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    Question LightBar for 2011 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab

    I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab that I am attempting to locate a light bar for. I have found a few online, but my dilema is multi-fold:

    How wide of a bar should I choose? Where should I position it (Center to front door? Center to roof? Center to rear door? Other?)?

    Does anyone have a low profile LED bar on a 2011 (recent) QUAD CAB silverado that they could send me or point me to?


    Thanks!

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    Is this for a personal or Fire Dept Vehicle???
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    So this is a "Career" only board? Because I choose to do this because I enjoy it, not because I have to do it to put food on the table is a bad thing? Because 70% of the FF in the US are volunteer or part-paid makes you better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuppJR View Post
    So this is a "Career" only board? Because I choose to do this because I enjoy it, not because I have to do it to put food on the table is a bad thing? Because 70% of the FF in the US are volunteer or part-paid makes you better?
    No, not at all. Heck, a large portion of people on here are volunteer, including me. My comment wasn't directed towards you. Research in the volunteer forum about lights and you may get my humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuppJR View Post
    So this is a "Career" only board? Because I choose to do this because I enjoy it, not because I have to do it to put food on the table is a bad thing? Because 70% of the FF in the US are volunteer or part-paid makes you better?
    Should I tell you before, or after you take your foot out of your mouth that I started life as a volunteer, and have been an active and inactive one for 21+ years now?????

    Now that we have THAT out of the way, I see that you are new. So I will try to go easy on you. You may not be aware that blue lights and anything having to do with blue lights cause much controversy here on the fh.com forums. Many, including myself, strongly feel that they are not needed, and only cause nothing but trouble and heartache.

    You could have saved yourself a lot of grief and time had you used the "search" feature, which would have introduced you to the 12 Million threads about blue lights, blue light laws, blue light regulations, blue light specials, red lights, green lights, purple lights, pictures of blue lights on cars, lights on trucks, lights inside lights,threads with blue lights for sale, threads with blue lights "wanted", threads with blue light give-a-ways, questions, discussions, and doctoral dissertations about blue lights.

    Additionally, these engineering forums are traditionally for apparatus. I can't speak for everyone, but I have to believe that not many in here want to waste their time discussing a topic that has been beaten to death on here numerous times.

    Without sounding like a paid guy, you might have better luck posting this in the Volunteers Forum. But be prepared for backlash there as well. And there is a forum dedicated exclusively to blue lights, although the name of the site escapes me right now.

    Good luck.
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    www.elightbars.org They have a technical thread that may help you.

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    Originally Posted by CuppJR
    So this is a "Career" only board? Because I choose to do this because I enjoy it, not because I have to do it to put food on the table is a bad thing? Because 70% of the FF in the US are volunteer or part-paid makes you better?
    Posted by FWDBuff
    Should I tell you before, or after you take your foot out of your mouth that I started life as a volunteer, and have been an active and inactive one for 21+ years now?????

    Now that we have THAT out of the way, I see that you are new. So I will try to go easy on you. You may not be aware that blue lights and anything having to do with blue lights cause much controversy here on the fh.com forums. Many, including myself, strongly feel that they are not needed, and only cause nothing but trouble and heartache.

    You could have saved yourself a lot of grief and time had you used the "search" feature, which would have introduced you to the 12 Million threads about blue lights, blue light laws, blue light regulations, blue light specials, red lights, green lights, purple lights, pictures of blue lights on cars, lights on trucks, lights inside lights,threads with blue lights for sale, threads with blue lights "wanted", threads with blue light give-a-ways, questions, discussions, and doctoral dissertations about blue lights.

    Additionally, these engineering forums are traditionally for apparatus. I can't speak for everyone, but I have to believe that not many in here want to waste their time discussing a topic that has been beaten to death on here numerous times.

    Without sounding like a paid guy, you might have better luck posting this in the Volunteers Forum. But be prepared for backlash there as well. And there is a forum dedicated exclusively to blue lights, although the name of the site escapes me right now.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    ...I can't speak for everyone, but I have to believe that not many in here want to waste their time discussing a topic that has been beaten to death on here numerous times.

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    I was a volly many years back and no I didn't have a light bar, tear drop or any other light on my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    I was a volly many years back and no I didn't have a light bar, tear drop or any other light on my car.
    So, you admit to not being cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Should I tell you before, or after you take your foot out of your mouth that I started life as a volunteer, and have been an active and inactive one for 21+ years now?????
    I didn't see anything in the original post that even mentioned FWDBuff, let alone intimate that he was never a volunteer. Did anyone else?


