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Old 06-17-2017, 10:05 AM
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Pictures: In Bumper LED Light Bar (zRoadz)

Yesterday I installed the ZroadZ 12 inch light bar (ordered Tuesday, arrived Friday via Fedex / free shipping)...

Everything you need (and more) is supplied in the kit (I wired it to up-fitter #2).

I have the proximity cruise and was unsure of the fit, but took a chance (w/ the agreement that I could return it if it didn't fit or I didn't like it). I trimmed the side of the proximity cover slightly (once everything is back in place you can't even see where I trimmed it), I felt trimming the cover was necessary to prevent the zroadz light bar / heat sink from hitting the proximity cover.

Installation wise the ZroadZ wiring harness is included (switch and relay) and are high quality) but you don't need them...just run the wire from the lights, to a ground and connect the (red) hot to an up-fitter....

you DONT need to use the ZroadZ fuse, relay or switch (since the up-fitters have all that incorporated into the wiring/box).

I kept the zroadz inline fuse and grounded to an existing factory ground (close to the up-fitter stub wires/fuse box) on the drivers side fender.

you'll do best to remove the grill, but its not completely necessary....and you'll want to remove the proximity cruise/radar cover (makes mounting the light bar easier)...and you'll have to trim the radar cover a little.

initially the BEAM pattern of the light bar seems kinda narrow (but I went for a short cruise on a dark / narrow road w/ all the other lights off) and realized there was more side light projected than I thought.

I think it looks MUCH nicer than the black hole (w/out a front tag)....over all I'm pleased.





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That looks nice!
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Amazing... going on my short list of mods$$$$$$$$
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Looks great! Thanks for posting. Is there only room for a 12" light bar there?

Back in the day (2009) when I got my Raptor I talked to Rigid about making a light kit to fit that hole in the Raptor/F-150 and they did. For their 20" light bar.

I was possibly the first to do that and many, many have done it since.
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Looks great! Thanks for posting. Is there only room for a 12" light bar there?
with the proximity cruise control (box) on the drivers side, the largest light bar that will fit (centered in the bumper) is 12 inches.
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12" for $200?? better put out some light!
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12" for $200?? better put out some light!
so its probably not for you then.

considering that a 10" Rigid Industries will run $400 (retail) / 300+ (street),
I don't think the pricing is out of line....theyre specs (5780 lumens) and warranty are in in line w/ the zROADz (5800 lumens / lifetime warranty)

you can buy the 12' light bar from zROADz for $139

feel free to make your own bracket, design your packaging, put up a website, market it and include shipping (good luck w/ dat).
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so its probably not for you then.

considering that a 10" Rigid Industries will run $400 (retail) / 300+ (street),
I don't think the pricing is out of line....theyre specs (5780 lumens) and warranty are in in line w/ the zROADz (5800 lumens / lifetime warranty)

you can buy the 12' light bar from zROADz for $139

feel free to make your own bracket, design your packaging, put up a website, market it and include shipping (good luck w/ dat).
Bc you know all about me....lol. Its not for me bc I don't just shell out cash for something I believe is a bit overpriced? and i just read an "ok" review? Some people are conscious of their money and don't just hand it out. lol
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Bc you know all about me....lol. Its not for me bc I don't just shell out cash for something I believe is a bit overpriced? and i just read an "ok" review? Some people are conscious of their money and don't just hand it out. lol
ah yes you're smarter than the rest of us...feel free to offer up a better solution...of course you won't.
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Looks good. How much trimming did the adaptive cruise control cover require?
I wish Texas didn't require the front license plate, I'd like to install something like that.
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I like it it looks really nice man!!
One question is it "legal" NOT to have a liscense plate on your front bumper in texas?
Note: i see your from houston
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I live in the 'burbs of Houston. You don't have to have it on the bumper, but it must be visible on the front of the vehicle. Not having one is illegal but won't normally result in getting pulled over by itself, just and additional violation tacked onto whatever the cop pulled you over for, like speeding for instance. However, it really t's off the speed trap cops because they aim the lidar at the front license plate to get a good speed reading.
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Yea i get you man
The led light looks really nice i like it more than the one with the mounted bracket on top of the bumper.
Ill probably get it and hope not to get pulled over
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bushpilot,
How did you mount it to your truck? Close up pictures please.
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Looks good. How much trimming did the adaptive cruise control cover require?
I didn't trim much - a little off the side/flat above the left mount/screw, I probably trimmed more than I needed even at that....Ill see if I can't get a picture of it later.

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I wish Texas didn't require the front license plate, I'd like to install something like that.
I havent run a front tag on anything I've owned in over 30 yrs - I've been stopped a couple of times (3 that I can recall)...written warnings 2 of those times.

I got my 1st and only (front tag) ticket a couple yrs a go (didn't write me for the considerable speed I was going)...I (temporarily) resolved the front tag issue (provided photographic evidence) and the (non moving violation) ticket was dismissed.
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