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BAMF behind the grill light bar

Discussion in 'Bay Area Metal Fabrication' started by JLee, May 30, 2012.

  1. Dec 29, 2022 at 3:41 PM
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    ssd2k2

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    Rough installed my new grill, BAMF light mount, and 9" prowlr lights.

    As it sits the lights are about 5 inches away from the grill. So I think I'm going to buy some spacers to push the mount closer to the grill and free up some space so the horns aren't right next to the radiator.

    More pictures to come.

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  2. Jan 3, 2023 at 2:36 PM
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    Got my spacers installed on my BAMF behind the grill light mount.
    With the spacers the horns can stay mounted in the factory position, before they have to be flipped around and be pressed against the radiator.
    As you can see in one of my pictures the lights are still over 4" inches away from the inside of the grill.

    My one main concern is pushing all the weight of the metal bracket and lights 1.5" further out will put extra strain on the mounting points.
    I will definitely monitor the bolts regularly to make sure nothing breaks.

    To do this I used:
    3 - 1.5" long aluminum spacers with 3/4" O.D. and 5/16" I.D.
    3 - 80mm long stainless steel m6 bolts, cut down to 75mm for the top 2 and 60mm for the bottom bolt
    2 - m6 stainless steel fender washers to go between the spacers and radiator mounts.
    Reused all the washers and the 1 m6 locking nut that came with the light mount

    The lights haven't been wired in or aimed yet, that is a job for a much warmer day.

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  3. Aug 27, 2023 at 11:13 PM
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    Are these still being made?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2023 at 12:16 PM
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  5. Aug 28, 2023 at 2:32 PM
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    Thanks. Must have missed them in the website. I will look again.
     
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    I had to relocate my factory horns





     
  9. Mar 23, 2024 at 11:06 AM
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    Anyone running this with a stock gen 3 trd OR grill? And if so, does the grill impede light a substantial amount? Photo of the grill I’m talking about attached.

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  10. Mar 23, 2024 at 8:58 PM
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    Where’d you relocate the horns to?
     
  11. Mar 24, 2024 at 8:55 AM
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    Looking to pull the trigger on this bracket, but just curious how the spacers are holding up? And also, where did you purchase them? Trying to decide between spacers and relocate of horns.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2024 at 10:03 AM
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    Here is the hardware I used, for the fender washers you can get them at any hardware store.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CXFDM8J?ie=UTF8&th=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09NXV6LY5?ie=UTF8

    I usually do bolt checks on all the mods I have installed to make sure nothing is broken or loose twice a year and so far everything is holding up fine.
    The only concern I have is about washboard roads, with the weight pushed away from the mounting points I worry I might break something due to the nature of washboard vibrations. But I have done hundreds of miles of high speed gravel forest roads, bouncing around off road at slow speed, and near 10,000 miles of daily driving with no issues so far though.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2024 at 6:34 PM
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    This is really helpful. Thanks so much.
     
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    Look at my first pic. I movedd the OEM horns below the lights and I have an aftermarket horn at the center where the Toyota grill emblem would be
     
  15. May 22, 2024 at 8:00 PM
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    What grill do you have? Really like it.
     
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  16. May 23, 2024 at 3:29 PM
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    Here is the grill I have, you also need a different grill emblem for it. I got it on ebay for $25, part #53141-71010
    My TSS works about 90% of the time, I don't know if it's the new emblem or because I lifted the truck because I did both at the same time. But other than the TSS not working occasionally I really like it.

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  17. May 25, 2024 at 9:06 PM
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    Installed my BAMF bracket this week. Relocated the horns the bracket. Just spliced in some extra wire for power and ground on the horns. Think it turned out pretty good.

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