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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

    94xlt4.0 New Member

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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

    NickStorey New Member

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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

    94xlt4.0 New Member

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    here's some installed pics of my 32" behind the grill
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  8. morziac

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    I like this idea, looks good.
    But does having it begins ur grill disturb the light output?
     
  9. SPSully

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  10. 94xlt4.0

    94xlt4.0 New Member

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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
     
  11. DEEZ-67

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    On the push bar.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. jayyzar

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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
     
  13. Hyaena

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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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