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Old 11-11-2019, 04:23 PM #1
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4th Gen Hood x Tundra Ditch Light Bracket? Yep.

There is an extensive amount of info on ditch light brackets here on the forums, but I haven't seen anyone point this out yet - us 4th gen guys have another bracket option!

For all that don't know -- there are two main options, cowl and hood - mounted options. The former requiring the unbolting of the fender, propping of the hood, and an extra hand (or hood prop), and the latter requiring... a socket wrench.

To my knowledge, there were three major contenders in the 4th gen bracket world - CBI, Rago, and SDHQ, all nicely built, powdercoated black, and (roughly) the same price.

Here were my personal opinions on all of them:
CBI- Not only are they cowl mounted, but they stick out to the side further than the rest.
Rago- Hood mounted, but very high profile when compared to the rest.
SDHQ- Hood mounted, best finish, low-profile...but almost twice the $$$$$!

So I kept looking.... And found a couple threads over on TW stating how a lot of guys were running Cali Raised brackets. Quick boogie over to their website, annnnnd... nothing for us 4th gen guys. Or so I thought

THE 2014-20 Tundra Ditch Brackets FIT!

HH

Disclaimer: I never would have thought these would be the right bracets, but Jason over at @Caliraisedled reccomended me these, and he was 100% correct that they are the way to go.
Respectively inexpensive, hood-mounted, nice looking, coated well, and LOW PROFILE.

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Figured I'd share so other 4th gen guys know what's out there. I did add one washer on the back-most bolt to lower it even more, more pics over on my build thread HERE.
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Nice bro!!! What lights you got mounted on there!?
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Nice write up! It looks super clean.
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I also have some Tundra brackets on mine! They work great!

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Yup! I announced it on the cali raised thread. Almost 2 years with the cali raised brackets with no complaints.

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These look great! I just looked at the CBI ones and agree the mounting seems like a PITA with pulling the fender back. Going to put these on the xmas list with a pair of Baja S1's!
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Not sure HOW I wasn't subscribed to my own thread, must have forgot to hit the button... Just seeing everyone's posts now

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Nice bro!!! What lights you got mounted on there!?
These are the pods I used. So far so good! Jake is a stand up guy.
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Nice write up! It looks super clean.
Appreciate it!

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I also have some Tundra brackets on mine! They work great!
Awesome. They look prime on your rig too...

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Yup! I announced it on the cali raised thread. Almost 2 years with the cali raised brackets with no complaints.
No way... I must have missed that post in my digging! Good to hear.

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These look great! I just looked at the CBI ones and agree the mounting seems like a PITA with pulling the fender back. Going to put these on the xmas list with a pair of Baja S1's!
Can confirm! I like the way you think
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the function of these lights seem awesome but personally i think they look tacky sticking up there. to each their own! also the tundra bracket pics might be the cleanest version relative to what im talking about that i have seen.
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the function of these lights seem awesome but personally i think they look tacky sticking up there. to each their own! also the tundra bracket pics might be the cleanest version relative to what im talking about that i have seen.
I was on the fence before deciding to install, but any aesthetic downgrade, if any, is put aside when you factor in the utility of the lights and the ability to get light to where most headlights and fogs can't reach. Also why I wanted them to be as low of profile!
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There is an extensive amount of info on ditch light brackets here on the forums, but I haven't seen anyone point this out yet - us 4th gen guys have another bracket option!

For all that don't know -- there are two main options, cowl and hood - mounted options. The former requiring the unbolting of the fender, propping of the hood, and an extra hand (or hood prop), and the latter requiring... a socket wrench.

To my knowledge, there were three major contenders in the 4th gen bracket world - CBI, Rago, and SDHQ, all nicely built, powdercoated black, and (roughly) the same price.

Here were my personal opinions on all of them:
CBI- Not only are they cowl mounted, but they stick out to the side further than the rest.
Rago- Hood mounted, but very high profile when compared to the rest.
SDHQ- Hood mounted, best finish, low-profile...but almost twice the $$$$$!

So I kept looking.... And found a couple threads over on TW stating how a lot of guys were running Cali Raised brackets. Quick boogie over to their website, annnnnd... nothing for us 4th gen guys. Or so I thought

THE 2014-20 Tundra Ditch Brackets FIT!

HH

Disclaimer: I never would have thought these would be the right bracets, but Jason over at @Caliraisedled reccomended me these, and he was 100% correct that they are the way to go.
Respectively inexpensive, hood-mounted, nice looking, coated well, and LOW PROFILE.

MindWerx Lazer

Figured I'd share so other 4th gen guys know what's out there. I did add one washer on the back-most bolt to lower it even more, more pics over on my build thread HERE.
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Link for the 2014-2020 tundra brackets, saw they had a BFCM SALe and took advantage!!! Thanks aLot for the link... canít wait to get them... trying out the side projecting pods as well 😌😌
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Link for the 2014-2020 tundra brackets, saw they had a BFCM SALe and took advantage!!! Thanks aLot for the link... canít wait to get them... trying out the side projecting pods as well 4th Gen Hood x Tundra Ditch Light Bracket? Yep.4th Gen Hood x Tundra Ditch Light Bracket? Yep.
Awesome! Glad to help ya out man! Post pics here when you get them and install
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Awesome! Glad to help ya out man! Post pics here when you get them and install
Will do bro!!!!
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This is awesome, thanks for the information. I prefer the hood mounted-low profile ditch lights myself.

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This is awesome, thanks for the information. I prefer the hood mounted-low profile ditch lights myself.

thx again
For sure! They are solid brackets at a good price.
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