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Icon2 PS and opinion needed for Daylighter install location

hey guys so i just picked up some KC Daylighters and i dont know where to mount them. i know there are a few websites that sell light tabs but i want to try not to buy them. so i was thinking to mount them on my front bumper in the stock license plate holes. yea i know i would have to make the holes a little bigger but it would work. the holes are about 71/2 or 8 inches apart so they would fit but just wondering if you think they will be too close together. Whats your opinion and can someone photoshop them about in that place for me??? thanks guys

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I'm not sure if the license plate holder holes will be strong enough. There's no bracing behind them
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well i guess its a lil unclear but the plastic holder is not gone and it would be a nut and bolt directly into the metal or the bumper not the plastic
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justin do your 500's get real hot like the 130watt daylighters??? if so how does your plastic g rill hold up
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If they are long range lights then the closeness and the low mounting points will affect the overall pattern’ they won’t get a chance to work. Long Range lights like the high point or the higher the better.
If just for looks, then do it anyway you want but if you are mounting lights for purpose then higher is better.
Floods or Fogs like it low to the ground, Fogs more so than Floods.
IMHO… the lights should be mounted neat the top of bumper height minimum, top of the hood line would be better.
Maybe make up a Mounting Bar allowing for four lights to be mounted at the top edge of the bumper, two long range on the outside and two floods on the inside if needed.

Just me thinking out loud, good luck,
One thing, I know you didn’t ask but make sure to use the basic rule of wiring lights, two lights to a relay and gauge the wire correctly 120ga wire min for power (pin 30 and 87), also a fuse MUST be in the main power wire to pin 30 on the relay.

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My 500's don't get super hot, my grill has held up well against the heat of the lights.

I think you should make a mount like FX4Wannabe01's
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My 500's don't get super hot, my grill has held up well against the heat of the lights.

I think you should make a mount like FX4Wannabe01's
you have a pic of it?? im not familiar with that mount
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I don't have a pic but basically I took the grill off and drilled two holes through the plastic in front of the radiator.
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right kinda like you have behind the grill huh
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Yea, its strong enough that on gravel roads they don't bounce around, and close enough to the grill that it doesn't limit the light output
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get a piece of angle iron and drill two holes for where the license plate was then drill holes on top for the kc lights that all i did.
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Dan can you be alittle more spacific on what you did and hopw you did it exactually. like lenght location ect..
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justin id love to do that but i dont have the equient for it!!!! thats bad ***
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I bet if you asked nicely someone on here could make some for you
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I bet if you asked nicely someone on here could make some for you
im sure too but itll cost to make + shipping and take awhile.im a little impatient haha.
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