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Light Bar Behind Valence

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nikeballs7, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Jul 22, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    nikeballs7

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    I bought at 32" curved Lightbar on "Prime Day" and I am getting around to installing it. Has anyone placed one behind the valence? Where did you guys mount it at? I placed it back there today but I couldn't find anywhere to mount it.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    I haven't seen any curved bars behind the valance, just straight. Usually the curved bars are for above the windshield. I would think you would lose the output from the LEDs on the curved sides, they would be pointing inside the bumper.
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Several people on Facebook have. It actually follows the bumpers curve perfectly. I just don't know what to mount it to...
     
  4. Aug 11, 2017 at 9:02 AM
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    OP, which brand is the lightbar? Got a link?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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  7. Aug 27, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    OP, I ordered and installed this light. This thing ROCKS! I'll post pics tomorrow or later this week!
     
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  8. Aug 27, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    Which length did you get? Did you make brackets or was it good with what comes with it? Of course pics would be a great addition to this thread LOL
     
  9. Aug 28, 2017 at 4:39 PM
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    32 inches; we just drilled on the bumper so no brackets used, other than the ones it came with. I did had to buy 12 gauge wire, and a 20 amp relay, but it looks nice and works great!
     
  10. Aug 30, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    Pictures!
     
  11. Aug 31, 2017 at 5:39 AM
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    Mines a 32" behind the valence but it's a straight bar. Pretty easy to mount.

    IMG_0413.jpg
     
  13. Aug 31, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    I mounted a 20" in between the tabs in the valence. Next is a 42" across the windshield. :D

    IMG_0701.jpg
     
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    I think I might just do the same with my turn signals. I can't find any oem option to rig up to fit in there.
     
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    Dose anyone have pictures of how you mounted the light? welding, drilling, or custom brackets?
     
  16. Sep 1, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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  17. Sep 1, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    Don't have pics but can get some. I used a custom bracket that I mounted to the frame. I'll try and get pics later and post them.
     
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    Freaking finally!
     
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    I put mine behind the grill, used a piece of light gauge L channel. Mounted the channel to the bottom three clip holes for the grill with bolts instead of the push clips, then mounted the bar to the channel via the supplied brackets
     

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