    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Now that we have THAT out of the way, I see that you are new. So I will try to go easy on you. You may not be aware that blue lights and anything having to do with blue lights cause much controversy here on the fh.com forums. Many, including myself, strongly feel that they are not needed, and only cause nothing but trouble and heartache.

    You could have saved yourself a lot of grief and time had you used the "search" feature, which would have introduced you to the 12 Million threads about blue lights, blue light laws, blue light regulations, blue light specials, red lights, green lights, purple lights, pictures of blue lights on cars, lights on trucks, lights inside lights,threads with blue lights for sale, threads with blue lights "wanted", threads with blue light give-a-ways, questions, discussions, and doctoral dissertations about blue lights.

    Additionally, these engineering forums are traditionally for apparatus. I can't speak for everyone, but I have to believe that not many in here want to waste their time discussing a topic that has been beaten to death on here numerous times.

    Without sounding like a paid guy, you might have better luck posting this in the Volunteers Forum. But be prepared for backlash there as well. And there is a forum dedicated exclusively to blue lights, although the name of the site escapes me right now.

    Good luck.
    I guess maybe everyone should ask permission to post from the "Chatty Kathys" that take up 90 percent of the bandwidth here.

    You don't have FWD's permission to say what he finds offensive so just don't ask a question. Worse yet, it is his favorite pet peeve. Notice that the very first response was to ask if it was a POV. He wasn't even concerned about answering the question, just the POV angle. Trying to start a pi@@ing contest. I have to wonder how many threads have been killed in this manner.

    Hell. FWD, why don't you just start your own board where you can run things. You really aren't required to respond to every single post. Actually, if you ignored half of the posts on this board it would be more civil. Maybe not as much of an old boy's club but certainly more civil. You must think it is your purpose in life to jump down the throat of anyone who thinks different than you.

    Or, better yet, why don't you and a bunch of your cronies hijack the thread and talk about chowder or steak and cheese sandwiches and then complain about the management of the forums when they pull your plug. Bitchin' ain't contributin', its just bitchin'.

    Well, anyway, placement of a lightbar seems to be better located here than elsewhere.

    To answer the question of the original poster, a 47" bar is the norm for a standard sized cab. Regarding placement fore to aft on the roof, that is totally subjective to a point. Since you don't have to adhere to NFPA you can place it wherever you think it looks best or it points best based on the incline of the roof of the cab.

    I would suggest going to the websites of companies that build on that type chassis and go the the "Recent Deliveries" section and check out the pictures. A good search phrase would be "recent deliveries brush" or, "recent deliveries light rescue". Since search engines use Boolean searches, keep your search phrases short and concise. Also, remember you can eliminate unwanted crap with a modifier such as, "silverado brush led -seagrave" This will keep you from being bamboozled by folk lore and buffs.

    I hope you got some useful information from this post, if you are still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    I didn't see anything in the original post that even mentioned FWDBuff, let alone intimate that he was never a volunteer. Did anyone else?




    I guess maybe everyone should ask permission to post from the "Chatty Kathys" that take up 90 percent of the bandwidth here.

    You don't have FWD's permission to say what he finds offensive so just don't ask a question. Worse yet, it is his favorite pet peeve. Notice that the very first response was to ask if it was a POV. He wasn't even concerned about answering the question, just the POV angle. Trying to start a pi@@ing contest. I have to wonder how many threads have been killed in this manner.

    Hell. FWD, why don't you just start your own board where you can run things. You really aren't required to respond to every single post. Actually, if you ignored half of the posts on this board it would be more civil. Maybe not as much of an old boy's club but certainly more civil. You must think it is your purpose in life to jump down the throat of anyone who thinks different than you.

    Or, better yet, why don't you and a bunch of your cronies hijack the thread and talk about chowder or steak and cheese sandwiches and then complain about the management of the forums when they pull your plug. Bitchin' ain't contributin', its just bitchin'.

    Well, anyway, placement of a lightbar seems to be better located here than elsewhere.

    To answer the question of the original poster, a 47" bar is the norm for a standard sized cab. Regarding placement fore to aft on the roof, that is totally subjective to a point. Since you don't have to adhere to NFPA you can place it wherever you think it looks best or it points best based on the incline of the roof of the cab.

