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grill and headlight replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Eternal24k, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jan 7, 2014 at 5:20 AM
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    Eternal24k

    Eternal24k [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, i live up in the hills and have a very precarious driveway. Well this morning I backed up (i park at the top of the steep hill where my house is) and then immediately started spinning slowly down the ice, missing rocks but finally finding the grill in a tree.

    It was low speed, but enough to crack a headlight and shatter the grill. Bumper feels ok, hood has a dent :(


    Truck is silver 2009 SR5, what should i do for replacement? Are their any non OEM grill or headlights worth a damn? I do not want flashy, not really a chrome guy, but the OEM did not look bad.


    Thoughts? Replace OEM everything or....?

    pics are always welcome for non-OEM suggestions
     
  2. Jan 7, 2014 at 5:35 AM
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    TacoCat

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    For an 09 you can get the depo headlights on Amazon for about a hundred for the pair last time I looked. I would do both since if you replace one you will probably notice that the other looks a little hazy on the other side.

    For replacement grille people sell them on here all the time or you can look for one on one of the replacement part websites.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2014 at 5:36 AM
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    Onurnez

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  4. Jan 7, 2014 at 5:43 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Sucks about your lights and grill. Time to do the BHLM with Retros now :)
     
  5. Jan 7, 2014 at 6:11 AM
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    Eternal24k

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    that's what i was thinking....

    I think i might get a grill with HomerTaco....
     
  6. Jan 7, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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    Good choice
     
  7. Jan 7, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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    Depends.... I've bought a couple set's of Anzo's before. Some are better than others. Light output will NOT be equal to the factory light no matter what anyone says. I had a set of Anzo projectors that came close but not as good as factory. If I were to buy Anzo's I would just buy the regular Black model and retro them.
     

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