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View Poll Results: What is your headlight mod preference with this grill?
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:35 AM   #21
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Just put a cape on it and you can be Vader.
Haha YES.

Yall storm troopers hear that? I am Lord Vader in my truck!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:02 AM   #22
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Sorry 357...I think that pushed me over the edge to black. Not to say it's too horrible, but it's too much white up front to me...especially with a big bold TACOMA staring you in the face...


Which brings up another dilemma...Tacoma, or Takoma....choices choices.
Ok ok, maybe to much white. But you get use to it. Anyways don't do all black just smoke it like the trd has
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black them out.
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So, I'm just beginning to put together a list for my truck, and I've come across the raptor style grill, which is definitely going on the list. However, I've come to ask your opinion on headlight mods. Should I color match with white, or black them out?

Here's the grill I'm thinking of

Is I just me or do these letters look funky?
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:20 AM   #25
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Is I just me or do these letters look funky?
Thought the same. And way to big IMO.
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Thought the same. And way to big IMO.
Don't blame me, that's an existing grill. Minus the horrible photoshop job to change the color of the letters.

Are there any mods that you guys consider mandatory? I'd eventually like to do some off-roading with it, and a guy at work told me the best thing I could do (in his opinion) is keep good tires and breaks on it. Maintain it regularly, don't let anything wear out and catastrophically fail.
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Haha YES.

Yall storm troopers hear that? I am Lord Vader in my truck!
Cape first. Luckily, I won't be a trooper. Going for bronze wheels.


By the way OP, I really like the grill. Those are pretty much the original style Toyota letters. I'm pretty sure my truck stereo Toyota logo is still written like that.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #29
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Cape first. Luckily, I won't be a trooper. Going for bronze wheels.


By the way OP, I really like the grill. Those are pretty much the original style Toyota letters. I'm pretty sure my truck stereo Toyota logo is still written like that.

Would a tonneau suffice as a cape?
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I think BHLM is getting overplayed, I say do something different. That said, I have all black projectors and a satoshi and love it...

your truck, do what you want
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Would a tonneau suffice as a cape?
It doesn't have the same flow that a cape has.

I agree that the black headlights are getting a little out of control...but there's something to be said about black and white, they compliment each other so well.
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Don't think the black headlights are overplayed, I think that's just how the trucks should have come stock.

I haven't seen a single truck that the chrome looked better on than the black housing.
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Don't think the black headlights are overplayed, I think that's just how the trucks should have come stock.

I haven't seen a single truck that the chrome looked better on than the black housing.
IMO... white head lights would show more dirt, and foggy lenses (i dont know from experience)... Black kinda covers it up.. I hate chrome haha
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IMO... white head lights would show more dirt, and foggy lenses (i dont know from experience)... Black kinda covers it up.. I hate chrome haha
Nope. And your lens shouldn't be foggy if you seal up the headlights properly. I've been running the white headlights for a few years now and they are holding up great. That being said, I didn't like the completely white out look posted on the previous page. I left my reflector bowls chrome to make it stand out while still having a stock-ish look.
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Nope. And your lens shouldn't be foggy if you seal up the headlights properly. I've been running the white headlights for a few years now and they are holding up great. That being said, I didn't like the completely white out look posted on the previous page. I left my reflector bowls chrome to make it stand out while still having a stock-ish look.
No I agree I didn't mean a foggy lense inside from condensation but just a dirty head light lol I don't know I did the same and kept the chrome as well on my BHLM.
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If you're going for different, how about red/blue?

I probably would have tried blue in mine my old headlight housing hadn't been messed up and I hadn't just replaced them....
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Then I could join the local police and have the only tacoma cruiser in the fleet!

I like your thinking. Imagine the high speed chase footage.
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If you're going for different, how about red/blue?

I probably would have tried blue in mine my old headlight housing hadn't been messed up and I hadn't just replaced them....
If I had a speedway blue or red Tacoma I would totally color match... Looks bad ass!
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Then I could join the local police and have the only tacoma cruiser in the fleet!

I like your thinking. Imagine the high speed chase footage.

Alaska State Troopers, yo!

Not red AND blue at the same time....
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