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BHLM vs. Buying aftermarkets

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoman00, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Aug 10, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    tacoman00

    tacoman00 [OP] Your Average Joe

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    Yes I'm aware theres 8 million posts about headlights but none answered my specific question...

    My stock headlights (2006) are foggy and look like the typical terribly clouded lights on most 10 year old vehicles. With that being said, they are not eligible for the BHLM. Therefore, my dilemma is presented below:

    I don't really have the time to order a pair of OEM headlights and wait for them to come in and then do the BHLM on them, not to mention I would also be scared of ruining a brand new pair of lights. So my question is: Would I be able to get away with a pair of aftermarket already black housing headlights and just seal them up really good before I install them? I don't want to buy nothing cheap or something that will end up with condensation, so if that's the risk I would be taking I will just wait.

    Has anyone had any success with sealing aftermarket ones yourself?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM
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    ChemDawg

    ChemDawg Well-Known Member

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    What are you going to do with the "cloudy" pair? I'd be interested in them at the right price :rolleyes:
     
  3. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    Skyway

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    I bought mine at Headligts depot... EZPZ!
    Come with bulbs, plug & play.
    Have had them on for a year and no issues.
    They are eagle eyes... I dint know what brand till I opened the box.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    tacoman00

    tacoman00 [OP] Your Average Joe

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    I just went ahead and jumped on a set from Amazon for like 130 bucks shipped! once I get them installed and as long is everything works ok I would be happy to sell them to you! the passenger headlight is in nearly perfect condition because it was replaced around 2010 after hitting a deer. The drivers side is the clouded one. Both still work fine with no cracks or broken pieces. How does $70+ shipping sound?
     
  5. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    Skyway

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    The Amazon lamps are the same & same price.
    Cheers!
     
  6. Aug 10, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    David_A

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    procomp leveling kit,77series k&n cause it looks cool i guess
    Yes i have its not too hard just is something you need to take your time to do just bake them thats what i did because the ones i bought on ebay well they cheap lol and would look like a fish bowl after i washed it and also i had problems with the top clear coat that would come off i recently got these for my brother Depo 312-1186P-US2 Toyota Tacoma Headlight with Black Bezel and hes had them for 6 months still look nice and they dont leak but wont hurt to put a little silicone around the crack im actually gettinn a pair for my truck also
     
  7. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    tacoman00

    tacoman00 [OP] Your Average Joe

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    Those are the exact ones I just ordered! I plan on putting an extra bead of sealant on them as well! hopefully I have the same amount of luck.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2016 at 3:08 AM
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    airrage

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    17X9 Gear Alloy Rims, BFG KO2's , Android Radio, 32" LED Light Bar in Bumper, LED Bed Lights,
    Do it yourself! Not hard at all, for the old lens, 1500 grit sand paper wet sand it then gloss clear coat. Like new headlights,
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