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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by '99_SR5, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Jan 2, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    '99_SR5

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    I am Needing suggestions for a good, reasonably priced, curved light bar for my 1st gen Tacoma. (Anything helps reviews, links, information)
     
  2. Jan 2, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    Id look at one on ebay, cant beat the deals. The only thing ive ever had to do to them is reseal the glass lens
     
  3. Jan 2, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    doyouquaxu

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    Find whatever is cheapest, they're all made at the same factory in China and perform the same. Unless you want to spend your money on a quality made in USA light like Baja Designs.
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:55 PM
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    Thanks for the advice
     
  5. Jan 6, 2017 at 9:11 PM
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    Opt7 or auxbeam because the companys themselves are great to deal with. From personal experience the opt7 c2 series bars are quite a bit brighter than every other generic ebay bar ive seen.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    '99_SR5

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    Would a 42 in. light bar fit?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    They make mounts for 42" yea
     
  8. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    Ok, it was hard to find the opt7's in stock but I finnally did
     
  9. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    gunn_runner

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    ^ This.

    Like the resident LED/lightbar man @NightProwler said in another thread,
    "42 is perfecto
    50 is pushing it
    52 is... Wrong."
     
  11. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    I was really unimpressed with an overcab light bar on mine. Insanely bright but not very usable while driving (offroad only). The beam was just way too broad. The windshield and hood, every spec of dirt on the glass etc pretty much screamed out at me more than anything else. I had a smaller bumper mount as well, used it all the time. The overhead, I really only used when I was out of the truck.

    It was useful on some winding mountain roads. Deer eyes light up from a million miles away with the LED light spectrum. But I had to tolerate the glare the entire time.

    The bar I had was a mix of flood/spot and mounted a couple inches forward of the glass. It might have been better if it had been all spot to narrow the output. I had planned on putting a blinding panel underneath to try and help but never got around to it.

    These are 42 and 24 IIRC.

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  12. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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    Here is the bar I got from cali_raised_led
    Not too good of quality. There's wires sticking out of the optics and flowing through the optics. Not happy!

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  13. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    Wtf. I have seen that on any other bar and ive seen guys buy the literal cheapest bars on ebay. Did you contact them about it?
     
  14. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    That wouldn't have made it out of the box before I was returning it. I mean, wow.
     
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  15. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    Yeah I contacted them but they wanted me to send it to them and all they were going to do is tuck the wires back in. They weren't gonna give me a new bar like I requested. So I just said fuck it! It works perfectly fine and is bright as hell. But I wasn't going to send the bar back on my dime for them just to open up the same light bar and just stuff the wires back in.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    Ling Ling is 8 years old and works 19 hour days. Cut her some slack, she's trying to work for Apple one day!
     
  17. Jan 18, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    Use my discount "TacomaNation" for 15% off your purchase. Have a 32" and pods from them as well as ditch light brackets and I have another 32" on the way.
     

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