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behind the grille driving lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by grizzbear, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    grizzbear

    grizzbear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so im wondering how you guys have mounted your lights behind the grille.
    pics would be great.

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    G-Sak

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    There are lots of members who have done this. The search option will help you find others.......

    Here is what I did.

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  3. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Alot of members thread long screws onto the radiator support and mount em that way
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    grizzbear

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    i have tried the search but it wasnt that helpful.
    but i do apperciate the replys.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    what kind of light are tho slimlight?
     
  6. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    The lights are PIAA 80 Pro XT with a driving beam pattern. I have had them for a long time and this is the third vehicle I have put them on.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:37 AM
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  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    great pics guys!!!!! anyone running lights behind the grill and 4 lights on light bar?
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    I can imagine that would be very much overkill unless your talking a roll bar style light bar like the old school pick up in back to the future haha
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    like on an fab light bar
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    We should debadge our grillcrafts
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    Agreed, I have no idea why I didn't do that when I installed it. Oh well, maybe one of these days.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    Has anyone installed lights behind the factory grille?
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    Really interested in doin this but dont know what lights to get or how to install
     
  15. Dec 23, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    Probably because it doesn't look that easy to do without damaging the mesh plus we were probably in a hurry to mount up the grill and stand back and go ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
     
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    Here's a quick look at mounting Hella 500s to the topside of my grille...I did go back and run aluminium stock (1" x 1/8") the length of the grille for support...s/f

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  17. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    just get some bolts, nuts, flat washers and lock washers. cost me about $8 and mounted the lights to the radiator support. The holes are already pre-drilled! :D
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    I have a link to a writeup in my signature that should help you do a better search.
     
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