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MOUNTING LIGHTS BEHIND GRILL?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TRDsportacoma, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Jul 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    TRDsportacoma

    TRDsportacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So im looking to mount lights behind my grill and im sure theres quite a few ways to mount them but id like some suggestions on whats worked best and what didnt work so well. youre input is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Jul 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    There are some vendors that sell a bracket that mounts to the structure surrounding the radiator which in turn you mount your lights to. These can be relitively expensive for some, however you can fabricate a simple bracket from a few pieces of flat stock, drilling holes to fasten the pieces and provide mounting points for the lights.

    Here is a link to a retail version;
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/ba...group-buy-aka-elusive-elements-light-bar.html

    This is an example of a bar that you could easily fabricate yourself:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacoma-marketplace/217557-fs-behind-grill-light-bar.html

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Jul 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    thanks. yea ive seen quite a few ways to do but i was just curious if there was a better way or a way that is more preferred from other people.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    I just used two pieces of 2 inch angle iron. Drilled holes in them. Mounted em right next to the hood latch. Ran the wires up thru the pastic cover above the radiator to the battery looks really clean
     
  5. Jul 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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  6. Jul 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    thanks everybody for the info. i think im going to buy one from BAMF.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    You won't be disappointed.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    i made a homemade one because I was impatient and couldnt wait a few weeks for some Overtime.

    I wish I waited. The BAMF is the shit.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    do what I did jeff and install the one you made then swap it out with the BAMF when it comes
     
  10. Jul 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    Those BAMF's are nice as hell. But, doing it yourself isnt really that hard, and its kinda rewarding in the end. Not trying to take anything away from BAMF of course. They make some nice shit
     
  11. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    what kind of lights did you mount behind your grill can you share a link thanks :)))
     
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