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Behind grillcraft/satoshi

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Jigzor, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Dec 8, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Jigzor

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    Which lights do you prefer or are using behind your grill? If using fogs, does the light pattern get cut off on the sides? Do you feel it restricts any airflow to the radiator? How close to the radiator are the lights?
     
  2. Dec 8, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    I have Hella 500s behind my grille. I recently replaced the bulbs w/ HID. I like the look it gives the front of the truck. My lights are about 1" away from the radiator.

    How much are you willing to spend on fog lights? $100?
     
  3. Dec 8, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Looking to get a decent set for $300. I would love the hid but every lamp I've checked out is $300 a lamp.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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  5. Dec 8, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Those will be a little tougher to fit behind the grille because of their depth but it can be done. Someone on here with a speedway blue tacoma put those behind their grillecraft.

    There isn't enough room to put those behind on a recessed grille though, and no one has done it yet (correct me if I'm wrong someone).
     
  6. Dec 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    You are correct, PreRunnerSeth has those lights behind his grille. Here is the thread where he posted pics of them...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/51127-kragen-hid-lights-grill.html
     
  7. Dec 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    I'm in the process of trying to come up with a way to put them behind on a recessed grille. It's taking longer than I thought :mad:
     
  8. Dec 8, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    Yup you are correct, they are sold individually. Not everyone runs them in pairs.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Here is a pic of PreRunnerSeth's lights compared to to a standard halogen light.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Hows the glare on that blue Tacoma. Looks like it would blind the shit out of me on the road. Did you lower your headlight beam
     
  12. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Dont know if all autozones are like the one I work at, but we have those lights exactly the same for like $99 I think. I am thinking about getting them when I get my satoshi done.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Goodluck fitting them if you are doing a satoshi. They are 5.75 inches deep if I recall correctly. So as long as you recess the grille all the way it's a no go.

    I'm making a new satoshi for myself just to fit a set of those. So far I've cut off almost 2" so it's not as deep.

    Edit: that's for a 2nd gen....not sure about 1st gen
     
  14. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Yeah they prob. wont fit. I did not think about the fitment issue. Not sure how much Ill have as far as space but ill see when I get it done. Any others that are a slim design?
     
  15. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    would you recommend these over piaa 520 smr lights behind a grillcraft mx grill of the ones that you have?
     
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