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lights mounted on the bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kinkrider101, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    does anyone have a picture of a 2nd gen tacoma with lights mounted on the bumper??
     
  2. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Have you looked at what's behind the factory plastic bumper? I don't think there's anything there to bolt to. I have pretty much decided I'm going to buy a lightbar. Hate the way they look, but I need more high beam light.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    yea the stock bumper haha im guessing its not possible..i saw a first gen with it
     
  4. Aug 9, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    I have seen one around my area...Next time I see him I will try and take a look to see how he did it.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    cool thanks..im trying to figure out a place to put my bed lights..like somewhere more usefull..any thoughts???
     
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    Some people have mounted behind a grillcraft/satoshi/jamoshi mesh type grill. You can fit two in there pretty well. As for mounting I'm not positive but I know there are solutions.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    i looked at my stock bumper today,i think it will be able to support the lights!!
     
  8. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Use big backing plates.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    how would i use those? ^
     
  10. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    billet grill works too.
     
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    Here is mine they are cheep lights from Northern Tool.
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  12. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    on the inside of the bumper. It would help by having more surface area, which in turn would make the mount stronger since you are mounting the lights in plastic.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    i mean the plastic seems stronge enough..i know it will probly shacke wile im driving..i just dont want them to be like bouncing everywhere
     
  14. Oct 9, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    best pic I have of my old first gen, i think this what your idea was. I just drilled the holes and got under there to put the nuts on worked great. and no light bar the second gen bumper should support the lights. sorry about the mud :D
     
  15. Oct 9, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    IMO you need a solid surface to mount to or else they will shake. But you can always reinforce it later on if you need to.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    yea its just kinda a quick fix for some lights..ive never seen it before
     
  17. Oct 9, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Pretty sure he's asking about the front bumper.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Yeah, I think so too. Those are a worthy addition though. I have a cheap set of fog lights from Kragen under my rear bumper. No street lights where I live.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Bump..I want to do this
     
  20. Dec 26, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    I mounted KC headlights directly on my bumper only last 2 days they shook way to much unless you put support behind the bumper like a metal back bracing. I took them off and was dumbest mod I did...left two holes for nothing
     
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