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Old 12-13-2009
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front bumper light bar

i want to either buy or make a light bar to hold two driving lights, possibly four in the future, any ideas?
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stuffforyourranger.com carries/stocks product like that. Light tabs and crossmembers.

Search "light tabs" or "lite tabs" here on RF. Tons of posts on how to mount "off road" lights on the front of these trucks...including tons of pics and info on my setup.
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or just take a drill bit to your bumper like i did
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or that...but who wants to drill into a perfectly good bumper? If you take the lights off, hey look! you got cool neat new holes!
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i got light tabs sitting in a box somewhere haha
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I used these: Bumper Mounted Light Tab 1998-2005 [udptab] - $10.00 : Underdog-Performance, The Art of Power

and some angle iron that I had powdercoated black, to get this:

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Do the bumper tabs looks better IMO... I have pics of mine if you want me to post them.
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where do bumper tabs mount to? behind the grill? it has to be cheap and i would rather not drill holes lol especially through chrome
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Existing bumper hardware is what the tabs bolt to. In the pic below...is a backside view and the bolt is missing...



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mount it on light tabs!

the mounting bolts are already there...



Make your own light tabs - Ranger-Forums.com

^^That's a link to a how-to on doing your own light tabs. No Drilling to your truck at all. Works on 98-05 trucks. This is the best option, and cheapest option, if you don't want to drill into your bumper.

Here's mine:

Before with virtually the same measurements as Wayne's tabs, but with the Slimlites.



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Homemade lite tabs....using 1/4"x1 1/2". Bent using oxy/acet torch on a vice. Eyeballed it. I shortend them up to hug against the grille by about 1.5" compaired to my old tabs. KC Slimlite Titaniums(thanks 07ranger!!). I'm going to add two more lites in the middle here like next week.





Comparison between my old tabs and my new tabs. I believe I followed the diagram of what Jusnes and Underdog sells when i made the first set...except for the thickness of the first set of tabs.

Then you could add a crossmember, and bam! you got 4 lights!















https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad-lights.html

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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...my-lights.html
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thanks shane, that made it relatively easy haha
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ey -- ive got two tabs and that crossmember for sale -- PM me if you want...ill let it go CCHHEEAAPP!
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could i make my own out of that aluminum bar that you can buy in 5ft pieces from home depot?
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I have tabs bent out of 3/16th with a 3/16 angle iron, no holes drilled. I made another one from when I hit a deer.
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so dose it just bolt into the bumper studs?
nevermind i get it now:)
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