Red breather lights????

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by tnc110, Aug 27, 2022.

  1. tnc110

    tnc110 Light Load Member

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    Red lights are supposed to mark the rear of a vehicle right? Why would you want to put red lights on the back side of your breather? I bought a truck that previous owner installed red breather lights on the rear brackets and Amber on the front. Aftermarket sells red breather light kits. Why would you want to take the risk of someone assuming the breather lights were the rear of your truck and side swiping you??? Granted it would take a really bad driver to do so but this day in age it would not be surprising!
    And the colored lights…..Blue pink purple etc. Just waiting to get a ticket!!!
     
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  3. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Because you see the red lights from behind the truck .. I sure wouldn't want amber lights on.the back light bar of my air cleaners...Thats just wrong.no different than my fender mounted turn signals their amber in the front lens and red in the back lens... and their on my front fenders.. same difference with your airclearner lights
     
  4. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    This is how mine are, I don’t have any issues.
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Because all lights facing the rear should be red. Hell I have red lights in the cap of my air cleaners that shine forward, never been given any trouble over them. A Texas DOT was complaining I didn't have any reverse lights this week though.
     
  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Did you tell him you job is to go forward not backward. ?? Lol
     
  7. motocross25

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    F a ticket. A coworker of mine has a black on black Pete and was tellin me he was putting green lights in his air breather. I was skeptical, until I saw it Thursday night. I mean idk what else to say it looks rad as ####.
     
  8. tnc110

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    yeah, my truck has green lights in the breather, but I’m pulling them out and replacing with Amber. Not my style. I like old school to an extent. The colored stuff looks too much like a tuner car to me. Can’t stand it when guys put those colored halo headlights on muscle cars. To each their own
     
  9. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Actually I need to correct my 1st post all my lenses are clear on my truck but the lights in them are either amber or red
    The red lights ALWAYS face the rear and Amber towards the front .. ALWAYS
    So OP since you asked that question obviously your not cool enough to sport air clearner lights .. take them off and run naked
     
  10. tnc110

    tnc110 Light Load Member

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    Not arguing, but where can I find this written as law? Everything I’m seeing shows red to be placed at rear most applicable location of the truck/trailer.
     
  11. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    I honestly can't tell you that but trust me I have run red lights in the air clearners themselves & in the rear brackets of my air cleaners for 30 + years and not one word has ever be said to me about it... what about the tens of thousands of trucks that have red lights in the back of their bunks ?? That's not the most rearward point..
    Iam assuming what your reading is for tail lights
     
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