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    I plan on getting a new map light for the next event as the one we used for the last 2 was a little 5 dollar number from the local meijer...... Granted it worked pretty good, but its just not tuff..... I have seen the Terra trip units on a few web pages, but have not seen them in person..... Is this the setup to use? Any other out there worth lookin at?

    Larry

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    We used a terra light for years. It's kinda the standard. Very tough and versatile. Be sure to bring extra bulbs though, as they burn out at really inconvenient times, and no one ever seems to have spares.

    FYI a year or two ago my codriver sent me an old Grimes instrument light for airplanes and had me install it. It shines over the shoulder, is adjustable, has a red lens, and is removable for searching around the car. Once I saw it I loved it. I think I might have one or two laying around in my Dad's piles of airplane parts, otherwise check ebay, or search the web for some aircraft bone yards. Check mine out at LSPR if you wanna know what it looks like.


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    Avanti - from Demon Tweeks
    buy 2 !
    (and yes, go in search of spare bulbs BEFORE you them)

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    Found these for 26 bucks and they seem pretty good.... Dunno if they could take a pounding though.....

    http://www.southwestpublicsafety.com/ab2shomcopma.html

    larry

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    You prolly dont want it TOO bright.

    I bought an Avanti from susquehana, for pretty cheap.

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    we run the hella one in my car
    we bought the hard wired one, but wired it up with a lighter plug for right now, as it is still my daily driver, and we were in a hurry to get it in one night, and now we have been using it that way.

    either way, its been a great light for us.


    http://www.rallylights.com/hella/images/map_lights.jpg

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    I have the Hella too. Mounted to a crossmember in the roof just to the left and slightly behind the codriver. The head clips into the supplied clip mounted to the reinforcement metal above the windshield.

    Looks real nice. Dont really get to use it much doing hillclimbs and rally-x's. Maybe if we ever get to do a rally we will remember I put it in and use it.

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    Whatever you choose, bring along a couple of chemical light sticks and keep them close at hand. Mid-stage is no place to try changing an unexpectedly burned out light bulb.
    "In a battle of wits, it is poor sport to fight an unarmed man". - Samuel Clemens

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    We use a red lens Hella, and it is fantastic! I hardly notice the glare while the light is on, which is much better than the first (one time only) map light we had!

    Plus, it feels like a submarine!

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    >Whatever you choose, bring along a couple of chemical light
    >sticks and keep them close at hand. Mid-stage is no place to
    >try changing an unexpectedly burned out light bulb.

    Dang, that's a good idea. I wish I'd thought of it, especially
    after our maplight when out in the middle of a stage at Gorman
    last month. The annoying thing is I have several of those in my
    scuba diving rig.




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