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Old 01-24-2010, 07:59 PM
myoung myoung is offline
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Default newly Painted grill and offroad lights question

I painted my grill this weekend...finally got rid of that nasty faded look it had before.

I want to put some offroad lights behind the grill, but I'm afraid it would melt the plastic. Would a 100W light melt the grille?

2002 Ranger XLT stepside
4.0L V6 SOHC
245/75R16 on stock 16x7 rims
L/S 8.8" 4.10 gears
Torreador Red
Painted Grill
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:01 PM
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negative ghost rider.. they wont melt the plastic. i've got 2 130w kc slimlights behind my grille and they've never given any sign of melting. although they do melt the faces off oncoming traffic.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:13 PM
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^^^^^ hahaha

x2 They won't melt the plastic and the grill looks 10x better
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:34 AM
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Welcome to the painted grille club. Makes a world of difference, doesn't it.

edgeman4.0 speaks with wisdom, you'll be fine with them behind the grill. If you're still worried about it, you can go with some 55w Hellas. They don't melt the faces off of oncoming traffic, but they do give them a nice tan. This mod looks really good on the Toreador Red, too!

02 Ranger XLT 4x4 Off Road, 4.0L SOHC, Automatic, 8.8 4.10 LS, Super-Cab, 3" Body Lift, 33x12.5x15 BFG All Terrains on 15x8 M/T Classic IIs, 5K 55w Heads, 5K 35w fogs, custom front skid plate, various other goodies.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:25 AM
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that does look good but you better not let any of those peta puffers see this pic they will get you for running over a cat. lol jk i like your truck
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:18 AM
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Grille looks better

mcpink has some pictures of his lights behind his grille
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