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post #1 of 11 Old 07-15-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Mounting fog lights to bumper??

Pretty much straight forward. I have a pair of Hella fogs installed on my stock bumper, they are mounted directly to the plastic portion then into the bumper mounts. I have a new bumper coming and want to mount them to it aswell, can I just drill out the holes in the new bumper or is it better to get some sort of brackets to mount the fogs to the bumper instead of cutting holes into a brand new bumper?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-15-2013, 01:58 PM
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Depending on the design of the new bumper, you can make a custom bracket to mount the lights to an existing hole but it would be easier to drill holes in the new bumper.
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Looks like I'm going to end up drilling out holes to mount them
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Yeah if you must then drilling holes to add an accessories is really no big deal. Just take your time in finding the ideal spot for them. Also remember to prep the drilled holes with something to stop rust from forming.
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Yeah if you must then drilling holes to add an accessories is really no big deal. Just take your time in finding the ideal spot for them. Also remember to prep the drilled holes with something to stop rust from forming.
What would be the best way to prep them. I was thinking just drilling the holes out then hitting them with a good primer and then paint. I almost don't want the lights mounted on the bumper, wish there was another place to mount them.
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You could the get the windshield mounts and put them there. http://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Ridge-1...d+light+mounts
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You could mountem on 1-1/2x3/16x 12"- mild steel bar, just bend/drill/paint/mount

There are two lower mount holes on the rt/lft frames-



They won't work with stock bumper-

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What would be the best way to prep them. I was thinking just drilling the holes out then hitting them with a good primer and then paint...
Yeah thatís what I would do too; just make sure to use something like lacquer thinner to make sure the holes are oil free before paint.
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Not shilling Quadratec, but they have a pair of light brackets you can use. I believe they attach to the frame behind and below the grille.

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Drilling a new bumper is always a dilemma...if the new bumper is powder coated, it's gonna chip and rust eventually. Decide the best placement for the lights(for your driving), prep as well as possible, a rubber washer between the light mount and bumper could help too....then just keep the bumper "touched up" with a rattle can.
As mentioned above, there are light mounts for just about everything, I have a set of the mounts that Q-tec sells, they mount on the bar in front of the radiator, behind the grill. They rusted too....

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Drilling a new bumper is always a dilemma...if the new bumper is powder coated, it's gonna chip and rust eventually. Decide the best placement for the lights(for your driving), prep as well as possible, a rubber washer between the light mount and bumper could help too....then just keep the bumper "touched up" with a rattle can.
As mentioned above, there are light mounts for just about everything, I have a set of the mounts that Q-tec sells, they mount on the bar in front of the radiator, behind the grill. They rusted too....
The new bumper is Powder coated so I have decided to order a front bumper light bar from Olympic 4x4 that already has tabs for mounting lights
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