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Is this a good buy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Costa09, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Oct 10, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Costa09

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    these are the same ones i've been considering. one of the only ebay black headlights with the cleared corner marker.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    I have those and for the price are not bad. Just make sure you seal them real good where the lense meets the housing and they will be fine.
    I did not seal the drivers side good enough and it filled with water after a storm, took it out, dried it real good, added more sealer and is fine now.
    I used Permatex clear window sealant found at Autozone or Advanced auto.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oct 10, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Costa09

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    Yeah its the cheapest I have found. Thats what I was hoping to hear! Thanks man!
     
  5. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    inesshell

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    i was going to get one of these to retro some projectors in.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    Looking at these also. Maybe next paycheck...
     
  7. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    i have heard that the output of light isnt that great on them, but since your getting HID's i think you should be fine with it. also BHLM only takes about 4 hours.......just sayin lol
     
  8. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    you will probably have to reseal those headlights anyway so the bhlm wouldn't be a bad idea. happened to me and i know im not the only one.

    Costa09, i bet you have a pbn account. just a guess :spy:
     
  9. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    That's because they rip you on the shipping ($39.00). I never buy from sellers that play that game. There are other sellers that have a similar price with maybe $10 to ship.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    i have a pbn account. use to be my thing back in the day when i was on a team. I still have my tourny gear and that black/lime mantis ego :)

    i should sell them but its memories i cant let go.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    do not buy, maybe for a retrofit but..

    they will leak, if you dont seal the crap out of them

    BHLM is cheaper and will last

    The light output patterns suck on those, add non-retrofit profector HID's to the picture and its going to be a mess of scattered light in front of you, not good or safe

    trust me i had them, they are cheap for a reason
     
  12. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    ^(pudge151)--- I agree with u. I just BHLM my OEM headlight last sat after I bought JDM on ebay 2wks ago, the LIGHT OUTPUT PATTERN IS SH!T. I have to return it to the seller but they will charge me 20% restocking fee. (danmit!) better than selling it.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    at ratrod-- thats the one I bought. piece of sh!t.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2011 at 12:37 AM
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    In my experiences, ebay replacement headlights are complete crap. Bought a replacement set for my 4Runner but the light output was very poor; light was completely scattered, in a pattern resembling fingers, if that makes any sense at all. When installing the lights, it didn't want to bolt up because the housing was slightly warped. They leaked like crazy too. Waste of money, especially since the seller refused to accept a return
     
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    don't buy that just do BHLM cheaper. if u want i'll do it for u. pay me i still have more paint and windo weld. lol
     
  18. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    same here. i know how you feel.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    Do you have a lot of experience with doing the mod? I'm considering the same lights as the OP, but everyone seems to be partial to the BHLM...Not very confident in doing it myself as I know I would "f" something up:eek:

    How much would you charge to do it?
     
  20. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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