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Grill lights....round HID's or LED bar?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, Aug 10, 2013.

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Which lights for behind grill?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2013.
  1. Round HID

    14 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. LED bar

    53 vote(s)
    79.1%
  1. Aug 11, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    Fletch

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  2. Aug 29, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    I went back and forth on mine, a 2013 with and Avid bar on the front. Then after I did a Grillcraft mx grill I got the BAMF behind the grill mount put my led bar there and my round Hella 500s on the Avid. I liked that look better. If you want I will try to get a picture up later.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    minameismud

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    yes please :D
     
  4. Aug 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Reynolds411

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    I agree, on the newer models the bar looks a lot better in my opinion. And then rounds on 05 - 11. Im thinkin about rounds behind the grill mod im workin on :D
     
  5. Aug 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    LED light bar with custom mount. Very sturdy and looks clean IMO
     
  6. Aug 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    XIGUNHAWKIX

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    If you're looking for a good lightbar company, go with okledlightbars. There's a comparison floating around somewhere on here that shows they're just about as bright as rigid industries. Waaaay cheaper too + there's a group buy going on for them.

    Hope this helps.

    Edit: I got my 50" bar for $500
     
  7. Aug 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    Valsmere

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    Ok here we go with some pics as requested
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1377810779.519256.jpglights off
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1377810798.908779.jpglights on
    The ons on the hood are rigid industries, in the grill some no name Chinese company, and the Hellas aren't hooked up yet. Waiting on a wire harness that I ordered from Amazon. Hope it helps.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    XIGUNHAWKIX

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    Diggin' your grill man, did you do it yourself?
     
  9. Aug 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Do both?

    I ran 2 7" HID spots behind the grill and had room to still put at 24inch VisionX LED bar under them. I ended up moving the LED bar to the lower part of the bumper grill but there is room to make it work.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    Yeah we had a few slow nights at work, night shift is good for "home projects". Originally I wanted a full deep satoshi but I really didn't want to mess around with it. So in the end the Grillcraft won. Wasn't that hard to do just take your time. Measure 40 times cut once. I like it especially since no one around me with a '13 has done it so it stands out.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    How did you mount it?

    Looks great, bet it shines real good there also....
     
  12. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    I'm partial to mine. I just like the look of the round lights on a light bar.


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  13. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    20" 4000 lumen. That's not right. My 20" is 9900 lumens @ 1000 meters. 4000 lumen better be cheap...
     

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