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Old 11-15-2012, 07:52 PM
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Default Off -road lights?!?!

heyy guys, i just bought 8 hella 500 series offroad lights. want to mount 4 across my front grill. i got some nice ideas for mounting from some you guys, but i want to mount some on my roof. need an idea for a small roof rack. something i can buy/ make. just something to mount lights too. thanks!.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:19 AM
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Wow 8 500's? Please post some pics when everything is completed. You should swap oh the bulbs for HID's when you get a chance, increase in brightness as well as you save some power, 8 500's with 55 watt halogens I believe would be a constant draw of around 32 amps which Is pretty substantial, either way it's going to be sweet!
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: Off -road lights?!?!

expo roof rack..can pick up cheap at junk yard..cut to size..8 self tappers some caulk..golden. pm me i have an expo roof rack on my truck i installed in about an hour.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:07 PM
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Expo rack would be your best bet and real easy to do. Here's mine
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:16 PM
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i have an expo rack on my shell with 4 procomps.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:04 PM
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Thanks guys. helped alot. love the pics.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:15 PM
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what did you decide?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:36 PM
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can i buy then offline?
just look up expo rack?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:38 PM
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go to a junkyard and pull one. theyre like 30 bucks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:45 PM
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i have an expo rack on my shell with 4 procomps.
How did you attach the rack to the shell? I assume you used some sort of bracing on the underside.


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Old 11-16-2012, 04:52 PM
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nah my shell is pretty strong as is. drilled holes and bolted it up. still have to redo it with silicone tho. i dont plan on putting much up there, did it for the lights and probably a basket with my spare.
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