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Black Headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RMAC757, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    RMAC757

    RMAC757 [OP] Active Member

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    Don't kill me I know this has been beat to death in some other post. I have a 1 year old so my ability search all posts is sometimes limited.I am looking at buying these.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

    Can you guys give me your experience with them, especially ease of installation and what I may have to do (don't want to screw up my truck). Any downside to these? Anything better suited for my truck?

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  2. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    fibertop

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    I don't have any experience with them but I think they look a little gimmicy with the leds and eyelids etc. I know you didn't ask for opinions on the looks but I don't think they would look that great on your truck. I think you should go with angry eyelids and spend the money on a grill mod or something else.

    Nice looking truck BTW!
     
  3. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    RMAC757

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    Thanks bud, I really just want to darken the lights a bit so these headlights may be a bit much. I am gonna do the grille or the lights next. The grille may be a better choice.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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  5. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    Thanks Fiber. Your grille is tight. What model is it?
     
  6. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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  7. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    i have personally installed a set of those headlights on another members truck. installation is a breeze, just have to tap into the parking light to get power for all the LEDs.

    downsides: first, they are not OEM. this means the plastic lens is prone to UV damage and rock chips much much faster than OEM second, they use cheap projectors. OEM will give you a much better light output than those projectors. third, the LEDs are one color, the eyebrow will be another and then the projector will be another, way too much going on for me personally....

    my suggestion, since you already have the smoked headlights, if you really want to do anything, take out the orange lenses and call it a day. or, do the BHLM. but if you do that, at least trade your smoked ones for some chrome ones plus cash. dont waste a good set of smoked headlights by painting them!
     
  8. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Just do the BHLM. Its cheap and in my opinion they look better than any of the black lights on the market.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Awesome, Thanks guys
     
  10. Dec 13, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    i have those exact ones i think... theyre awesome! only thing is, one of the headflight bulbs blew out like after 2 monthd of having it. but i replaced it fast. installing was a bitch tho.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    BHLM... its free and it doesn't look gay. Yup I said it! Good luck!
     
  12. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    I bought a set of them a few months ago, still haven't put them in yet. A couple of the mounting tabs were broken during shipping. They are really flimsy tabs. I did a quick test of the LED's and not all of them were working. I like the looks of them but they aren't the best quality.
     
  13. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    snowgod06

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    i have them on my truck. easy install, and i get good compliments on them all the time. Light output is good compared to factory i think. check my profile pics to see them.
     
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