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Lights Mounted behind Satoshi Quesion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheCheshire29, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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    TheCheshire29

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    Do the lights mounted behind the satoshi work as well as lights mounted on a light bar? I would think that the grill would make the lights less useful. Or can you not really tell the difference?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    damn... apparently i cant spell the word "question"
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    i have read wear for some people can tell and some can’t. i think it depends on what mesh you go with.

    and maybe a mod will fix the (question) lol
     
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    I had the grill craft and lights behind it and didn't see a difference in comparison to my last truck that had a light bar. Although it was a different set of lights so that may have changed things.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Well most mesh is rated on its % of open area do if you get 43% open mesh you will have 57% light blocked by the grille. Now weather or not you notice is all on you. I think the expanded mesh (kinda like chicken wire) will probably show the most light through but it's ugly and I personally feel anything more open than 43% is not good looking because it shows the radiator and all the "ugly" behind the grille. Now unless you fill that whole space with lights to cover the ugly, I would juat go with a light bar.
    I thought about this alot because I wanted behind grill mounted lights but sadly I will have to go with the smarter choice in my opinion and not do it. But like I said its all up to you.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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