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where should i put these lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Gus 524, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Gus 524

    Gus 524 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    buddy of mine offered me these lights
    [​IMG]

    If I take them where should i put them? I was thinking maybe putting them in the lower grill 1 on each side of the plate?
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    IDK what do you guys think? If I would put them in the lower grill how would i do it?
     
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    you should mount them on my roofrack ;)
     
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    In the lower valence would work, I would probably mount them on the bed rails facing backwards and use them as reverse lights.
     
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    I guess it would be possible but that stock grill is gonna block some of the light no matter what you do, IMO probably the lower valance would be a good spot
     
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    They look good in the lower valence. Heres my truck. [​IMG]
     
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    That does look good! I wonder if there is a way to mount them behind the lower grill mesh instead of cutting spots for them?
     
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    Probably, I would think that could be done, the trick will be to get them to sit just in the right spots and mounting them well enough so they don't jiggle while you drive with them on (it's really annoying).
     
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    Thanks for that bit of info I never really thought about the lights bouncing.
     
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    What mesh are you talking about? I had custom mounts made they aren't fastened to any plastic so they don't jiggle. Other people also bolt it to the aluminum aux crossmember/crush thing.
    I only cut out one section on each side big enough for the light to fit in. And you can hardly even tell they have been cut with the lights out.
     
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    Idk if his lights are the same as mine but they dont jiggle and besides if they did you wouldn't be able to tell. They are so bright and light up everything.
     
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    Found this truck on a different thread, see how the lights are behind that black plastic, i want to do what he did with his lights. I am just not to sure how.

    2012-06-17 19.54.01.jpg
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    Most who put them behind the lower mesh mount them on the OEM crushbar. I believe they just drill some holes (pretty thin aluminum) into and mount them with bolts.

    Edit - Look at this guy's mount. He put a strip of aluminum mounted onto the back of the crushbar. He is using a LED lightbar, but you get the idea.

    Matt
     
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    I can almost guarantee that they are mounted to the aluminum crush thing. They are just set back a bit behind the plastic part. I would think that it may block some light output. Hence the reason I cut the plastic and put them as far forward as I could.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I think will put those lights in the lower valence sometime. Thanks again
     
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