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LED light bar in front bumper

Hello - I posted this in another section but think I should've posted it here:
I've seen people put a 30inch light bar in the lower grill of their front bumper - I know Rough Country has a kit for the FJ. But, what do you guys think of a curved light bar instead of the straight one? Would it look out of place?
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Re: LED light bar in front bumper

It's so low on the vehicle, you won't notice the appearance either way. I know I'm losing some light, but I've been happy with my stealth install behind the OEM grille insert. Wouldn't work as well with a curved bar, but when the state inspector doesn't see it, it can simplify things.




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It's so low on the vehicle, you won't notice the appearance either way. I know I'm losing some light, but I've been happy with my stealth install behind the OEM grille insert. Wouldn't work as well with a curved bar, but when the state inspector doesn't see it, it can simplify things.

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I was also thinking about taking off (for lack of a better word) the mesh piece in front and making it more flush with the bumper
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Re: LED light bar in front bumper

I don't think a curved would be a good option for the grille, curved is fine for the roof as the roof line is curved but the grill is flat so fitting a curved bar behind it will loose the edges. That said it will also cast light out at an angle from the edges but that will most likely be blocked by the bumper.
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I don't think a curved would be a good option for the grille, curved is fine for the roof as the roof line is curved but the grill is flat so fitting a curved bar behind it will loose the edges. That said it will also cast light out at an angle from the edges but that will most likely be blocked by the bumper.
Interesting point - how drastic are the curves on light bars?
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Re: LED light bar in front bumper

Just a thought. If the light bar curve extends out near the edge of the bumper you'll be exposed to terrible parkers hitting it.
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I wanted wide lights, so I cut out the grill and stuck my SS6 lights out through it. My bumper doesn't block it at all and the light spread is almost 180 degrees. It's amazing. My IPF lights provide the driving light function.
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Re: LED light bar in front bumper

RC 30" Black single row. I like it.
Their newer style single row bars use 5W LED's, I think the double row bars use 3W.

https://www.roughcountry.com/30-inch...r-70730bl.html

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Here's the RC kit with the old-style dual row bar (chrome or black):
https://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-...it-70650c.html
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Interesting point - how drastic are the curves on light bars?
They match the curve of the roofline (above the windshield).

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Hello - I posted this in another section but think I should've posted it here:
I've seen people put a 30inch light bar in the lower grill of their front bumper - I know Rough Country has a kit for the FJ. But, what do you guys think of a curved light bar instead of the straight one? Would it look out of place?
What advantage do you see to a curved bar? If it is related to the field of light, you can buy a straight bar that is spot/flood combo to project a wider field of light.

I have a 31" spot/flood combo, single-row, inside my tube bumper. It is a cheap Chinese light, but has worked flawless for about 4 years.
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