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I just added 5 Vision X Solstice Solo S1100 LEDs to my pair of PIAA floods. I installed two Spots, two Euros, and one Flood. These are 10 watt LEDs putting out 900 Lumens. Compared to the stock bulbs, the PIAAs were much more brilliant and a much whiter white. I was totally unprepared for the Vision X Solstice Solo lamps. It is like looking at an arc welder without a helmet on. The PIAAs look soft amberish in comparison. I am going to keep the PIAAs as I want extra light when someone approaches as there is no way I would leave the Vision X lamps on when some one is headed my way. I can see "retina burn" as an outcome. These are truly impressive lamps. I understand you west coast guys are well into the full width LEDs, but these are just amazing to me... Note: the photo showing the lamps lit was taken at about 45 degrees off axis, down front, below the front brush guard, as I could not look into the lamps at any less angle.

In one pic, you can also see the weather resistant CB mounted overhead.

Photos now include:
1st day home pics,
PIAA lamps mounted overhead
Vision X Solo Solstice LED lamps mounted overhead
Arctic Cat brush guard replacing OEM front bumper
1.5" Wheel spacers
Ram Mounts for GPS on dashboard
UTV CRAP rear upper frame tube reinforcing bars
Accutronix billet frame brace / license plate bracket
LED (green) rear trail beacon

Click on the link below to see the photos:
Arctic Cat Prowler pictures by 350v8s10 - Photobucket


Here are some pics of my UTV CRAP harness bar and 5 point Simpson restraints.

http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/350v8s10/UTV CRAP XTZ Harness Bar/
 

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Lookin good!

I was out at Stoddard wells this weekend and it was amazing how fast i was outrunning my stock light output. Time for led bars or Kragen HID's.
 

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Very nice cj7.They look very clean right there.Hopefully you do not get to much glare off of the hood.


I had to wait until tonight to see if they would glare off the hood. I could not actually drive it, but with all garage lights out and the door open, I see no problem with glare. Activating the PIAA, or the Vision X lamps, or both, does let some light illuminate the hood, but no real glare. The lights are focused sufficiently tightly to keep the patterns together until further out from the front of the car. This is the best I can test at the moment. The real field testing is some time off in the future.


I do have one flood lensed Vision X Solo, that could have had enough side light to produce glare, but it is not overhead. I put it centered between the headlights - behind the brush guard uprights. It is wired in independently to use to supplement the headlamps without activating the overhead lamps.

I also checked again for helmet clearance and vision obstruction. No problems here either. I mounted the upper lights under the top bar in order to use the bar as additional protection from impact and fabbed my brackets so the I could use existing holes and not drill into the roll cage.
 

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New nickname for Terry.... the gadget guru....
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You mean like "GiGi" for short?

All my life, I get no respect....I grow up with a name Terry (Last name pronounced -) FeeNee, which, when transposed, becomes Teenie Fairy..

Now its "GiGi" :(

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Even with the gadgets, I can still get lost. I may not know how to get back, but at least I'll know where I am
 

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You mean like "GiGi" for short?

All my life, I get no respect....I grow up with a name Terry (Last name pronounced -) FeeNee, which, when transposed, becomes Teenie Fairy..

Now its "GiGi" :(

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Even with the gadgets, I can still get lost. I may not know how to get back, but at least I'll know where I am
I'm sure glad you have a sense of humor, got a chuckle outta me today. Thanks.

I usually run with a Garmin on my XTZ also, makes it nice to waypoint areas of interest and to track where I went for later reference. We go out on desert trails and sometimes don't return until dark, GPS's sure make it easy to backtrack. So I'd say it's a pretty smart idea you have there. Plus with the info that they can give you (speed, distance, etc.) it makes it easy to check your vehicle's speedo and odometer.
I have a Delorme Map making system at home, the Garmin downloads the tracks and waypoints onto it pretty easily, makes a good map for later.
 

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Today I added the www.UTVCRAP.com rear upper frame tube reinforcing tubes. These double the wall thickness of the upper frame tubes. Instructions said use a deadblow hammer. My 3 lb was not enough so I used a brass drift and a steel hammer. They still need to be welded.

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The Accutronix frame brace, with LED illuminated license plate holder (available from http://motors.shop.ebay.com/troonsouth/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg ), is the base for my rear LED trail beacon. It has 4, green, Gen III LEDs & 21 flash patterns (available in a variety of configurations and colors from http://www.arklamisslights.com/ ). I did not want the license plate holder here, so I deleted it. As far as being a frame brace, I can't say that I think it will do much. The 4 mounting bolts are 1/4" in 5/16" holes. That is a lot of clearance to expect tightening the bolts to create sufficient friction between the brace and the painted chassis. However, it is a superbly crafted piece of billet aluminum and makes a license plate mount of the highest quality. It is currently just put in place for test fit and wiring as it will be removed to weld the upper frame tube reinforcing tubes.

Here is the link to the pictures:
Arctic Cat Prowler pictures by 350v8s10 - Photobucket
 

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Today I added the www.UTVCRAP.com rear upper frame tube reinforcing tubes. These double the wall thickness of the upper frame tubes. Instructions said use a deasdblow hammer. My 3 lb was not enough so I used a brass drift and a steel hammer. They still need to be welded.
I have the same upper frame braces. I also have the A-Arm Braces Johnny made and will be installing them this weekend. I've seen a couple Prowlers that have been jumped hard (ie: over 6ft off the ground) get their frames dimpled, so adding these reinforcements will be worth it.

Sounds like you are putting some good stuff on your Prowler.
 

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I have the same upper frame braces. I also have the A-Arm Braces Johnny made and will be installing them this weekend. I've seen a couple Prowlers that have been jumped hard (ie: over 6ft off the ground) get their frames dimpled, so adding these reinforcements will be worth it.

Sounds like you are putting some good stuff on your Prowler.

I also have the A-Arm braces. I'll get them installed soon. I have very limited time and have to work outdoors, so I do what I can - a little bit here and a little bit there.

I would not know about this stuff, if it weren't for this forum! I am counting on you guys to lead the way.
 

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Good looking set up Terry. How do you like the spacers on the wheels?
 

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The wheel spacers came from eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160357515269

"CNC machined from 7075-T7 Aluminum which is twice as strong as 6061-T6 that is typically used to make wheel spacers. These scalloped wheel spacers will greatly enhance the stability of your Prowler and allow more aggressive cornering. Studs are high-strength grade 12.9!"

Seller link: http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ssrindustries/



They are very high quality. Fit & finish is superb. I installed them (all 4) using blue Loctite and torqued to 44 lbs.

That said, I have not driven my Cat yet. I still have to install HD tie rods, the UTVCrap A-Frame reinforcements, and UTVCrap front frame tube reinforcing bars. Once that's done, I need to have the front and rear frame tube reinforcing bars tack welded and then I will be ready to hit the trails.
 
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