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HID's and heat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Foxone, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Sep 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    Foxone

    Foxone [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive never installed lights behind a grille before, had plenty of old school KC's up front on many vehicles. Im looking at putting a couple HID's behind a grillcraft MX series. Will heat from the light onto the grille be a problem? and how much light will I lose from the grille blocking. I just like the clean look of the lights behind the grille
     
  2. Sep 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    DirtJumper14

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    5100's, BDF grills and light bracket, big 3 upgrade, ATH bed braces, snugtop xtra vision shell, (bed, shell, hood, rock, front, rear, footwell, glove box, center console led lighting), MESO Gasshole, MESO dome and map lights, Flyeyez center console light, custom fuse panel, TRD CAI, toyota bed mat, 2013 black carpet, 2015 side mirrors, BedRug, AJT key fob, ultraguage, 8 cadillac horns acdf, pop n lock tailgate lock, energy suspension bushings, spicer greasable ujoints, Rigid lights everywhere, kenwood stereo, led tube taillights (red), 2018 T4R trail wheels, rokblok mud flaps, TRD skid plate, RCi gas tank skid plate
    Won't have any issues at all. Had this setup for a few years now. Haul bikes and a boat without any problems. I know the grillcraft has mesh that is smaller so can't compare. But the bigger holes in my grill don't block that much at all.


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  3. Sep 30, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Foxone

    Foxone [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I like that setup, what grille is that?
     
  4. Sep 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    DirtJumper14

    DirtJumper14 Well-Known Member

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    5100's, BDF grills and light bracket, big 3 upgrade, ATH bed braces, snugtop xtra vision shell, (bed, shell, hood, rock, front, rear, footwell, glove box, center console led lighting), MESO Gasshole, MESO dome and map lights, Flyeyez center console light, custom fuse panel, TRD CAI, toyota bed mat, 2013 black carpet, 2015 side mirrors, BedRug, AJT key fob, ultraguage, 8 cadillac horns acdf, pop n lock tailgate lock, energy suspension bushings, spicer greasable ujoints, Rigid lights everywhere, kenwood stereo, led tube taillights (red), 2018 T4R trail wheels, rokblok mud flaps, TRD skid plate, RCi gas tank skid plate
    It's actually a grill from a member here who was making them for a short time. Responded to your pm.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    XPOTRPR

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    You wont have any issues with heat and you wont notice any loss in light. Do it :thumbsup:
     

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