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RangerLuc 02-05-2010 02:03 PM

KC daylighters
 
im about to buy 2 6" 130w kc daylighter lights but i want to mount them behind my grill. i can do this right?

2007BlackFX4 02-05-2010 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RangerLuc (Post 64131)
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!
P.S. - expect this thread to be moved to the "Exterior Tech" section

RangerLuc 02-06-2010 08:00 AM

alright man will do. they should be here in a week.

Fx4wannabe01 02-06-2010 01:49 PM

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).

RangerLuc 02-07-2010 10:43 PM

what if i repaint the grill with high heat paint? will that help?

greyghost 02-07-2010 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RangerLuc (Post 65639)
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.

Fx4wannabe01 02-08-2010 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by RangerLuc (Post 65639)
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.

RangerLuc 02-08-2010 10:29 AM

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?

Smokey 02-08-2010 01:29 PM

You might be able to fit em on your stock bumper. Not sure tho.
Sorry, that doesn't really help. :D

greyghost 02-08-2010 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by RangerLuc (Post 65795)
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.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...ight-tabs.html

Gearhead299 02-08-2010 02:33 PM

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

RangerJustin 02-08-2010 04:02 PM

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:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...G/IMG_1622.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...G/IMG_2251.jpg

90 degree bend with a hole drilled in each side. Just take bolt out line up tab and put bolt back in place.

Fx4wannabe01 02-08-2010 04:02 PM

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...

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...G/IMG_2306.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...G/IMG_2304.jpg

Here's detailed pics of my old setup...
http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/PC170058.jpg
http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/PC170052.jpg
http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/PC170056.jpg

surfer03133 02-08-2010 04:35 PM

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

RangerJustin 02-08-2010 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 (Post 65991)
Edit: ^^^Dangit Justin! lol!



Too slow...hehe


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