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Roof Light Bar???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ColtsTRD, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Whats up guys...Anybody running a light bar on their roof?? I bought one made by a company called "Carr" and it was shit...didn't come with some hardware and the angles were completely wrong for a 2nd Taco...even though its says thats what it was made for so I'm returning it...any help would be awesome...I have one lead with a company that might carry a low profile light bar for 2nd gens but thought I'd hit you guys up too :cool:

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    Theres another post on here about a certain one that looks like the jeep liberty ones. There's a female member here who has it ans it looks pretty good, cant think of here SN but ill try to find it right quick.

    and found! yotanator
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Thanks for the post but I'm not diggin that look so much :(

    I want it to be Baja lookin if that makes any sense...I looked on google and found some thing but idk... :eek:
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    "Low Profile" and "Roof Light Rack" don't go together man.

    You either really need the illumination and you deal with the increased drag...or you don't.

    They create a hugh snag hazard for trails/rocks...Out in the open no issues.
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    We dont have alot of rocks out here that hang over the cabs of trucks.
     
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    Yeah...Kinda more a general statement...the part about the illumination with more for you sand people....
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    If I was going to put a light bar on my truck it would one like this. I like it cause it kinda looks like the ones you can get on the H3.
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Baja racks make a basket that has an optional light bar.

    A lot of guys end up having one custom made.
     
  9. May 2, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    heres one that Demello custom built for a guy in its down position...

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    Just lookin for options Brunes...I'm well aware of the differences bro :cool:

    And I don't plan on rock crawling upside down :laugh: I could care less about the drag or decreased gas mileage lol

    Oh and by "low profile" I mean something that hugs the roof...I know lights will make my truck taller in general
     
  11. May 2, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Yea thats kinda the idea i'm going for but I want it to be towards the windsheild...not in the back like a roll bar
     
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    CMACK your "tribute to TW moderators" is pretty much the funniest thing ever.... lol.
    :rofl:
    er...Sorry, carry on about lights....
     
  13. May 2, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    You can use a Thule roof rack to do this.. It's removable and all you'd have to do is drill holes into the load bars to mount the lights or figure out some sort of bracket to mount it on, and if you don't like the bars sticking out the sides so much (personally I don't) you can cut the bar to fit the width better.


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  14. May 2, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Thats a good option..thanks bud :D
     
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    I love the bar that Yotanator has, but i definately don't want it up there all the time and definately don't want it to be drilling holes in my roof. I wonder if you could mount it up there with magets (think delivery boy) and have a waterproof connector that runs to it which hides under the roof rack trim piece when not in use. Just mark the corners with small sharpie marks and when you want it slap it up there.
     
  16. May 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    LOL!! Makes me wonder how he off roads....:p
     
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    I can't find the photo of the spot I ripped my passenger mirror off....but there is rock just up and to the right that could easily take a roof mount light off.
     
  18. May 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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  19. May 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    Hey...I belive ya man.....If you want to ride on your lid, Mo powa to ya.....
     
  20. May 2, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    NO SHIT!!! Good point man!!

    WTF Brunes??? Hell....theres NO HILLS in Florida!!!!


    YOUR DOING IT WRONG!!!!
     
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