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Does the radiator emit lots of heat?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ccoorreeyy, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Feb 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

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    Quick Question:

    I'm placing 2 hella 500's behind my grill right now. I've found two holes that are symmetrical to the grill. The only problem is that the holes are close to the radiator. I've mounted them where I want them, but when the lights rest, they touch the radiator. Hence my question: does the radiator emit lots of heat? So much heat that the housing and wires touching the radiator would melt?

    Here a picture of the install to better understand my question.

    Thanks!

    hella 500 radiator.jpg
     
  2. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    i have my HID's behind the grill but not that close to my radiator. i made a mount bar back there works good. no problems with heat! yet...
     
  3. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    The radiator does get fairly hot, but im not sure if its hot enough to melt wires.. I'd insulate them to be on the safe side :)
     
  4. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Yea. I think I'm going to move them to another spot. It just doesn't look good. I don't like saying "what's that smell?" and then realizing that I'm frying some component on my truck. Haha. Thanks guys!
     
  5. Feb 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

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    Ok. Now I put a hole in my radiator. Crap. Is that bad? Its about 1/4" around.

    Someone please let me know ASAP. I think I'm about the have a heart attack.:eek:

    radiator hole photo.jpg
     
  6. Feb 20, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    i think thats the ac condensor,the radiator is behind it.as long as the ac works,its ok:cool:
     
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