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Headlight recommendations!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by timmah, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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    timmah

    timmah [OP] Member

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    :rolleyes:So here is my dilemma, last Nov. I bought new Anzo headlights and they are junk! They have condensation in the passenger side, but worst of all the layer of clear is peeling on both in random spots! Has anybody had good luck out of a certain brand. Might do projectors, but for the most part I would like to keep this a simple plug and go! Thanks for your thoughts!
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:07 AM
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    Detective_Dan

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    thats kinda wierd. i have the anzo taillights and ive got no issue with them. try not to park with your headlights straight in the sun as that will cause fading. as for the fogging, you obviously have a seal problem. try to get them to dry out and silicone them up so that there is no more issues
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:16 AM
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    Blackshirts

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    Revtec are good. But with any brand make sure you silicone the out side of the headlight.

    Why don't ya just use your stockers and do the bhlm?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:20 AM
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    Namyo

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    :popcorn: mah 05 headlights need to go at some point...
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    I would advise against the revotec ebay lights. The light pattern and output is shit compared to OEM.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    Lurkin

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    I think you need to set your expectations appropriately. The aftermarket HLs as a group are not as well made as OEM. There are outliers, but all brands seem to have some crappola happening. If you want sealed lights that stay that way and minimize the weathered lens affect, you have to stay OEM and don't open 'em up.

    Given that, if you want something else, you'll need to put some work into sealing them up and may need to accept that every year or so you'll need to use some polish to clean the lens' up. Again, some have problems, some don't, but it's a chance you take. OEMs also have problems, but much smaller numbers.

    If you want a non-OEM look, you take your chances and accept some additional work to keep them good.

    BTW, my biggest problem with the non-OEM was that the light distribution was not as good as OEM. That caused me to move back to OEM. I went from OEM, to BHLM, to aftermarket, and back to OEM
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    this applies to me exactly
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    timmah

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    Well, to clarify. I have my OEM passenger side headlight. I got bumped and broke the tabs on my driver side headlight and my grill. I figured they would be good enough. I'm with you on the light distribution being not good at all. I think I'm going back factory! I can find an OEM one. Thanks! Plus I really want to order my leafs soon.
     
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