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Old 11-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Hideaway Strobes?

I just purchased a set of hideaway strobe lights for my truck to better assist in visibility when I'm helping with races.

I would like to know if anybody has installed these in a Tacoma and where?

Pics if possible.

Here is a link to the set of strobes that I bought.

https://www.speedtechlights.com/prod...&catid=9&id=58

I got them all taken care of!

http://youtu.be/XlKFUXxaLWs
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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you probably have to drill into the headlight housings
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you probably have to drill into the headlight housings
Understood, but where in the housing?
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:41 PM   #5
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the tacoma headlights are not good for inserting light like that as they are round. it makes it hard to seal them. basically you want to get the tip close to the center of the chrome area.

also, led lights are way better. they are cheaper, brighter, last longer, and drain less battery. and also dont require the control box (most have them built in).
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huh...idk do you want them all around your car or just in the front? if just in front, why not just throw em behind that satoshi, maybe put em not directly behind the grill, but tucked like they were gonna go behind but move them down so they are gidden by the surround and then face them up
Awesome f'ing idea! Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
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the headlights are very difficult to do but i have seen them done in the main large section, its poor lighting when the headlights are on. The rears can be placed in your reverse easily. You can also put the strobes in the fogs if youre very careful with the clearance so you you dont touch the fog bulb.
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the headlights are very difficult to do but i have seen them done in the main large section, its poor lighting when the headlights are on. The rears can be placed in your reverse easily. You can also put the strobes in the fogs if youre very careful with the clearance so you you dont touch the fog bulb.
Yea I got the tails in. Headlight I think is figured out. Fogs will be iffy because I have HID bulbs in then so they are longer than stock.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:35 PM   #9
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Keep us posted on where you put them. I've had a fear of being struck when parked on the side of the road reading a map or talking/texting on the phone. I have seen whelan e-equipment and figure a guy would just have to strobe his truck where the law enforcement does. In the tail-lights-tag light etc. Not sure where they should be placed...
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bottom left corner of housing, towards the grill.
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I messed up one tail. I drilled in bottom of reverse light further outside but the pocket has metal there that interfered with the back end of strobe. The other side I corrected. Mounted it in same area but closer to tailgate side. There's a perfect pocket in the metal to accommodate the back of the bulb.
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Thats an led hideaway mounted with hids. They hids started melting the hideaway a bit even with a half inch clearance.
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I've got PIAA 510 as fogs. Housing is even smaller!
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Oh yea DWreck that would make me feel alot better! IS there any reason you went white vs yellow. I think someone told me amber can be seen further...this is a mod that will be done when I get the new one....
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I actually got white for tails, white for heads and yellow for fogs. More can always be added!
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BUMP this thread, does anyone have these in their first gen? I would like to see...
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BUMP this thread, does anyone have these in their first gen? I would like to see...
It looks like he has wig-wags in his tails...

http://youtu.be/e2_MfFUoXaI
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