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Old 04-14-2008
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hella ella ella!

so i just got my hella 500's in the other day.
woke up a lil earlier this mornin and started slaving away.
at first, i was gunna mount em regular, but the otherside wouldnt clear the transcooler.
so i flipped em, and had ALOT more room than before...but still not enough.
so i cut one of the brackets off and bent it back. and its still pretty solid. so im debating weather or not to make a bracket for it..we'll see

so this is wat i started with
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what i got to after i drilling one hole...ugh, but finding that upsided down is waaaaaaaay better and makes it appear more centered in the grille
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drilled a bigger access hole so the bolt would clear and it was more user friendly
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yaaay! installed
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after about oh....2-3 hours of workin on the wiring, and trying to figure out why the hell its not working i went in.
searched the forums.....apparently brown IS the way to go haha
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and everythings still loose n crap cuz its dark and i got hw....AND i still have to find a place to mount the switch.
probably ontop of the fog switch.
and i still gotta replace that broken fog.....darn.
hope ya like it!

randy
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I just had a thought, you know how the F-150s have that new grille you can buy with the lights built in to it kind of like the Mustangs? How sweet would it be to do that to your grille with those lights. Just cut a hole for the lights and flush mount them in the grille. I think that would be bad ***. You can get a spare grille from certifit for like 30 bucks. Something to think about.
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I just had a thought, you know how the F-150s have that new grille you can buy with the lights built in to it kind of like the Mustangs? How sweet would it be to do that to your grille with those lights. Just cut a hole for the lights and flush mount them in the grille. I think that would be bad ***. You can get a spare grille from certifit for like 30 bucks. Something to think about.
.....i think id need smaller lights for that one.
idk if its just me or not, but.....i think they'd look GINORMOUS if i did that...plus id definitely not enjoy trying to do so lol

im just gunna shoot the grille black and be done with it!
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Looks really nice. I have debated the same thing but I got the grill with the two vertical bars.
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do it anyways, itll just be closer together....and theres always smaller lights
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Nah I'm gonna put them on tabs outside till I get my brushguard
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I just had a thought, you know how the F-150s have that new grille you can buy with the lights built in to it kind of like the Mustangs? How sweet would it be to do that to your grille with those lights. Just cut a hole for the lights and flush mount them in the grille. I think that would be bad ***. You can get a spare grille from certifit for like 30 bucks. Something to think about.

I thought about that... now that I effed up my grille, I might try it.
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Do it! I wish I had kept my old grille to try something like that.
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looks good!!!
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I like how you did that I have been tryin to figure out how to mount behind the grill for a while now but I think you just solved my problem
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Looks like it should have come from the factory.

Great looking mod.
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looks nice and professional.
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thanks alot guys!!!
theyre real nice at night.
nice fill in the middle of the headlights/fogs
aimed em down-ish though, so i dont **** too many ppl off....only a few of those annoying lowered fart canned ricers around here lol
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That looks sweet! I would so do this if I didnt have that stupid/ugly H-bar grill thats on my 08 lol.

Nice work!
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Looks good.

I know mounting fogs is always an all day event. There's always something that goes wrong, something you forgot to connect, or just a bad ground connection.

In the end it always works, but it's a learning experience that you'll never forget.
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That's awesome man!
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Hmm, I like this idea an awful lot, I am still toying around with the idea of getting one of those LED bars and mountign it behidn the grill... right where you did it is a perfect spot.. front and center
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Hmm, I like this idea an awful lot, I am still toying around with the idea of getting one of those LED bars and mountign it behidn the grill... right where you did it is a perfect spot.. front and center
Thats not a bad idea either but dont you thing the lights like he has would give you a lot more bang for your buck? I really could be wrong I am not sure I am just speculating my thoughts
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Thats not a bad idea either but dont you thing the lights like he has would give you a lot more bang for your buck? I really could be wrong I am not sure I am just speculating my thoughts
probably. i got the lights for like 60bucks on summitracing
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uh, u better check your heat out put, or youll melt your grill.
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