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Mounting lights behind Grillcraft questions

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by agroman2001, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. agroman2001

    agroman2001 [OP] Member

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    Ready Lift leveling kit, Smittybuilt light bar w/ 4 Hella 500s, Grillcraft black mesh grille, painted the rear bumper plastics and Hella light covers with bed liner, custom whip mount w/ green Safeglow 200 LED whip, rear dif. breather relocate
    I'm getting ready to install my Hella500s with HID conversion behind my Grillcraft mesh grill. I just wanted to know what is the best distance from the grill to mount the lights? Do i want them flush with the grill or back a few inches? I was thinking about mounting them the same way Klipp11 did( http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...nversion-mount-behind-satoshi-how-w-pics.html )
    but my grill is up front. Am i going to loose some light with them being farther back from the grill?
     
  2. pamantea

    pamantea Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in the responses for this. I have a grillcraft installed and just put the H3 HID 55watt 8K lights into the hellas. I have not mounted them yet as I am contemplating Klipp's method or mounting directly onto the grill with a metal support.
     
  3. 0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 Ive got tiger blood

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    Color matched and satoshi grille, hella 500ff behind, bhlm, sockmonkey bedsides, 17" sports 265/70 grabber at2's.
    I plan on putting lights behind my grille shortly as well. Mine is satoshi style so my lights will be rite up against the mesh. I plan on using Klipps method as well. I would imagine that if you mount them that way with the grill up front you would lose a bit of light. I cant say first hand but it seems it would hinder the light a little bit.
     
  4. AiServo

    AiServo Active Member

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    I'll be doing the same thing soon and would like to know what is the most efficient spot.
     
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