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new grill and lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by branct06, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Jan 15, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    branct06

    branct06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    super 40 flowmaster turned down before rear axle, k&n intake, ipod interface, 20% 3m tint all the way around, grill craft mx series grill with 2 hella 500 behind the grill, 2 55 watt halogens mounted on uws black low profile toolbox, 3'' toytec ultimate lift kit sitting on black xd monsters and 285/65/18 BFG A/T, HID headlight kit
    So I saw on here someone who put hella 500 lights behind their grill, i liked it so much i had to do it myself. My grillcraft grill comes in tomorrow and i already have the hella 500 lights, can anyone give me any tips before i start my project??
     
  2. Jan 16, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    G-Sak

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    I used 1-1/2" x 1/8" flat bar to reinforce my grill surround. I don't have the Hellas behind my grillcraft, but I do have the PIAA 80 Racing driving lights. The flat bar does a pretty good job creating a solid anchor for the lights and I am happy with it so far. Good luck! There are some pictures of similar installs on this forum if you need reference.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

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    What did you pay for your Grillcraft? I found one locally from a fellow Taco owner that never installed it for and they are selling it for $130 still in the box.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I paid $130 in a group buy on TN.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    branct06

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    05 4x4 black sr5 long bed trd sport
    super 40 flowmaster turned down before rear axle, k&n intake, ipod interface, 20% 3m tint all the way around, grill craft mx series grill with 2 hella 500 behind the grill, 2 55 watt halogens mounted on uws black low profile toolbox, 3'' toytec ultimate lift kit sitting on black xd monsters and 285/65/18 BFG A/T, HID headlight kit
    i payed 160 should get it in the next few days, whats the best way to wire the lights?
     
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