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Old 11th February 2018, 05:24 AM
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I have similar sized Hella lights on a SubaXtreme nudge bar, so distance from the grill is also similar - never had a problem with overheating (2003 Forester, now with 270,000km) and that includes a lot of trips with ambient around 40 degrees C. I even have a mesh insert in the grille to help prevent locusts, bugs etc. getting to the radiator itself, but it is a fairly open mesh so doesn't make a bug difference to airflow, but it wouldn't help, but so far after 15 years no problems :-)
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Old 11th February 2018, 07:24 AM
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That's postive to hear, thanks!
I never put it back on today, will have another crack on friday I reckon.
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Old 11th February 2018, 08:06 PM
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A lot of people run big lights in front of the radiator without issues, some even behind the grill. If the cooling system is in good condition it should be fine.

The "reo bar" is that big white bar running across the front of the car behind the bumper. It's usually made out of some indestructible plastic lol
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Old 12th February 2018, 04:41 AM
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Ahh.. that white stuff you can see in the top pic of this group is polystyrene. There's a big (? Relatively speaking). extruded alloy bar behind that. Sort of an elongated C shape with the back of the C being flat. The open part faces to the front.

And here I was thinking older foresters had a great big lump of steel for a bumper..!
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Old 12th February 2018, 04:46 AM
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I'm think I'll remove the entire bumper and see how feasible it would be to bolt the light tabs directly to the rear of the alloy. Which would mean total destruction of the prototype mount. I should have kept the rest of the bullbar. Oh well.
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