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Looking for good set of Aftermarket Head Lamps:

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by roxspin72, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 [OP] Enjoying my addiction

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    Whats up all,

    Im searching and searching, but just cant find a simple smoked headlight replacement. I am eliminating all chrome on my truck and cant handle the sight of them glaring lamps up front. I see the ones on EBAY bun heard they leak.

    Found these:
    [​IMG]

    Not bad, $275

    But they seem to have a little two much flare, and there is going to be some wiring mods, and I hate wiring. Give me a wrench and im good, hand me a pair of snips or soldering gun and im out... LOL..

    want something like the 09 and up. If not I guess i will be trying the BHLM when I return:confused:

    Oh well, if anyone has got a link let me know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    sincitytaco

    sincitytaco Well-Known Member

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    you'll be searching a long time, they don't exist.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    eddieEndo

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    Aftermarket headlights are lower in quality in every aspect you could possibly imagine! Just BHLM your oem headlights and you will be very happy. Aftermarket lights not only leak (because they are sealed with a sealant of waaay lower quality then oem silicone), they don't hold up well after time (burnt lenses, leaks) and have many other problems (shitty alignments). So pleaase stick with your oem headlights :eek:
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    morphius

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    Quick question, what's the purpose for the BHLM?

    Is the mod for function or for looks?

    My 2010 TRD Sport is Silver, so the chrome looks appropriate. Not sure what the black would look like.

    If there's no functional benefit, then I'll skip the BLHM mod.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    0% functional change, you're just changing the color of the inside, not the reflector bowl. IMO black looks the best on black and white tacomas but silver is very close behind
     
  6. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 [OP] Enjoying my addiction

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    Good point...

    I found a set of plug and play halos that just require the BHLM. So I can get the black look im aiming for with a bit of a uniqueness to it.

    Here is a pic:

    Projector V2's
    [​IMG]

    Install:
    Remove headlight from truck
    Remove stock bulb
    Remove stock bulb retainer hook
    Bake headlight
    Remove lens
    Remove stock bulb shield
    Insert LS projector into stock bulb location, No cutting, No drilling, lock in place with LS projector retainer nut
    Bake headlight and lens
    Re-attach lens
    Re-seal lens
    Insert headlight in truck
    Wire bulbs/ballasts
    Light Em Up [​IMG]

    Best of both worlds with no crappy replica.

    Now to build my confidence in baking the headlights....:D
     
  7. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Tony_Tacoma

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    [​IMG]
    I just purchased this model in chrome..
    Now I read this post of being inferior product than OEM.:(
    I will let you know the outcome.. and review
    I like the chrome version..
    T

    Does anyone have these installed?

    Next Mod's..
    LED taillights
    Billet grill
     
  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    I've had a set of Ebay lights on my truck for about 2 years now. And i Have never once had an issue. No leaks/fogging/failure of any kind. The only thing i did was just readjust the angle of the lights when i installed them. I stand by the ones i bought although many members will tell you to stay away.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    WOW - Where did you find these.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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  11. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    How are the quality of the aftermarket led taillights?
     
  12. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    tacomakid89

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    If any of you guys are in SoCal and need help wiring the after market headlights just let me know. Its actually not too hard. Take care.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    Roxspin, Trust me when i say just bhlm your stock lights or bhlm and do a retro-fit projector setup on your stock lights. This is the absolute best way you can go! The pnp projectors that are out there like the ones in your pic. just suck imo! Don't waste your money man! There will be many guys support me on this!
     
  14. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    roxspin72 [OP] Enjoying my addiction

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    Yeah, I pretty much decided to stick with the BHLM mod. Not going with the Retros either, cost too much. Rather put that money toward the new DTLT's...:D

    Hey TacoSupreem, I might be hitting you up this summer just to make sure I got the recipe down pack, LOL...
     
  15. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    ^^^lol! Just add tomaters and sour cream and you got tacosupreem!
     
  16. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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  17. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    Tony_Tacoma

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    Put them on, and they are great at night, halo's as running lights.
    Plug & play other than the far bolt next to the fender..
    I'm pleased with them, I like the looks also....:cool:
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    Truck-1.jpgTruck-2.jpg
     
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