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Old 09-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Go Rhino Lightning/Thunder Light Bar Mounting Pics?

Does anyone have the Go Rhino Lightning or Thunder light bars and might be able to snap a few pics of how they mount in the stake pockets/bed rails? I have a tonneau cover that mounts on the inner bed rails (Pace Edwards Full Metal Jacket) and am trying to figure out if this will fit / how it will mount up. I am aware that I will have to cut out some of the bed rail to expose the stake pockets (been reading up on install threads from different tie down products, etc) but am trying to figure out how exactly the Go Rhino light bars will attach in. On reviews from other trucks I've seen mention of drilling separate 3/8 holes as well to mount but am having trouble visualizing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks!
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Does anyone have the Go Rhino Lightning or Thunder light bars and might be able to snap a few pics of how they mount in the stake pockets/bed rails? I have a tonneau cover that mounts on the inner bed rails (Pace Edwards Full Metal Jacket) and am trying to figure out if this will fit / how it will mount up. I am aware that I will have to cut out some of the bed rail to expose the stake pockets (been reading up on install threads from different tie down products, etc) but am trying to figure out how exactly the Go Rhino light bars will attach in. On reviews from other trucks I've seen mention of drilling separate 3/8 holes as well to mount but am having trouble visualizing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks!
I have the go rhino sport rack. You'll need some metal self tapping screws for additional support, I'll get to that later. First, you'll need to drill holes into the plastic bed rails, directly aligned with the stake holes, there's no need to remove the bed rails. Just a few snaps need to be removed in order to get to the stake holes. Once you've marked the holes, drill, place the wedge into the stake holes, place rack, insert screws and tighten.

The rack has additional holes for added support. I used self tapping metal screws and drilled into the bed straight through the bed rails and all. Before I tightened, I filled the holes with silicone, fit the screws with washers and tightened.

As for the tonneau cover, I'm not sure if it will work with yours. I own the Bak roll x. I assume that as long as it doesn't interfere with stake holes, you should be fine.




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Awesome, thanks for the tips! Great looking truck, btw!
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Found time to take photos for you!

I choose to drill threw, from the bottom, both the bed rail and the bar. I went threw holes that were already in the bed rail.

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As mentioned before, I couldnt get washers inbetween the underside of the rail, and the bed wall. So I cut, drilled, and painted a steel plate to fit and distribute the weight just as a washer would.

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As you can see, I do have some bolt cutting to do! When I get the time I will (they are not the only ones that need cutting and painting)

I completely ditched the expansion plug, it is useless!! It did not hold worth anything at all. However this method has resulted in my being able to grab the bar and shake the truck back and forth without the slightest movement on the bar. Ive had the bar on the truck for about 8 months now, not a single problem.

Hope this helps clarify my method for you
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Awesome, thanks so much Eric!
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Do you have a picture from the side where you see the whole truck? I've been debating getting one of these but never see them on scabs! Thanks!
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Do you have a picture from the side where you see the whole truck? I've been debating getting one of these but never see them on scabs! Thanks!
This is the best I could get right now.

Its raining and I couldnt quite get far enough back with the car in the way and all.

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Has anyone done this with the bakflip? It looks like it may fit. Might have to trim the rubber a little bit on the outside.

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