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Headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by neoflex, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    neoflex

    neoflex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up my first Tacoma a few weeks ago. So far I love it and my biggest complaint is the fact that it still has drum brakes in the year 2010. Other than that I took it on it's first mini road trip as a few of us went to Deals gap with the bikes this past weekend. Looks like I will be bringing it in for the rear leaf spring TSB since the rear was squatting with just a 400cc Supermoto in the back.(Just think of a motocross bike with sport bike tires) Drove home in the dark and was very unimpressed with the high beams. Anyone else feel that the high beams are rather lackluster? My wife has a 2008 4 Runner and her high beams are great. I feel like I get better coverage of the road with the low beams. At first I thought maybe there were two bulbs in the housing, one for low beam and one for high and maybe the high beams were aimed wrong but not the case. Anyone have a solution other than going with a mesh grill with a set of Hellas behind it?
     
  2. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    I couldn't be happier with my headlights. I think they're bright as shit. What bike do you have?
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    flightcancled

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    I went to Hella 500s, still wasn't happy and then on to projector headlights. Wish I had done the projectors first but hey now I have Hellas! :D

    A lot of people have bad things to say about the ebay projectors, but mine are great. I have none of the common complaints seen here except that the halos aren't terribly bright in the model I have. Then again I like to tinker, so I'll fix it in due time.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    BrettBretterson

    BrettBretterson Wild Ginger

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    I also think that the stock headlights are very bright and I am very happy with them. If you're unhappy with them, I would suggest making the foglight-on-anytime mod one of your first projects, as that will help keep some light on the road for you when you have the brights on (assuming you have fog lights).

    I do feel you on the rear springs though, I haven't performed the rear TSB and I feel it when I haul my supermoto around (when it's in dirt form of course, '06 WR450).
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    old dad

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    if your rear was squatting down, the headlights were affected

    mark
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    AKTACO420

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  7. Jun 7, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    cspcrx

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    I think ours are plenty bright. Try it again without the weight in the rear pointing your lights at the sky.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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  9. Jun 7, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    1TUFFTRD

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    If you have a load in your bed and is squatting down your low beams will be more effective due to the fact that your high beams shoot the light at a higher angle. And you can always get some HID'S :D
     
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