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Old 12-19-2005
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Maglight?

Where do you all mount your maglight/flashlight in your trucks? Im sick of mine rolling around.

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in my '98 explorer i had mine mounted right below the steering wheel. took a bit of getting used to, hit my knees on it for a little while, but its a nice discreet place to have it and quite convenient and easy to reach once you get used to it
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Rwen has his in the back. He took out one of the cup holder in the jack stand cover and put half the handle in there. Its held on by a clip for mag lights. in the other holder is a mini fire extinguisher i believe
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Lot's of guys put 'em up on their A-pillars... looks good and a very functional place to have 'em.... I can't do it in my '96 though cuz there's noting close enough behind the plastic, ie, I don't have A-pillar handles so the nearest piece of metal is about an inch away from the plastic.
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A-Pillar. It dosent get in the way and is secured quite tightly.


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Mine fits perfect in the channel between the seats. Doesn't roll around or anything.
If someone makes me slam on the brakes, then it does slide forward a bit. But that's not bad, because then I can grab the flashlight and beat them with it.

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so where do you guys find the holding brackets for the a-pillar mounts. they from maglight or what?.. cause i think im gona do this
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I did an internet search and found them. It may have been maglites site because I ordered the holder and a new lense and some bilbs. The lense is available in plastic or glass. It's been over a year.

I like the pillar mount. That's the best I've seen.

I took out the back driverside seat on a two door ext cab. There's a cubby there that I mounted the clips to. It's out of the way and secure.
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My Maglite mounts in a rear Supercab cupholder using one Maglite clip above. A Velcro pad in the bottom of the cupholder cushions the end of the flashlight. A fire extinguisher fits perfectly in the opposite side of the jack cover with the cupholder insert removed.

I find this to be a very convenient location for my purposes but it probably wouldn't work too well with children sitting back there.






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id steer away from that or anything about head high because if you get in side impact accedent and that snaps off its gunna nail you in the head...
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The a-pillar idea is cool, but I have a 2000 so there is no handle there. I might try the rear cup holder idea. Thanks everyone

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ohhhhhh i didnt even realize the clips were attached where the handle was. ahhhhhh i c now, dam i dont have a handle lol
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You can get the clips at Ace Hardware for $4.99. I mounted mine to the tranny tunnel right behind the cup holder console. A-pillar mount looks sharp & is handy as hell, but I have my doubts that the airbag is going to beat that flashlight once you have an front end collision.

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I had mine mounted to the pillar in my Ranger. It is gonna be mounted to my rear driver's side door when I get the clips again.
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id steer away from that or anything about head high because if you get in side impact accedent and that snaps off its gunna nail you in the head...
If it was mounted on the ceiling I might agree with you... but I have a pair of those clips and mounted them in the back of the truck, vertically, using two existing screws, anyway... those things are freakin tough. And even IF you were to get into a front end collision, the forces would be moving forward against the clips, not back at you. Yes, I have totalled a vehicle As for the airbag messing with it... I'm pretty sure it's out of "harms way" as well, and yes, I have totalled a vehicle. A-pillar's a nice functional place to put it if you can.
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I got mine beside the drivers seat, doorside, 90% of the time i'm outside the truck when i need it anyway so i can just open the door and grab it, and no one can see it when the door is closed as to deter any theft ideas
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I mounted mine on the back pillar, between the door and the rear glass. I just screwed it through the plastic, and it has been just fine since. I have a regular cab, so I don't know how accessible this would be in an extended cab.
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I have a 4D maglite....mounted it on the interior plastic on hte "C" pillar, first I had the brackets screwed into the plastic, got worried someday the plastic may crack, crack in interior plastic = $$$, so I reinforced it with 1/8 inch steel on the back side on the plastic and used machine screws to fasted it. Works awesome.....here's pics:





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anyone have a link to where these holders are sold? I bought a black on e but it didn't come w/ mounts :(
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The mounts can be bought at ACE hardware for sure...they are usually $4-6 depending
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My Ranger's a regular cab, and besides that, as we all know, the Ranger doesn't have many nooks and crannies and compartments to store small and medium sized items. So I got one of the organizers that hangs behind the seat from a strap that goes over the top of the seat. I put my Maglite in one of the pockets. You can store a lot of stuff in these and can get them in auto parts stores and the auto parts departments of big box stores like Walmart. They come in various sizes and with various compartments configurations. A number of companies make them, usually out of heavy duty nylon. They don't cost much either. I really like mine. Here's an example of one:

http://www.onlinediscountmart.com/05-aucdbp.html

BTW, the B pillar in a reg. cab or C pillar in an extended cab, besides being a good place to mount a Maglite, is also a good place to mount one of those fire extinguishers that's about 3" in diameter and comes with a mounting bracket. That's where I've mounted a fire extinguisher.
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FlashLight Mounting Spots?

I am wanting to mount my MagLite in my truck. I know where to but the brackets, but I want to know where is the best place to mount it? If you have pics please post! This is the bracket I am planning on buying:
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ive seen a couple people mod their jack cover to hold one perfectly.
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