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Recommendation for new headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by SGTCap, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Apr 13, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    SGTCap

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    I've got an 05 Tacoma that's in desperate need of new headlights. The lenses are so cracked and pitted that no light is getting through. Highway driving has become dangerous at night because I simply can not see. I know there is a TON of information on this board about various headlight topics and frankly I don't have weeks to dedicate to sifting through all of it.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for a quality replacement headlight, hopefully with increased light output and a black housing/background. I don't mind smearing a little clear RTV to make sure water stays out but I don't want complete junk either. Trying to stay under the $300 mark.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 13, 2014 at 9:37 PM
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    csjumper2003

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  3. Apr 14, 2014 at 2:09 AM
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  4. Apr 14, 2014 at 4:37 AM
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    Don't buy anything with a projector installed unless it was retrofitted by someone. :)
     
  5. Apr 14, 2014 at 4:40 AM
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  6. Apr 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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    It's for a pair. Just got them a month ago. Check the black bezel before install. Received the first pair with lots of chips in black on both pairs. Didn't see it at first with the saran wrap to protect the lens. Sealed them with silicone. Installed one and noticed it after removing the saran wrap.

    Pretty sure it didn't happen during shipping as the boxes were undamaged. Amazon took them back even with the silicone on them. No questions asked.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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    Will any of these increase light output over stock?

    I realize anything is better than what I have now, but would any be an improvement over an OEM replacement?
     
  8. Apr 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    Gabassman

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    sub for future investment
     
  9. Apr 15, 2014 at 4:39 AM
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    No. They're both quite poor halogens.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:00 AM
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  11. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:11 AM
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    Retrofit or nothing, may as well get it done right the first time, by the time you retrofit(if you do so) you would have spent more money initially.

    Just me though. I've had my retros for over a year and they are worth every penny every time the sun goes down. Never going back to halogen ever again. lol.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM
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    Have you got you passenger light replaced? How how about your fender?
     
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