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Lights mounted behind "Grillcraft" Grill...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ilovetacos, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    Fuzzyman81

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  2. Feb 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    Nice! Definitely going to get that...
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    Where did you get that TRD emblem?









    just kidding.






    For real though, I think I'm going to sell my light bar and go this route.. looks much better. I wonder if there is a big difference in light output being behind the mesh grill....? thoughts?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    I am going the opposite way :D

    I just got my N Fab light bar coated with Line-X.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    HELLAs Behind the "TYTOSHI" Grille:D

    Color Matched
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  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    ^^^ Damn Ray! Your truck is so clean!

    How did you end up mounting those lights? It looks good!
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Man Ray they came out so nice, it ties everything together so well. Those pics don't come close to doing it justice. The mounting was pretty simple too once we figured out the parts we needed. I"m going to try and get mine mounted by mod day but we'll see.


    Oh and more pics of your set up wouldn't hurt either. Always one up'ing everyone :mad: lol
     
  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    Looks awesome! Best looking grill/lights combo I have seen on a Tacoma!
     
  9. May 9, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    Can anyone comment on how well the lights function behind the grill like this, as compared to mounted on a light bar?

    I think this looks phenomenal, but I also want functional lights!

    Also, any issues with the radiator heating the lights and/or wiring up too much?
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 4:44 AM
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    There is a noticable reduction in light output but keeping the lights as close to the grill as posible will mitigate this. Mine are about an inch away. I also don't have any heat issues at this position. Another option is to mod your lights to HID. I haven't done this but I think it would really increase functionality.
     
  11. May 23, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    where did you get those switches? do they fit perfectly in the punch outs?
     
  12. May 23, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    This is how i did mine.
    I used a couple of L brackets and bent and cut them to the way i needed.
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    Denis
     
  14. Oct 6, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Do the lights move at all? I have 2 hella 700ffs that I converted to HID and mounted on a piece of angle aluminum behind my grillcraft, but they wiggle enough that when I'm driving it's very noticable and really annoying. If your method is more solid, I may have to use your advise. thanks in advance
     
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    How did you get into the top row of switches? I wanna do the same thing but I cant figure out how to access the fog light switch or the blank.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    You need to take the bottom portion of the dash out. It's pretty simple, I believe there is (3) 10mm bolts to take out. Once the bottom dash is pulled out you can reach up and under to access the top row of switch panels.
     
  17. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Great thank you!
     
  18. Jan 26, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    This mod looks very nice. Has anyone else tried the longer bolts drilled into the frame technique here? That looks like it would be the most simple way of mounting them. I'm not a bracket maker by trade, but I guess it's never too late to learn.
     
  19. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    Do the Hella 500 make a difference when driving at night? Meaning do they enhance your visibility? The reason I ask, is because I am looking for some lighting options, but I am looking for something more for off-road. Do you think your set up will work for me? Thanks for you time and great looking truck!
     
  20. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    If I could donut over again I would have gotten brighter ones from the start. Spend the money for good ones. I'm gonna get different ones this summer.
     

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