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New Tacoma beast headlights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2017tacomaSport, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Oct 30, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    2017tacomaSport

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    Anyone have these new headlights? I’ve heard mixed reviews about headlights from them from good to terrible. Right now they’re on sale for $100 off however I’m in Hawaii and they won’t do free shipping they say to place your order and then you’ll get an email telling you how much shipping is going to be. That sounds a little shady to me, don’t wanna place an order for $400 and then get an email saying I owe 100 to 150 for shipping I would like to know before I commit.

    thanks

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  2. Oct 30, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    WZ00R2

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    Id wait to see if someone makes a kit to install the 2020 factory LED lighting.
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    kmorgan3

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    I have the "old" version -- they're actually re-branded Spyder Auto headlights if you look them up. Do you know if they updated the stock halogen bulbs that were in these housings? The version I have were really weak and the seal cap they used made it really difficult to find aftermarket bulbs that fit. I had to try a half-dozen different LED bulbs until I found (what I think to be) the only fan-cooled LEDs that fit them. You can plop HIDs in but you have to cut the seals.
     
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  4. Oct 30, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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    Which LED lights did you find that worked? I just installed these same headlights and love them but miss the LEDs. Didn’t know they would have such a weird housing.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2019 at 10:32 PM
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    rlx02

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    They look like their output would be terrible. I'd look up some of @crashnburn80 or @MESO reviews of aftermarket lights.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM
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    mrkabc

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    Get the Morimoto headlights. Skip this garbage.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    kmorgan3

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    The Spyder headlights paired with their stock bulbs are dog shit.

    Get these:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HQBWR5F?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    As far as low-beam output goes, the Spyder headlights with these LEDs are still slightly worse than OEM, but much better than the stock crap they give you in the projector. The cutoff line is fantastic, but the output is still a little dim. Points for being more daylight colored, though.

    High-beams are a different story. When paired with these LED bulbs, the high-beams are ridiculously bright. An enormous improvement over the stock bulbs in these housings and a large improvement over OEM. I think the high-beam housings and lenses in the Spyder headlights mesh very well with LEDs. Give them a shot and you'll be surprised. I don't even need a light bar now this shit is so bright.
     
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  8. Nov 16, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    These are awesome, just installed mine:

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  9. Nov 16, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Lots of reviews of them not working properly. Lots of issues of them having bad wiring.


    they need to figure their shit out first lol.
     
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    Somebody is...I have my eye on upgrading to the 2020 LED and a member here makes the conversion kit; there's a mega-thread on the site with all the details
     
  11. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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  12. Nov 16, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    Use caution ordering from Tacoma beast.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2019 at 12:38 AM
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    Why?
     
  14. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    SomeLikeItHot

    SomeLikeItHot I like emergencies

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    Bought a faux TRD grill with garnish. It seems like it was just an alibaba.com special. The garnish did not fit and requires trimming to make work. I contacted them prior to trimming and it was a one message per day communication with them. They had me go as far as taking video of the impingement for proof.

    In the end, they offered me $40 for the garnish.

    tl;dr Communication sucks, seemingly cheap product, meh
     
  15. Nov 17, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Don’t our trucks use H11 bulbs for high/low/fog? I take it that Tacoma beast lights use different bulbs?
     
  16. Nov 17, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    Yeah the Tacoma beast (they’re actually Spyder Auto — Tacoma beast just re brands them) housings take a different bulb. I’m not exactly sure why but they chose H7. So when you get your lights you’ll see there’s an H7 to H11 adapter.
     
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  17. Nov 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    I've heard about communication issues with TacomaBeast from a lot of people. Also about them just selling rebranded stuff for a higher price. All of which is common out there. But on the flip side, at least I know about it so I stay away so I dont get caught in these issues
     
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  18. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:48 PM
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    Lol ok. If you say so.
     
  19. Nov 18, 2019 at 3:05 AM
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  20. Nov 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    War of attrition really. Make it annoying enough so that people won’t bother.
     

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