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Review: 100W Off Road lights from Automatcentral

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Khaos, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jan 3, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Khaos [OP] Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    First Name:
    Tallahassee FL
    2005 Prerunner TRD Off Road
    265/75/16 BFG A/T, 18" Magnaflow, K&N Intake Filter, Ultra-Gauge, Kobalt Toolbox, