1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Rigid 360 6 inch as ditch lights..gut check fail.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by jack bauer1, May 20, 2020.

  1. May 20, 2020 at 4:12 PM
    #1
    jack bauer1

    jack bauer1 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Member:
    #7014
    Messages:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    Could very well have been the quarantine that got the better of me, but I failed and now need feedback to revamp the project, properly.

    I really wanted large circular lights for forward lighting off the a-pillar. I bought the most heavy ditch light brackets I could find, SDHQ and drilled an extra hole so that each Rigid 6 inch light would get two bolts though the mount. It shakes..even when slamming the door and when driving on road. Can't even image how bad it would be off road. The lights are not moving, it's the ditch brackets vibrating. The lights are just too heavy, about 3 lbs a pop. I should have known better.

    Moving on...I am now looking at getting the squadron pros, they are reported to be only 12 ounces each. Can I please get some firsthand feedback on those who runs those as ditch lights to see if they shake or vibe? Or other light suggestion are welcome as well. This is cross posted to the other site as well.
    IMG_5467.jpg IMG_5441.jpg
     
  2. May 21, 2020 at 6:50 AM
    #2
    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Member:
    #6172
    Messages:
    2,616
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5
    Slightly modded
    Wouldn’t a light that big block your view anyway?
     
  3. May 21, 2020 at 6:51 AM
    #3
    Wcslv

    Wcslv New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2020
    Member:
    #13713
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    19 TRD PRO
    Totally opposite of your idea.
    97FEAECA-11F1-4650-90B1-32D6A0CC3C03.jpg
     
    4FSAKE and SlvrSlug like this.
  4. May 21, 2020 at 7:44 AM
    #4
    jack bauer1

    jack bauer1 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Member:
    #7014
    Messages:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    Not too bad and I could live with it.
    A-pillar blocks out a lot.
     
  5. May 21, 2020 at 8:13 AM
    #5
    Agent_Outside

    Agent_Outside New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Member:
    #8098
    Messages:
    733
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2011 T4R Limited
    Easy fix, if you can weld. Add some ribbing and gussets to the bracket to make them solid.
     
  6. May 21, 2020 at 8:25 AM
    #6
    jack bauer1

    jack bauer1 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Member:
    #7014
    Messages:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    I wish, but no welding here.
    I really like the lights and the output is exactly what I was after.
    I wish I knew a shop that could fab something for me to make these lights work. I do wonder if the weight could compromise (over time) the hood hinge threads and have the darn bolts pull out.
     
  7. May 21, 2020 at 7:44 PM
    #7
    jack bauer1

    jack bauer1 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Member:
    #7014
    Messages:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    These lights, harness, and covers are now for sale listed in the for sale section.
     
  8. May 22, 2020 at 4:43 AM
    #8
    kbp810

    kbp810 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2019
    Member:
    #8935
    Messages:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah, I would just get a set of Squadron Pros, or other pod light like a Rigid D2. Either will throw plenty of light down the trail. The big round lights seem to be better suited for bumper mounting.
     
    jack bauer1 [OP] and SlvrSlug like this.
  9. May 22, 2020 at 7:02 AM
    #9
    fajitas21

    fajitas21 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2016
    Member:
    #2395
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    Collierville, TN
    Vehicle:
    2020 ORP
    Custom scratches
    Alternative idea, add a front bumper like a SSO Hybrid and get some tube mounts, mount those giant lights on the front grill. Won't reflect light off hood and you'll be plenty sturdy.
     
    jack bauer1 [OP] likes this.
  10. May 22, 2020 at 7:29 AM
    #10
    jack bauer1

    jack bauer1 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Member:
    #7014
    Messages:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    Want to keep the bumper stock.
    If the lights don't sell I may look into the Rago grille bar mount and mount the lights in front of the grille. I need access to run covers.
     
    4FSAKE and SlvrSlug like this.
  11. May 22, 2020 at 8:49 AM
    #11
    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Member:
    #6172
    Messages:
    2,616
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5
    Slightly modded
    This is what I was thinking.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top