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Old 06-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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Brighter tail light options

Just the bulbs that'll fit in my stock 04 oem tail lights.
Just curious if anyone can recommend a company or a certain type of light. Maybe led's?
Should have my rear plate bumper w/ tire carrier the end of the month and it has rear quarter panel protection that slightly hides the brake and bckup lights.

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Just the bulbs that'll fit in my stock 04 oem tail lights.
Just curious if anyone can recommend a company or a certain type of light. Maybe led's?
Should have my rear plate bumper w/ tire carrier the end of the month and it has rear quarter panel protection that slightly hides the brake and bckup lights.

TIA
I added elcheapo 18 wheeler led's to my bumper for the dark nights backing up trails. they are just enough to light everything up without blinding people in parking lots and draw so little current I spliced them right into each reverse light wire.



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cost me about $45 for the whole project. I cracked one over a year ago and while it's taking on moisture it still works great to this day.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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I added elcheapo 18 wheeler led's to my bumper for the dark nights backing up trails. they are just enough to light everything up without blinding people in parking lots and draw so little current I spliced them right into each reverse light wire.



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cost me about $45 for the whole project. I cracked one over a year ago and while it's taking on moisture it still works great to this day.
Cool! Nice work!

My bumper actually has R.I. Diffused D2's in the light buckets. That're gonna be used as offroad bckup up lights only. They're over 6000 lumens, I'm interested in just brighter backups and brake lights in the stock tail lights. Used for on the road. Don't really want to un-necessarily blind people.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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Just put some LED bulbs in then
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Where did you pick up those leds? I am looking for a 3" set to go in my bumper
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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Just put some LED bulbs in then
Haha yer sig is silly.

Can you point me to some leds somewhere?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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Haha yer sig is silly.

Can you point me to some leds somewhere?
http://superbrightleds.com/
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Funny you mention this thread, I JUST changed out my tail lights to LED bulbs because I'm on hill country roads that tend to get a lot of fog in the early morning and most of the roads don't have any lighting. So I just changed the rear brake lights to some Red LED bulbs and man what a difference. Not only are they super bright, they give the truck a really modern look, all for $20 bucks.

Probably the best $20 bucks I've spent on the truck.
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Funny you mention this thread, I JUST changed out my tail lights to LED bulbs because I'm on hill country roads that tend to get a lot of fog in the early morning and most of the roads don't have any lighting. So I just changed the rear brake lights to some Red LED bulbs and man what a difference. Not only are they super bright, they give the truck a really modern look, all for $20 bucks.

Probably the best $20 bucks I've spent on the truck.
Which ones did you get?
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Where did you pick up those leds? I am looking for a 3" set to go in my bumper

superbrightleds.com

I was wrong about the price.. the lights are $24 a pop + connectors.

Lights: ST series round truck lamp=ST-W30: White 30-LED $24
mounting grommet: GR-40 $1.49
plug: PL-3S Strait 3 pin $1.49

total shipped was $53.07 after discount - search online for discount codes - I got mine in 2011 so I'm sure my code "RE561" may not work.

they have tons of shit. also to anyone else you can mount these in your body panels if you wanna cut sheet metal.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for the replies.

Ordered the brightest reverse and brake lights that'd fit in the in stock lenses and a 3rd brake light to attach to the rear somewhere. Total was a tad over $100 incl. shipping with the promo code.

I'll update what I think of them. Thanks again!
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10% off at http://www.superbrightleds.com/

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what bulbs do I need for brake and tail lights? I'm a Tacoma noob so looking at light options, love LED. Thanks guys.

LOL, nevermind, I saw their search tool. Going to be buying some lighting it looks like.
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I lov my LEDs they r bright but not to bright. i got the rear brake bulbs, 3rd brake light, reverse bulbs, cornerlights, dome light, the two map lights. and working on the guage cluser next. they all look great dont have a picture yet though just finished them a few days ago. their service is great quick and easy. prices are good too
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #16
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Which ones did you get?

I just got mine earlier today. Got the brightest backups and tail brake lights that their search function said fit my 04.

Reverse lights are whiter. Not a whole lot brighter. Definately not bright enough to justify $17 a piece for.
These: WLED-WHP18-TAC: LED Tower T3-1/4 Miniature Wedge Base Tier Light bulb WLED-CWHP18-TAC: Cool White

And the brake/tail lights didn't fit. One snapped it's grounding soidering points just pushing it in the socket.
These: 1157-x26-CBT: 1157 CAN Bus LED Bulb - Dual Intensity 26 SMD LED Tower 1157-W26-CBT: White

Hopefully they give me a refund for this. Because at the moment I would not recommend them.
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Bummer man. I've seen pictures on here with a significant improvement with LED reverse lights. Not sure which model folks got though
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i got the expensive ones not because i have money but because of that old saying " you get what ou pay for"
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I'll try and get some night pictures with the model # and part info. That way you know they work and fit. That's one of the things I hate the most about changing to LEDs or ordering bulbs in general online is sometimes they fit, other times they don't.
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