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Old 09-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #21
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I did mine thanks for the idea!
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Thanks for the idea!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #23
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I installed a 30" light bar into the lower opening of my bumper. No fab need just dremel out the inside of the to fit light bar. Took pictures as much as i could.







used angled iron 35" this was the first test on how we mounted it but we turned around because was sticking out of bumper. have about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch spacing this way

again, this is the first test. Turn the angle iron around for more flush. As well used spaced to bring iron above top of bumper rail. use plenty of spacers.

here is it with the angled iron turned around. sorry bad pic forgot to take pics when turned around


then assemble






Did you use two different switches for flood/spot? Pics?
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:36 PM   #24
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:22 PM   #25
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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I'm going to attempt this this coming weekend. Did you just dremel away that thin piece of plastic across the opening of the lower grill?
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I'm going to attempt this this coming weekend. Did you just dremel away that thin piece of plastic across the opening of the lower grill?
I used a sawzal
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Installed my Rigid Industries 30" E-Series in my lower valance today "well yesterday"..



Mounted it using the Rigid SR Lower Valance brackets.. I removed the grille for easier access but wasn't needed..

Really EASY install simply unbolt the four bumper bolts, then lower valance push pins, install brackets, tighten bumper bolts, install light-bar, cut lower valance "will need to trim on the sides if running an E-Series", re-install then wire up... All together before wiring I had about an hour of time into it... Love the fit and light output...
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:31 AM   #29
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Installed my Rigid Industries 30" E-Series in my lower valance today "well yesterday"..



Mounted it using the Rigid SR Lower Valance brackets.. I removed the grille for easier access but wasn't needed..

Really EASY install simply unbolt the four bumper bolts, then lower valance push pins, install brackets, tighten bumper bolts, install light-bar, cut lower valance "will need to trim on the sides of running an E-Series", re-install then wire up... All together before wiring I had about an hour of time into it... Love the fit and light output...
Got pics of the mounts for that I just seen rigid offers mounts for the 05-current Tacoma
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #30
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Wonder if those Rigid mounts would work on the okled light bars...
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My guess is if it is a 30" bar an mounts on the ends it will work
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^ Ya it does. Maybe I'll just order it up it would make it easier then doing the angle iron mount like the OP.
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That's what I was thinking but didn't wanna spend 800 on a light bar
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Installed my Rigid Industries 30" E-Series in my lower valance today "well yesterday"..



Mounted it using the Rigid SR Lower Valance brackets... I removed the grille for easier access but wasn't needed...
All together before wiring I had about an hour of time into it... Love the fit and light output...
I may be doing something similar in the next few weeks. My only concern is air flow, is that lower valence vital for air flow or just for looks?
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Got pics of the mounts for that I just seen rigid offers mounts for the 05-current Tacoma
The ones you are looking at are indeed the mounts sorry i didnt take a picture of the mounts themselves but they are exactly what are listed in the picture http://www.rigidindustries.com/Toyot...it-p/40156.htm

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I may be doing something similar in the next few weeks. My only concern is air flow, is that lower valence vital for air flow or just for looks?
I would say it doesn't. Of course its taking away from more potential air into the radiator but most of the air is circulated to it through the upper grille. It is about the same as adding an HD front bumper, same concept really your not blocking the intake or anything...
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:33 PM   #36
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Is it possible to do this without cutting anything on the lower valence? How much are you cutting off in your process?
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I cut almost all the bottom opening. You van do without cutting by flipping the Angeles iron around so it doesn't push the light bar so far in the opening
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:10 AM   #38
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Thanks for the idea, I'm actually halfway doing this on mine, but I'm running a 20" with 2-4 inch floods.
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Installed my Rigid Industries 30" E-Series in my lower valance today "well yesterday"..



Mounted it using the Rigid SR Lower Valance brackets.. I removed the grille for easier access but wasn't needed..

Really EASY install simply unbolt the four bumper bolts, then lower valance push pins, install brackets, tighten bumper bolts, install light-bar, cut lower valance "will need to trim on the sides if running an E-Series", re-install then wire up... All together before wiring I had about an hour of time into it... Love the fit and light output...
Great work!! I'm tackling this as soon as I can get ahold of that Rigid lower valance bracket. I have a 30" E-series as well that I'm dying to install.
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Here's my setup still have to wire it up tomorrow
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