Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Exterior Upgrades' started by CanadianMark, Jan 14, 2015.
Anyone done this to their FiST?
Thought about it but after hearing the FiST may have radiator sizing issues I am holding off for now
My friend is into offroading and I was discussing this with him. From what I can tell decent LED units are in the $500 range, which is pricey. At that price would rather buy OEM projectors.
Yah a light bar is expensive. They give a lot of light. I mean if you avoid an accident and get to outshine people that leave their high beams on on the highway I think they pay for themselves.
What about a roof mount
My Bestfriend and I mounted an LED bar on the top of his Subaru Impreza. We used the roof rack as the mounting point to not have to drill any holes. We also had the wire travel through an existing hole that held the roof rack in place. With some silicone added there are no water leaks. The roof rack greatly improves your peripheral vision as being high up it spreads out more. He loves it, I personally feel it is a great compliment to some bumper mounted spot lights so not only will you be able to see wider but also farther. As far as mounting the lights on our roof you would either need to drill a hole for the wires or have it go through the door (which looks kinda funny to me). The door idea is a great temporary idea as we did that at first to decided if we liked the look and light output.
I would worry about air flow to the radiator. I had a light bar on my mini, but the top grill is a blank on the non S mini...there is not air flowing through it. the bottom radiator feeds the radiator...so no issue.
I thought I saw a thread with a Black FiST that had this done to it...
Please don't run your light bar on the highway. They aren't road legal for a reason.
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I have one. Well, one and a half
I have a 20" curved ebay special and a baja designs squadron pro spot behind the grille as well.
Because the bar sits in front of the crash bar, it doesn't impede the airflow any more than stock. The Baja designs may a little, but I haven't noticed any temps higher than usual since putting it in.
I do intend on doing a mishimoto radiator once they come out anyways to combat the high temps during sustained high energy driving.
Not a light bar but I added 2 6" HID Driving lights inside my grill. Max ^^ and I met up one night and both light outputs are impressive. We did conclude the Max has slightly better lighting with his set up above ^^^.
I think yours looks cooler at night though.
I seriously need pics of how you mounted those 6 inch lights. Pull just the grill, the whole facia, down through the top?? Help!
It was from a modified bumper beam. There are brackets in the back of the bumper welded on that I used for mounting the lights. This is the best picture I currently have with the bumper off.
Did you make the grill yourself?
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Yes, rigid industries sr 10" in Spector beam. 5600 lumens in a small package
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I made one from some driving light I bought on ebay and made a crude bracket from a some slottef angle beam from home depot. I loved the way it looked and got complements all the time but on a hot summer day having a spirited drive up the mountain with the AC on I overheated and lost boost. It was fine all other times but I removed it and never put it back on.
how do you take the bumper off? i'd like to do this.
Planning on purchasing one from here sometime soon. They have some nice stuff and as far as I can tell required no drilling through the fascia
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