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Does anyone have these Kustom54 tail lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gerard6778, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Sep 23, 2020 at 10:46 PM
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    Gerard6778

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    I'm looking for tail lights to match my headlights, which are Kustom54, so obviously this would be a great choice since I can get them in black satin like my headlights. At $575 they are a bit pricey, if anyone has them please leave a review.Kustom 54 LED Tail Lights.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    A bit pricey, r u @#$'in nuts?
     
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    What are you wondering about? According to https://kustom54lighting.com/05-15-Toyota-Tacoma-LED-Taillights_p_95.html they take aftermarket tail lights (probably Depos), open them up, paint the bezels, and swap out the reflectors if specified. Tail lights are vented to atmosphere (there's a small rubber hose in the back), so moisture ingress is guaranteed.
    Pricing is par for the course for custom modified tail lights. :notsure:
     
  4. Sep 25, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    maybe par for the course but r u @#$'in nuts?
     
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  6. Sep 26, 2020 at 4:19 AM
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    I am more than on the bandwagon for being unique, I personalize my vehicles to make them different from the crowd.
    But $575 for tail lights . . . r u @#$'in nuts?
    Your $300 lights I can wrap my head around, although I think they don't look good. Don't rant n rave, I understand personal choice.
     
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    Why pay more to look like an idiot.
     
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    Those tailights look almost exactly like the Depo's I have, that cost $120.

    In the interest of continuity: $575 for tailights? r u @#$'in nuts?
     
  9. Sep 26, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    hyper15125

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    They are some sweet lights. Tail lights are very difficult to take apart, this is likely the reason for the cost as they are labor intensive.

    Some of the mass produced low dollar stuff looks okay for a while but the internals are generally of questionable quality.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    Imagine the hand wringing when someone cracks a lens on one of these. Taillights are wear items on a truck.
     
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    Aux back up lights, Bed lights, Re-located trailer plug, Good dooby, a.k.a. jumper cable mod, Heated seats, back up camera,
    575...:eek:... For tail lights? That's insane!

    Here, let's cuff you wrists to ankles. Then, because, you're the 10,000th customer; we have a special lube just for you. Nothing but the finest quality glass shards, along with sand from the Sahara desert, and the local beach. For a special treat, we will throw in some Hawaiian volcanic lava. Solidified, and pulverized of course.

    All in a base of Lucas red and tacky. :rofl:

    NO!
     
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    Totally understandable, I’ve done a lot of headlights in almost 20 years and the Taco lights scare me lol!
     
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    I have a set of Kustom54 headlights. They were pretty pricey too. But the workmanship is top notch and the support I got since purchase has been well worth the price.
     
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    Hey everyone so the taillight price I’ll explain. The picture posted is actually paint matched and not just black and I’ll go through the process.

    First we have an ultra sonic cutter we have to use to open the taillights

    Second we paint match the inside to clients desired color

    Third we weld the lenses back on and add sealant

    Fourth part is the pain, if you notice we also paint the outside border of the taillights to match your trucks color which is not a quick task. After the paint dries we sand the lens again and lay down the clear coat. All of this is done with automotive paint and clear using an iwatta paint gun and not rattle cans
     
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    Not sure what there is to "review" given it's the same exact light as OEM that you probably already have but painted
    I guess the info you might be looking for is:
    -it still has functional turn signal bulbs
    -the reverse light is white
    -the brake light is a circular LED
    -it has an electrical connector
    -two grommets stick into the body and the housing is retained with 2 10mm bolts
    -they function to inform the car behind of braking
     
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    again . . . $575 for tail lights . . . r u @#$'in nuts?
     
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    I can work overtime and make $76.00 an hour, I would rather do that than spend my time modifying my taillights. So for me, the price is worth it.
     
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    well, if you click on the link they are normally $630 so you’re actually saving money by getting these lol
     
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    Paid 8 for my ultimates :anonymous:
     
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