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Off-Road Lights

So a little while back I decided that I wanted to put some off-road lights on the front of my truck because I'm going to be doing a lot of driving in the dark since college is back in session. It took me a little while to figure out a mount, but I got it done and I think it looks pretty darn good for doing it myself.
I came up with using 4 6" off road lights I bought from a parts house locally and installed them using 10gauge wire and a relay hooked to a switch in the cab. At first I had a little issue with the relay shorting out, but I have since then fixed it and they are running great. Its wonderful to see at night!
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looks good. you should grab some KC rock shields or covers for them. whats over your grille?
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Pics of closeup needed
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looks good. you should grab some KC rock shields or covers for them. whats over your grille?
I've thought about the rock guards but they're so stinkin expensive. Anyways, I have a bug screen over my grill that I had put on the truck back when I got it in '09

I'll take a few more pictures when I get a chance since now that I'm back in school I don't have all that much free time anymore

Oh, and I just had the first bulb burn out over the weekend and had to replace it. I'm blaming poor quality control. But thanks to Autozone, and my employee discount, I got a new bulb next day.
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Went to take some pictures at night of the lights, but because I have a Nokia Lumia, it makes the factory head lights look a lot brighter than they actually are.
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Finally got some rock guards. I found out that you can special order them from Autozone. Anywhere else I looked, the cheapest I could find was like $20 a piece, but Autozone only wanted $9 a piece. Too bad I missed the chance to use my employee discount on it. I still thought that they turned out pretty well considering the fact that these are Grote brand lights and the KC covers fit perfect.
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Looks good! Lets see close ups of the mount.



I picked these guys up after rocking without them for a couple years after I accidentally oversprayed my old ones. lol. I stumbled upon them and freaked when I saw 'em so cheap. I skipped on them before 'cause I kept finding them at 20 a pop like you did. Plus these ones, you can rock on the lights and use the lights.

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These are a couple of the pics. I have. They bolt to where the factory tow hooks would have went, but I just drilled 4 holes in the frame instead of trying to remanufacture something Ford made.
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You know there's existing bolts behind the bumper on 98-05 to make it cleaner right? No drill installation. That's what I did...

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laws up there must be a lot more relaxed then here in ar. Were not even supposed to run regualar fog lights on the road unless they are factory installed. We can run them all the time off road but not on the hwy.
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You know there's existing bolts behind the bumper on 98-05 to make it cleaner right? No drill installation. That's what I did...
There's spots for the same thing on my 06. Rather than bolts it just has plastic push pins. Remove those and slide in a bolt. Good to go.
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laws up there must be a lot more relaxed then here in ar. Were not even supposed to run regualar fog lights on the road unless they are factory installed. We can run them all the time off road but not on the hwy.
I'm pretty sure its like that in most places
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I just wanted to make my mount the way it was to where it can be positioned up and down easier as well as just pop it off if I need to.
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You know there's existing bolts behind the bumper on 98-05 to make it cleaner right? No drill installation. That's what I did...

Who owns the red one? I'd like to see how thats mounted. That's very close to how I want to do lights on mine except I would trim the grill around the lights.

BTW I'm diggin your truck too.
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Who owns the red one? I'd like to see how thats mounted. That's very close to how I want to do lights on mine except I would trim the grill around the lights.

BTW I'm diggin your truck too.
some dude named dan gilbert lol

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Actually that's not my truck, trying to remember who it is.

It works best on a manual truck if your going to put them behind the grille.
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**** thats dan gilberts truck haha i just saw the color and instantly though of yours
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**** thats dan gilberts truck haha i just saw the color and instantly though of yours
your right, That"s who it is. been a while. I am flattered that you think of my truck when you see a toredor red truck!
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It works best on a manual truck if your going to put them behind the grille.
Damn. Running an auto. Thanks though.
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So you put the light covers on so that you must exit your truck to take the caps off before you can use them? weak.

I have had mine on the front of my truck since 2006 and have NEVER (knock on wood) had a problem.

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Veteran.....sorry to revive this old thread....but how did you make the light mounts for the 4 spotlights? I have 4 7in spotlights I want to install the same way you did.....not sure how to do it. what materials do I need to make this? I know there are pre drilled holes on the back of the bumper..... light tabs and cross member?
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