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how do i get off roading lights behind my grill

ive tryed like 4 different types of off roading light to put behind my grill and none of them fit due to the well placed trans radiator. does anyoe have any ideas on which lights to get and how to get around the radiator. it would be much appreciated.

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2 things...

1) cant be over 55W otherwise it melts the grille...

2) dont just use some light tabs
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can you elaberate on point 2 please
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light tabs are a tab that bolts to an existing bolt on the back of the bumper
http://jusnesmodified.com/store/inde...roducts_id=120



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I didnt have any problems putting them behind my grill. Assuming you have already gotten the grill off, I just put them in that black thing that funnels air towards the radiator. I dont know bout a tranny cooler, as I'm honestly not sure if I have one w/ a 5 speed., but there was no problem for mine. I just drilled holes in the plastic and mounted them. Was MUCH easier than I expected!
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I don't like the idea behind the grille
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i dont have any specific pics that i can find right now (even though i took a bunch when doing the install).....i made some brackets out of angle iron for some freebie lights that my buddy gave to me. i mounted the mounts to the top of the fiberglass header panel behind my grille, and hung them there....some people mount them to the bottom of the grille though....use some with low wattage, and that are as slim as you can find 2-3" MAX

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Justin from FL has his done....behind his grill he loves em..maybe he will chime in..

id put them on the outside
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I have been wanting to put some lights behind my grill too. Whats the best way to get the grill off... I looked but I couldnt figure it out... i didnt look real had though.
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I just pulled 11 (I think) screws on top, then yanked the whole shell off, not just the grill. came off and went on nicely. The metal clippy-poos stayed on the truck, and the shell just snapped right back in!
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If you get a billet grill that's all metal you should be able to use higher wattage lights. I've been wanting to do this and thinking about ways to do it.
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Awesome thread....please people....intall pics please.
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heres an 04 with the tranny cooler, which is heald on with 3 sheet metal screws



the ONLY concern I now have with behind the grill lights, is heat. your obstructing the air flow wich will cause it to run hotter possibly. this would be bad. Combine multiple factors: driver side splash gaiurd, skid plate, license plate, tow hooks, horn, and then add a couple lights.... all blocking air flow thru the radiator. i may end up with slim lights on my new waag bar instead of behind the grill.... or some little bullet style lights for behind the grill... remeber, aerodynamics....
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does anyone have pics of their fog behind the grill on a 93-97?
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Here are mine. (03) I have a little plastic peice that I hung them from. I'll get some pics when it isn't snowing out.
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i know its been a while, but i wanted to chime in again, whats best to have behind the grille if you could have a choice? fog's or driving lights? i have driving lights back there now, and my fogs sit on the front bar (this is because of clearance issues)
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