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Behind the grill light bar

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BenJammn5, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Mar 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    Nothing new or shocking here. Just mounted some 500FF lights to this bracket I made (thank you TW). However, the lights still shake. Anybody else have this issue? I thought this bracket would eliminate the shack rattle and roll.

    The radiator mounts are plastic and have rubber bushing so I'm guessing that's the weak point. What do you think?

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  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    bump. lame, nobody else has this issue?
     
  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    bump bang
     
  4. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    I drilled a hole in the middle of the light bar where it crosses the hood latch and used a self tapping screw to secure it. It helped a bunch but still had minimal light shaking
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Thanks Dylanpickel, yes I also threw in a screw where the hood latch attaches to the bracket. Oh well, I guess shacking is what we get lol

    Out of curiosity, do they shack on that sweet bull bar you have?

    Might I add the hella 500FF throws some very weak sauce output.. time to retrofit these with projectors! j/k... although I've never seen anyone do it.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    i did the same thing but i added a piece to the bottom of the bar then put the self tapping screw in that. and i have zero shake ;)

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  7. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    awesome dude. Yea I was shooting for a 6k H3 bulb DDM 55W like everyone does.

    But see you got welding skillz! :D Looks good... I might add a piece similar, probably find a bracket, bend it around and cut w/ the dremmel.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Same here, but I figure the "give" is a good thing.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Sub'd. Installing satoshi tomorrow then starting light bar soon. Keep us updated
     
  10. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    This is what I did,
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  11. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    mine shake also
     
  12. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    Right on, satoshi grill is a bitch good luck :)

    Oh that is slick... yes that center aluminum bar is what I'm thinking. Do you still shack rattle and roll?

    Good to know anthony, I'm not the only one :(
     
  13. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    funny thing is...only my right light shakes, the other 2 dont, it is pretty annoying...
     
  14. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    Yeah we've been building it for 2 weeks now. Not everyday, but taking our time to make it perfect. Tomorrow is finally time to get it in!
     
  15. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    Interesting theory:cool:
     
  16. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Yea, pisses me off looking at the light bounce like a basketball

    OH Yes, I recall my project vividly. What a job... you will feel awesome when it's done.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Never said it was correct, but some things don't need the shit shaken out of them, just saying...
     
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    True..true
     
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    No shake, I seen a thread somewhere before I did the install about the shake, so I thought this would be an easy and effective way to stop it. The part I used is a small steel flat bar and after attaching the top bolt to the angle, I forced the flat bar up/in so there was no play in the light bar and drilled the hole for the center post.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    I'm going to do this. Where'd you find that steel bar?
     
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