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Best Lights for Behind Grille

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by RickN, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    RickN

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    Hello everyone. A new Tacoma owner with a question. I just bought a Grillcraft black mesh grille & after seeing some setups with lights behind this grille I gotta do it. Whats the best lights for this?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    i actually just took a pair of HID converted hella 500's off my truck. If you are interested, pm me.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Idk if 170s would fit...i know Hella 500s and 700s do. I have 4 with HIDs in em and DAMN they are bright.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    I've read somewhere that 170s didn't fit. Have you tried it yet. Those are out of my price range but I'm interested cause it'd give me a size reference.

    Sending you a PM AsianAnts.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    There's a guy on here thats selling his 170 cause they wouldn't fit behind the grille on a 2nd gen. There's got to be more room on a gen 2 then on a gen 1.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    Don't know about the 1st gen, but they will with a 2nd gen, check out ELUSIVE ELEMENTS Light bar behind grill GROUP BUY.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    Hella Black Magic 500s :)
     
  9. Jan 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    hella 500ff's converted to hid. check my buildd
     
  10. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Do you guys drive on the road (at night obviously) with the extra lights on?

    Or are they strictly for off road?
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    without the hids in the hellas, if you had them aimed way down you might get away with it but after i converted them they are way to bright with people around. i switch them on when no ones around though or if someone is a dick and cuts me off, lol
     
  13. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    YEa usually just at night on roads that are less traveled and when offroad obviously too but ive actually accidently left all 4 of mine on one time and didnt get flashed by anyone so i think id be ok to leave them on but i dont just so there is no worry unless someone cuts me off or doesnt cut their Hi's off
     
  14. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    i left them on one time with oncoming traffic to see what would happen. there was a guy about a half mile up in a little riced out civic and i could see his face like "is this heaven" lol
     
  15. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Yea ive noticed the same thing sitting at stop signs with cars passing by the whole insideof their car lights up lol...I fell bad for the old people but ive come to notice in a way HID's are kind of like bug lights and your drawn in to look at them and as long as you dont pay them any attention they dont blind you but we all know no one is going to do that
     
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  17. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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    170's will fit but they aren't cheap but they are worth it. 700m of light is awesome.
     
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