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CaliRaised Bumper Light Bar

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dirty Harry, May 19, 2018.

  1. Oct 11, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    neilbe4me

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    Thanks for this review and post! I plan on getting a set of these sometime!
     
  2. Oct 14, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Your pictures are great too :thumbsup:
     
  3. Oct 17, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    APynckel

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    I'll get some today showing where on the plastic pieces I trimmed to clear the brackets. Gotta find a dremel / angle grinder to work on clearance-ing the hood latch support bar behind the light bar. Hope there aren't any welds I have to grind through that I would then need to have re-tacked...
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    APynckel

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    Here are the pics trimmed off pieces, the others bolted in place, and the lower hood strut bar contacting the light bar 20191017_155351.jpg20191017_155359.jpg20191017_155452.jpg20191017_155440.jpg20191017_155629.jpg20191017_155604.jpg 20191017_155600.jpg 20191013_173755.jpg
     
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  5. Oct 18, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    The reason why the contact with the hood latch bar is important, is the light is currently aimed too high, and I cannot adjust it any farther without notching that bar for clearance.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    APynckel

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    Here is how much I trimmed up the lower support bar for clearance. Hit it with some black rattlecan afterwards for oxidation protection...

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  7. Dec 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Is this a common occurrence for the light bar installation? This is the first I have seen or read about trimming the support bar.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    Micwithoutthek

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    i did not have to trim the support bar on my 19 TRDOFFROAD. I did however take the plastic parts out.
     
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  9. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    APynckel

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    Depends how high up you want the light bar to sit in the OEM opening. For mine to sit square and flush, I had to remove that material.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    - 18x9 Fuel Vapors - 275/65-18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers - AFE Momentum CAI w/ Air Scoop - XenonDepot HID Conversion
    Installed my light bar on New Years Day. Hardest part of the install was tightening the light bar bolts. I ended up removing the fog lights to properly tighten them. Hard wired the lights to my high beams utilizing and add-a-circuit to the left high beam fuse. Using the provided wiring harness: Black to ground, blue to the add-a-circuit, and white taped off. I have the combo beam and the light spread and brightness are great. Highly recommend.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    Has anyone trimmed the air dam to put back in after installing the light bar?
     
  12. Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    APynckel

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    look up literally 7 posts...
     
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  13. Jun 2, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    Russty__

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    Yes, it’s easy.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    lol it was 8 post up . Thanks man.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Great work and thanks for all the photos. My brackets come in today so I’ll install them tonight after work. Appreciate it.
     
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