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Old 01-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Lights mounted behind "Grillcraft" Grill...

The lights I used are 6" Hella 500 Driving Lights which can be found at most automotive stores for about $60...These lights come with everything you will need to install them and get them hooked up. I went with aftermarket switches purchased at rallylights.com (http://www.rallylights.com/hella/swi...ted_rocker.asp)

The grill is a Grillcraft which retails for about $160 and can be purchased at Performance Products, 4WheelParts, etc...

I did not go into detail about how I wired the lights or installed the Grillcraft Grill. I followed the step by step instructions that are provided by the manufacturer of each item.


Lights are mounted to the top of the grill frame. I used 1/2" flat steel to reinforce the each side and top.








Color coded each wire so I can easily remove the grill if needed.




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....Continued



Relocated the bed outlet button and installed 2 switches next to factory fog light button.


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That looks really sweet, nice job!
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that's awesome!!!! never thought of it, that is what i need!!! good job.
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It looks great! Fantastic mod. I have a Grillcraft grill coming; I may do this for mine. Thanks for the post. Why two switches?
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That does look good. Clean installation. Are the lights behind the mesh, or is it cut out?

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that's awesome!!!! never thought of it, that is what i need!!! good job.
You also need chrome or stainless tail light gaurds.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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It looks great! Fantastic mod. I have a Grillcraft grill coming; I may do this for mine. Thanks for the post. Why two switches?
I orginally had the Randy Ellis light bar with 4 lights.


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That does look good. Clean installation. Are the lights behind the mesh, or is it cut out?
Behind the mesh.
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Yeah, behind the mesh, as the title of the thread states. I'm an idiot, sorry.
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Can you use the headlights and off road lights at the same time? with fog lights?
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Good job. That is a very professional looking install. The light bar looked pretty damn good too. Just out of curiosity, why did you get rid of the light bar?
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Looks awesome! I'd like to see some pics, especially some close up shots of the grill with the lights off.
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Can you use the headlights and off road lights at the same time? with fog lights?
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Good job. That is a very professional looking install. The light bar looked pretty damn good too. Just out of curiosity, why did you get rid of the light bar?
I really never liked the bar even before I bought it but I found it on Craigslist for really cheap and decided to give it a try. I had it mounted for about a month and decided I just didn't like it. I would rather go with this look instead.

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Awesome!!! I want to do this with mine. I really love it! Where did you move the Locking Rear Diff switch? Is it not on the Sport model?
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Thanks for posting the close up pic of the grill. Looks kick ass! thats a really good look. If you dont mind me asking, how much was the grill and where did you get it?
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Got it thru 4 Wheel Parts for $128. I bought it thru their website when they had 20% off 1 item and free shipping. It usually retails for $160.
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See link below. Tough choice...but yours looks leaner and meaner:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=228904
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whered u get the little trd symbol on the bottom of the grill
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whered u get the little trd symbol on the bottom of the grill
it takes a long time to deliver it but you can find it at. http://www.etamiya.com/shop/shopping_cart.php
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should've gotten the hella black magic lights for a sleeker look during the day... that's what i was going to do, but then decided on westin bull bar.
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Wow this looks awesome. I went to the Grilcraft site but I have a question. Is this a complete new grill or just a screen to replace the Toy emblem and the black plastic bars in the current grill? If it is a complete replacement do they colormatch it? Are there chrome ones?

I'm adding this to my list of mods. Was going to go with a light bar but this is way better. Especially with those blackmagic hellas.
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