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RI light bar inserted in lower grill

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rhowell, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Feb 15, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    rhowell

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    My local 4x4 shop suggested I install a rigid industries 40" (I think that's the size) in the lower grill space. Anyone see his done before.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:23 AM
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    It's been done.Think they were 30" though.:cool:
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:25 AM
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    I bought a 30" for that very purpose, but ending up getting a ARB bumper. Glad I did, as it is an expensive light to not protect. The stock bumper cover would not do much for protection.

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  4. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    taco, can you take some more pictures of how your light bar is installed? Does it fit flush between those uprights? Would you be able to mount it flush but lower? Is it that high because it is mounted on the top cross bar?
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    sub... this is what i want to do ...30" rigid bar in lower part of grill, when i do it i want to fab a few sets of brackets so if anyone else wants them they are already done... i think it would look nice tucked in there
     
  6. Feb 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    I will take some pics later. I made some mounts out of aluminum flat bar, and they attatch to the up rights. The Lightbar is a really tight fit. I put it up high for cleanest install, best light output, and to leave the best access for the soon to be winch. I will say one thing, it would be really difficult to steal it, as it is a tetris puzzle getting it in there. You could mount it lower if you wanted. All of the Rigid mounts will not work on the ARB bumper with the 30" light, I tried.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    Thank you any pictures would be helpful.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    sub'd thinkin about doing the same thing......
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    +1
     
  10. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    Here are a few mounting pics.
    Sorry if the pics don't show well, shot and posted with my phone. I still need to remove the brackets I made and paint them black.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1330294737.887067.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1330294760.653152.jpg
     
  11. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    That looks awesome, do you have any pics of how bright it is in front of the truck?
     
  12. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    Awesome. I am thinking about doing that. Now I am trying to find a roof rack that I can mount the bar onto.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    Thats looks cool
     
  14. Mar 3, 2012 at 3:47 AM
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    Good job on the pics.Thanks.:thumbsup:+1
     
  15. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    bad ass.... and great pic's thanks helps a lot guess i gotta order mine now, thanks:)
     
  16. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    Can I ask someone a favor? I'm deployed :( otherwise I'd just go in the garage and measure this myself but...

    What are the dimensions of the entire lower grill opening (HxW)? Trying to find out how long of a light bar I can get...

    Thanks!

    @ Barrett - Your bar looks good man!
     
  17. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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  18. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Dayum!! That was quick! Thanks man :cool:
     
  19. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    No problem. 30 inch bar with a dually on each side would be bad ass.

    btw keep in mind the actual bar it self might be more around 32 inches when all said and done.
     
  20. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Roger :)

    The bar I'm looking at is 31.11" long. Gonna have to fab a mount plate when I get home.
     
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