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Black Grill and Black Headlights. Any recommedations?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yoTaco98, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    yoTaco98

    yoTaco98 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen,

    The chrome sticker on my "chrome" grill is flaking and chipping off. I'd like to replace it with an all black OEM style grill?

    My head lamps are yellowed out from the 13 years on my 1998. Rather than have them sanded and restored, I was thinking about replacing them with new head lamps with a black housing/black style.

    I've seen many people on here with these mods, and I was wondering if you all had any recommendations.

    I see a full set of head lamps and corner markers on ebay, but I wonder if the quality if any good?


    I'm open to all suggestions. and fell free to post pics if you have them.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    I got the black headlights on ebay. Sealed them agian and no problems. Good quality in my opinion. Im happy with them.

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  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    rockauto for your black grille

    ebay for your black headlights
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    yoTaco98

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    What brand of headlights did you get from ebay.

    I see some of these full sets from ipex and others from eagle.

    My big question is if these ebay ones have any issues with leaks and if they have the adjustment/alignment bolts in the rear like the oem?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-4-PCS-COMBO-1998-2000-Toyota-Tacoma-4WD-Headlights-Corner-Signal-Lights-/290664737382?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1998%7CMake%3AToyota%7CModel%3ATacoma&vxp=mtr&hash=item43acf7ea66#ht_4667wt_1185
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    yoTaco98

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    Do you have one of the Rock Auto grilles? Are the blacks a dull black, or a polished black? I'm having a hard time with the descriptions and the pictures are pretty bad quality.

    I know that "black & argent" is the same as the black and silver one I have now.

    So I guess I'm really just looking at "black paint to match" ones. But wonder if it's a dull black/primer or polished black that can be painted.

    Did you replace yours?
     
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