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Custom Accessories Fog Lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Toolmantim, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Toolmantim [OP] Member

    Nov 26, 2009
    First Name:
    Louisville Kentucky
    2010 Barcelona Red DC Sport
    Roll n Lock Electric cover, Horn relocation, Blacked out the radiator, elusive elements behind the grill light bar, Tacoma bed mat, B&W tow and stow hitch, Black Westin Platinum oval steps, Leather Seats, Leaf Spring TSB, Satoshi grill
    Has anyone ever tried the fog lights from Custom Accessories? The link to view them is:


    I have been considering putting them behind my Satoshi grill.

    How do they compare against the other fog lights that are on the market?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    vierzwanzig Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Moreno Valley, CA
    '11 SW 4x4AC/MT 2.7l
    the list is growing
    I have multiple friends that have used this 4" hid light and the 7" version that is very similar. It is a generic light sold at many storefronts. That being said, I question the long term reliability of these units. In real life though, I have yet to hear of one dieing prematurely. Most people I know would highly recommend them, and I plan on trying them out on the taco as well. With an internal ballast in the size of a 4" package, these beat hid converted hella 500's any day.

    One thing that I must note, my neighbor had a set of the 7" on his 4 runner and had issues with them. He gets into some extremely dusty conditions with his truck and after some weekend in the desert, the inside of the lamp was completely covered with dust. When he field stripped them he really messed the reflector up and they were totaled.

    Good thing they don't cost an arm in a leg. realistically... you can go through a few sets of these things and be at the same price point as a single set of some name brand lights.


    Also... for use as a fog light would be ill advised. I might get flamed for this, but its fact. The brighter your foreground lighting, the less effective your eyes are at seeing in the distance at night. A single set of these 4" hid lights will put down about 6000 lumins while your high beams/lowbeams are a mere 3000. Sure the lights can be aimed higher to put more light down the road, but with these coming in euro beam, there will be a lot of stray light and they would blind oncoming drivers. These lights are designed for supplemental high beam use and off road use.
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