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Prizms for viewing stoplights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scoop, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
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    Do these things work?I chopped my 31 Chevy pu 5" when I'm first to a stoplight I have lean forward to see the light.I've stopped further back but that pisses drivers behind me off.
     
  2. volksjunky
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    More than likely would help ya,they work really well on cars with visors ...
     
  3. Yes,they work great. HRP
     
  4. NEWFISHER
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    +3...have had the magnetic based one on the last 4 cars/trucks
     

  5. BLUMEANIE
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    Do the magnetic ones stick well to the relatively vertical AD truck dash? I have the repop Guide prism. Seller told me it would fit one of the windshield molding holes ... It doesn't and I don't want to drill a hole in the dash.
     
  6. porsche930dude
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    where do you buy those? iv looked a bit and had no luck
     
  7. VoodooTwin
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    Those things are gay. :) be a hoodlum and live with a cramped neck like the rest of us. LoL
     
  8. Speedway motors is where I bought mine,,but I'm not gay,,,:D HRP
     
  9. BLUMEANIE
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    ebay ..."guide traffic light viewer"
     
  10. chubbie
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    they pull right up to your ass and honk!! I yell back keep honkin I'm reloading
     
  11. cheveey57
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  12. unkledaddy
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    I'm not running a hood so I can see the reflection of the traffic light in the chrome air cleaner lid as well as the radiator support rods.

    Those traffic light viewers may work but I think they're in the "curb feeler" and "suicide knob" genre.
     
  13. cheveey57
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    I disagree the curb feelers and suicide knobs were more of a it looks cool thing. These prisms functional and practical especially for us tall guys.
     
  14. Nads
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  15. scoop
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    When I was younger a friends mom called me a hoodlum,I took it as a compliment.Thanks for the replies,for my safety and all the other gays out there I think I'll get one.
     
  16. unkledaddy
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    I dunno...........I've seen a lot of old ladies using those curb feelers in
    SoCal in the late '40's through the early '60's. And my nephew
    (et al) couldn't drive a vehicle without that "Brody" knob.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  17. KIRK
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    They work good for me.
     
  18. VoodooTwin
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    LOL. :p It's all good, bro.
     
  19. scoop
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    No problem.
     
  20. I have used one of them for several years on my Safari even though I don't have a visor.The seating position makes it difficult to see overhead traffic signals.
    What you might want to do is experiment with the positioning a bit.When I first installed mine(an accessory piece that attached to the windshield molding screw)I had to move it a couple times to get it to see the lights.
    I now have two of them(one on the upper molding and one on the lower)and the reason for this is where I live the stop lines are at various distances from the light.Some will show up in the lower one(these are farther back than normal)and others in the upper one.
    One down side to having one of these is driving west when the sun is going down(or east in the morning)which will glare considerably if the lens picks up the sun.It can temporarily blind you quite easily;especially if you're an old man like me.
     
  21. JF
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    I have no problems seeing the lights in this,:rolleyes:
    [​IMG]
    of course I don't have a visor either;)

    and I could't drive this beast without the Necker Knob. and I'm not gay! just happy...
     
  22. iammarvin
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    Really who needs a prizm....... just wait for the horns...or in Cali, the cussing or more likely...the shooting.
     
  23. scoop
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    I could maybe put up with the horns and cussing,but not the shooting.
     
  24. scoop
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    I take it your Irish,my mom was 100% Irish so I guess I got a little in me.My wife can tell when I blow my top.
     
  25. Dave50
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    I just wait for the guy behind me to blow his horn i flip him off and then go:D
     
  26. Lone Star Mopar
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    Wait I thought "the gays" were the ones with the cramped neck :eek:...
    If you have shiny paint just look at the reflection in your hood, works great juat make sure your looking at the right light.
     
  27. denis4x4
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    Unlike some of the posters here, I have no insecurity issues and find that Prizms are rather handy.
     

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  28. Old Tin and New Tin
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    It is not be traditional, but it is not obtrusive and you will get a lot of people asking "what is that?" if they see it at all. Best of all, it really works and is under $20.00. But it may be too high tech for some. They really do work. I have several friends with chopped 32's running them and they really like the way they work. No holes to drill, just press it on the inside of your windshield. You can move it around on your windshield til you find just the right spot for you and you can move them from car to car. And, no I have no financial interest in this product.

    <CITE>www.lightinsight.com</CITE>
    clear windshield mounted fresnel lens for assisting drivers in seeing traffic lights that would not be in the driver's normal field of view
     
  29. You can get one of these from Speedway Motors for $9.99. HRP

    Item #:
    91061009



    [​IMG]
     
  30. scoop
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    Just ordered the lightinsight ones.Thanks for the info.
     

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