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mounted some Hella 500s and removed air dam

i had a set of Hella 500 driving lights that i had mounted on the windshield brackets on my TJ.






i took them off when i sold it just because they weren't one of those things that would make or break the sale, and i figured i could use them another day.
i set out sunday to remove the air dam from the front bumper to reduce the 'lowrider' look, and also to fix the license plate holder thing.


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while i was tooling around the front of the truck, i decided to mount the lights. i was trying to avoid drilling into the bumper (don't know why...it's only 12 years old) so i thought behind the grille would be a good location.


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anyway, nothin special. just thought i'd share.
it is not actually legal to use "driving lights" on the road so there was not much of a point in mounting them, other than i had them sitting in my garage, and i can use them in the morning at work.
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Looks good. I'm trying to decide the same thing, I just sold my bull bar and I was going to keep the lights. I'm just wondering if that blocks too much of the air flow to the radiator, is that far-fetched?
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Looks good. I'm trying to decide the same thing, I just sold my bull bar and I was going to keep the lights. I'm just wondering if that blocks too much of the air flow to the radiator, is that far-fetched?
I had Hella's in the grill of my Level II for two and a half years and I never noticed the temp guage get any warmer then it did before.

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yeah, so far no issues with the radiator. really don't expect any. they block some of the rad., but i doubt it will be enough to do anything.
the only thing i was concerned about was the horizontal bar in the grille blocking the beam of the light, but i don't see that to be a problem afterall.



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not too shabby.....you need to get a 4wd vailance with the fog light holes in it like mine!
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yeah, i think if i could find one pretty cheap, i might look into it. if it looked like i was going to have to spend a decent amount of coin for it, i'd just have a custom bumper made.
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they look good, actually they were my first mod.
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It looks good with the air dam gone, but I don't think I like the lights behind that style grill.
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I don't think I like the lights behind that style grill.
honestly, i'm kinda with you on that. it's not my favorite look, but it's what i had to work with. i think it look 10x better behind a "honeycomb" or mesh style grille.
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