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Have You Been Flashed Today?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ImInLoveWithMyTruck, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Feb 20, 2007 at 5:13 PM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I was for about the 18th time!!!!
    Is anyone else getting flashed (with headlights) constantly? I think people think the Tacoma's low beams are actually the high's. I have been flashed a lot by people thinking I am high beaming them when they really haven't seen the power of my highs! Anyone else have this "issue"
     
  2. Feb 20, 2007 at 5:16 PM
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    06TRDsport

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    I get that alot when hauling my quad. The extra weight in the rear aims the lights up higher, and right into the oncoming cars front window.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2007 at 5:23 PM
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    Skies20

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    I have a couple of times, but that was when I had the fog lights on. The regular headlights alone are pretty bright though.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2007 at 5:33 PM
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    TheMaster

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    I do a lot of night driving on unlit country roads and I have never been flashed. It’s a simple fix and you can do it yourself.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2007 at 7:57 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    Daggit I thought this thread was going to be about something else "bewbies"

    And no I've never been flashed and I do drive with the fogs on as well.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2007 at 3:14 AM
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    RAPOM

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    I get that sometimes also. I thought it was the glare from my male pattern baldness, I'm glad I can blame it on my truck now.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2007 at 3:17 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Yes, I get flashed all the time. My wife even called me once when I was driving behind her and told me to turn off my high beams. I said, "what? these?!?"

    Her reaction, "Ah, turn it off!" :D

    ...and, Banshee, I am sorry to say, I thought this thread was going to be about something else too. :)
     
  8. Feb 21, 2007 at 5:59 AM
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    same here 007 tacoma always getting flashed and when i was behind my girlfriend she was like "turn off your high beams" and i was like what these i also have the silverstar bulbs
     
  9. Feb 21, 2007 at 7:16 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    How much brighter are the silverstars?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2007 at 7:50 AM
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    Skies20

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    :D HAHA. That was good.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2007 at 8:21 AM
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    Muhahaha! I thought this thread would get everyone's attention!
     
  12. Feb 21, 2007 at 8:53 AM
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    Hey Skies20 I'm from Glastonbury/Marlborough area. I was hoping my humor would not be lost here, thanks.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2007 at 9:04 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    You just get around, don't you? :rolleyes: My sister and brother live in Boone and Jefferson, NC. How close are you to them?
     
  14. Feb 21, 2007 at 9:07 AM
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    Ha ha. No prob. :D I am from the Litchfield area..not sure how far away Glastonbury is..maybe an hour or a little more. Small world.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2007 at 11:11 AM
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    I'm stationed at SJAFB in Goldsboro, Boone I think is an hour and a half away. Litchfield is an hour from Gbury. Do you sell health or life? I know someone back there who has a lot of agents working for him, his name is Barry. Back on topic, I have the 4cyl and want to get fog lights that only come with the 6cyl. That way I can intentionally aim them at drivers LOL. Toyota has always had a very good headlight system so I am not surprised they seem bright to oncoming vehicles.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2007 at 11:47 AM
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    Our agency does sell life & health, but I do not personally. I sell home, auto, personal umbrella, boat/yacht, motorcycle, and classic/antique vehicle insurance...so I stay pretty busy with that!

    Ha ha.. yes, I like having the bright lights to shine on all the rude drivers that don't dim their lights for me! :rant:
     
  17. Feb 21, 2007 at 11:59 AM
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    Man this truck lights up the night... I've been trying to keep my distance when coming up behind cars at a stop - I can see the poor kids shielding their eye from my lights blasting into their mirrors.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2007 at 12:33 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I feel bad, but then again - I have been on the receiving end way too much in the past. ;)
     
  19. Feb 21, 2007 at 10:30 PM
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    Ldytaco05

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    i used to have fun with them riding high with bright lights but now hmmmm i do feel bad, but what can i say i need to see....
     
  20. Feb 22, 2007 at 5:31 AM
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    007 tacoma ya the silverstars are a big difference not only are they much brighter and adds blue tint but it also adds that hid cut-off its wicked sick looking
     
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