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GE nighthawk... are there alternatives?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PROseur, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Nov 5, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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  2. Nov 5, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Did you check rigid industries (truck-lite)? Had some on my JKU rubicon and they were impressive
     
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    Firstly, those don't fit your truck anyway.

    But not many, if any companies offer a decent aftermarket alternative to our headlights. The earlier trucks (pre 2000) that use the the sealed beams have some options, but honestly most of the aftermarket brands just suck.

    Best bet is the "proper headlight upgrade" or a full-on HID etrofit. "proper" upgrade is best bang for your buck, IMO. Either OEM housings or the CAPA certified ones form RockAuto.

    If you can change a lightbulb, you can install the wiring harness from the proper upgrade.
     
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  4. Nov 5, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    I've done a mod or two
    I thought you were a big dick baller, you don't want those cheapo GEs you want these...

    http://www.jwspeaker.com/products/led-headlights-model-8900-evolution-2/

    or perhaps for slightly smaller e-peen

    https://www.rigidindustries.com/5-x-7-headlight-kit-pair-55003.html

    hell even these will radar out the orange county dilfs for you

    http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wc...p_category=&parent_category_rn=&storeId=10001
     
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    I'm not sure any of those would fit in the pre-2000's, let alone the 2001+ trucks. At least not without a bunch of fabrication.
     
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    They are all 95-97 only
     
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  7. Nov 5, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Well that's what he was asking about, he's got lots of beaters if I recall
     
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    huh? OP has a 2001 (and a couple 3rd gens) according to his sig, and didn't seem to want to do even a wiring harness. I'm not aware of what else you're referring to.
     
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    I've done a mod or two
    He owns lots of other junk, some of which might have sealed beams
     
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    it's not junk!

    :D

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Get Chinese junk and be happy. They all chinese.
     
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    True, the CAPA cert housing I have probably were made in china, though I don't know for sure.

    But there's a HUGE difference between the CAPA certified junk made in china and the ebay no-name brand junk that's (also) made in china.
     
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    I think my retrofit came out to that much. Maybe a bit more.
     
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    I'm about to retrofit some LED projectors into some 7x6" headlights.
     
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    Truck lives on a farm 250 days a year

    Thanks for the suggestions
     
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    Will check

    My Pro has the rigid fogs, not really impressive
     
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    01 Truck has the CAPA lights - you recommended them last year and we changed them then. That one is fine

    I need a sealed beam replacement for a farm truck
     
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    Correct

    I was asking for a sealed beam application for a farm junker

    Thanks. The rigid you linked - are they better then the GE? Same price essentially

    If $500 is the going rate - gonna have to get them.
     
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    The only reason the Rigid would be better is their warranty is insane and they're heated so they won't freeze over in cold weather
     
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