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soon to be blinding, umm..... myself

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MRJ, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Nov 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    MRJ

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    Just placed order with Blitzpro-

    4 6LZ bars (lower grille of my Taco and dad's FJ)
    2 3LR (stock fog location or aux back-up)
    2 5LR (undecided on mount location)

    Now to figure out what I'm going to do for switches.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    How is teh fitment/mountining of 3lr's fit in the stock foglight location on a 2nd gen?
     
  3. Nov 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    Dunno. One way or another I will make them work. Will let ya know for sure when they arrive.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Update??
     
  5. Nov 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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    In for pics :D
     
  6. Nov 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Still waiting for them to ship
     
  7. Dec 4, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    Package came in the mail last night. Lights look great! Kinda thought the 6LZ bars would be taller. May have to reconsider where I put them. The 3LRs look like they'll fit the stock fog location well- just have to figure out how to mount them.

    Will get pics tonight and hopefully get them mounted in the next couple days.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    I'm also curious if the 5lr's would fit in the stock fog location. Can you report back on the brightness and pattern compared to the stock fogs? I figure they may make good fogs, even if trimming of the fog insert is required.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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  10. Dec 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    1. I said I'd get pics tuesday, not that I'd post them.
    2. I got pics they sucked. Took more yesterday. Couldn't get them uploaded with phone.
    3. Shit like this
    just makes me not want to post them at all.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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  12. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    THANK YOU!
     
  13. Dec 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    the 3LR fits the hole perfectly. the 5LR is taller than the fog light bucket. mounting the 3LR directly to the fog light bucket is out of the question. The bucket is extremely flimsy and fragile. broke 2 tabs on 1 bucket just trying to unclip it.
     
  14. Dec 7, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    Post up what switches you end up getting.

    I am trying to figure out which ones to get for my front led and rear bumper lights myself :)
     
  15. Dec 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    Just spent $30 on a replacement for broken fog light bucket. Closest one's gotta come out of California.

    As for switches, I'm scouring junkyards for a factory switch. Dont want to pay $60+ for a new one.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Hey, any updates on your progress?
     
  17. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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    ^^
    :popcorn:
     
  18. Apr 10, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    Hey, sorry I haven't updated- was working crazy hours, then got laid off and was busy job hunting. Most recently I've been lazy and unmotivated-especially after the truck was hit in work parking lot. Still trying to figure out what to do about those repairs.

    Anyway, I picked up a very slightly (almost unnoticeable) scuffed MGM bumper cover and endcap from CL for $20. I cut up the endcap to make mounting platforms for the 3LRs in stock fog location. Plastic welded them in place. Currently working on heating/molding the bumper to mount the 5LRs flush in the lower grille opening. I need to pull the valance and reshape it to get the lights centered vertically. I've been considering having a friend make me an extended skid plate that'll wrap around the lower bumper in place of the valance. When done, whichever route I go, it'll get colormatched.

    I'll try and find some pics and get them up.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    Sorry to hear about the bad news, job loss and truck damage, but thanks for taking a minute to update us. I appreciate it and will be looking forward to the pics when you get time. :thumbsup:
     
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