Happy New Year, everyone. The Foz is alive and doing well, and getting ready for some serious lighting upgrades.
After much debate, I took the plunge and hit up Baja Designs. If anyone is interested after the next few weeks, feel free to hit up Bailey. Great guy, very helpful, and is really good to bounce ideas off of. I'll leave his info below:
Bailey's Contact info: Email: Bailey@bajadesigns.com
. Phone: 800-422-5292 ext 114. You can say Colby sent you, he'll do 10% off.
For those unaware of the differences, between a Chinese level bar, a Rough Country/Rigid level bar, and a Baja Bar. Just take a peak at the build quality, the tech, and the ease of service. Im not trying to sell you, but they are unparalleled in design... and price $$$$. The S8, is really good bang for your buck. But the lenses can be swapped, optics changed, cords are moisture sealed... I can go on, do some research on the site - https://www.bajadesigns.com
- The Science of Lighting tab is good info.
Anywho, I have ordered a BD OnX6 Dual Control 30" Bar, Driving/Combo. This bar is very versatile, it has Hi/Low/Strobe Power modes, and individual control of the outside and inside sections.
I have gotten the S2Pro in a Wide/Cornering Lens. This guy will be mounted on the back of the roof rack, pointed towards the ground about 15ft away from the bumper to cast a nice widespread beam to illuminate with tail lights as well as be on switch control.
Finally, Princess Auto special, the "Uni-Bond" LW-6008. They are made under many different names, sold by many places. Nothing to fancy about these guys, but they will make for excellent scene/ditch/camp lights. They will be mounted to the roof rack, underslung to stay out of the way. Pointing towards away from the sides of the vehicle about 15ft as well
Here are the fun numbers, the specs that sets these Bajas apart from everyone else.
Lumens: 22,050 Utilizing 18 Cree LEDs
Wattage/Amps: 175.5W / 15A
Dimensions: 30" x 4.29" x 2.69"
Weight: 11.45 lbs
Lumens: 2,450 Utilizing 2 LEDs
Wattage/Amps: 20W / 1.66A
Dimensions: 2.93" x 1.76" x 1.68"
Weight: 8 ounces
Lumens: 1,260 Utilizing 6 LEDs
Wattage/Amps: 18W / 1.42 A
Dimensions: 6.4" x 2.4" x 1.8"
Along with this, I have drawn up the harnesses. Its all pretty straight forward. The toughest part will be to plasma cam/CNC a switch box to mount somewhere. There is not a lot of dash room in the foz and it has to be a clean install. The rockers, momentary buttons, relays, and fuseholders are all on the way.
While I will have the vehicle apart to work on this I will also be tidying up the previous DRL wiring that I did and adding in blade connectors to allow things to be disconnected. As well as putting everything (DRL wiring, Hella Wiring, the 5 new harnesses) in proper sheathing and tucking it away. Itll be a Saturday project for sure. Install should ideally be done before the 3rd, but thats not going to happen with pick up on the 28th at Pembina. Will update as needed.
Anyone with tips on how to mount a light bar to your bumper beam, feel free to leave a message.