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I need new headlights. Are any aftermarket lights worth buying?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Dec 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Its time for a new pair of headlights. I BLHM'd mine when i first got the truck 2 years ago. Now, water has gotten inside and the light is starting to fog from the inside, not the mention the lens looks like crap. I guess I didn't do a very good job.

    So I'm in the market for a new pair, but I don't want to spend my money on some crap that I'm going to have to replace soon. I want a black/smoked set, but I don't want to take them apart and paint myself. Are there any aftermarket lights out there that are worth buying?
     
  2. Dec 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    ebay lights. I bought some a few weeks ago. Sealed them with some extra silicone around the edges and so far so good. Came with 6k HID's also.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    yosh2000

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    i personally dont think so. after taking apart numerous sets of the egay lights, the quality is no where near the OEM ones. plus the output pattern is different.

    but hey, its your money, so...
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    ppham444

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    I say save up and get OEM.
     
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    Fluffymonkey

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  6. Dec 26, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Those were the answers I was expecting. So I either pay OEM price for "quality" aftermarket lights, or paint them myself... I really dont want to take them apart on my own and run the chace of ruining a new pair.
     
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