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Hey guys. Looking for some advice.
I am currently in the market for some extra lumens. I did the Mojave Death Race last month which is a 24 hour, 250 mile run/bike race through the Mojave desert and my truck served as the support vehicle. It did amazing, but it definitely needed some extra lights especially when I was following the mountain bikers and serving as their headlights through the trails. I have a couple of options that I am looking at, but am in the research death spiral at the moment.
-One option is CaliRaised side projecting pods as well as a 32 inch bar for 399 (with discount code)
-The other option is Baja Designs Squadron pros for 450ish

I know Baja Designs are probably a better product, but I dont have a huge budget (you all can see what I do for a living) and I am thinking that the Cali Raised option is probably better for a weekend warrior such as myself who will only use it once in a while. The Cali Raised option is also a lot more light for the price.

What say you?
 

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Hey guys. Looking for some advice.
I am currently in the market for some extra lumens. I did the Mojave Death Race last month which is a 24 hour, 250 mile run/bike race through the Mojave desert and my truck served as the support vehicle. It did amazing, but it definitely needed some extra lights especially when I was following the mountain bikers and serving as their headlights through the trails. I have a couple of options that I am looking at, but am in the research death spiral at the moment.
-One option is CaliRaised side projecting pods as well as a 32 inch bar for 399 (with discount code)
-The other option is Baja Designs Squadron pros for 450ish

I know Baja Designs are probably a better product, but I dont have a huge budget (you all can see what I do for a living) and I am thinking that the Cali Raised option is probably better for a weekend warrior such as myself who will only use it once in a while. The Cali Raised option is also a lot more light for the price.

What say you?
My squads are freakin bright. But you will be comparing 4100-12000 lm.
 

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Hey guys. Looking for some advice.
I am currently in the market for some extra lumens. I did the Mojave Death Race last month which is a 24 hour, 250 mile run/bike race through the Mojave desert and my truck served as the support vehicle. It did amazing, but it definitely needed some extra lights especially when I was following the mountain bikers and serving as their headlights through the trails. I have a couple of options that I am looking at, but am in the research death spiral at the moment.
-One option is CaliRaised side projecting pods as well as a 32 inch bar for 399 (with discount code)
-The other option is Baja Designs Squadron pros for 450ish

I know Baja Designs are probably a better product, but I dont have a huge budget (you all can see what I do for a living) and I am thinking that the Cali Raised option is probably better for a weekend warrior such as myself who will only use it once in a while. The Cali Raised option is also a lot more light for the price.

What say you?

From my experience you tend to get what you pay for. I have the SDHQ dual light bar mount behind my grille, my one light bar is OLB which is very similar to Cali Raised, then my other one is a rigid radiance. The radiance is rigids cheaper series, and it blows the cheap Chinese out of the water by far. They’ll still probably be more than Cali Raised, but way cheaper than Baja too (not that Baja isn’t worth the money).

https://www.rigidindustries.com/led-lighting?page=1&f[0]=field_product_family:5164
 

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Hey guys. Looking for some advice.
I am currently in the market for some extra lumens. I did the Mojave Death Race last month which is a 24 hour, 250 mile run/bike race through the Mojave desert and my truck served as the support vehicle. It did amazing, but it definitely needed some extra lights especially when I was following the mountain bikers and serving as their headlights through the trails. I have a couple of options that I am looking at, but am in the research death spiral at the moment.
-One option is CaliRaised side projecting pods as well as a 32 inch bar for 399 (with discount code)
-The other option is Baja Designs Squadron pros for 450ish

I know Baja Designs are probably a better product, but I dont have a huge budget (you all can see what I do for a living) and I am thinking that the Cali Raised option is probably better for a weekend warrior such as myself who will only use it once in a while. The Cali Raised option is also a lot more light for the price.

What say you?

