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Need help deciding on grill lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SpriggitySprat, Apr 10, 2018.

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Which light setup do you like better?

  1. Lights Closer

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Lights Further Apart

    21 vote(s)
    77.8%
  3. Uninstall those ugly Ford looking things

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:01 PM
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    SpriggitySprat

    SpriggitySprat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I recently installed these "raptor style" amber lights behind my grill. I really like how they turned out but I am second guessing my placement. I would ask my wife but she would likely not even notice much difference, or just laugh at me for being so picky. I am just wanting to get some feedback.

    I installed them closer together like they are in the first picture and that's how they still are. However, I was walking up to my truck this morning and kind of feel like they are too close together. So I photoshopped the picture to show them further apart and I would appreciate anyone's comments/votes on which way to go. I am sort of leaning on spreading them farther apart but I'm not certain.

    Closer Together:
    truck.jpg

    Or...

    Farther Apart:
    truck2.jpg

    Or...
    “Uninstall those ugly Ford looking things”
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  2. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Anchovy

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    Honestly, closer together looks pretty good
     
  3. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    Anchovy

    Anchovy Rule #1: Never take me seriously

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    Where'd you get these lights from?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    SpriggitySprat

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    Here ya go
    https://www.amazon.com/Partsam-Yell...coding=UTF8&psc=1&ref=yo_pop_d_yo_pop_d_pd_t2

    They had decent reviews and you can’t beat the price. We will see how they last but it was well worth it for $10. I took the advice of some of the reviewers though and sealed around the edges of the lenses with RTV sealant to try being proactive against them falling out or fogging up. It’s been about a week and they are great so far.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    TACOMA2NDGEN

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    further apart looks better but honestly i think it would look better with three more down below
     
  6. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Farther apart for me
     
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  7. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    Farther apart seems to be more symmetrical, the way you have it now, seems bunched up. How do you like the AT3Ws?
     
  8. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    SpriggitySprat

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    Thanks I kinda think so too but I needed some confirmation. I love the tires. I have about 15k on them and they have been outstanding. They are just aggressive enough for what I need without being too noisy on the highway.
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    consider adding two more lights, one on the extreme left and one on the extreme right, to mimic true, original marker/clip lights configuration of the big-rig/semi-haulers community...
     
  10. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    didn't vote because, "my truck isn't a Raptor so i should not have these right?" wasn't an option :D
     
  11. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    I say further apart, but I’m biased :D
    D10D756F-06CA-45A9-BFE5-59A7735AAA2A.jpg
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    Haha I did say all comments were welcome
     
  13. Apr 10, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    Nice looking truck! Yeah I keep leaning that way.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    Further apart looks better.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    Thank you!!
     
  16. Apr 10, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    Definitely farther apart
     
  17. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    Raptr is a Raptor Tacoma is not the same go Big !20180328_090917_003.jpg
     
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  18. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    I would have to agree with you here! Nice looking rig, no darkness will be able to handle that output!!
     
  19. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    Did you tap into DTRL ? or lowbeam?
     
  20. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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    I tapped into the DTRL. There is a peach colored wire for the turn signal, and white ground, and a red wire for light power. That’s the one I tapped into on the driver’s side.
     
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