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So far my grill is fine
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Looks good! BTW how are those spacers holdin up for ya?
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great i love them.... lol thanks man
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Lights look good man and the truck looks even better
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Lights look good man and the truck looks even better
hey thanks man. for some reason im not happy with the truck. but think that is because it is your own truck and your never happy you know....
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Looks good, I wana get a set for my Wrangler.
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looks good

fyi, the hella 500ff that the other person has behind their grill are 55 watt lamps. Your's are 130 watts and they will be able to melt your grill if you have them on long enough. food for thought =)
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looks good

fyi, the hella 500ff that the other person has behind their grill are 55 watt lamps. Your's are 130 watts and they will be able to melt your grill if you have them on long enough. food for thought =)
x2 on that one. thats what my setup is.
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dude make em fit behind the grille, it looks so badass. The member "Badfish" had a sick truck, pretty much same exact as mine, with the lights behind the grille and it looks sick.
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I like them better than the lights behind the grille.
The newer style grille had something lacking but that fixes it.

Good Job, not like everyone else's.
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looks good

fyi, the hella 500ff that the other person has behind their grill are 55 watt lamps. Your's are 130 watts and they will be able to melt your grill if you have them on long enough. food for thought =)
ah that would make sence thanks for the heads up

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I like them better than the lights behind the grille.
The newer style grille had something lacking but that fixes it.

Good Job, not like everyone else's.
yea i had them lower man and i remember what you said about the closeness and height thing. no bueno por sheet.... so i put them there but they bounce around a tad but look good and do the job!!!
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I should have mentioned that before. 55W won't melt the grill.

When I get some 130W KC LR's I will definitely not mount them behind the grill. I will make a mount like Shane has
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yea i had them lower man and i remember what you said about the closeness and height thing. no bueno por sheet.... so i put them there but they bounce around a tad but look good and do the job!!!
If they are bouncing it is because the grille and shell isn’t strong enough by itself, could cause the plastic to crack in the future.
Anyway to support it some, maybe a strap, connected to the frame/bumper, whatever, and comes up to support under the lights ?
The looks is good IMHO, as I said different than others.
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If they are bouncing it is because the grille and shell isn’t strong enough by itself, could cause the plastic to crack in the future.
Anyway to support it some, maybe a strap, connected to the frame/bumper, whatever, and comes up to support under the lights ?
The looks is good IMHO, as I said different than others.
yea tomorrow before work im going to see if i can add support. idk if you are falimiar with rear hitches but they usually come with like a 1"x2" plate to kinda spread the load out i was thinking like that or plumers tape or something cuz i am worried about the grill cracking. well see tomorrow. thanks for the heads up tho man....
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well there is no way to support its the whole panel in front that shakes. does anyone know or have any mounts or would want to make mounts for me??? let me know a price or if you wanna donate to the cause haha
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An idea… what if ?
Take a 1.25” tube or even fly stock and run it at the same height as the bottom of the grille.
Mount it to the bumper with flat stock folded under the bumpers rear edge and add tabs to the top of the bar where you want the lights.

I have seen someone on here that has a similar setup but can’t remember who.

Just thinking out loud.
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whats fly stock? i dont follow your idea at all haha...
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whats fly stock? i dont follow your idea at all haha...
LoL… Spl Chk doesn’t correct grammer; it was suppose to be flat stock.

Sorry for the confusion.

The idea is just mount a pice of steel on top of the bumper in front of the grille, mount the light to it !
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ok welli have seen that before. what does it mount to and can it be made without a welder?
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What does it mount to and can it be made without a welder?
It will need to mount to the Steel portion of the Bumper, or if you can get creative you can design a mounting system that will go to the frame. Most light bars mount through the Tow Ring Holes. check the web for Front Mounted Light Bars.

Yes and no on the welding !

Yes, take some FLAT Stock, a bar of steel, cut it to fit the length you are looking for, maybe the width of the grille opening; (S1).
Cut some smaller lengths (S2) that need to be mounted to the bumper (might be a good idea to get the grille shell out of the way.
Drill some holes in the bumper and on both ends the S2 smaller lengths of flat stock; for mounting S2 to the bumper. the position of the S2 Smaller Lengths will depend on where you want the lights and what is under the steel portion of the bumper.
Steel piece S1 can be drilled to match the holes in S2 after S2 has been positioned on the Bumper.
All can be bolted together; after you have cleaned up the edges, rounded the corners and smoothed the drill holes, remember QUALITY First.
You will need to paint the pieces after trial fit; use a good quality Etching Primer, then a good quality Paint from the same manufacturer as the primer. I use DuPont, good stuff.
The Hardware will also need to be painted but it will rust, easiest way to fix that is use stainless steel, even S/S will rust some so don’t be surprised but it will be a lot less than std steel.
Bolt it back together after painting and you have a light bar for the front.

No, welding it all together will make for a stronger unit, no rusting in the hardware department at all and once will should give you years of life. This process will take most of the steps above but no drilling for bolts except the Bumper mounting or maybe some clamps like UnderDogs stuff. Underdog-performance.com
Maybe you can make the pieces and then have a friend weld it up, best done will the parts on the truck.

I’m sure you get the idea, but this is just a quick run through on how to make a quick light bar mounted to the bumper. Chk out UnderDog’s Light Tab, make something along that lines but bent up some to raise the light to the grille level.

if this is confusing sorry, I am doing this when I just got up, no coffee, so keep your mind open. You appear to be mechanical enough to mount the lights to start with so" you can do it”.

Good Luck,

Here are a few location and parts to look at: (Pics aren’t the best but you get the idea).

http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...42810bf2307cbf

http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...42810bf2307cbf

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cool ma yea i got the idea.. its a little confusing but i got it. to hold the the tabs that so behin the grill to the flat stock on front i can just ise the light mount to hold them together huh?
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Either make it like the pictures or buy one similar.

Good Luck with it.
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I know old thread...

Hey Curt, I just got a welder a month or so ago if you are looking to get something put together.
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yea totally i am. what can you make???
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