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need help finding off road lights.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoFMS, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    TacoFMS

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    Im looking for some off road lights to mount on my bull bar/push bar whatever you want to call it. I have the one from toyota with the two tapped holes already in it. the problem is I cant seem to find any that will be short enough and thin enough to mount on there without either rubbing the front bumper or maybe gettin hot and melting it. I dont have much experience at all with off road lights but saw many pics of trucks on here with them. So I was hoping someone might lend me a hand and point me in the right direction. Thankyou for you help in advance.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    These Hella 500s are pretty thin...........

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  3. Nov 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Also if you could recommend a brand as in if PIAA is better than KC or if we have group buys on something that would work?? again thank you in advance.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    TacoFMS

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    any way you could give me some specs on those? like overall height and depth stuff like that? so I can make sure. also any idea on price for a kit with those?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    you can get em at walmart for 65 bucks a pair
     
  6. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    sweet now to see if that will fit inside the bull bar. not sure about the height????
     
  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    nope that wont work only have like 6 3/4" space between the two bars. THIS SUCKS!!! i wanted those lights. anyone else know of any that might work?
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Prob Hella 500s will be your best bet. They kinda suck unless you do an HID conversion, so I'd figure that into the cost.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    yeah the hella 500's are too tall. need something shorter than 6 3/4" which i know cuts down my options but i was looking at the PIAA 520 smr. anyone know anything about those?
     
  11. Nov 19, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    What kind of bull bar do you have?
    I have an Aries, and the Hella 500s fit like a glove.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    Search PIAA's website, lots of lights with different shapes & dimensions.

    I have a set of PIAA 540's on mine.
    http://www.piaa.com/Lamps/Lamp-pages/540.html
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    PIAA 520's are great lights, I've had a couple sets in my lifetime. But - they're too big to fit where I needed to put them.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Hella 500 HID. I did the conversion and they are relatively cheap. Pictures-

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    Low beams with 4 hellas HID (55 watt 8000k)

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  14. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    Pilot cyber whites..they are like 5.8" tall
     
  15. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    How about a different question... what are you going to use them for, or are these just for looks?
     
  16. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    i do a lot of country road driving plus some trail riding in AL. not just for looks but need added light. gettin hid kit for headlights for christmas and wanted more.

    I dont knwo what kind of bull bar it is i got it through the dealership when i bought the truck new. talked them into taking it off another truck and putting it on mine. so i dont know the thread pattern or anything like that either.
     
  17. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    I was looking at the PIAA 520's and 540's didnt know which ones yet any opinions?
     
  18. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Check out Rigid Industries here. They make the best, brightest, strongest most durable lights on the market right now. I will be setting up a GB page later today for all their products.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    I will also be offering an HID group buy if you haven't already bought your HID's. :D
     
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    They're both the same lights, except the 520's are about 1" smaller in diameter. You can get both of them in either driving lights or in fog lights.

    PIAA's are great lights. I had a set of 520's for about 10 years. I didn't use them much in those 10 years, but they were exposed to the elements while parked outside (on my 96 tacoma and jeep). After 10 years, they just started showing some rust around the metal casing. Never got any water inside and they worked everytime.
    More expensive than the others...but well worth it in my oppinion.
     
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