Install suggestions for (soon to be) my Silverado

DJIceman97

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Original poster
Dec 22, 2012
357
Northeast Kentucky
Getting ready to buy a 2006 Chevy 2500HD Duramax pickup for my daily truck, and to tow my sound company trailer around. Going to get a lot better fuel mileage with it, and save me the headaches of a gas guzzler (12/13 MPG vs. 18/23 MPG)...now just have to decide what to do as far as emergency equipment. Right now, all my interior stuff from my current Silverado will move over...which consists of


AWL UV60 linear interior light bar red/red (front)


AWL L18 red/clear (front)


2 AWL Intimidator's red/red (side)


1 AWL RX-48 traffic bar red/red (rear)


Going to build new brackets for them and properly install them without any holes (hopefully)...but the exterior stuff (some free SM24 grill's and STL strobes) aren't going in. Trying to decide exactly what I want to do. I'm more than likely going to do some grill lights, which will be something like 4 Feniex Cobra T6 with a bracket custom made from a machine shop to "clamp" them on the grill. As far as LAW/HLF, I'm still undecided. More than likely four LAW's in the rear (two red and two clear) then either a HLF or two more LAW's up front (Red/red or red/clear)...any suggestions?


Oh, and of course, a picture of the potential new ride :)


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foxtrot5

Gold Donor
Sep 26, 2011
3,002
Charleston Area, SC, US
Check the link in my signature for my 06 1500 Silverado for some ideas.
 

acala91

Veteran Member
Oct 15, 2010
1,662
FL
Put some Whelen M6s or M7s in the grill (it's a big truck, it deserves big grill lights; two large grill lights are far more effective than four small ones), add a HLF, get a quality 6-head strobe HAW set and put a pair in the fog lights, then in the brake lights and reverse lights, then put a Feniex T6 in the gap between the front bumper and the fender for intersection warning.
 

7d9_z28

Gold Donor
Mar 15, 2012
3,048
West Michigan
Measure the gap between the bumper and the fender (the sides, where the bumper wraps around) On my 01 HD theres room for a TIR3/LIN4 type surface light. It would be recessed and be closer to the front for intersection warning. Somewhere on here is my thread ( 2001 Chevy 2500HD with a Millennium) and you can see in there an idea. I had K/O LIN4s under my park lights in that gap.
 

Jamey@NNE

Silver Donor
Jun 23, 2011
1,658
Ocoee, Florida
7d9_z28 said:
Measure the gap between the bumper and the fender (the sides, where the bumper wraps around) On my 01 HD theres room for a TIR3/LIN4 type surface light. It would be recessed and be closer to the front for intersection warning. Somewhere on here is my thread ( 2001 Chevy 2500HD with a Millennium) and you can see in there an idea. I had K/O LIN4s under my park lights in that gap.

We installed t6's on a traffic unit in that spot for Intersection.
 

pdk9

Veteran Member
May 26, 2010
3,832
New York & Florida
DJIceman97 said:
Getting ready to buy a 2006 Chevy 2500HD Duramax pickup for my daily truck, and to tow my sound company trailer around. Going to get a lot better fuel mileage with it, and save me the headaches of a gas guzzler (12/13 MPG vs. 18/23 MPG)...now just have to decide what to do as far as emergency equipment. Right now, all my interior stuff from my current Silverado will move over...which consists of

AWL UV60 linear interior light bar red/red (front)


AWL L18 red/clear (front)


2 AWL Intimidator's red/red (side)


1 AWL RX-48 traffic bar red/red (rear)


Going to build new brackets for them and properly install them without any holes (hopefully)...but the exterior stuff (some free SM24 grill's and STL strobes) aren't going in. Trying to decide exactly what I want to do. I'm more than likely going to do some grill lights, which will be something like 4 Feniex Cobra T6 with a bracket custom made from a machine shop to "clamp" them on the grill. As far as LAW/HLF, I'm still undecided. More than likely four LAW's in the rear (two red and two clear) then either a HLF or two more LAW's up front (Red/red or red/clear)...any suggestions?


Oh, and of course, a picture of the potential new ride :)

FRONT


--HLF


--Clear Cannons in fog lights


--2 solid red M6's in front of grill


--Recycled interior bar & maybe a recycled intimidator on lower dash (not necessary but wouldn't look bad IMO, & it's roughly level with the RVM of sedans)


SIDE


--solid red SMT6 or nForce bet. front bumper & quarter panel, & a second lighthead on the side of a tool box or in rear side window (bet. B & C posts)


--solid red intersectors


REAR


--recycled lightstick


--2 LAWs in brake lights; I don't think the reverse light housings are worth putting LAWs in b/c they're so small


--1 amber & 1 red lighthead on LP bracket (ie AWL SMT, SNM E series, feniex T6)


Sell the other stuff to fund your RE equipment
 

DJIceman97

Member
Original poster
Dec 22, 2012
357
Northeast Kentucky
I appreciate the responses guys. I'm trying to get some grill lights that will sort of "hide away"...if I can get a pair of M6's to fit behind the grill, then I may do that. I think for now though, I'm just going to recycle my current interior lighting, ditch the cheap grill lights, sell the strobes to a buddy who needs some hideaway lighting, and probably just purchase a HLF and TLF for the time being. Keep it cheap and simple for now, then later down the road go to LAW's and M6's in the grill.
 

acala91

Veteran Member
Oct 15, 2010
1,662
FL
If you want something a little more discreet, M7s will fit in the upper grill section.
 

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