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new headlights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by tacoma-user, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    so not to long ago i tried blacking out my headlights, took forever and never want to do it again! i feel like i messed up everything and although its looks ok with a quick look i feel like its trash i scuffed up the outside of them too :(. now i want to purchase some new ones, looking at ebay, would like to have blacked out ones already, and i dont like the halos at all, what would you guys recommend? i hear people that have purchase some ebay ones has had issues such as fogging and the such. i would really appreciate the input!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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  5. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    they will prob be fine but i would apply a bead around the lights for added security.... better safe than sorry
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    no i just bought the halos im waiting for them to come in !
     
  7. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Everything I've read on here that last 2 years suggest that the majority of people that buy the Revotec ones don't have issues in comparison to the other brands. But you can always add a little bead of silicone around the edge for reassurance.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    alright im sold im getting the revotecs thanks so much!
     
  9. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    Only downside to the revotecs that I experienced, besides the _threat_ of leakage and lens degradation over time, is that the light distribution is not as good as stock. It had a definite hot-spot in the middle and was a bit dimmer on the edges. Not dangerously bad mind you, just enough that I went back to a stock tinted (09+ TRD) HL.

    Still prefer the looks of the revotecs HLs though, with the black-out and the clear turn signal lens they look great.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    yeah thats what i heard, i do like keeping my lights on all the time too, guess thats not gonna happen anymore! lesson learned though, im not going to experiment on my tacoma anymore! haha but im sure these ones that i bought will be fine! im jealous you have the 09 lights! they come smoked out a lil bit which i really like! i have a 08, one more year! dang it!
     
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