without me having to soder on more wire

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    Ewright1096 with the right pieces and a little solder you can make a pig tail to tidy things up a little.
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    Haha that's true but I wanted something quick and easy and didn't want to risk messing up. Just my personal preference though

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    I have 2 leads off my reciver box, 1 for the headlights and a secondary for the motor heatsink fan.

    That way the esc ONLY powers it's own fan.

    And besides this stuff is HOBBY grade right?

    Anyways I find it fun to solder my own stuff sometimes lol.
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    Lots of good bashing and they haven't broke yet.

    Must have something to do with using shock mount shims to move them in instead of keeping them flush to the bumper.
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