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Who here mounted hella 500's on the radiator support???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by matt45648, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    matt45648

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    Someone on here did, just can't remember who??? I want to mount mine behind my grillcraft...
     
  2. Apr 27, 2009 at 11:45 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    nope, but i will be in a few days so i'm glad you asked. :D
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 12:10 AM
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    Mine are mounted to the bumper mounts.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 12:14 AM
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    neslerrah

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    here is the link! Not exactly hellas, but he mounted KC Slimites on his.

    Courtesy of lifesaflaw123.

    Put my hellas on the support too.

    IMG_01651.jpg
     
  5. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    Mine are also hung from the radiator support. Easy to do and didn't want to hassle with the other ways out there.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    jonny

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    never thoight about mounting them to the bumper support...
    so...these arent mounted upside down-like when they are mounted to the radiator support?
     
  7. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    mmmmmmmm
    :drool:
     
  8. Apr 28, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Nope. They are right side up. I didnt think about that when I fabbed the lightbar. That would have been alot easier. But I had fun builing it. I also built one for the bed. It attaches to the tiedown cleats. Worked out awesome.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Any pics of the install?
     
  10. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Any pics so I can see exactly how you did yours?
     
  11. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    mine....all connected to the grille surround
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  12. Apr 28, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    I was not too sure on where to mount them. I wanted them in an area where they would not vibrate as much when I drive on dirt roads. I will be looking around where I can mount these so it can be lower. Maybe I can get some longer bolts too.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2009 at 1:09 AM
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    Sounds great! lookin' forward to it.
     
  14. Apr 29, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    Oakley what length of bolt did you go with? I have the same setup as you with the lights on the support. The bolt I used though is a tad longer than I wanted so mine sit a little lower. I might just shave a little off the bolts or go buy a couple new ones if you happen to know the correct length.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Hey now....I like the way you mounted them. Gave me an idea since I change everything. besides I am starting to miss them since I removed them, time to buy new ones.....................:D
     
  16. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    They are helpful. I mounted the my Hella 500 in the same area you have. I am having issues with adjusting the lights. It is too close to the radiator. I will be looking for an alternative place to mount them.
     
  17. May 1, 2009 at 12:14 AM
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    Ya I thought it was a pain adjusting them but I finally got them set where I liked. Prior to mounting them there I mounted them off the grille. On the 2 plastic portions that you screw down, well I drilled a hole through each side then reinforced both sides with some aluminum and mounted them. if that makes any sense :confused:
     
  18. May 1, 2009 at 2:29 AM
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    Mounted mine to the grill surround and added plates just like ilovetacos but I welded them at the corner. The lights do not bounce when driving. I don't do any offroad but I do live in Cleveland and there's plenty of potholes and construction. Below is a pic from the passenger side.
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  19. May 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    Some pics of the install. It's all the pics i have.
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  20. May 1, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    I know exactly what you mean. I had to remount my Hellas because it was against the radiator. I also used longer bolts to center the Hellas. <-Thanks to oakleyTRD (post #18)

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    The bolts are located next to the screws for the grille.

    Here are pics of the Hella.
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    OFF!
    [​IMG]
    ON!
     
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