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Light bar behind stock grill build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by burtonbrd31, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Dec 31, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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    burtonbrd31

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    Today I mounted a LED light bar behind my grill. I made a bar to mount it to using a piece of aluminum I bought from Home Depot. I bolted the light bar on and then wired it using a harness that another member suggested.

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  2. Dec 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    SpoilsofWar

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    Very nice what brand and size led bar is that
     
  3. Dec 31, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    xtyfighterx

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    Any pics of it behind the grill?looking straight on
     
  4. Dec 31, 2014 at 8:38 PM
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    KnoxTac0713

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    Nice. Thanks for sharing. What size?
     
  5. Dec 31, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Bravo. But yeah, we need a pic with the grill in place.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2015 at 12:33 AM
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    burtonbrd31

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    Subd for more light!
     
  8. Jan 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM
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    Here they are

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  9. Jan 1, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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    No offense but that makes zero sense to have it behind a stock grill. You will get light, but nowhere near what you would get with a modified grill of some sort. Seems pointless the way it is.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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    I have to agree. It looks like more than half of the light bar is covered. I bought a Satoshi Grill so my Hella 700's could shine through.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2015 at 12:42 PM
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    Me too just waiting to put my BAMF light bar in and attach the Hella 500's. Doing it like this is like putting a fish tank in a wall with no window.
     
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    Stock grill will definitely block a lot of the output. I noticed a difference when I cut the grills out of my lower valance. Made a noticeable difference.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2015 at 12:12 PM
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    Does it vibrate while driving or when you hit bumps?
     
  14. Feb 16, 2015 at 2:04 PM
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    I'm running an SR-20 Rigid SR-20 on a BAMF bar behind the grill. Might be a little shrouding, but I like it and sticky fingers in Dallas can't get it. Pic from back before the lift/tires.

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  15. Feb 16, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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    That's the exact same bar that I want to get behind my grill, BAMF is out of the led brackets so I might just make my own mounts. Did you have any trouble relocating the horns?
     
  16. Feb 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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    if it was an inch or so lower it wouldn't be blocked as much
     
  17. Feb 16, 2015 at 5:36 PM
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    Jerry will make more. They're really sturdy from BAMF.

    I simply made an extension wire that connected to the stock connector. I located the horns in the lower radiator support. Some folks work hard to move the entire harness. Screw that. Just zip tie the new wire to the center brace. Once you take the grill out the first time you'll see it's pretty easy.
     
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    I like that a lot. Might have to go with that setup myself.

    How hot do these things get? The Rigid models that is.
     
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    Did you have to cut anything or change any part of the stock truck or just add that strip of aluminum to already drilled wholes? and wire it up
     
  20. Feb 16, 2015 at 9:39 PM
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    Not hot at all.
     

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