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Submitted: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:51
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Hi all, wondering if I can pick your brains. I'm in the market for some driving lights and the local auto one has Narva Ultima 175's for $129 a kit (broad, pencil or combo). We're on a bit of a budget and $300+ for a set of lights would be out of the question. Any comments re. lights and price would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Paul
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:16

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:16
Hi Paul, I have some Nite Stalker 200 series combo's which were recomended to me by a few people on this forum. Supa-Cheap were able to supply me with these for $160. TJM wanted $230 lol.They have the facility to add anti vibration mounts and believe me they are very very bright. (much better than the crappy Hella's i had) You will probably get a few telling you to save the $ until you can get the Lightforces ( brightest spotties around imo) but if you are on a budget like me I would certainly look at these. Shop around it pays to.
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Reply By: Member - John L G - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:58

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:58
Ooze

These lights are good for the dollars tho I ave just replaced my Narva 175's with IPF's as a present from the kids.

The old set are sitting in the shed and for $60 they are yours. 2 years old and unmarked.

I'm in the West if that helps.

Ciao for now
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:14

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:14
Ooze,

Bargain, grabem at that price......otherwise I will!

Leroy
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:25

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:25
Go for the Narva at that price.

That is almost my buy in price and they come with clear stone guards and the wiring kit too.

Regards Derek.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:35

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:35
The only problem is that they are not very good. I fitted a set & took them after 2 weeks, the only way I knew if they were on was to turn them off!
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Reply By: Brian B (Mackay Qld) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 20:33

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 20:33
Hi there,
They seem to be the going/ competative price for that size hella spotties.

I have 180mm spotties on my cruiser ute that i bought on sale from supercheap 18 months ago for $80.

They work good for what i need them for (maybe 3 times a year) and if they get stolen or broken i am not losing much.

I had a few problems with them not working, but i found out i had them wired up wrong by having both lights running of one terminal on the relay.
I rewired them with 240v house wire with short runs and they are brighter than i thought.

It all comes down to your budget and how often you will use them.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (NT) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 20:58

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 20:58
I've had many different types of driving lights over the years, including IPF, Night Stalker, Narva, Hella, and numerous no-name brands. The only ones I have now are Lightforce. Yes they cost more, but they leave the rest for dead.

Just my opinion
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 21:46

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 21:46
Hi,

For the money you have to spend the Narvas are very good value. They may not be the best around but are good value for money.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 22:53

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 22:53
Hi Ooze

Go the Narva 175 Blue, you can get them on special for about $99. They got 2nd in a Aust 4x4 mag test. Used to have them before now. the are an excellent light, I gave mine to a friend and the are still working fantastically.
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 00:08

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 00:08
Where are you?

If in the West I would recommend NANE spottlights.

They are made for, and imported by, ORE (Off Road Equipment) in Myaree and are very good budget spotlights. Parts are cheap, and always available.

Three sizes available, clear covers available, excelent value IMHO.
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 11:33

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 11:33
G'Day Ooze!

I don't have any specific knowledge on this topic so this might be a stupid suggestion (if someone else could qualify it or shoot it down pls?) but if you can't afford the top lights maybe a headlight loom upgrade and decent bulbs might get better light for the same $$$ than the lights you're looking at? It probably depends on your truck etc but check it out??

Good luck!
Cheers, Scoey!
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:37

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:37
Scoey, I'm not here to shoot you down, or skyte that I know lots, but a good friend did the loom upgrade with the Parahna product in his 80 series and was very dissapointed with the result.

My suggestion would be to wait a little longer and save some more moolah if possible, or ring ORE and see if they will send in the post. The mid sized light is the best value.
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