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Unread 12-14-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Lights on front bumper... airflow problem?

I have a couple 6" low profile lights, basically a pair of knockoff Hella 500 FF's. They'll fit perfectly mounted to the lip of the bumper right in front of the grill, but should I be worried about how much airflow these are potentially going to block? I just put in a brand new mopar cooling fan, but don't want to push my luck too much. Has anyone running a similar setup run into any cooling problems or has it been just fine? I'll take experience and speculation here

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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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i cant see if being a problem or any worse than having a winch so i think ull be ok

and where in tampa u at
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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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I have two 6" lights similar to what you have on my front bumper and have had no air flow problems that i notice. I think that the electric fan pulls enough air through the radiator regardless of how many lights are on the bumper.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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I have 2 6" hellas on my bumper, no problems that i notice, and i notice a lot of **** lol
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Unread 12-14-2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, all, I'll be putting these lights on soon. Also, I'm just a few minutes north of USF in tampa.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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I have a couple light mounted on my brush guard right in front of my grille and I havent had any problems.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #7
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got the iceland bumper and haven't cut lower vents in it and have the winch on front, no overheating
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Unread 12-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #8
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The early ZJs came with the option of having auxiliary lights factory-mounted in front of the grille.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #9
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Im going to disagree W/ everyone thus far, based on geography. The southernmost state these replies came from is North Carolina, a world of difference from Tampa. It gets HOT in Florida. When I went surfing at Treasure Island and got stuck at the bridge I could see my temp. rise. That was in a mustang w/ no blockage to the radiator.
I would find another way to mount them to the bumper without blocking the rad.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 10:08 PM   #10
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I had the 700FF's which are 7" and I had no problem with airflow.
The problem I did have was they wobbled horribly. Make some brackets if you plan on putting them there, not bolted directly to the bumper cover
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Im going to disagree W/ everyone thus far, based on geography. The southernmost state these replies came from is North Carolina, a world of difference from Tampa. It gets HOT in Florida. When I went surfing at Treasure Island and got stuck at the bridge I could see my temp. rise. That was in a mustang w/ no blockage to the radiator.
I would find another way to mount them to the bumper without blocking the rad.
I have 3 Hella 500s right in the center of my grille on my bumper and have had zero problems during the hottest of days in July/August (around 100*F). Never overheated.
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I have 3 Hella 500s right in the center of my grille on my bumper and have had zero problems during the hottest of days in July/August (around 100*F). Never overheated.
Was that in Indy or Bama? It STAYS 100plus in Tampa during summer, all summer.
Maybe I just had a bad year there.
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Im going to disagree W/ everyone thus far, based on geography. The southernmost state these replies came from is North Carolina, a world of difference from Tampa. It gets HOT in Florida. When I went surfing at Treasure Island and got stuck at the bridge I could see my temp. rise. That was in a mustang w/ no blockage to the radiator.
I would find another way to mount them to the bumper without blocking the rad.
sitting on a bridge with a motor idling in 100+* weather n the temp going up has othing to do with the lights being in front of the rad. unless you have a piece of wood or plate blocking the grill COMPLETELY, it isn't going to effect it.
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Was that in Indy or Bama? It STAYS 100plus in Tampa during summer, all summer.
Maybe I just had a bad year there.
That's in Alabama. It doesn't get 100 until about July, but its still pretty hot the rest of the summer. All in all, I don't think 2 lights are going to cause you any problems.
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