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LED Tailgate Light Strips

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaDave65, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Aug 2, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    TacomaDave65

    TacomaDave65 [OP] Active Member

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    Hello All,

    It’s been a while since I posted here but I have a question.

    I own a 2015 Taco and am considering installing a set of LED strip lights just under the tailgate. I’ve seen quite a few around town (Wilmington, NC) and think they look pretty cool.

    So my question is this, will an LED strip that measures 60” fit on my truck? I ask this only because when I measured the space it was 57” or so from side to side. The strip itself is flexible (so the Amazon ad says) and I’m wondering if it might curve around on both sides and therefore work.

    I’m just wondering if anyone else here has ever installed any lights like these and if you have, were yours 60” or did you use another length of strip. If you did use another length, what did you use and where did you purchase them?

    This is the set I’m considering.

    AMBOTHER 60" Truck Tailgate Light Bar Double Row LED Flexible Strip Running Turn S... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B9YPKJ1/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_jQgrDb0SYS77B

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Dave
     
  2. Aug 2, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Muddinfun

    Muddinfun Well-Known Member

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    Don't block the hole for the rod to lower the spare tire.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    TacomaDave65

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    Thx Muddinfun! Good advice!!
     
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  4. Aug 2, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    JohnT43

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    Might use two short strips to clear the hole.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    grizquad

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    Plasmaglow Firestorm lights, Westin Bull bar, Flyzeye interior console lights
    I had a Plasma Glow Fire and Ice light bar and it lasted for couple of years and corrosion from New England winters shorted it out, 1 yr warranty. I replaced it with a Plasma Glow "Trailer Light bar" 2 pieces magnets hold perfect, hole for spare accessible, and LIFETIME warranty. For Tacoma, you need an adapter you can get from Plasma Glow to handle feedback from when headlights are on to turn signal. I have had this light set up for several years now. Here is link from Plasma Glow, but you can get it on Auto Anything and get free ship and discount if you look at it a couple of times and they will email you discount!
    http://www.plasmaglow.com/trailer-fire-ice-led-bar/
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Doublecross

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    ARE cap, wade inchannel vent visors, weathertec floor mats, ranch hand grill guard, tuffy security boxes in bed, lockable tailgate handle. Still have stuff that needs to be installed and still have stuff ordered lol.
  7. Aug 2, 2019 at 11:27 PM
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    EME

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    I ordered a 60 inch from Amazon it was too long, sent back and ordered a 48 inch one, fit way better
     

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