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Light mounts

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by tacoma4xSD, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Apr 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    tacoma4xSD

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    I've seen a few good light bars but i'm looking for something simple that I can mount myself that won't break the bank. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Where do you want them mounted?
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    tacoma4xSD

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    Front mounted, between the headlights, nothing crazy. Something low profile.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    Norcan

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  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Pugga

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    Most light bars are pretty easy to mount, you should be able to do it yourself. Have you looked at the Avid Off-Road light bars?
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    David K

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    You seen my custom made bar, right? Can't get much simpler design that work and bolts onto the cross member below... Some welding to the cross member on my '10 as it was two piece where as the '05 was one piece.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    tacomunchkin

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    Here is the avid light bar
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    Norcan

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    Here is a picture of the N-Fab one. I like the fact you don't need to drill holes and it is clean and simple in design. Not my truck in the picture but you get the idea.

    I am 99% sure this is the one I am going with.

    Hope this helps.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    tanzak88

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    Here's my N-Fab
    [​IMG]

    Pretty low profile, really
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Mine ran be about $230 Canadian after taxes IIRC. Took about a half hour to put on. Easy peasy no drill.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    David K

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    Can you post a photo of where it bolts to the truck?
     
  11. Apr 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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  12. Apr 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    SMKYTXN

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    Here's mine. I don't have any pictures of the plates that mount to the frame horns, but it's pretty simple to do.

    [​IMG]

    And an idea for your license plate if you don't want to drill into your bumper.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    My hella 700's are waiting on their HID kits.
     
  13. Apr 5, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Two bolts for each side, on the frame. Mount the bracket to the frame, mount the bar to the bracket. I'll get a picture at some point today, but it's very straight forward. If you go out to your truck, and find the two front facing bolts, with the nuts on the front side of the frame... those are them.



    Nice truck :)
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    Norcan

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    You can see the bolts in this pic. Hope that helps.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build
    anyone see any big diff between the n fab one and the kc bar? from what i can tell they are the same but didnt knw if anyone has experience with both to tell me different.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Thanks, I was curious as to where... my custom bar bolts onto the lower frame crossmember, which seemed to be the obvious mount... require 4 holes drilled (2 on each side). I will tell you that the metal Toyota uses is good and strong, it was an effort to drill those holes!
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    I bought and installed this new Westin safari bar designed for the Taco. Very sturdy, easy install, and only $130 on eBay.

    photo 4.jpg
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    I mounted the KC brand light bar. 4 Bolts and its done, tabs to mount 4 lights. Low profile as well.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    memario1214

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    Here is my Crossfab one...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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