TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

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TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby KB2ZTX » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:35 am

My friend stopped by last night with 2 tier 3 led modules he wants to install in his impalla. I think it is an 03/04. I searched all around inside the grill and can't find a good spot to mount these and still see the lights when on. What have others done to put these in with out mounting them to the face of the grill. Its an undercover car, so I'd like to protect them to a point.

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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby Pj » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:45 am

Thats been an issue with the Impala for some time. This is the best I can do for you right now:
http://www.elightbars.org/bb/new-er-ride-vt32916.html
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby Pimpala03 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:52 pm

Short of cutting the slats in the grill or buying a bigger lighthead, there really isn't a good solution.
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby techtonics » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:26 pm

I performed an undercover install with an Impala
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Testing the wiring :)
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all cleaned up
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finished!
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby hawkspringsfire » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:34 am

Nice looking install.
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby techtonics » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:53 am

yea it was nice till the vehicle got T-Boned by a semi truck on scene
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby hawkspringsfire » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:09 pm

techtonics wrote:yea it was nice till the vehicle got T-Boned by a semi truck on scene

Did they save the Code3 Supervisor and the other lights?
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby techtonics » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:12 am

Did they save the Code3 Supervisor and the other lights?


We were able to salvage the radio, control box and some of the LEDs but the bar as a whole was bent pretty badly. We mostly used it for spare parts on the other undercover vehicles
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby motorola_otaku » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:07 pm

Honestly.. if it was me I'd get a LS front bumper with the fog light cutouts, and stick colored strobes or LED packs in the fog light housings. Having a LS front on the car will also enhance its non-cop appearance to an extent. Granted it won't work with your TIR3s, but it's something to think about for future installs.
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby tvsjr » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:48 pm

What size are the fog lights? I'd be looking at retrofitting the Charger TIR6 foglights into the LS bumper... bright as hell and wacker-sexy!
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby motorola_otaku » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:00 am

Not big enough for the Charger fog light replacements, that's for sure. :lol: The Impala fog light cutouts also have the marked disadvantage of being rectangular and long, as opposed to round.

A hideaway strobe will fit nicely in a stock LS fog light housing.
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Re: TIER 3 Grille Lights in Impalla

Postby tvsjr » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:41 am

motorola_otaku wrote:Not big enough for the Charger fog light replacements, that's for sure. :lol: The Impala fog light cutouts also have the marked disadvantage of being rectangular and long, as opposed to round.

A hideaway strobe will fit nicely in a stock LS fog light housing.


Ah, didn't realize they were round. Wimpalas suck IMO, so I don't keep good tabs on them. :lol:
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