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any other way to mount off road lights?

i'd really like to add some off road lights, like KC's or pro comps, or etc, but i really dont want to drill a hole in my bumper to mount them...are there any mounting tabs so that i wouldnt have to do this?

or any other way i could mount them up nice....
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Lot's of guys are using mounting tabs that use an existing bolt on the back edge of the bumper. Someone will post on it here. Christian used to make and sell them.
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that'd be awesome...

i hope he posts...

i know i could put them behind the grill..which would also protect them a bit more, but i dont know how it would look on my truck...my grill isnt as big as EDGE grilles...and plus i wouldnt have any idea how to get in there and drill holes and run wires

and i guess i'm too cheap to cop out for a WAAG bar...haha
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dont know if the mazda bumpers have that bolt John!
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Oh, wow. Never thought of that, Zach! Hope I haven't given "false hope", lol!

Should still be something like it I would think.
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there are a couple of bolts on the backside of the bumper...the only problem is is that its close to the headlight, and mounting a 6" (or whatever size they come in) might actually block my headlight
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FWIW, here are the dimensions for some light tabs for newer Rangers. These aren't mine - I think Adam (Swoop1156) posted them some time ago:

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I know that my 2000 xlt bumper has the 2 holes to mount the light tabs on... does that help?
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bob...i cant even understand that drawing...i'm not that advanced...haha

and owen...i could drill holes in my bumper for the lights, but thas a no go..i dont wanna do that...
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Yep...that's my drawing. Neat-o, hmm?
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bob...i cant even understand that drawing...i'm not that advanced...haha

and owen...i could drill holes in my bumper for the lights, but thas a no go..i dont wanna do that...
Each bracket is basically a piece of 5/16" thick steel roughly 2" x 7". Then it's bent and drilled in 2 places. A little paint and you're done.

If your aux lights are very large, you might need to make the brackets longer so the back of the lights will clear the grille.
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is that something that i could print our and take to my knowledgeable welder/metal guy and get him to make useing the drawing?
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is that something that i could print our and take to my knowledgeable welder/metal guy and get him to make useing the drawing?
Sure, but you need to be certain that it will work on your Mazda first.
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I am still thinking with how the mazda bumper is it doesnt have our bolts but i dont have a mazda closed to me to check
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Didn't Brenton (EDGE_Wannabe) have light tabs on his mazda?
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now wait a tic...anybody got pics of that bracket cuz i got a set of hellas sittin around that i would like to throw on..i make those i just need to know exactly wat they bolt too...

now will the metal hit the bumper and cause it to scratch or anythin...
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Didn't Brenton (EDGE_Wannabe) have light tabs on his mazda?
He bolted them to the front frame when he didnt have the bumper..

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now wait a tic...anybody got pics of that bracket cuz i got a set of hellas sittin around that i would like to throw on..i make those i just need to know exactly wat they bolt too...

now will the metal hit the bumper and cause it to scratch or anythin...
Ok what your gonna do is reach your hand inbetween the bumper and the grill near the end of the dip. then fold your fingers down and feel the backside of the bumper you will find a bolt head thats what the braket bolts too. and normally no one has problems with it touching to the bumper if you make them right. here is a pic of Adams and Skots truck so you get an idea of about where the bolts are
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HighrollerII from charleston, sc. im guessin you got your inspiration from high roller.

but yea, brent you look like you have room to mount 6" lights behind your grill. if you get hellas they come with wiring diagrams and its as simple as drilling 2 or 3 holes (depending on if you have a fire wall hole) and then deciding where to put the relay and switch.
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HighrollerII from charleston, sc. im guessin you got your inspiration from high roller..
naw..from a friend of mine..he got it from a off shore fishin boat..HighRollerII

dunno who ur talkin bout
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i just looked at my bumper...i have a hex bolt of unknown size near the outer portion of my grill....a off road light would have plenty of room to fit w/o blocking anything...

now...if i can just get christian to get a hold of a pair for me....
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Make your own, not hard....

I made my own....

btw I post a pic for you...
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thanks btw will

but what kind of metal do i use?

i've never done any fabbing like this before
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I use aluminum...

No piant no rust...hehe

Here what aluminum looks like if you didn't know...


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http://www.stylinconcepts.com/parts....categoryID/348

You can always go with this rig. it seems easy enough to hook up.

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