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Old 03-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Behind the grill light bar

Nothing new or shocking here. Just mounted some 500FF lights to this bracket I made (thank you TW). However, the lights still shake. Anybody else have this issue? I thought this bracket would eliminate the shack rattle and roll.

The radiator mounts are plastic and have rubber bushing so I'm guessing that's the weak point. What do you think?



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Old 03-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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I drilled a hole in the middle of the light bar where it crosses the hood latch and used a self tapping screw to secure it. It helped a bunch but still had minimal light shaking
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I drilled a hole in the middle of the light bar where it crosses the hood latch and used a self tapping screw to secure it. It helped a bunch but still had minimal light shaking
Thanks Dylanpickel, yes I also threw in a screw where the hood latch attaches to the bracket. Oh well, I guess shacking is what we get lol

Out of curiosity, do they shack on that sweet bull bar you have?

Might I add the hella 500FF throws some very weak sauce output.. time to retrofit these with projectors! j/k... although I've never seen anyone do it.
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i did the same thing but i added a piece to the bottom of the bar then put the self tapping screw in that. and i have zero shake
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I also added the middle bolt... Wasn't too bad until I converted my 500ff to HID 6000k. Now the shake is more noticeable but awesome bright.
awesome dude. Yea I was shooting for a 6k H3 bulb DDM 55W like everyone does.

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i did the same thing but i added a piece to the bottom of the bar then put the self tapping screw in that. and i have zero shake
But see you got welding skillz! Looks good... I might add a piece similar, probably find a bracket, bend it around and cut w/ the dremmel.
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awesome dude. Yea I was shooting for a 6k H3 bulb DDM 55W like everyone does.


But see you got welding skillz! Looks good... I might add a piece similar, probably find a bracket, bend it around and cut w/ the dremmel.

Same here, but I figure the "give" is a good thing.
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mine shake also
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Sub'd. Installing satoshi tomorrow then starting light bar soon. Keep us updated
Right on, satoshi grill is a bitch good luck

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This is what I did,


Oh that is slick... yes that center aluminum bar is what I'm thinking. Do you still shack rattle and roll?

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mine shake also
Good to know anthony, I'm not the only one
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funny thing is...only my right light shakes, the other 2 dont, it is pretty annoying...
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funny thing is...only my right light shakes, the other 2 dont, it is pretty annoying...
Yea, pisses me off looking at the light bounce like a basketball

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Yeah we've been building it for 2 weeks now. Not everyday, but taking our time to make it perfect. Tomorrow is finally time to get it in!
OH Yes, I recall my project vividly. What a job... you will feel awesome when it's done.
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Interesting theory
Never said it was correct, but some things don't need the shit shaken out of them, just saying...
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No shake, I seen a thread somewhere before I did the install about the shake, so I thought this would be an easy and effective way to stop it. The part I used is a small steel flat bar and after attaching the top bolt to the angle, I forced the flat bar up/in so there was no play in the light bar and drilled the hole for the center post.
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No shake, I seen a thread somewhere before I did the install about the shake, so I thought this would be an easy and effective way to stop it. The part I used is a small steel flat bar and after attaching the top bolt to the angle, I forced the flat bar up/in so there was no play in the light bar and drilled the hole for the center post.
I'm going to do this. Where'd you find that steel bar?
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