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Led Light Bar mounted in lower bumper

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by sportzman0, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    Dickey4bama

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    I did mine thanks for the idea!
     
  2. Sep 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Sep 22, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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  4. Sep 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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  5. Sep 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    not seeing your photo for the switch
     
  6. Sep 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    I'm going to attempt this this coming weekend. Did you just dremel away that thin piece of plastic across the opening of the lower grill?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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    I used a sawzal
     
  8. Oct 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    Installed my Rigid Industries 30" E-Series in my lower valance today "well yesterday"..

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    Mounted it using the Rigid SR Lower Valance brackets.. I removed the grille for easier access but wasn't needed..

    Really EASY install simply unbolt the four bumper bolts, then lower valance push pins, install brackets, tighten bumper bolts, install light-bar, cut lower valance "will need to trim on the sides if running an E-Series", re-install then wire up... All together before wiring I had about an hour of time into it... Love the fit and light output...
     
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  9. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    Got pics of the mounts for that I just seen rigid offers mounts for the 05-current Tacoma
     
  10. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    Wonder if those Rigid mounts would work on the okled light bars...
     
  11. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:57 AM
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    My guess is if it is a 30" bar an mounts on the ends it will work
     
  12. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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    ^ Ya it does. Maybe I'll just order it up it would make it easier then doing the angle iron mount like the OP.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    That's what I was thinking but didn't wanna spend 800 on a light bar
     
  14. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    I may be doing something similar in the next few weeks. My only concern is air flow, is that lower valence vital for air flow or just for looks?
     
  15. Oct 4, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    The ones you are looking at are indeed the mounts sorry i didnt take a picture of the mounts themselves but they are exactly what are listed in the picture http://www.rigidindustries.com/Toyota-Tacoma-SR-Series-Front-Bumper-Mount-Kit-p/40156.htm

    I would say it doesn't. Of course its taking away from more potential air into the radiator but most of the air is circulated to it through the upper grille. It is about the same as adding an HD front bumper, same concept really your not blocking the intake or anything...
     
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  16. Nov 4, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    Is it possible to do this without cutting anything on the lower valence? How much are you cutting off in your process?
     
  17. Nov 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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    I cut almost all the bottom opening. You van do without cutting by flipping the Angeles iron around so it doesn't push the light bar so far in the opening
     
  18. Dec 22, 2013 at 5:10 AM
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    Thanks for the idea, I'm actually halfway doing this on mine, but I'm running a 20" with 2-4 inch floods.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2013 at 1:41 AM
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    Great work!! I'm tackling this as soon as I can get ahold of that Rigid lower valance bracket. I have a 30" E-series as well that I'm dying to install.
     
  20. Dec 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    Here's my setup still have to wire it up tomorrow [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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