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Need some new headlights.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by berry79, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Sep 16, 2015 at 5:08 AM
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    berry79

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    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 AKA ::1

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    other brands ? OEM only

    these aftermarket lights do not, and never will, pass photometric requirements

    they have beam artifacts because the careful ($$$$$$$) engineering to make a proper
    reflector assembly and do the testing and pass photometrics is not done.
     
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    PVT Pablo

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    You should verify if they fall into the extended warranty or not. I just got mine replaced for free by the dealership a few months ago.
     
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    Never even though about that. Might give that a try first. Thanks
     
  5. Sep 16, 2015 at 10:23 AM
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    The only headlights I would run are OEM or CAPA Certified aftermarket. Anything else has likely skipped on optics engineering and testing to produce a quality reflector.

    CAPA certified means it has been tested by procedures from ATSM and SAE to be OEM equivalent in terms of performance and construction. They do cost more, for good reason, but are cheaper than OEM. I have purchased non-CAPA headlights and CAPA headlights, there is a significant difference in build quality, light aiming and correct light projection.
    Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacoma-Headlight-Replacement-Headlamp/dp/B008UW8TC6

    You will also note that CAPA lights will come with high quality bulbs like Hella, whereas most aftermarket will come with a no-name brand.
     

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