opinions for install on 2000 Mustang Slicktop

fire9508

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Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
I looking for other opinions for what to install on my 2000 model mustang.


All Led or Strobes


What i had in mind was


Front:


4 head Stick in grille Red/Clear


Strobe Hide-a-ways in turnsignals


Sides:


Surface mounted Led Hide-a-way on front fenders Red/Clear


Rear:


Strobe Hide-a-ways in tail and reverse lights


Any changes or opinions would help alot cars going to be used for Everyday calls Fire/SAR/QR
 

fire9508

Member
Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
I looked at dash lights to mount beside the RVM i think it would work better cause i dont want much flashback and the visor would give off alot.
 

downsouthtattoos

Premium Member
Mar 14, 2012
214
South Georgia
According to your budget a inneredge or supervisor would be awesome upper front. If not i did set a 2000s model stang up as follows: two tir3 behind grille, headlight wig wag, corner strobes in turn signals, dual talon to the right of rvm, two dual talons on rear deck, strobes in b/u lamps. This was a undercover unit and the talons were enough to cut through the tint. You could also add some leds on a tag bracket. :twocents: And I wouldnt do the front fender mounted lights. I set up two f150s and they specified a tir4 on each front fender, it looks horrific.
 

firefighter31

Senior Member
Sep 16, 2011
604
Missouri
get a 10-75 bracket. or a strobesnmore license bracket. Great for intersection warning!!!! perhaps a rear lightbar? a 4 head would suffice great, I wouldnt run just strobes as I don't feell that they are very effective during the day time. And look into a HLF-hands down the best traffic mover you can get!!!!!!!
 

firefighter31

Senior Member
Sep 16, 2011
604
Missouri
from what I have read here on the board Cps has a long product delivery time it seems. Check out Advancedwarninglights. com they have some cheap rear lightbars. you might also look here on the for sale section, If i recall correctly I have seen good brand deck lights like: Code3, Whelen, Federal Signal, Sound Off, and Axixtech for under $200...
 

fire9508

Member
Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
I got a 2000 model mustang that i need ideas to help finish my setup.


what i go know


Front:


2 Mini Phantoms Max R/C


Rear:


2 Strobe hideaways


I need ideas to help have the most effective setup sence im on 2 depts and SAR running about 6 calls a day
 

Tom

Premium Member
Dec 18, 2010
3,081
Taunton, MA
I recommend an interior bar, 2 grille lights, and 2 strobes in the front. Then a warning bar and 2 strobes in the rear. Then a surface mount on each side of an intersector
 

Doug

Veteran Member
May 23, 2010
1,151
Maryland
fire9508 said:
I got a 2000 model mustang that i need ideas to help finish my setup.
what i go know


Front:


2 Mini Phantoms Max R/C


Rear:


2 Strobe hideaways


I need ideas to help have the most effective setup sence im on 2 depts and SAR running about 6 calls a day

6 calls a day? Wow! How does work feel about that?


I would recommend something along the lines of a dual Talon/Avenger for the windshield, a pair of hide-a-ways (strobe or LED) for your turn signals, a pair of single sync Talon or Avengers in amber for your rear deck, and a pair of hide-a-ways (again, strobe or LED) for your tail lights, and leave it at that.
 

JohnMarcson

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Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,337
Northwest Ohio
If you are running that frequently.....


1-You need to call your insurance company if you haven't already. You are running an emergency vehicle and need to insure it as such.


2-If you are running "response mode" or "code" you need 360 degree coverage. Check this post out for some considerations. http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/illustrated-guide-adequate-lighting-30112/


3-You didn't give enough info for us to evaluate the setup. Simply saying "front" and "rear" means little. Placement means so much, especially in hide aways http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/hide-away-strobes-hide-away-leds-general-meaning-placement-5858/


4-Don't split lightheads especially small ones. You might as well steady burn them or not use them. http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/good-lights-ruined-split-flash-8530/


5-Sometimes a throw light (when it can be done safely) goes a long way. http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/throw-light-23163/ http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/best-throw-light-1687/ http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/looking-light-emitting-diode-throw-light-16868/


The links from above and a few more....


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/illustrated-guide-adequate-lighting-30112/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/hide-away-strobes-hide-away-leds-general-meaning-placement-5858/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/good-lights-ruined-split-flash-8530/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/best-throw-light-1687/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/throw-light-23163/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/looking-light-emitting-diode-throw-light-16868/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f13/03-mustang-hide-away-strobes-placement-help-20002/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f34/my-2001-ford-mustang-yet-again-but-might-best-setup-ever-had-22513/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f34/2001-ford-mustang-new-package-1-4-2011-a-6070/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f34/my-2001-mustang-pov-all-installs-i-have-done-two-installs-added-7-13-11-a-18161/


http://elightbars.org/forums/f35/2001-mustang-ff-pov-22521/
 

fire9508

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Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
This is just a start i got to get more lights when i get a chance and im adding strobes to the front corners on the same power supply with the rear.


im looking at some leds for sides and grille. i dont know if im going to go with bar and deck lights for the rear cause of interstate 40
 

nerdly_dood

Veteran Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
fire9508 said:
This is just a start i got to get more lights when i get a chance and im adding strobes to the front corners on the same power supply with the rear.
im looking at some leds for sides and grille. i dont know if im going to go with bar and deck lights for the rear cause of interstate 40

Oh, so you work on an Interstate... QUICKLY. SOON. Buy a good throw light. Like, right now. You need much better rear visibility than just a pair of hideaway strobes. I recommend this, this or this, or if you really must use LEDs, this. Magnetic mount, of course.


