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Hella Behind Grill Shake

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 503TRD, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    503TRD

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    I mounted my Hella 500's on the plastic part of the grill, they shook, so yesterday I fabbed up a nice light bar to hold them and bolted it all together, just like others do. And they still shake/flicker! why is this? Do they shake/flicker when you mount them on a (nfab)light bar like in front of the grill? What needs to be done so they dont shake anymore..or atleast so I'm confident in using them

    Okay here is my mount, metal L-brackets, then bolted together with the lights and an 1/8" aluminum angle iron piece across. It's pretty sturdy, yet the lights shake quite a bit.
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    I can get pics with the grill off if you guys want..maybe I did something wrong with my light bar? idk


    Any help and advice is appreciated
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    503TRD

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    Got a pic of how yours are mounted? I mean I understand the lights will probably shake cuz they won't be perfect like headlights, I just want as minimal shaking as possible you know..and I did it basically like everyone else does here, and I don't see them complaining about the lights shaking
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    My KC's shake too, and they are mounted solid, I don't know what to do about it
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    503TRD

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    Yeah it's annoying, hopefully some people can chime in and see if there is a way to get them to not shake or atleast very minimal...or maybe just all off road lights shake :notsure:

    oh and I edited the OP with my pics of my mount
     
  5. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Get better suspension :cool:
     
  6. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Rubber washers?
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    try securing the bottom somehow.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 at 2:40 AM
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    yea id say secure the bottom as well, and for both top and bottom use a rubber spacer/washer. please keep updated cuz im doin this to my truck soon, i will be doing a write up as well
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 at 2:52 AM
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    Subbed... Mine vibrate too, and I would really like to fix that issue.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    I'll try the rubber washer idea..and post the write-up link in here when you do it
     
  12. Aug 25, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    try adding a brace in the center of your bar like this and bolt it to the center latch brace, the it might help??

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  13. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Having two small L brackets will shake. You may think by looking at them that they could not possibly bend but they will. I have tried that on many trucks in the past. You need a bracket that is one piece going across the front of the radiator. A 2" x 1/8" piece of angle aluminum works nicely. Just like the above pic except you can use plain angle aluminum.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    please do. thanks
     
  15. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    Here are a few pics. I used a 3" x 2" angle alum. bar. I can go close to the Grillcraft grill I have now or move them back for a Satoshi grill. The bar is mounted to the existing radiator support bolts. It is rock solid.

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  16. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    I had my hella 500s mounted to the two thick plastic parts that hold the grill and shroud to the radiator it wits good bit if I had any smaller of lights I would def had spent the money and got that cool little bracket thing.
     
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