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Old 02-21-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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1st gen headlight upgrade

Can anyone tell me if I upgrade me factory headlights to clear lenses what years will fit? There are alot to choose from on ebay are there any to stay away from. I like the clear lense with the black housing the most, any help is most appreciated.

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I have seen tons of AFM lights come and go in my shop and you can always tell when they have them without even looking because the light spread is terrible! DEPO is pretty bad for sure. Don't know the brands of the other ones I've seen. kind of turned me off from getting a set. Find out which company makes the best first then go for style. Some are just awful I don't know how they are even legal....
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I've heard good things about the TYC assemblies, and I believe they come with black housings.

Rockauto has them for less than $30
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I have seen tons of AFM lights come and go in my shop and you can always tell when they have them without even looking because the light spread is terrible! DEPO is pretty bad for sure. Don't know the brands of the other ones I've seen. kind of turned me off from getting a set. Find out which company makes the best first then go for style. Some are just awful I don't know how they are even legal....
thanks that is what I was thinking that there might be some to stay away from.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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I've heard good things about the TYC assemblies, and I believe they come with black housings.

Rockauto has them for less than $30
thanks man I will check them out.
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Just went to see those headlights and none of them had clear lenses they looked just like factory, I think the ones I am looking for come in 2003 tacomas with the black housing because my father-in-laws is an 03 and his look like what I want. Is there anyone has personally done this mod and can tell me from experience?
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Just went to see those headlights and none of them had clear lenses they looked just like factory, I think the ones I am looking for come in 2003 tacomas with the black housing because my father-in-laws is an 03 and his look like what I want. Is there anyone has personally done this mod and can tell me from experience?
A lot of people here have bought these. I haven't heard anything bad about them

http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-00-Toyota-Tacoma-2-4WD-Euro-Headlights-Head-Lamps-Black-Assembly-LH-RH-New-98-/190642218791?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &fits=Year%3A1998|Model%3ATacoma&vxp=mtr&hash=item 2c63296727

And here is a four piece JDM set

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-2000-TO...item1c23723bb4
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I have a a set of those on my 98... pretty happy with them.. no complaints
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You might be able to read the reviews on amazon.com if you can find the same ones on there. People are pretty good about posting reviews there.
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I got the clear with black housing from ebay, I like them. This was the 6 piece set.

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my clear ebay housings i bought for 12 dollars and reflect the light 300 times better than stock.
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I got smoked ones from ebay and resealed them and they have turned out great
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[QUOTE=Madjik_Man;4613156]A lot of people here have bought these. I haven't heard anything bad about them

http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-00-Toyota-Tacoma-2-4WD-Euro-Headlights-Head-Lamps-Black-Assembly-LH-RH-New-98-/190642218791?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &fits=Year%3A1998|Model%3ATacoma&vxp=mtr&hash=item 2c63296727

And here is a four piece JDM set

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-2000-TO...bb4[/QUOTE]
those are exactly what I was looking for,

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Can anyone tell me if I upgrade me factory headlights to clear lenses what years will fit? There are alot to choose from on ebay are there any to stay away from. I like the clear lense with the black housing the most, any help is most appreciated.

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I have the black Anzos.

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I have the black Anzos.

where did you get them and do you mind me asking how much?
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I just googled them for the lowest price and bought from there. I can't remember where. Here's what I found.
thanks I like the way those look, I think the black housing will look the best on my truck.
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mine were done by andrew @ theretrofitsource under a TW group buy....
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thanks I like the way those look, I think the black housing will look the best on my truck.
You won't be disappointed. Super bright cone of light and the hi's go out a good 200m.
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I bought my black headlights for I think 100 shipped on ebay
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