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New Smoked Tail Lights Installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    So I finally pulled the trigger and bought the smoked LED OEM style tail lights on eBay. I figured since I already bought the Smoked LED 3rd Brake light I might as well buy the tail lights to match. So the back end of the trucks asthetics is DONE FINALLY. Now I have to finish the front, cant decide between taking out the orange side reflector and yellowish burnt blinker cover out of my OEM "smoked" 09 style headlights and making them clear basically, or buying the "crystal black/euro style" headlights off ebay.

    Heres a pic of the Smoked (left) and OEM (right)
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    OEM Installed.............................................................. Smoked Installed
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    Both Smoked installed

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    THOUGHTS???
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    98regstick

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    looks sharp on the silver truck
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    thai fyter

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    Looks nice man, two thumbs up!
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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  5. May 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    novadesigns

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    mini antenna... I'm getting to it! Sheesh!
    Looks great, I've been thinking about doing the exact same thing. The difference is subtle but really nice.
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Indeed. As a matter of fact my roommate just came home and was like "did you do something to your tail lights? They look tighter for some reason". Made me feel good about my purchase
     
  7. May 12, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    rhodehard09

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    looks good man
     
  8. May 12, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Big difference. Looks good!
     
  9. May 12, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Looks good!
     
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    Looks great dude 
     
  11. May 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    They look nice, but why didnt you just try and tint them yourself rather than having to buy another pair?
     
  12. May 12, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    yosh2000

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    trading OEM lights out for cheap egay stuff....what a shame...:anonymous:
     
  13. May 12, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    I am not sure about Tacomas but the rear tail lights on most cars tend to use different glue and if you don't do it right, you may crack them. Then again, not positive on the Tacoma hehe:D. Just a quick question....how do you replace the LEDs on the aftermarket one....does it use the same setup as the toyota one, or do you just buy a new taillight?
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    i got to admit, those look better than the stockers
     
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    Looks good! who was the seller?
     
  16. May 12, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    well whatever you do, i will take the other ones, let me know
     
  17. May 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    How much did you pay for them if you don't mind me asking?
    I'm interested, but scared to buy those off eBay and getting screwed ...
     
  18. May 12, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    After researching and reading,I preferred to just buy new ones. That way if I ever trade up for a newer/better Taco I can throw the OEM ones back on.

    Actually they are pretty high quality. I was really impressed and pleased with the purchase. But to each their own......:anonymous:

    Its a whole new tail light assembly, and just like the OEM ones, the center brake LED's are built in to the housing and non-removable

    ctrusa

    Not selling old one's. I'm one of those people that believes in keeping everything that is removed and upgraded/changed. That way i always have a contingency plan if need be

    $153.38 w/S&H from ebay user ctrusa...PRICEY, I know, but worth it to me. I would rather spend that and have 2 sets of tail lights (OEM and Smoked) then to spend $ on Niteshade and chance F-ing up my OEM tails
     
  19. May 12, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    quality huh...make sure to get back to us when those LEDs start failing cause they are overdriven...hey, you asked for thoughts...:D
     
  20. May 12, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    those look great, but they don't look nearly as dark as advertised :confused:
     
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