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offroad lights mounted on side mirrors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kinkrider101, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    I have seen a truck with hella 500s mounted on a 2nd gen side mirrors..has anyone done this? Or have pics on how to mount them on a second gen?
     
  2. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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  3. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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  4. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Haven't done it but I would think custom brackets riveted through the plastic mirror housings and maybe large washers to back up would get the job done.

    If you get the guts to do it, post up pics!
     
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    thread jack, what are those stupid lights in the fj mirrors for?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    I have 2 lights and thatgs the only place to mount them, I saw a guy that did it, I can't find it th ough, it looked sooooo good
     
  7. May 1, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Anyone know? It was a grey 2nd Gen with a bunch of hellas on the front
     
  8. Apr 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    want to know how to do that so bad...cant find pictures anywhere
     
  9. Apr 5, 2013 at 4:49 AM
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    This is on an older 4Runner, but you could copy what this dude did. It looks like he put a bracket under his mirrors and mounted lights on them.

    Honestly, I don't really see the point of putting them there. I would rather have them on the hood area where the wipers are like some people have done.

    http://m.yotatech.com/showthread.php?t=163291
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  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    What I completed a few months back. looking for a light bar for the front.. i guess like an avid

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    They're just marker lights.

    I saw one thread where a guy cut in LED's into the mirrors but have never seen a larger light mounted to the mirrors. I would rather have a front or roof mounted light bar, I don't see the point in mounting lights on the side mirrors. What happens when you need to fold the mirrors in to make a tight squeeze or when parking on a city street?
     
  14. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    Ahh...nope.
     
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    I'm not a fan of light reflection off the hood...

    so I won't put lights anywhere but up front.

    even overhead (roof mounted) bring deh suck for me.

    Mounted to the mirrors...
    I'd think to believe they would vibrate some

    but to each their own.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    I've thought about this too for side visibility when offloading in poor lighting, but I think the better idea is roof rack with 360 of lights.
     
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