    I would suggest going to the websites of companies that build on that type chassis and go the the "Recent Deliveries" section and check out the pictures. A good search phrase would be "recent deliveries brush" or, "recent deliveries light rescue". Since search engines use Boolean searches, keep your search phrases short and concise. Also, remember you can eliminate unwanted crap with a modifier such as, "silverado brush led -seagrave" This will keep you from being bamboozled by folk lore and buffs.

    I hope you got some useful information from this post, if you are still around.

    +1. Thank god somebody else around here has common sense! (and no, I don't give a rats as$ Chief KN, Joanee, or FWD how long you have on and how much I NEED to respect you. For all I know, you are twenty years old. Anyone can type "I've been a volunteer firefighter for 25 years...look, I just did!) I'll give all my respect to those who I actually know and work for....which would be NONE of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuppJR
    I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab that I am attempting to locate a light bar for. I have found a few online, but my dilema is multi-fold:

    How wide of a bar should I choose? Where should I position it (Center to front door? Center to roof? Center to rear door? Other?)?

    Does anyone have a low profile LED bar on a 2011 (recent) QUAD CAB silverado that they could send me or point me to?

    Thanks!
    Besides working on the career/paid dept's. rigs, I also install lights on several Volley dept's and their POV's in the area. As well, a tech guy on Elightbars.

    Your roof width should be about 52" in width. So you should be able to use any LED lightbar that is between 45 and 50 inches wide. As for where to mount it, mount it as the the rear of the light bar is just above back end of the front doors seal. Depending on size and style.

    Before I give you any suggestions on what to use, I need to know how much you plan on spending on one. I don't use or suggest Jap knock-offs, so your price range will influence on what I would recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    +1. Thank god somebody else around here has common sense! (and no, I don't give a rats as$ Chief KN, Joanee, or FWD how long you have on and how much I NEED to respect you. For all I know, you are twenty years old. Anyone can type "I've been a volunteer firefighter for 25 years...look, I just did!) I'll give all my respect to those who I actually know and work for....which would be NONE of you.
    I don't need or want your respect.

    Go fish, dude. You aren't worth my time.
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    Or, better yet, why don't you and a bunch of your cronies hijack the thread and talk about chowder or steak and cheese sandwiches and then complain about the management of the forums when they pull your plug. Bitchin' ain't contributin', its just bitchin'.

    Priceless!!!!

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    This forum is getting more and more like The WatchDesk! Threads start off OK but then end up with a lot of bad mouthing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I don't need or want your respect.

    Go fish, dude. You aren't worth my time.
    Respect should be earned. A leader should want it.

    Furthemore a search for evey topic would most likely render the need for new threads useless as there probably is a thread for all questions somewhere in the history. The forums would have no conversation.

    Do rookies get told, don't ask we've experienced that situation, learn for yourself?

    My opinon, if allowed, blue lights on POV's create more problems and are not needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuppJR View Post
    So this is a "Career" only board? Because I choose to do this because I enjoy it, not because I have to do it to put food on the table is a bad thing? Because 70% of the FF in the US are volunteer or part-paid makes you better?
    Nope(Duck and cover),but Lightbars on POV's is a QUITE contentious subject. My two bits,Whelen liberty with traffic advisor,centered over the four doors. Whelen isn't CHEAP but they have good mounts,long lasting equipment,good service and good resale value. But on a CHEVY? Puuleeze. FORD for Fire Service T.C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    +1. Thank god somebody else around here has common sense! (and no, I don't give a rats as$ Chief KN, Joanee, or FWD how long you have on and how much I NEED to respect you. For all I know, you are twenty years old. Anyone can type "I've been a volunteer firefighter for 25 years...look, I just did!) I'll give all my respect to those who I actually know and work for....which would be NONE of you.
    Come look. I GUARANTEE I'm OVER twenty. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enginhouse2 View Post
    Respect should be earned. A leader should want it.
    Couldn't agree more. Let's keep things in perspective. This is a virtual world where reality is optional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Couldn't agree more. Let's keep things in perspective. This is a virtual world where reality is optional.
    you have my respect chiefkn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDMAXX View Post
    Remember when K-mart used to have blue light specials?
    I thought we were talking about the Kmart blue lights. They would look silly on my POV.

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