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light mounted in the hood scoop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2011BlackTaco, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    2011BlackTaco

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    i have seen a few threads on here of people putting the LED lights in their hood scoops and i kinda like the idea but still am not 100% on the idea. Does anyone have any reasons not to do it, im thinking of putting the white LED not the blue or red because of cops. I also am not sure where i can get the LED's or how to install them properly is there a write up on how to or can someone give me some tips.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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  4. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    looking more for just a solid light not the kind that moves like that. Just something i can flip on or off with a switch that is pretty bright just for show. I cant seem to find the post i saw it in
     
  5. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    Too much, thanks TW.
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  6. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    I know quite a few people have had great results with this site:
    www.oznium.com, just at a glance I spotted this and think it would work well. I've been wanting to do this mod forever!! so if you do it, keep us posted!
     
  7. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    I have been thinking about it for a little bit it seems pretty cool especially when i saw one locally that was white led and it looks really clean. If i do it ill post some pics.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    Jib Bandits

    Jib Bandits Pork eating crusader. An "infidel".

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    Just the other day I saw a WRX with this done and it looked kinda cool, but I found it strange considering the Suby guys have functional hood scoops. You'd think it would block air flow or something...
     
  9. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    on the website you suggested you can get all different types of LED strips from ribbon to single bulb. They may have used a smaller strip so it doesnt restrict any airflow. Im not for sure tho
     
  10. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    on the cop note, sometimes I'll drive with my amber roof rack lights on and people will just pull over haha. and this is in broad daylight where you can clearly tell I'm no emergency vehicle... but I've driven past cops with them on and never been pulled over or flashed ;)
     
  11. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    i think the guy used single bulbs not a strip. but i’m not sure. also i think some one was thinking about a rigid SR. like a 6” or something SR is single row.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    Next to the concept of a non-functional hood scoop, a light in a non-functional hood scoop is about the dumbest idea ever.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    i agree with first part. but i like the light mod. in a way it makes it functional. if i had a sport hood i would do it in a hart beat. ( only reason i kinda want a sport hood. lol
     
  15. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    X2.... Putting lights in a non-functional hood scoop makes it functional.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    I have to agree to "the voices of reason". This could be another add-on from Advanced Auto or Pep Boys ... :cool:
     
  17. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    Screw the cheapy oznium LEDs!!! I'm goin with this setup haha. I already have the rigids up top to spot for deer, but you can't have too many bright ass lights for deer where I live.

    lol I love all the hood scoop haters. well, I think you and your silly lockers are... are... ok you got me, I'd love to have lockers. :(
     
  18. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    Can someone please help me understand the infatuation of putting colored LED's or lights on your rig if you're not supposed to have them?

    There's a term we call those people from the LE and FF world.

    Whacker
     
  19. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Waiting for LEO to chime in on this thread but I would think this would be illegal in some states if not all. Thought's?
     
  20. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    Yes, most of the time it is illegal. A lot of states are courtesy light states (for volunteer FF's). They require permits and such. If you're not in public safety, there's no reason to have them.

    It's just not a good idea.
     
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