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mounting driving lights behind grill

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jokerj80, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Dec 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    jokerj80

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    I have recently installed some Hella 1000 driving lights behind my grill but they are shaking while im driving from vibration. I mounted them to the braces that connect the top of the grill to the bulkhead. does anyone know of a different way to mount them so they are more secure and do not vibrate (shake)?
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  2. Dec 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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  3. Dec 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    Easy to install, works like a charm, doesn't shake
     
  5. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    im kind of worried that the lights would hang too low. they are centered good hanging from the grill brackets. and that mount is lower.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    The light bar has slots in it to adjust the height, mine is adjusted all the way up to center the middle two. How big across are your lights, they look to be about the same size and height as my middle two.


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  7. Dec 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    they are hella 1000's black magic. i assume they are 6 to 7 inches around? they were big enough that i had to relocate my horns.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    Yeah, those look to be about the same size as my middle two. this is mine behind the grill finished, it's pretty well centered top to bottom. A little off wouldn't bother me, a lot would have.

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  9. Dec 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Looks pretty good. I went ahead and ordered that bracket. Hope it fits good. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    you're welcome, let us know how that works out :)
     
  11. Jan 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    I have Hella Black Magic's behind my grill and use the bracket shown in the post above. It works like a charm.

    Easy to install, plenty of adjustment, and no shaking from road vibration.

    It's seems a bit pricey but totally worth the investment once you see what you are getting.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    You will love it and your lights will fit perfect!
     
  13. Jan 1, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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    Here is mine with the above bracket. Lightforce 170's, solid product.

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  14. Jan 1, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    Thanks everyone. It came in the mail yesterday. Installing this weekend.
     
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