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Groover

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Posted: 06/07/19 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hopefully not everyone behind you deserves to be blinded. I think that a rear mounted horn would be at least as effective and much less dangerous. Consider that you can be held liable if you trigger an accident and you certainly don't want to blind everyone that gets behind you.

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When I get a tailgater that I want to get rid of, I touch the slow down button on the cruise control. Sometimes I have to slow down 3 or 4 mph but they always get tired of going slower and they pass me.


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BarabooBob wrote:

When I get a tailgater that I want to get rid of, I touch the slow down button on the cruise control. Sometimes I have to slow down 3 or 4 mph but they always get tired of going slower and they pass me.


This works for me as well.


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STBRetired wrote:

Using driving lights facing the rear on a highway is highly illegal. If a police officer sees you "light up" a tailgater, you can end up with a major fine and your vehicle impounded depending upon the jurisdiction.


YEP. It's a recipe for a road rage incident too


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patperry2766 wrote:

Is there such a thing as a retina burning super bright LED replacement bulb for my `18 Ram 2500?


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I wouldn't put a white LED behind a red lens. Most white LEDs are actually blue + yellow.


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deltabravo wrote:

STBRetired wrote:

Using driving lights facing the rear on a highway is highly illegal. If a police officer sees you "light up" a tailgater, you can end up with a major fine and your vehicle impounded depending upon the jurisdiction.


YEP. It's a recipe for a road rage incident too


Better than benK. He'll be going away for arson! Lol


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There are small electronic modules you can install on the 3ed brake light circuit that will cause the light to flash repeatedly and then go steady. They can be programmed for different number of flashes and different flash rates. I see these commonly used on motorcycles, occasionally on cars and trucks. There are many different ones offered on Amazon.

Also, get an LED strip that goes across the truck under the tailgate. These add a lot of light and are quite effective at getting attention.

Lastly, if you have a cap, topper or hard tonneau cover that has a third brake light in it, hook it up if it is not. You will find a short pigtail sticking out the harness on the LH side near the spare tire, which is for powering this High Center Mounted Brake Light, AKA 3rd brake light. If you have a cap or other installed item on your truck, that obscures the 3rd brake light on the back of the cab, some states (Texas) will cite you, if you do not have a visible one on the cap or truck body.

http://www.3rdbrakeflasher.com/

instructions

https://www.atcomp.com/services-view/recreational-vehicle/

This is the correct connector to plug into a LEER or other brand topper wiring to hook up the 3rd brake light.

https://www.ebay.com/p/American-Technolo........ter-Mount-Stoplight-Wiring-Kit/567842466

https://www.atcomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/C90-907.pdf

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snip....
grit dog wrote:



YEP. It's a recipe for a road rage incident too

Better than benK. He'll be going away for arson! Lol


Just don't hit the "ignite" button....till after hitting and holding the propane button for a few....then hit the igniter button....


The explosion inside their engine bay will seem like their engine blew....

Don't ask me how I know... [emoticon]


Seriously, the kit posted is just a red LED flood light turning the exhaust gases red...no flames...all fake

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