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New headlight recommendations?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mallard386, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Nov 23, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    Mallard386

    Mallard386 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was luckily had a buddy hit my parked truck on the driver side. Need a new headlight and I might as well get a set. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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    Thomas670

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    whats the year of your taco? Amazon got set of headlights for like 90-100 bucks or so
     
  3. Nov 23, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    Rachelsdaddy

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  4. Nov 23, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    Mallard386

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    Plkyone

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    TYC Brand seems to be the best aftermarket light IMO
     
  6. Nov 23, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    mtucker

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    rj15tacoma

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    I got spyder headlights and I love them. I got the smoked ones for about 200 bucks. Super good quality, and better than oem imho
     
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  8. Nov 23, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    Dekoy909

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    Where did you get them from?
     
  9. Nov 23, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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    rj15tacoma

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    I think i got them on CARID
     
  11. Nov 24, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I'd listen to whatever @crashnburn80 has to recommend.

    I'm trying to find the thread/post where he posted the headlight assemblies he recommends but I can't find it. Thought I saved it.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

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    Got some OEM replacements I'm going to install either tomorrow or Thursday.
     
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  14. Nov 24, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    OEM is by far the best, unless you have a 95-97 with the sealed beams. Then the recommendation is to swap to the 200mm Hella E-code (ECE) H4 conversion lights which have a more focused pattern with far more light on the road.
     
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  15. Nov 25, 2020 at 5:44 PM
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    MothmanTaco

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    I have the hella e codes and it’s a huge improvement over the oe sealed beam. 100 bucks for the pair and it came with bulbs off Amazon
     
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