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Old 02-20-2008, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since a few people have PM'ed me asking for pictures of mounting of the Hellas I have, I finally decided to stop being lazy and help some people out.

Now I mounted mine on the brush guard on the front.



I took off the guard, and found that the middle piece comes off. I cut two hole in it, on one top and one on the front face, these are where the bolt connect the bracket. I used 3/4" washers on the insides to hold the bolts in. The bolt that faces the front is now covered by the light.



A closer picture of the brackets off the vehicle. (I bought this from DOHCammin by the way)


If you see, my bracket is longer on the bottom side. Thats what I connected the light to. I ran wires up through my grill and grounded it inside the engine bay somewhere. I bought a fog light switch and ran it to right under the stock fog lamp switch after i drilled out a hole for it to go. I didnt use a relay because I thought I would be able to remember to turn them off when I get out.....lets just say I shoulda used one.

This was a relatively easy install. The longest part was wiring it all up. It now sticks out about an inch past the guard and since I dont hit stuff anymore, it doesnt bother me.

And the bracket works great. I think its 1/8" steel. No light shake even at highway speeds.

Hope this helps anyone out.

Heres a few more pics.





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Nice pics! I love that last one. All these new photos coming out really makes me want to put some on mine. However just ordered some 500's for my motorcycle, so i'm plum outta cash for the moment. Hopefully this spring!

Oh and that last pic is awesome, gets me every time!
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If that brush guard didn't hurt approach angles, I'd definitely do that to mine!
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Nice front end. I think the install looks great.

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Did that brush guard come with the car or did you buy it? Where would I be able to buy one of those?
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Did that brush guard come with the car or did you buy it? Where would I be able to buy one of those?
A number of the vendors on this site have them avalible for a great price for the SF model forester.
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Did that brush guard come with the car or did you buy it? Where would I be able to buy one of those?
It was a stock option. I've seen prices as low as 80 bucks for these new on ebay. Keep an eye out for a great deal. I think MSRP is over 200.
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I know this is a very old thread, but I'm now looking to do the same thing to my '98 S model. Are these brackets part of the brush guard?
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Well done.
I wish I could a brush guard.
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