Originally Posted by Howler_GT
I am a bit surprised you didn't chime in earlier in the thread.
Unless I'm responding to an IM or a post in my build thread, I really haven't had the time to browse the forum here. I took a look around this weekend after I was invited by DubyaJ to comment on his review and saw this.
There are a few other threads I would have liked to comment on (since my name was brought up) but there's really no sense in it now... too much time has passed.
Mounted some cheapie AutoZone lights on the bullbar, and not surprisingly, those tabs are useless 1/8" steel with the same hydraulic punched holes as the rest of the original set-up.
So its off to the perverbial drawing board for those too. Maybe something that doesn't have a mile-wide hole to mount lights. Most off-road lights hardware diameter is directly proportional to weight.
And there is no way you would mount a light that would have that diameter mounting hardware on those THIN tabs. The weight of the lights themselves would bent the <expletive> out of them. Let alone and shake/vibration from even the smoothest of roads.
Anyone who has one of these bars will agree.
Mine has done okay with the Hella Micro FF's that I mounted. They aren't huge, and mount a fairly wide base with a single 3/8" bolt, IIRC.
I did, however, crank the snot out of the bracket attachment bolts before mounting the lights, and may
have adjusted the lights for aim by bending the tabs.