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Anyone have these EBAY Headlights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StaticFilter, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    StaticFilter

    StaticFilter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, my wife was all set on buying me wheels and 35" tires for Christmas, but I told her if she spent very much money on me, I'd be pissed. So in a last minute panic on what to get me for less money, she bought me some of these headlights off EBAY. Does anyone have them, are they any good? My OEM headlights are fogged so its a great thing, just wondering if im going to have issues with the install/function. One of the corners had a crack on the back plastic but its nothing major and i think a bit of silicone will be fine, no need to return
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  2. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    I have em, haven't had a problem with them wish i had got the ones that came with th scorners to match but I didn't
     
  3. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Fiolo

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    I have them too, they turned out really nice, but I would reseal them just too be sure, that's what I did on mine, but the corners are not that smoked, they look kinda clear in the sunlight, just look at them in my sig
     
  4. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    brianpdx

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    If you're just replacing your original lenses due to yellowing/clouding/fogging, why not use something like the 3M Headlight Restoration kit? I just did mine today, and they turned out fantastic.

    Before:

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    After:

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  5. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Nice I did something like that too cleAn mine up but I just ended up getting aftermarket to change the look a little
     
  6. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    acidfly

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    Those are nice, can you pm me a link?

    nevermind i found em
     
  7. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    I have them also with hids in them light out Put is awesome the only is you have to adjust them way down cause they come way too high and blind everyone
     
  8. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    I got the headlight/sidemarker package.
    So far so good.

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  9. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Damn now I gotta make my list longer!

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    and these
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  10. Dec 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    Thanks for the input guys! As for a headlight restoration kit, that WAS the plan but I never got around to it and since I have aftermarket tails i might as well get some aftermarket headlights also
     
  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    They'll be yellow in less than a year if you didn't apply a clear coat. I used the 3m kit too and it doesn't come with a clear coat... I'm just going to buy new ones from rockauto
     
  12. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    98toyota

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    I got the clear ones that aren't smoked they look and work great. My friend has the exact same ones as you with 8k HIDs they look pretty good. You should be very satisfied with them.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Very very true
     
  14. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    Tommy Tacoma

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    I like mine a lot.

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  15. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    Got them installed, look and work great! I didnt want to take them apart to seal them so i just siliconed around the seams
     
  16. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Nice that's what I did and so far so good, did you have to re aim them
     
  17. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Oh yeah, BIG TIME. I had to drop them at least 2 feet, they could probably come down more but until someone flashes me i'll try the level i have them at. I haven't messed with left and right adjust, too cold to justify
     
  18. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Lol that's what Happend to me but they work and look great, a big change to the front end
     
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    TacoDell

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    I just bought a set of these off of ebay...
    they really are cheaply made.
    I like the look...
    but the chrome reflector on one has a bunch of blemishes in it.
    As if it weren't clean of lint before the chrome was applied.
    Maybe it's just from the batch my seller has...
    but who knows... could be a common thing with other sellers.

    So I was going to return them...
    But the seller offered a refund of $ 20.
    plus some H4 and corner bulb hyper lights shipped to me.
    Was a fail on the seller's part...
    because the seller's listing title said the bulbs were included.
    but they claim that was a typo error.

    So I decided to accept the offer.
    Hopefully they'll last a year or two before they might fail...
    maybe I'll get lucky and they'll survive longer.

    I also bought these JDM tail lights...

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    and they don't plug n play like the seller listed for my model year.
    I think they are defective and have a ground fault..
    but I dunno... and am requesting refund or exchange on them.

    This ebay aftermarket crap seems to be a hit or miss deal
    at least with my experience with my past purchases of similar items.
     
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