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Old 02-05-2010, 02:03 PM
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im about to buy 2 6" 130w kc daylighter lights but i want to mount them behind my grill. i can do this right?
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:37 PM
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im about to buy 2 6" 130w kc daylighter lights but i want to mount them behind my grill. i can do this right?
yes i'm pretty sure you can and please post picture of them at night. i am considering getting those exact lights and i wanna see how bright they are head on and also take a picture at night from inside your truck with only the KC's on. i wanna see how much the light stuff up! thanks man!
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:00 AM
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alright man will do. they should be here in a week.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:49 PM
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Got a billet grille? If not, better remove that plastic honeycomb or else it'll melt from the heat...


Daylighters are pretty damn fat...I don't think I've ever seen anyone mount Daylighters behind the grille because of it. If you wanna keep your honeycomb, you're better off getting like Hella 500's that are 55w. If you want brighter, replace that grille and run KC Slimlites(basically they're skinny Daylighters).
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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what if i repaint the grill with high heat paint? will that help?
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:50 PM
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what if i repaint the grill with high heat paint? will that help?
my guess the plastic grille would still melt under the heat from the lights.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:04 AM
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what if i repaint the grill with high heat paint? will that help?
It's still plastic and the risk of melting is still there.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:29 AM
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damn. well any other options? cuz there going to be here tomorrow. do you think they would look good mounted right in front of the grill?
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:29 PM
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You might be able to fit em on your stock bumper. Not sure tho.
Sorry, that doesn't really help.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:51 PM
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damn. well any other options?
you may be able to do something like surfer 03133 did on the front of his truck, you may have to drill a hole in the back of the bumper if there's not one on your truck already. here's a link so you can check out what he done.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:33 PM
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i don't know about your truck but mine had some easy to get to bolts in the back of the bumper, i just got some mounting tabs to put my daylighters in front of the grill
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Yes you have the easy mount option on your truck for in front of the grille, I cannot find any good pics showing it though:





90 degree bend with a hole drilled in each side. Just take bolt out line up tab and put bolt back in place.
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Edit: ^^^Dangit Justin! lol!




Hey Luc, remember my four lights I had on the front of mine?

I made brackets similar to a product www.stuffforyourranger.com sells. Except mine were made for Slimlites and theirs is made for daylighters. They mount to existing bumper hardware found on the backside of 98-05 trucks at the bottom of each corner of the grille. You can stick your finger between the bumper/grille gap and feel them.

RangerJustin has daylighter sized lights on the front of his using lighttabs and they ain't that bad looking...




Here's detailed pics of my old setup...


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go to home depot and they sell 90 degree steel, its like for bracketry and stuff on roofs. its really thick and is the perfect dimensions for the bumper. its also like $2 each so pretty cheap. you have the easy bolts like everyone said so you may just need to either drill out the brackets or add washers to compensate for two different sized holes
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Edit: ^^^Dangit Justin! lol!


Too slow...hehe
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