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I am looking to install some better lighting on my Rhino and am looking for ideas on how to best to do it. There are lots of options out there making it hard to decide what to do. My lighting set up is completely stock right now with the exception of an additional battery. I am considering an over head light bar, with either HID's or LED lights, many just mounting some lights to my stock bumper, maybe a replacement bumper to mount the lights to, factory light upgrades... So many options, but limited funds. I'd like to spend around $400. I could spend more, but then I wouldnt be able to buy some new tires.


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CHEAPEST TO MOST EXPENSIVE

Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
total lumens: 4940
total: $364.80

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BEST VALUE AND LIGHT OUTPUT:
Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 6700
total: $399.85


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2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 4640
total: $514.75

or if you want to get crazy and go way over budget..

Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 8140
total: $639.70
 

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CHEAPEST TO MOST EXPENSIVE

Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
total lumens: 4940
total: $364.80

or

BEST VALUE AND LIGHT OUTPUT:
Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 6700
total: $399.85


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2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 4640
total: $514.75

or if you want to get crazy and go way over budget..

Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 8140
total: $639.70
I don't see any of these exact products on your website.


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Black rhino has the 4" rigid led's for 139.00 a set I run 5 on my light bar. I think they are better than the HID's (kragen) that I ran before. Just My choice..
 

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Black rhino has the 4" rigid led's for 139.00 a set I run 5 on my light bar. I think they are better than the HID's (kragen) that I ran before. Just My choice..

I looked on the site and they are $199
 

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Coming from someone that is in a huge financial mess, SAVE YOUR MONEY, SAVE YOUR MONEY. The economy is going down the tubes fast, don't waste your money on stuff you don't exactly need. Buying accessories for your ATV/UTV isn't exactly stuff you need.
 

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I am looking to install some better lighting on my Rhino and am looking for ideas on how to best to do it. There are lots of options out there making it hard to decide what to do. My lighting set up is completely stock right now with the exception of an additional battery. I am considering an over head light bar, with either HID's or LED lights, many just mounting some lights to my stock bumper, maybe a replacement bumper to mount the lights to, factory light upgrades... So many options, but limited funds. I'd like to spend around $400. I could spend more, but then I wouldnt be able to buy some new tires.


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Carlos...

What did you wind up with...???
 

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CHEAPEST TO MOST EXPENSIVE

Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
total lumens: 4940
total: $364.80

or

BEST VALUE AND LIGHT OUTPUT:
Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 6700
total: $399.85


or

2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 4640
total: $514.75

or if you want to get crazy and go way over budget..

Vision X HID Headlight conversion: $124.95 (3500 lumens)
2) Vision X 4" LED light bars on Pillars: $199.90 (1440 lumens)
Mounts for said lights: $39.95
10" LED light bar on Bumper: $224.95 (3200 lumens)
Mounts for 10" led light bar: $49.95
total lumens: 8140
total: $639.70
Nick...

What are the power requirements for these packages...

What is the best bang for the buck with quality not being sacrificed and without having to have a second battery, alternator, or h/o stator...

Just one good battery...like at least a PC 925...
 

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Just get the cheapest hid stock headlight conversion kit in 5000k you can find.(regardless of all the hype, they're pretty much all the same). Then get a pair of kragen hids or a 10" led lightbar for the pillars or bumper and you'll be within your budget and power limitations. that's it.
 

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The stock stator on a 660 has enough juice for two 55w lights in addition to the stock headlights, and not start draining the battery.

HID conversion lights are definitely the best bang for your buck. And two 4" HIDs on the pillars is a great addition to that. I would personally stay away from LED if your on a budget, as you get a lot more light for less with the inexpensive HID lights available.
 

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Thanks Ben...

Now that you mention it I do recall SteveS did extensive load testing and posted that 55W x 2 as being IT...with a stock stator and no alternator...

So any combination that adds no more than 110W should not drain the battery(s)...

Anything more will require additional battery (which will be drained but will last longer with lights on...

Alternator adds how many watts...???

No 500W stators... just not happening...
 

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Not only does it drain the battery, but can drop the voltage low enough to start having running problems. I get a definite miss under heavy load with all 6 35w HIDs + stock lights on (like hill climbing), with no alternator. Not sure if the CDI isn't getting enough voltage, or the coil.

Alt kits are usually about 60 amp. 60ax12v=720w - basically run everything you want off of it...
 

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I personally was in the same situation as you until I found a used 40" rigid. By far some of the best lights out there and will give you so much more light output with minimal draw. I found mine pretty cheap like 650 with shipping and everything and works flawless. Whats nice about that is you wont have to upgrade your lighting worrying about it breaking.
 

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Rigid LEDs are great lights. Ive got one on my race rhino. But to stay in the OPs budget, you would only be able to do one 10" bar.
 

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Blackbird, I installed HID conversions in the stock location( Hi beam only as i don't road ride) Converted my roof lights to HID as well. Lots of guys here sell kits for the conversions. I have a second battery with a BLueSea combiner separator. I would do the same all over again but if money was not an issue i would have purchased LED Bars from the guys here for front sides and rear.
 

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Not only does it drain the battery, but can drop the voltage low enough to start having running problems. I get a definite miss under heavy load with all 6 35w HIDs + stock lights on (like hill climbing), with no alternator. Not sure if the CDI isn't getting enough voltage, or the coil.

Alt kits are usually about 60 amp. 60ax12v=720w - basically run everything you want off of it...
Yes anything below 12.7V is draining the battery... some CDIs have a lower blackout threshold than others...

But the bottom line is too low of a voltage equals no spark and if you are in the gray area you will feeling it...

Also too low a battery voltage due to constant drain can destroy the best of batteries...the stronger/better the battery the longer it will hold up and the more times you will get away with running at low voltage and recharging it...

Obviously some of the dry cell batteries are intended to get deep cycled but that is not the same as a prolonged drain at low voltage and constant high load...

Bottom line is if it is working don't fix it right... :lol:
 
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