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Old 02-17-2016, 07:00 AM
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I like the way you did it, I just decided to go with a single row so it would fit in there, which it does perfectly
How did you mount your pods ? and are they flush and do they shake when you're going down the road
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:07 PM
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I just got light pods for my 98. How did you wire yours? And do you think that the grill is strong enough to hold them if I drilled into it to mount them?
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:10 AM
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I just got light pods for my 98. How did you wire yours? And do you think that the grill is strong enough to hold them if I drilled into it to mount them?
I wouldn't drill into the grille, they will be shaky. I'd definitely find somewhere else to put them (between tow hooks, in fog light holes in valence, etc.)

I just tapped into my bars wiring to keep it all one switch, just bumped the fuse and switch amp up a bit.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:56 AM
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Whats the specs on your light bar? You sold me on the idea with how bright it is.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:06 AM
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Just did this today. I got some long bolts and bolted it to the top piece. I got a 06 ranger
would really like some pics of how you mounted it. I have the same grille and would like to do the same!
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:43 AM
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Whats the specs on your light bar? You sold me on the idea with how bright it is.
Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KYD...ywords=shanren

It's just a cheap China bar. But it's bright and no moisture has gotten in it. So I'm pleased with it.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:54 PM
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I wouldn't drill into the grille, they will be shaky. I'd definitely find somewhere else to put them (between tow hooks, in fog light holes in valence, etc.)

I just tapped into my bars wiring to keep it all one switch, just bumped the fuse and switch amp up a bit.
Okay thank you. But how did you wire the bar? Did you run wires or is there a wire already there for fog lights?
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:06 PM
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Okay thank you. But how did you wire the bar? Did you run wires or is there a wire already there for fog lights?
I ran wires because I've got factory fog lights. I added an aftermarket switch for my bar and pods.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:06 PM
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I ran wires because I've got factory fog lights.
Okay thanks
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:49 AM
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2006_FX4 - I did some research, looked/poked around my Ranger on a rare warm February day and I believe mine would be the same exact setup. I see what you mean by having the whittle the plastic center brace. There seems to be a little less than 2" of clearance as is.

My next question is, was there a reason why you purchased this length lightbar? Was it just the most economical for the length of lightbar? I'd like to see if I can get a light that spans almost the full length of the grill... which I forgot the write down the measurements but I believe was somewhere around 30".
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:45 PM
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2006_FX4 - I did some research, looked/poked around my Ranger on a rare warm February day and I believe mine would be the same exact setup. I see what you mean by having the whittle the plastic center brace. There seems to be a little less than 2" of clearance as is. My next question is, was there a reason why you purchased this length lightbar? Was it just the most economical for the length of lightbar? I'd like to see if I can get a light that spans almost the full length of the grill... which I forgot the write down the measurements but I believe was somewhere around 30".
I got that one because it was cheap, had adjustable mounting points and it fit inside the grille slat really well. I think with the 30" you will lose some light on either side of the grille.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:03 AM
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I got that one because it was cheap, had adjustable mounting points and it fit inside the grille slat really well. I think with the 30" you will lose some light on either side of the grille.
Do you think I would even with my lame honeycomb grill?

I see what you're saying with yours since you have those 2 plastic "columns" before it has the honeycomb pattern on either side.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:44 AM
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Do you think I would even with my lame honeycomb grill?

I see what you're saying with yours since you have those 2 plastic "columns" before it has the honeycomb pattern on either side.
I've seen people put light pods or the halogen round ones behind their honey comb grills and it looked pretty nice.
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:00 PM
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I hope to have mine mounted begin the grill later tonight. I've got everything laying out ready to go in and the grille off just got to mount it.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:33 AM
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I have some trim pieces to fab where I cut the grille out and I need to re aim them but it is in.
Makes the factory lights look like a candle.
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