I have caliraised pods on hood for only one reason. If they get stolen im not out much. All my protected lights thats harder to get stolen like my fogs and behind grille bars im slowly converting to baja. The bajas are just way nicer. I have also received far better customer service from baja as caliraised hasnt replied to my last email but Baja was quick to reply to my emails and get me the correct adapter plugs ect
 

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Hey guys. Looking for some advice.
I am currently in the market for some extra lumens. I did the Mojave Death Race last month which is a 24 hour, 250 mile run/bike race through the Mojave desert and my truck served as the support vehicle. It did amazing, but it definitely needed some extra lights especially when I was following the mountain bikers and serving as their headlights through the trails. I have a couple of options that I am looking at, but am in the research death spiral at the moment.
-One option is CaliRaised side projecting pods as well as a 32 inch bar for 399 (with discount code)
-The other option is Baja Designs Squadron pros for 450ish

I know Baja Designs are probably a better product, but I dont have a huge budget (you all can see what I do for a living) and I am thinking that the Cali Raised option is probably better for a weekend warrior such as myself who will only use it once in a while. The Cali Raised option is also a lot more light for the price.

What say you?
Never cheap on lights! Ever
Baja is great my preference
Rigid is cool...(if you have a jeep) joking
Black oak LEDs is another great one for cheap
I have personally used and approved .in actually thinking of getting rid of my 42" light bar ;)
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
Anyone have any experience with the Squadron Sports? Im thinking of using them as ditch lights until I save money for one of their S8 light bars.
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
Anyone have any experience with the Squadron Sports? Im thinking of using them as ditch lights until I save money for one of their S8 light bars.
Tons of guys are running the Sports as ditch lights and fogs here... JTS2016TACO hellppy and others can chime in but they all like them.
 

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Sweet thanks. I was just concerned if they'd be bright enough to serve as ditch lights.
 

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Sweet thanks. I was just concerned if they'd be bright enough to serve as ditch lights.
Having seen them in person I can say with complete confidence that they are easily 3-4x better than the Cali Raised ditch lights I had on my last truck.
 

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Having seen them in person I can say with complete confidence that they are easily 3-4x better than the Cali Raised ditch lights I had on my last truck.
Sold. Thanks man. Ill see if the wife is down to drive to San Marcos tomorrow.
 

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Sold. Thanks man. Ill see if the wife is down to drive to San Marcos tomorrow.
Haha no problem. I plan on getting some for my fogs too but I can't decide if I'm going to get the FPK or go with a plate bumper... lol
 

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Anything baja is worth in running squad prod on ditch in wide beam even that pattern is bright and shoots further then most , I run s2's off my roof rack facing the back running the scene lenses and that is massive light power for such a tiny light
 

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Tons of guys are running the Sports as ditch lights and fogs here... JTS2016TACO hellppy and others can chime in but they all like them.
and I are actually running Squadron Pros, and JTS2016TACO is running Squadron Pro XLs (big boobies) for ditch lights. We are all however running amber Sports for fog lights. I'm not really sure if white Sports would be sufficient as ditch lights. I guess it would depend how many of the lumens you want/need. Sorry for the correction 0uTkAsT, I just wanted him to have the right info but I know that anything Baja Designs makes will be better than Caliraised.
 

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I do have xl80s as Ditch lights and I love them. I’ll tell you this when I got my first truck I had the level of caliraised I then got rigids and on this truck I went baja. Bajas have been the best lights I have ever had the lifetime warranty is unbeatable and the ability to change beam pattern and color and still keep the warranty means everything. Just my .02
 

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and I are actually running Squadron Pros, and JTS2016TACO is running Squadron Pro XLs (big boobies) for ditch lights. We are all however running amber Sports for fog lights. I'm not really sure if white Sports would be sufficient as ditch lights. I guess it would depend how many of the lumens you want/need. Sorry for the correction 0uTkAsT, I just wanted him to have the right info but I know that anything Baja Designs makes will be better than Caliraised.
No need to be sorry for the correction!! I'm glad you clarified. Serves me right for trying to talk about someone else's truck haha