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I'm debating whether I want to put lights on a prerunner bumper up front or behind my grill. I'm thinking about Hella Black Magics which I believe are something like 3" deep. I'd rather put them behind the grill so I don't risk breaking them or getting them stolen off the bumper. I'm just curious as to whether this really affects light output or whether it poses problems in terms of clearance with radiator and such. I know I've seen a lot of trucks with lights behind the grill but alot of them are street queens - I'm actually gonna need these lights. By the way I have a billet grill. Input?
 

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just figure on getting half the light output, since half of it is gonna be blocked. look into a Thule or Yakima bar mounted over the cab with lights on it.
 

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I've got a pair of those exact lights but mine are on the front of my bumper. The grille on the Tacos has pretty wide bars on it so it's going to cut down on the light for sure.
 

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I have a really nice mount I made for mine that shines out of the lower valence. PM me or e-mail me I will reply with pics.. (i'm on my other computer right now)

This way I am not blocking flow to the radiator, or light on the backside of the grill.

I have however seen them where they cut out the grill... I don't know how the grills are designed as I don't hae a billet grill, but that may or may not be an option if the grill could be able to support itself with holes in it.... just a thought
 

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Matt said:
I've got a pair of those exact lights but mine are on the front of my bumper. The grille on the Tacos has pretty wide bars on it so it's going to cut down on the light for sure.
I have a billet grille which will allow more light through I think. Actually, I'm thinking I'm gonna go with the Hella 500s, considering they're like $130 cheaper than the Black Magics.
 

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I found my 500's on Ebay for 50 bucks plus 15 for shipping.. got them brand new and I love em.. Just hope you don't have a cracked lense too soon as they are about 20 to get em replaced. ;)
 

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I found my 500's on Ebay for 50 bucks plus 15 for shipping.. got them brand new and I love em.. Just hope you don't have a cracked lense too soon as they are about 20 to get em replaced. ;)
Yah my friend has them and I was really surprised at how bright they are. Now I just need to figure out if I'm gonna lose half that light by putting them behind my grill....
 

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lights behind grill which model?

BajaRnr12 said:
I'm debating whether I want to put lights on a prerunner bumper up front or behind my grill. I'm thinking about Hella Black Magics which I believe are something like 3" deep. I'd rather put them behind the grill so I don't risk breaking them or getting them stolen off the bumper. I'm just curious as to whether this really affects light output or whether it poses problems in terms of clearance with radiator and such. I know I've seen a lot of trucks with lights behind the grill but alot of them are street queens - I'm actually gonna need these lights. By the way I have a billet grill. Input?
hi, I'm on a shoe string budget, but would really like some accessory fog/driving lights behind the grill......I saw some pre-drilled holes on the frame and some on the bottom of the bumper....
any recs on best place(and type of light to attach?
~how about hella ff50 or hella "street scene-oval 3.5", see link below for picture
http://www.autoanything.com/products/product_sp.aspx?p_id=1694&se=street_scene_driving_light_3_5_oval

I would appreciate any wisdom or recs on best place to place them and what type works well....for under 75 bucks....also any links are appreciated!
2001 taco x-cab 2.7L 4x4
 
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