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Old 09-19-2008
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hellas/KC light question

Ok.... i searched and found plenty of ideas and pics of what i plan on doing

my question is, i want 2 maybe 4 hellas/kc lights up front on my front grille/bumper area

should i mount them direct onto bumper or is there a tab/bar setup i could use, ive seen them for older rangers, but nothing for mine, 06+

i would prefer to use a light tab/bar setup than to drill and mount direct to bumper, cause im hesitant to drill or make perminent mods to a vehicle, i try and mod my cars so that they are easily returned to stock if i sell it

but if im left with no other option as to drill into the bumper thats fine, i just would like to know if theres another option, ie light bar or tabs that ive seen

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go to www.stuffforyourranger.com i am pretty sure that is the correct site. they sell a 4 light light bar that just bolts on
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Hang on...i'll find my post with muchos fotos....

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mount it on light tabs!

the mounting bolts are already there...



https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ght=light+tabs

^^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!








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but will that tab fabbing work on 06s? not sure what has changed from 05-06
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SHOOOOOT!!! i'm so sorry. i overread that lil line for '06'. my bad.



Drilling holes is your option for uniform, straight, strong mounts. BUT...I made my old tabs work on an '07....
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And he welded some bars onto the tabs...





I think...taking the location of the mounts idea, and using thicker stock, also using a crossmember as pictured way above, you can have a sturdy mount that is bolt on, and is uniform across the 4 lights...all of them level.


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