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Behind-The-Grill Lights = Problems?

I grabbed a set of 6 inch KC Slimline's for 40 bucks, I mocked them up and, I know I am gonna need to make tabs to set them up, however, It blocks the radiator Significantly and me and my dad were concerned. Not to metion it blocks the output of the lights, but I was gonna to make light tabes for it that will allow the lights to work well.



So anyone have B-T-G lights and do you have problems with cooling and or light output?


Note: This is on a 3rd gen with a stock grill
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You should still get flow, but it may not be enough. Depends on the climate mostly. Lots of guys around here cover up half their grilles with cardboard in the winter, but there's no risk of overheating when its 15 below (5F). What little airflow it does get is gonna be turbulant and in the diesel world turbulance is the devil, and I can't see why it would be any different for gassers.

Personally, I don't like the idea of restricting airflow to any rad.

As for light output, logic says that grille will block a lot of light, but I've been wrong many times before.
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i don't think it will block enough to worry about. i have had both these on my truck through coastal carolina summers with no problems.

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i don't think it will block enough to worry about. i have had both these on my truck through coastal carolina summers with no problems.

Looks like you had some nice encounters with the curb.
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My lights haven't effected my cooling.
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Looks like you had some nice encounters with the curb.
actually bought it damaged. took a trailer hitch hit. fixed it then it fell off and got ran over.
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actually bought it damaged. took a trailer hitch hit. fixed it then it fell off and got ran over.
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There are quite a few guys on here running 2 lights behind the grill but most of them are 01-03 with a honeycomb grill
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