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LED lightbar install

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by NickStorey, July 25, 2015.

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    1. NickStorey

      NickStorey New Member

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      hey guys, I found a good deal on a 22 inch lightbar, and I want to mount one in behind my grill, anyone done this before? Is 22 going to fit? Im out if town and not near my X, its a (05 XLT) if anyone has any suggestions, tips, etc or even a picture with the grill off so I can grt an idea if where the mounting points are, I cant find any pics like that, its much appreciated!

      Thanks guys
       
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    3. 94xlt4.0

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      i know this thread is a little old but I have a 32" light bar behind the grill of my 02. I had to make some brackets to extend the core support out about 2 inches per side but it fits.
       
    4. NickStorey

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      Do you have any pictures? Now that I have the 24 on I want more bright its not enough lol
       
    5. FirefighterJose

      FirefighterJose Elite Explorer

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      You can fit a 52" bar above the windshield. Curved would be cool.
      I've been thinking about it, but I also run a lot of back country roads where
      it would actually be useful.
       
    6. TechGuru

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      Want lots of light? Put 55 watt 4300K HID's in your high beams.

       
      Last edited: October 15, 2015
    7. 94xlt4.0

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      here's some installed pics of my 32" behind the grill
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      I like this idea, looks good.
      But does having it begins ur grill disturb the light output?
       
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      The light output is fine through the billet grill, I have a 32 inch on the bumper of my Bronco 2 and I don't notice a difference between the 2. I'll try to get some night pictures with it on
       
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      On the push bar.

      [​IMG]
       
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      I have a 32" on mine in the lower grill. To mount it i used 1 3/4"X 6?X 5/16". I used the bolt on the lower bumper crash bar. Then cut the rubber air dam to fit the bar in and wired it up. Its not moving and i know its secure. I used security bolts on the mounts to discourage people from stealing the bar
       
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      I've recently got such an LED Lightbar from Ledoutfitters website. It is a really great thing. Thank you for the replies here, they were very useful for me too
       
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