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Who has mounted a lightbar behind your grille?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ToyotaTundraMike, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Aug 11, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    So I'm off my feet for the next few weeks with a fractured ankle and decided to start planning/ordering parts for my next few mods. Not my ideal way to spend 50% of my paid vacation but might as well make the most of it!

    First on my list is to add a LED lightbar behind my TRD Pro grille.

    My questions to those who have mounted a lightbar behind the grille already:

    1. What size lightbar did you use?
    2. What brackets did you use to mount it?
    3. How did you wire it up?

    If there is a DIY thread already on this please link!
     
  2. Aug 11, 2016 at 7:57 AM
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    I'm positive there is a thread on this, just to lazy to find it. Very self explanatory though.I just popped my grill off, lined everything up, shimmed the bar and used some self tapping screws. Bar I bought had a harness with relay come with. Routed that bitch through the firewall and bam, had a light bar. bar is a 30 inch.

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  3. Aug 11, 2016 at 8:05 AM
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  4. Aug 11, 2016 at 8:28 AM
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    just like @Wilbur said this was a 40" Light bar I installed took about 40 minutes led bar.jpg
     
  5. Aug 11, 2016 at 9:49 PM
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    This is how i did mine. Put it in the bumper.

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  6. Aug 11, 2016 at 10:02 PM
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    Where did you find the illuminated Toyota Logo. I have only seen them in Japan.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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  8. Aug 12, 2016 at 5:25 AM
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  9. Aug 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM
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  10. Aug 17, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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  11. Aug 17, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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    i'll be installing a 30" blackened double row light bar behind a pro grille on friday.
     
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  12. Aug 17, 2016 at 3:19 PM
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    What bar you going with?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    I used a 40" bar, fit perfectly with the brackets that came with it. I think I put a couple washers under them to raise the light up a 1/4 inch.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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    it's a kodiak 30". i had never heard of them but a buddy of mine is sponsored by them and gave me a fantastic deal that i couldn't refuse. 5 years of replacement warranty and has cree led's.
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  15. Aug 17, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    I may do the same thing. I plan on mounting it behind my TRD Pro grill, but I had similar questions, so thanks for starting this thread.
     
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    Is the housing blacked out too? That looks good! Wish more companies would black it out inside, looks way better IMO.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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    yes sir. the backing and housing are all black which i hoped would help keep the bar relatively covert behind the grille.
     
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    Light bars are becoming like craft beers. There are always new ones coming out that you have never heard of.
     
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    Nice, I wasn't even aware anyone besides RIGID made a blacked out bar. That is definitely gonna look mean! Post up some pics when you're finished with install!

    Looks like my search continues because now I want a blacked out one! Think that would look a lot better with the blackout theme of my truck, plus it won't stand out as much like you say.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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    Mines a first gen but here's my light bar

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    rigid makes killer stuff but it doesn't come cheap. just after christmas i replaced my stock fog lights with a set of d2's and i love them but the little cubes cost more than double what i paid for that 30" kodiak.
    i should mention that i really don't expect the kodiak light bar to stack up against what a rigid can put out but it can't be far off either!
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    alright, so all in all it took about 3 hours to install top to bottom. i apologize for the shiddy photos but i assure you it looks very nice. overall i'm very happy with how it turned out!
    next up is a lift/level in the next couple of months. right now its looking like some 6112's.
     
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    Thanks for pics man! Looks badass! If you find time soon during the day I wouldn't mind seeing what it looks like turned off from a couple yards away with the whole front of the truck in the shot.

    Looks really stealthy on yours, but the trucks also black and there is low lighting as well!
     
  24. Aug 19, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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    for sure i will. i also crammed these photos down a bit so they weren't ridiculous huge, tomorrows will be better.
    i suppose it's like you would see with other trucks that have a light bar behind the grille, you kind of have to look for it then once you notice it seems obvious... only with this you see it a little bit less than normal :)
     
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