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Lights behind the grill mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fibertop, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    fibertop

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  2. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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  3. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    I just cut a couple of aluminum pieces with a hack saw and mounted them at the top of the grill...they are quite sturdy and do not shake at all. I went with the Hella 700FF Driving lights. You might wanna relocate the horns to the holes directly behind the battery...they screw in perfectly and give a clean look.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    The lights are quite heavy and the engineer in me says it won't take long for the plastic to fail, especially with all the plastic supports cut out of it. The lights don't touch the horns so they are fine in the factory position.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    Nice job!
     
  6. Nov 27, 2009 at 3:57 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  7. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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  8. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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  9. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    nice work on the light fab and I agree the plastic won't hold up for long your method looks pretty bullet proof
     
  10. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Thanks. And yeah, when I cut the center out for the grillcraft, the bottom horizontal piece lost all its strength. The grillcraft added som back but certainly not enough to hold any light firmly.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Good job man... grillcraft looks sweet too!
     
  12. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    Thanks. I can't decide whether to hook the halos into the turn signals or running lights. I'm not even sure if that's legal.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    As long as the halo's are white it shouldn't be a problem. Ontario does however have a law about having too many driving lights on while on public roads. Don't ask me how I know that one... they were going through the HTA to find something to nail me with...
     
  14. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    the halos are blue
     
  15. Nov 28, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Decided I don't like the blue halos. I'm going to swap them out with some regular hellas or something. Anyone want to trade?
     
  16. Nov 28, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    looks good roger!
     
  17. Nov 28, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    Thanks AK

    Not to hijack my own thread or anything but you have been a busy guy posting. Just did a little math and you have averaged 30 posts a day since you joined a year ago. Good for you man!!! Being a relative newbie, how does one get a rep and what exactly is it?
     
  18. Nov 28, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    yup i am an official tw post whore :eek:

    you see under your avatar/name, beside the blue quote thingy (to send a pm). click the white scales to the left of it, type your msg and your name. :).
     
  19. Nov 28, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Are you in Minesing ( bsp parked in the house at the lights that I pass every day)?
     
  20. Nov 28, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    nope, i am right in barrie by rvh.
     
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