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Old 05-21-2020, 08:57 AM #16
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i've had a few sets of a pillar brackets, never really installed any. but the SDHQ was the most heavy duty there is.. If those vibrate, everything else will be much worse.

I have a whole bunch of cubes around, and the squadron pros are definitely nice, the diode dynamics ss3... are probably the nicest cubes by far.

I have XL 80s on my raptor, and even those seem big on a raptor but no vibration on the SDHQ A pillar brackets on my raptor.
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By bumper lights do you mean non SAE lights in the fog pockets? If so, yes and I've upgraded those to OEM LEDs because I want to use those for on road driving.
I am after an off road solution.
Got it. This is coming from a guy who has diagnosed night vision blindness and has tried everything under the sun for the perfect offroad lighting solution. When you put lighting sources near the hood like that glare is a factor. A light mounted above on your roof would probably be worse but for front facing light a high quality mid sized lightbar on your bumper is going to be a better solution. Since it looks like you are running an OEM bumper maybe a behind the grille mount?

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Got it. This is coming from a guy who has diagnosed night vision blindness and has tried everything under the sun for the perfect offroad lighting solution. When you put lighting sources near the hood like that glare is a factor. A light mounted above on your roof would probably be worse but for front facing light a high quality mid sized lightbar on your bumper is going to be a better solution. Since it looks like you are running an OEM bumper maybe a behind the grille mount?

A 30" Baja Designs S8 or Onyx6 is going to be all the lighting you'll ever need.
No doubt there is some hood glare, but I was expecting much worse.
The glare and the field of view I can live with, the vibes are a show stopper.
I'd love to find a prerunner looking front bumper bar I can put lights on.
I PM'd one fellow that makes something like Defiant's old stuff. Waiting to hear back.
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i've had a few sets of a pillar brackets, never really installed any. but the SDHQ was the most heavy duty there is.. If those vibrate, everything else will be much worse.

I have a whole bunch of cubes around, and the squadron pros are definitely nice, the diode dynamics ss3... are probably the nicest cubes by far.

I have XL 80s on my raptor, and even those seem big on a raptor but no vibration on the SDHQ A pillar brackets on my raptor.
Thanks rayofsi.
Yeah, the brackets for certain are not to blame. Light is just too heavy. I am going to try the squadron pros which I think are a touch smaller than the XLs.
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Thanks rayofsi.
Yeah, the brackets for certain are not to blame. Light is just too heavy. I am going to try the squadron pros which I think are a touch smaller than the XLs.
i have squadron pros. but check out the diode dynamics ss3, it is a much better cube. same size pretty much

i haven't installed all my lights but i've had so many cubes.. and bars sitting around.
finally installed a rigid adapt 40 on my raptor, a baja s8 40 on my 4runner, and still have so many other bars and cubes sitting around

i have a full set of squadrons i never installed. doing the diode dynamics ss3 instead, their TIR optics really step up the game. - 20% off on their website until the 29th.
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i have squadron pros. but check out the diode dynamics ss3, it is a much better cube. same size pretty much

i haven't installed all my lights but i've had so many cubes.. and bars sitting around.
finally installed a rigid adapt 40 on my raptor, a baja s8 40 on my 4runner, and still have so many other bars and cubes sitting around

i have a full set of squadrons i never installed. doing the diode dynamics ss3 instead, their TIR optics really step up the game. - 20% off on their website until the 29th.
Will do re ss3.
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I want to say the squadron sports and pros are the same size. The XL's is where they start stepping up. I think.
Anyway, go drive that thing and let me know. lol
Same size. The Sport has 3150 lumens and the Pro has 4900 lumens. The only other difference is the finish on the housing. Sport is a matte black powder coat and the Pro is a gloss black powder coat but with an anodize underneath. The Squadron is a 3" x 3" and the XL is a 4.5" x 4.5".

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Same size. The Sport has 3150 lumens and the Pro has 4900 lumens. The only other difference is the finish on the housing. Sport is a matte black powder coat and the Pro is a gloss black powder coat but with an anodize underneath. The Squadron is a 3" x 3" and the XL is a 4.5" x 4.5".

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Thanks for confirming Paul.
Anyway of having the gloss housing swapped out for the matte on the pros?
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Thanks for confirming Paul.
Anyway of having the gloss housing swapped out for the matte on the pros?
Since the Pro has the anodize, it's more durable against corrosion, sun fade, and harsh weather. Which also results in the increase of price. Unfortunately, we don't offer the Squadron Pro in a matte black with the anodize.
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Since the Pro has the anodize, it's more durable against corrosion, sun fade, and harsh weather. Which also results in the increase of price. Unfortunately, we don't offer the Squadron Pro in a matte black with the anodize.
OK no biggie. Thanks for the reply on it.
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These lights, harness, and covers are now listed for sale in the sale here in the sticky area.
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I have the BD Squadron Pros with rago low profile mounts they are great no shakes had them about 2 years no issues .
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Anyone else have any first hand experience using BD squadrons as ditch lights?
i have this set up, squadron sport driving combo ambers on the caliraised mounts. Glare isnt a problem (have a limited so no hood scoop), never had a vibration, and didnt need to modify anything to get them installed properly. Would recommend.
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