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Help picking out head/tail lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MrGoodnight, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    MrGoodnight

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    I've got a 2011 Black Tacoma and I'm thinking about replacing both the headlights and tail lights, but I don't really have any idea what to get or where to get it. I know I want them black/smoked and I also know I don't want to do the BHLM or nightshade my tail lights.

    I like the way the halo headlights look and some sort of LED tail lights to go along with them.

    Where is the best place to look for these things? I started on Amazon and found these...

    Headlights
    http://www.amazon.com/AnzoUSA-12128...toyota:tacoma&keywords=headlights+tacoma+2011

    Tail lights
    http://www.amazon.com/311042-Toyota-Tacoma-Black-Assembly/dp/B0038BBIXQ/ref=pd_bxgy_auto_img_y

    I also know of CarID. If you have any suggestions at all I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    Those headlights are notorious for horrible light out put and fogging up... But any aftermarket headlight will fog up (so it's recommended to add a bead of silicone around the edges for good measure).

    Those "halo" projector output
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    Those tail lights are ok, But I'd prefer smoked OEM 09+ tail lights on the black truck, But since you don't want to go that route. those will still look good and work.

    There are already projector retrofitted headlights for sale by modify.com and found on amazon and ebay...

    A X-Runner guy put them on his a few months ago with only problems with the HID kit going out pre-maturely... I wouldn't use super cheap $20 HID's anyways.

    He did say after adjusting them a bit they lined up perfectly but didn't take pictures.
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    I wouldn't use the white LED's but to each their own.
    [​IMG]

    They raised their prices since I last checked :(

    http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacoma...2&sr=1-8&keywords=tacoma+headlights+projector

    http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Retrof...2&sr=1-7&keywords=tacoma+headlights+projector

    http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacoma...2&sr=1-9&keywords=tacoma+headlights+projector
     
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    After seeing the output of the halo lights I don't think I wan them anymore. I honestly just liked the way they looked. Do you have any suggestions for black aftermarket headlights? The only reason I don't want to do the BHLM is because I feel it would be much easier to just replace them and I also don't have the space/tools to do it.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    I edited my post with another recommendation.
     
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    I like the way these look, but I'm looking in more of the $200-$300 range for headlights. Maybe I will just have to save up if there aren't many good options in that price range.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    They are cheaper on ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2011-T...yota|Model:Tacoma&hash=item2ec4770612&vxp=mtr

    Doesn't hurt to look at the for sale section every so often either, there's usually someone selling their retrofitted OEM's every so often.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    I'll be sure to check that out. If I bought them on Amazon/ebay, do you know if they would be "plug-n-play" or if there would be any modifications to make them work?
     
  8. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    Not 100% sure, But I'd imagine the headlights themselves are plug and play (That much i know for sure) but the little add ons like halo's, demon eyes and LED DRL strip will probably have to be wired in.
     
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    I very much appreciate this thread. Came here looking to answer the same question tonight. lol
     
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