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Old 02-20-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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Does the radiator emit lots of heat?

Quick Question:

I'm placing 2 hella 500's behind my grill right now. I've found two holes that are symmetrical to the grill. The only problem is that the holes are close to the radiator. I've mounted them where I want them, but when the lights rest, they touch the radiator. Hence my question: does the radiator emit lots of heat? So much heat that the housing and wires touching the radiator would melt?

Here a picture of the install to better understand my question.

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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i have my HID's behind the grill but not that close to my radiator. i made a mount bar back there works good. no problems with heat! yet...
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The radiator does get fairly hot, but im not sure if its hot enough to melt wires.. I'd insulate them to be on the safe side
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Yea. I think I'm going to move them to another spot. It just doesn't look good. I don't like saying "what's that smell?" and then realizing that I'm frying some component on my truck. Haha. Thanks guys!
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Ok. Now I put a hole in my radiator. Crap. Is that bad? Its about 1/4" around.

Someone please let me know ASAP. I think I'm about the have a heart attack.
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Ok. Now I put a hole in my radiator. Crap. Is that bad? Its about 1/4" around.

Someone please let me know ASAP. I think I'm about the have a heart attack.
i think thats the ac condensor,the radiator is behind it.as long as the ac works,its ok
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