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OK, Need advice! LED Light bar mounting

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by n0rlf, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Aug 24, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    n0rlf

    n0rlf [OP] Living the good life

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    OK, so I have to take off my topper where i currently have the lights mounted. It will not fit with the mobility crane I need in the back for my chair. So, Where and how to mount the lights? I am thinking of a roof rack to add them onto??????

    Not sure how well that will work but I love having my lights. They come in very handy in the mountains. Front and back are not a big problem but the side lights are.

    Any thoughts????

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  2. Aug 24, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    VATacoLimit

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    What about like a headache rack that you mount them vertically on the sides and angle them out to where youd need the light?
     
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    here4cake

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    Yup. Could even make the lights pivot so they could be put in a horizontal position when needed.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    I like that idea I could keep it down under cab heigth even to help keep the MPG up! Have to ponder that idea.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    here4cake

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    By the way... I've previously had a similar setup with lights mounted on the roof rack, shining to the side of the truck. It was cool and all, but I later came to the conclusion that having portable, magnetic, $20 lights that I could simply stick to the bed side was a heck of a lot more convenient.

    I use these a pair of these and love them: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6E6B4V/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Keep it simple.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    n0rlf

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    Yeah, no where near enough light output. I use these up in the mountains pretty regularly for a lot of things. I do a lot of work with first responders for radio equipment training. They are also great to just flip a switch on dash and have instant bright light when needed.

    I am liking the headache rack idea. Make some fold nown brackets and have them remote activated. Lots to ponder.
     

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