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Old 09-03-2008
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Where should I mount my lights. . .

I just got two KC slims and i dont know where or how to mount them. what do you all suggest? they are black btw
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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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hmm i guess i nee to take the bumper off to see where to mount some tabs then . . . . i cant see where to mount them to with it on.
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put your finger in between the grille and bumper, feel the bumper.....the bolts are there on 98-05 models...everyone but the STX. The bolts you use are the bolts that hold the bumper to the bumper bracket.

no need to remove the bumper.
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thiers two bolts that hold your bumper but if you take them off i believe their 15mm ((correct me if im wrong someone)) but you take them out and use those holes for you tab mounts no need to take you bumper off
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ha you beat me to it..
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Granted, it's a bodylifted truck....but you get the idea....

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Yeah, I can't use that... That's the hole I use for my bumper braces to keep the bumper from wiggling lol..
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