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    Default Extra lighting

    I was looking today for a place to add a set of lights but there isn't really any space that I can think of. What have ya'll done for this besides adding a light bar or anything like that? I look behind the grill but there isn't much room and the cross bars on the grill wouldn't let much light through.Click image for larger version. 

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    something ive been looking at is a Carr light bar....

    http://www.autoanything.com/lights/69A6150A0A0.aspx

    enkei avalanche has one and likes it, and i talked to a guy today that has it on his jeep and he loves it. seems solidly built and its kinda stealth, not super noticeable.

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    I have seen guys put these behind the grill, They fit between the bars. I have also seen then installed in the top slots in the bumper, just above the front license plate. (chrome on your truck) I have also seen them installed above the tow hooks. http://www.piaa.com/automotive-lamps/halogen-2100.html . They measure 2 1/8" in height. These measure 2 1/16" in height http://www.piaa.com/automotive-lamps/halogen-2000.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I have seen guys put these behind the grill, They fit between the bars. I have also seen then installed in the top slots in the bumper, just above the front license plate. (chrome on your truck) I have also seen them installed above the tow hooks. http://www.piaa.com/automotive-lamps/halogen-2100.html . They measure 2 1/8" in height. These measure 2 1/16" in height http://www.piaa.com/automotive-lamps/halogen-2000.html
    I'd love to see a pic of those installed in the bumper slots...

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    I have school on thursday night. The guy that has them is not in my class this semester. But, I will see if I can find his truck on campus and take a few pics

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    I like the first set you sent I'll check them out. There is a tiny slot they might fit in. I don't really care for that Carr light bar it looks weak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I have school on thursday night. The guy that has them is not in my class this semester. But, I will see if I can find his truck on campus and take a few pics
    Thanks, Pikey!

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    We used to sell and install those at our shop and then we stopped. There is normally only one reason a shop stops selling an item...that's my input on those flimsy, worthless light bars lol.

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    It's not that they aren't strong. They definitely are not rigid. We got a lot of complaints about light movement going down the road.

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    Yeah I'm starting to look into some LEDs. I could definitely see how there would be light movement especially on a not so smooth road.

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