1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Kragen 7" Behnid Grille Install help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GoDeacsWFU23, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    #1
    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57986
    Messages:
    1,162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Clemmons, NC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma PreRunner TRD Sport
    I got my Kragen 7" HID fog lights in this week. I went to install them on my BDF behind the grille light bar and the passenger side was great. I am having touble on the driver side due to this extra radiator looking thing. The light will not fit at all. Anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do with this radiator thing or how I can get the light mounted?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM
    #2
    Lateralus

    Lateralus Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Member:
    #18951
    Messages:
    871
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 Off Road
    Too many to list..
    About to do the same thing, was curious myself. Anyone have ideas or insight on how they did it? :popcorn:
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    #3
    Fed Taco

    Fed Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Member:
    #28175
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cale
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Off Road
    Wheels & Tires, weathertech floor liners, Areo Turbine Exhaust
    That thing is a transmision cooler I think. you could probably relocat it if the lines are long enough. Just be sure it still gets lots of airflow.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM
    #4
    11TRD

    11TRD MERICA

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60915
    Messages:
    2,946
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Everett, WA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD SPORT 4X4 DC
    RHLM (Red Headlight MOD), Cobra 29 WXNWBT, Devil Horns, ARB Bumper, Avid Stepbars, Homer Taco Satoshi thin lip grille, ICON UCA's, ICON EXT Travel up front with King 700# springs, Toytech 2 inch AAL with ICON VS 2.0 shocks in the rear, K&N Drop In, AVS Ventshades and Bugflector, Whelen SPS 660 emergency strobes, Redline Hood struts and tailgate EZdown, Illuminated 4X4 Switch, TRD Floor mats, Flyzeye LED lighting, Kragen 7" HID behind grille, Kragen 4" HID back up lights, Rigid SR Series 10" LEDx2 Elusive elements Lightbar, Firestik antenna, Rear Diff breather mod, Fogs anytime, Hitch Safe, OEM door sill strips, mryo mirror relocate bracket, Prinsu designs roof rack, Tepui Autana RTT, ARB Awning,Engo 10k winch synthetic, Blue seas fuse block and breaker,
    I saw this as an issue before I bought so I went with the 4inch Kragens. :D Still had to relocate the horn though.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    #5
    DubVtundy

    DubVtundy ERMAHGERD

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Member:
    #38082
    Messages:
    1,437
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Thayer
    Keyser West Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2010 white double cab
    8 inch alcan custom leaf packs, ome 885's powdercoated white, bilstein 5100's all the way around with 12 inch travel on the rear, Light Racing Upper Control Arms, Sway bar removed, 17x9 kmc strike. 35x12.50 nitto Trail Grapplers. Satoshi Grill made by (homertaco), Black Headlight housings,retrofits, Tinted Tailights, color matched grill, Bought a TRD sport hood,elite off road front plate bumper,elite off road sliders, 13% tint on the front windows, 5% on top of the facotry rear windows and back glass, 5% tint stip across the windshield, Lo Pro Truxedo tonneu cover, Herculiner bed liner, Weather Tech Window Visors, Exhaust- Flowmaster Super 44 dumped above rear axle, Maglight Mount on side of drivers seat, Scangauge II, Mossy Oak Camo Seat Covers, Weather Tech Floor mats, Spatter painted A-Pillars, Spatter painted headunit trim and shifter trim, Headunit= Pioneer 4300 double din touch screen, Speakers- Precision Power 3 way component stage, Precision Power 8 i
    the only thing you can do is relocate the transmission cooler there is alot of ppl on here that do it. me i just mounted my kragens on my sheet metal bumper
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM
    #6
    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57986
    Messages:
    1,162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Clemmons, NC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma PreRunner TRD Sport

    well that just sucks and sounds like a pain in the ass
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    #7
    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57986
    Messages:
    1,162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Clemmons, NC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma PreRunner TRD Sport
    Guess I am buying a new light bar, put my BDF bar for sale for $125 including shipping if any one is interested.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    #8
    KevMc

    KevMc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56001
    Messages:
    260
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    West Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD Sport DC LB
    Satoshi with Hella 500FF's Readylift N-Fab Rear Runner w/ Westin lights TRD Seat Covers
    What about selling the lights and getting something smaller like the Hella 500's?
    I have a set of Westin lights on the back bumper that were only $59 or so and are nearly identical the the Hellas 500ff's I have behind my grill.
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FEY-09-0205/
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    #9
    rhowell

    rhowell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Member:
    #58877
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    -Leather with Heated seats -AFE cold Air Intake -DE-jr Rims -Upper and Lower grills from Black Diamond Fabrication -Light bar behind grill -Hella Black Magic Rallye 1000 lights. -OME lift cw Dakar leafs -LR Upper control arms -Rosen duel DVD headrests -Nfab steps -leer canopy
  10. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    #10
    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57986
    Messages:
    1,162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Clemmons, NC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma PreRunner TRD Sport
    Gonna keep the HID's. Probably going to order an NFab light bar in a few minutes.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    #11
    KevMc

    KevMc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56001
    Messages:
    260
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    West Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD Sport DC LB
    Satoshi with Hella 500FF's Readylift N-Fab Rear Runner w/ Westin lights TRD Seat Covers
    Gotcha, didn't realize the Kragens were HID's.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM
    #12
    DubVtundy

