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    Hi

    I am looking to install spots on my 2011 Pajero, but does not want to install a bull-bar. Anyone here installed a set of decent (LED) spotlights on the Gen 4 using a custom bracket? As one would need lightweight but robust items, which lights did you choose and why? Where did you buy the bracket or who made it for you?

    Are number plate style brackets sufficient for such light items?

    If in Cape Town, who did the installation and wiring for you?

    Cost?
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    I can't recall ever seeing spots on a Pajero's stock bumper, but I have seen a lightbar installed behind the bumper, below the number plate. That might be worth looking into?
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    Guys are doing it often in Aussie land, e.g. using number plate bars. But OK, then I am on pioneering stuff here. Will let you guys know!

    Light bar not my favourite, so will keep on looking for lightweight spots.
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouarzazate View Post
    Guys are doing it often in Aussie land, e.g. using number plate bars. But OK, then I am on pioneering stuff here. Will let you guys know!

    Light bar not my favourite, so will keep on looking for lightweight spots.
    I’ve also had preference to the idea of not having a nudge bar with the lights mounted on it. I’ll be interested in how you eventually do it.
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouarzazate View Post
    Hi

    I am looking to install spots on my 2011 Pajero, but does not want to install a bull-bar. Anyone here installed a set of decent (LED) spotlights on the Gen 4 using a custom bracket? As one would need lightweight but robust items, which lights did you choose and why? Where did you buy the bracket or who made it for you?

    Are number plate style brackets sufficient for such light items?

    If in Cape Town, who did the installation and wiring for you?

    Cost?
    I have only ever mounted spots on a car on two occasions, in 1983 on a VW Passat and in 1991 on a Nissan Sani. Both installations I selected a strong "body beam" behind the grill and mounted flatbar brackets onto it. The brackets would then push through the grill and the spots can be mounted on them.
    I don't have a Pajero anymore to check, but I'm pretty sure there are a few such beams to choose from.
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar



    What about one of these?
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Exactly what I was talking about, but I am not convinced that it will not vibrate. Also don't like the space between the mounting plate and the new position of the number plate. Also, the little tube thingy not needed if the spots are thin enough. Will probably have something fabricated that connects onto the number plate mountings but then goes backwards to actually rest on the bumper, with some rubber in between, and maybe some flat metal strips into the grill to connect onto some rigid supports in there.
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Have the same issue with my Triton, still waiting to see if someone comes up with a solution or if I see a vehicle with non-nudgebar mounted spots

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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Reviving an old thread
    Has anyone successfully put spotlights on there Gen 4 without a bull bar or nudge bar? If so please show me.

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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
    Reviving an old thread
    Has anyone successfully put spotlights on there Gen 4 without a bull bar or nudge bar? If so please show me.
    Howsit Simon

    Have you checked for any mounting spots to make your own brackets ? We have a 2017 Gen 4 SWB pajero with a nudge bar and the led bar is on there, i can have a look for you to see if there are any possible spots for said brackets

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    Also contemplated spots but the Pajeros lights are actually really good. I would just have a look behind the grill and bend some flat bar to the desired position where there are existing holes.
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

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    Also contemplated spots but the Pajeros lights are actually really good. I would just have a look behind the grill and bend some flat bar to the desired position where there are existing holes.
    Thanks. I have been contemplating putting them on like in the first pic you attached, just worried about damage to the bumper and vibration.

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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Thats fixing them to the plastic 'bumper' will work and should not vibrate as the fog lights are also attached to this plastic 'bumper' perhaps put a steel plate to reinforce , but you will have to drill into this lovely plastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    Thats fixing them to the plastic 'bumper' will work and should not vibrate as the fog lights are also attached to this plastic 'bumper' perhaps put a steel plate to reinforce , but you will have to drill into this lovely plastic
    I have thought about this, and have some metal plates i can use to reinforce it, but the thought of drilling holes into the bumper gives me hives

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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    There are lots of plugs available to cover the holes if you ever remove them and look ok , I would use thin double sided tape to prevent the bracket scratching the paint and a long plate between the the 2 spots from under , when you drill the holes in the plastic place some tape over the surface for a clean hole . If you need the extra lights then it should be all good ,I thing the lights for normal use are pretty good
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Can all you clever pajero owners tell me if this is a connector I can use to connect Spot lights up to?
    This is behind the front grill that I have removed.
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Pajero Gen 4 spotlights without bull-bar

    Put Your bright lights on and see if there is power on high beam , or low beam , if high then its for spots , if low does have no power then great its for spots , but if power all the time then for something else and you will have to change a few things , worth a try , I have never seen this plug but then I did not look!
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