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Are there any high quality non-OEM headlight assemblies for the 2011 TRD Sport?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheGary, Jul 1, 2023.

  1. Jul 1, 2023 at 11:43 AM
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    TheGary

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    Bought my Tacoma new in 2011, still love it and intend to keep it until I die. But time has taken its toll and the headlight assemblies need replacing - the amber running light inserts are broken / burned, the covers are badly cracked, etc.

    I'd rather not spend ~$250 per assembly for the OEM items, but I've read negative reviews for some of the super cheap $100 per set aftermarket units.

    So... are there any aftermarket headlights that will last 10 years or so and are noticeably less than $500 per set? I don't need anything brighter than the stock units.

    Thanks in advance and apologies if this has already been asked and answered.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2023 at 11:44 AM
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    Short answer no. Aftermarket are shit quality with horrible light output.
     
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    OEM is best in almost every way.
     
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    Thanks for the link, checking it out now!
     
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    Depo brand are damn good quality for the price.
     
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    I have no idea who "really" makes them. I know people have had good an bad experiences with the cheap after markets but thought I'd give it a try.
     
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    I've thought about trying these out once my headlights get foggy again:
    https://www.protuninglab.com/2lhp-t...fXFSVfG5nx3YerXmoQyqrY3ClYrpSrahoCyYwQAvD_BwE

    They're by Spec-D tuning and look quite close to stock but have a projector style design. Has anyone tried these? They seem like a step up in price point from the cheap chinese ones that have notoriously bad optics and water intrusion problems, so maybe that means better quality, but hard to say.
     
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    I don't want to start a huge debate in this reply (I'll save a new post to do that! :duel:) But I thought it was the small vent holes placed to allow the heat differential to equalize that prevented the moisture/condensation from forming? Could everyone "tightly sealing up" the non-OEM headlights like my prom date be causing their own problems???

    https://www.thevehiclelab.com/condensation-in-headlights/
     
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    If you never drive at night, anything is fine. If you actually want to use your headlights and see, just buy the OEM.
     
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    I’m putting these on my 09 sport tonight. Brock from Partsgeek for $130 . Too bad they are made in China though, hopefully you can find some made anywhere else

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    My tacoma headlights fogged up like no other headlights Iv ever had. Would have failed a state inspection. Looks like it happens to a lot of tacomas
     
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    People say they are non adjustable... Is that true? Not a good option for someone lifted or leveled...
     
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    Normal on any vehicle that has age on it
     
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