    DubVtundy ERMAHGERD

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Member:
    #38082
    Messages:
    1,437
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Thayer
    Keyser West Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2010 white double cab
    8 inch alcan custom leaf packs, ome 885's powdercoated white, bilstein 5100's all the way around with 12 inch travel on the rear, Light Racing Upper Control Arms, Sway bar removed, 17x9 kmc strike. 35x12.50 nitto Trail Grapplers. Satoshi Grill made by (homertaco), Black Headlight housings,retrofits, Tinted Tailights, color matched grill, Bought a TRD sport hood,elite off road front plate bumper,elite off road sliders, 13% tint on the front windows, 5% on top of the facotry rear windows and back glass, 5% tint stip across the windshield, Lo Pro Truxedo tonneu cover, Herculiner bed liner, Weather Tech Window Visors, Exhaust- Flowmaster Super 44 dumped above rear axle, Maglight Mount on side of drivers seat, Scangauge II, Mossy Oak Camo Seat Covers, Weather Tech Floor mats, Spatter painted A-Pillars, Spatter painted headunit trim and shifter trim, Headunit= Pioneer 4300 double din touch screen, Speakers- Precision Power 3 way component stage, Precision Power 8 i
    dude just relocate that transmission cooler
     
  13. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    #13
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Member:
    #10651
    Messages:
    14,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Nevada/Utah
    Vehicle:
    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    I installed 6" PIAA driving lights and I barely cleared the cooler. You can barely see the clearance on the bottom of the driver side light. I'm sure you can just relocate it cause I've seen other guys with bigger then 7" lights behind their grills.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    #14
    PLC721

    PLC721 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Member:
    #28268
    Messages:
    18,894
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Chandler, Az
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tundra Double Cab
    Kings:Camburg:BFG
    My 7" fit with the tranny cooler :)
     
  15. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    #15
    11TRD

    11TRD MERICA

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60915
    Messages:
    2,946
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Everett, WA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD SPORT 4X4 DC
    RHLM (Red Headlight MOD), Cobra 29 WXNWBT, Devil Horns, ARB Bumper, Avid Stepbars, Homer Taco Satoshi thin lip grille, ICON UCA's, ICON EXT Travel up front with King 700# springs, Toytech 2 inch AAL with ICON VS 2.0 shocks in the rear, K&N Drop In, AVS Ventshades and Bugflector, Whelen SPS 660 emergency strobes, Redline Hood struts and tailgate EZdown, Illuminated 4X4 Switch, TRD Floor mats, Flyzeye LED lighting, Kragen 7" HID behind grille, Kragen 4" HID back up lights, Rigid SR Series 10" LEDx2 Elusive elements Lightbar, Firestik antenna, Rear Diff breather mod, Fogs anytime, Hitch Safe, OEM door sill strips, mryo mirror relocate bracket, Prinsu designs roof rack, Tepui Autana RTT, ARB Awning,Engo 10k winch synthetic, Blue seas fuse block and breaker,
    :worthless:

    Please share!
     
  16. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:36 PM
    #16
    Haslefre

    Haslefre Not Really Here

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71523
    Messages:
    16,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brady
    Puget Sound
    Vehicle:
    09 Offroad 4x4.
    IronMan4x4 Foam Cell Pro Fronts, IronMan 2" rear leaf pack. Relentless 1/4" steel skid plate. Weathertech Digital fit front floor liners. BAMF Sliders with kickout. HomerTaco Satoshi grill.
    Sounds like an opening to a horribly wrong story...
     
  17. Feb 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM
    #17
    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [[[[[[EXPOtrooper]]]]]] IG: xpotrpr

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Member:
    #57449
    Messages:
    22,451
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Moose
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    SUPERCHARGED MID TRAVEL 2009 DCSB TRD O/R 4X4 AUTO
    CHECK BUILD
    True story.. and... ^^^ This guy hooked me up with some HID Hellas. Easily fit behind my Satoshi :D if anything else, give Nofords a shout and throw the Hellas behind there. Check my build to see them.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM
    #18
    Ryan07

    Ryan07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Member:
    #40109
    Messages:
    350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    New Brunswick
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD DC,LB Sport 4x4
    Icon Ext. Coilovers, LR UCA's, Icon AAL, Nitro 9000 Shocks, 7"Kragen HID's/Billet Grille, Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover, Bed Lights, Diff Breather Mod, D-Rings Mod, LED Interior Lighting/Plate Lights, LED 4X4 Switch, Viper Starter, AVH-P4200DVD, PAC Interface, OEM Backup Camera/Pop&lock, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Weathertech Mats, Husky Mud Flaps, 8000lbs Champion Winch/Winch Cradle and Quick Connect Kit, 4,500lbs Champion Winch/Front Hidden Winch Mount, OEM Painted Rims, Spidertrax 1.25, 265/70R17 BFG KO's
    Where is a good place to relocate that transmission cooler? Just move it down with a bracket?
     
  19. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM
    #19
    kh7nm

    kh7nm Stay Boosted

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Member:
    #66227
    Messages:
    3,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Miles
    Ewa Beach, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2011 MGM DC 4x4 TX PRO Off Road
    What have you done to your truck lately
    I got my pair of Kragen 7" HID Lights installed behind the grille it was a tight fit with that transmission cooler.

    DSCN1719b.jpg
     
  20. Feb 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM
    #20
    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57986
    Messages:
    1,162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Clemmons, NC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma PreRunner TRD Sport

    How?!?! I tried everything and I could not get it to work.....Oh well, sold my BDF light bar in less than 12 hours and already ordered me an N-Fab light bar.
     
To Top