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2nd Gen Bumper Light Bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Barimpact, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Nov 29, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Barimpact

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    Hey everyone, has anyone put a light bar behind the hole in the front bumper? I thought this would be a popular mod for such a popular off road machine, but I can't seem to find no drill/bolt on brackets for them anywhere (for the 2nd gen). I know for the current gen 4Runner and Tacoma this is a super common mod, even among the mall rated breeds.

    Anyways, here's my questions:
    1) If you've got a light bar behind the bumper, post a picture and explain how you mounted it.
    2) If you have a link to somewhere that makes a bolt on bracket, post it for me please!
    3) If I were to fabricate no drill brackets to mount a light bar behind the bumper, would anyone be interested in buying them?

    Thanks in advance for the responses!

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  2. Nov 29, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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  3. Nov 29, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    I've seen these, they generally come with light bars when you buy them. I've just never been a big fan of them, and don't want to drill into the truck if I can avoid it. Thanks for the quick response though!
     
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    I have a 92 Toyota pickup so same as your 95 4runner and there isn't much for existing holes to mount a light bar in the gaps of the valance. I've lost the valance off my pickup on several wheeling trips. I don't know how well it would hold a light bar.
     
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  5. Nov 29, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Here's the holes I'm thinking of using for the brackets I'm fabbing up. I wouldn't plant anything onto the plastic valence if I wanted it to last lol

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  6. Nov 29, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    Well good luck with your fab project sounds like you had it figured out already.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    I've got a good idea of what I'd like to do. The main reason for starting the thread was to see if anyone else had a different solution, kind of pick the brains of others that have had and been around the trucks longer than me (only about 2 weeks now).
     
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    I would personally mount it up higher. Maybe behind the grill or come up with a custom grill with a light bar in it. Theres no protection for the light bar from the valence. They are flimsy as we have already established. And I feel you lose a lot of light spread having it mounted that low to the ground.
     

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