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Hardware for the Avid Off-Road Light Bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rammstein, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    I just got the light bar X-Lined and was wondering what type of hardware people have used for installation.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    No Hardware Needed for Install.
    Remove Four Nuts (Two of Three on Each Side)
    Holding the Tubular Aluminum Bumper to the Frame.
    Slide Light Bar Onto Studs and Replace Nuts
    42 ft/lb of Torque on Nuts
    Two People is Best
    Remove Grill to Access Nuts from Above
    15 to 30 Minutes
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Does this installation apply to 2012 Tacomas as well? Also, does anyone know if the Avid Light bars and Sliders come powdercoated black from the Avid warehouse?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    light bars use existing bolts already on the front. Just take off the nuts, slide on, and re-tighten. I recommended grabbing a friend cause it's not very easy to hold up yourself and tighten the bolts. weighs like 35-40lbs. I reached underneath the bumper and did not have to remove the grill.

    sliders and light bar come raw steel. no paint, primer or powder coating. I used acetone to clean, sanded 320 grit, primer 2 coats and painted with Duplicolor Toyota Black.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Great Info! Thanks! I just dropped him an email, and a phone call.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    I've located the bolts for the lightbar, but I'm a little unsure of where the holes are for the sliders. I see that Brandon states no drilling is required for the bolt ons, but I am not positive where it would actually bolt on to the frame. Does anyone have a picture of the sliders bolt on locations?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    I just order both the lightbar and the sliders. And for a fact I am pretty sure that the sliders bolt to the side steps holes(if you were to install running boards)

    Correct me if I am wrong.

    Also not to thread jack but I ordered a light bar today as well and is it still possible to put the light bar on without taking the grille out since I have a aftermarket grille that was a pain to get in.

    Pictures in a grille thread somewhere around here I will edit when I find them.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    You can install without removing the grille, yes.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    I already started taking notes from this forums(I love this forum sooo much!)

    So,
    when I get it; fingers crossed hope its soon!

    42 ft/lbs of torque on the nuts.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    Ok, I think I found them. If the bolt on sliders do attach the same way side steps or nerf bars would attach, It looks like we have to remove 6 ea (3 sets of 2 per side) of the "factory installed plugs" with a flat head screwdriver. Then the sliders have 6 holes to bolt to. Can someone confirm that, or correct me!?!
    I also love this forum, for every question I have, I can find 10 people asking the same thing ;)
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Just ordered the Avid Front Light Bar, and Bolt On Sliders. Should be here in about 3 weeks. Looks like an easy install. Plan on painting them myself. I'll post up a couple pics when I'm finished. Cant wait!!!!
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    Just installed! Ordering Lights next - most likely Hella Blackouts.


    Taco 1.jpg

    Taco 2.jpg

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  13. Mar 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    Received my sliders and light bar last week, my light bar is getting colour matched atm and my sliders will hopefully be painted by the end of the week if I have time.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    btw I've got an Avid light bar on order too :)
     
  16. Mar 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    we run a blackout light on our work trucks for sneaking around at night :D

    looks like this

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Yeah I meant black magics. I have to double check the size and fit though, I'm installing in between the 2 bars next to my license plate.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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  19. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    They Look a little small. How is the light output??
     
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