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hahaha...

will, you really don't know...
I was thinking...

but I really didn't know....
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wow i say drill into the bumper.... its no big deal... dont be a baby lol
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If you wanted to take the lights off...

so what are you going have...

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you have a hole to put different lights in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! quit being a wuss and DRILL that bumper
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You can put trim plugs into the holes. That's what I did with the license plate holes when I removed the front license plate bracket.

If you're putting lights on, and REALLY offroading your truck, two small holes in the bumper will be the LEAST of your worries, I assure you!

Carl is funny talking about light tabs: he took his factory bumper off and CUT THE FRAME HORNS OFF THE END OF HIS FRAME (chassis frame) to put custom bumper work on -- twice. Uhhh...talk about an "invasive" mod, lol! He can't even put a stock bumper back on that truck without major work now! :crazy
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Agreed.... After your first scratch or dent.... Or loss valance... You will forget all about those two holes you drilled!!
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And then you can focus on more important things like crushing Honda's....

(sorry Doc, couldn't resist!)
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No prob...
or being crushed by a acura..... (that WAS what had hit me... still wish I had my cammera on me!)

I was afraid to drill anything on my vehicles.. I finally got the gonads and just did! But the light tabs do look clean...
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Hey, you let me cut a hole in your door for the keypad -- that's something! The sound of the dremel slowly chewing a hole in your door, operated by a madman like myself, is something you have to be very courageous to watch...
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You can put trim plugs into the holes. That's what I did with the license plate holes when I removed the front license plate bracket.

If you're putting lights on, and REALLY offroading your truck, two small holes in the bumper will be the LEAST of your worries, I assure you!

Carl is funny talking about light tabs: he took his factory bumper off and CUT THE FRAME HORNS OFF THE END OF HIS FRAME (chassis frame) to put custom bumper work on -- twice. Uhhh...talk about an "invasive" mod, lol! He can't even put a stock bumper back on that truck without major work now! :crazy
Not true! I actually made 2 brackets out of angle iron to enable me to put the OEM bumper back on. It does not look pretty, but it passes the MAN's inspection if I ever need to!

I just don't think you should drill holes when there is a better way. Now when you need to drill holes, then by all means go for it...then again, what have I done that I "NEEDED" to do!
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Ah, I see what the issue it: it depends on your definition of "better"...
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For the record, I don't bend them in a vise or use a hammer, nor do I use a torch to blow the holes out.

I have a bender and the holes are done with a drill press. They're made by hand, so each set is slightly different.

Since I don't have access to a professional bender, they aren't perfect.

There was a void and I filled it. If you've got a problem with that, then you shouldn't have gotten yourself banned.

If the tabs aren't fitting on folks trucks, then they should have voiced up and said so.

No matter. People should learn to make their own stuff so they'll be happy with the end product.

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I just drilled out the rivet holes for the front bumper license plate holder and mounted mine there.
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I just drilled out the rivet holes for the front bumper license plate holder and mounted mine there.
I thought about that, but I bump into stuff offroad too often. By now I would have crushed or ripped one off I think.
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I'll get some up a little later today.
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Finally got a chance to upload these so here goes, don't judge me by my decals:)

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And yes I know they aren't staight, I just haven't got around to straightening them out yet.
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Looks good!

Hey, I like your decal. It's kind of a joke all my non-truck friends have: they call my truck the "Redneck Cadillac" or "Hillbilly Cadillac" and so on. I tell them it's a Lincoln, but they don't get it, lol. All the mods like overhead console, EATC, and so forth they tell me it's a bit luxo for an offroad truck.

So your windshield sticker goes right along with my trucks moniker.
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I don' know if it looks good but it looks better than an empty license plate holder IMO
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Not bad... I may have to do that. I was looking at my bumber the other day and noticed I only had like 2in of room. Is that enough to mount normal KC lights? I think they are like 4-4.5in wide. Is the mounting bracket flush with the back of the light, or is it more towrards the middle. If its not flush with the back they wont fit and I will have to use the license plate holes instead. If I do go that route, how do you get the lights to mount from the side like that?
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Anybody know?
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It will work....

I had hell with mine but got them in...
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I think what some people are trying to say is that they will drill holes if necessary, but in this case, since there are light tabs, it just prevents two more holes from being drilled. Just my 2 cents

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