Once that's accomplished, you can worry about the next question: I know your primary color is red. What restrictions do you have on the number and placement of warning lights? For example, Virginia doesn't allow POVs to use more than 2 red or red/white warning lights, or as in this guy's situation, some departments don't allow permanently-mounted roof warning lights.
 

fire9508

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Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
I been looking around at sites for lights. Im absolute positive its going to be all LED and strobes i tryed a throw light both my depts cant have throw lights only slicktop or lightbars
 

nerdly_dood

Veteran Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
fire9508 said:
I been looking around at sites for lights. Im absolute positive its going to be all LED and strobes i tryed a throw light both my depts cant have throw lights only slicktop or lightbars
Then get an amber strobe or LED light for your rear deck, sooner rather than later. You'll notice my signature ends in "Usually." This is an exception to the rule: You need more lights.

Once that's been accomplished, it's much less urgent: get a pair of clear hideaway strobes in the front corner lights and some kind of Whelen Edge lightbar (9000, 9M, Ultra, Patriot, Liberty, Freedom... doesn't matter) in red to the front and red/amber to the rear, and you're done.
 

Reno911

Member
Sep 15, 2012
387
Southern Oregon
The sheriff's office of my county have two 04 Mustang GT(one is currently at auction). They are white, and have LED's all over. Most effective traffic cars the county had. Even with large corner bumper LED's, people would think it was a regular mustang.


The cars had:


LED strip in the hood scoop


LED's on all four bumper corners


LED's on the mirrors


LED's in the grille


LED's in the windshield


LED's in the rear window


LED's near the license plate in the rear


Strobes in all corners


And LED's in the rear side windows.


Window tint will hide the interior lights fairly well


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Drewstang

Member
May 25, 2010
202
Louisville, KY
Beaver, I know that was a joke but mounting a light bar to a 94-04 Mustang is not going to happen without modding the roof rails / a pillar. The a pillar trim is plastic and runs up to the middle of the roof. Its bolted from the inside of the car. You could notch it for the bar feet, but it would be a permanent and noticeable modification.


So far, I've seen some very good examples of how to light these cars. My current Mustang is getting a very low profile setup but I have a 1.5 mile response to the fire house on back roads with a few neighborhoods. Here's my setup


Front-


Corner strobes 60 watt


HLF


Whelen LED Visor R/R


Rear-


Reverse Strobes 60 watt


Micro Thin Deck strobes


100 watt Whelen siren in lower bumper


Code 3 3050 siren with custom switch plate in lower dash
 

nerdly_dood

Veteran Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
Reno911 said:
Window tint will hide the interior lights fairly well
...Especially when you want them to be visible. :nono:
 

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Thank you
 

fire9508

Member
Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
I started installing lights last week end. alot of work to do and alot more planning.


all i got done was a single head Talon above RVM
 

fire9508

Member
Original poster
Feb 9, 2012
293
North Carolina
I will look in to it i did some planning last night heres what i got.


FRONT


1 R Single talon above RVM


2 C Hideaways strobe turn signals


2 R Tir3 surface mounts in grille


2 R Tir3 surface mounts on mirrors


SIDES


2 R Tir3 on intersection bracket


2 R Tir3 in side windows


REAR


2 R/C mini phantoms mounted on deck


4 C Hideaway strobes in tail/reverse lights (X pattern)


2 A Tir3s on LP bracket on LP


2 R Tir3s mounted on trunk lid


CONTROLS/COMMUNICATION


Mounted in center console, 3 toggle switches for lights Main, Back, Front


Radio mounted in center console with mic---- external speaker under passenger seat


Siren speaker mounted in front bumper for radio outside speaker.


Let me know what should change or make better.
 

Knight347

Member
Oct 25, 2012
146
Murfreesboro TN
Does your car have a wing on the trunk? if not get some micropulses with lip mounts and mount them on the trunk deck like you would a lip mount antenna....also something to consider is using a set of Rontan dots mounted on the underside of the trunk lid and wire them to a mercury switch so they kick on if your trunk is in the up/open position.
 

unlisted

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Don't use strobes in the reverse housings... Unless you want melted reverse light housings... Trust me...
 

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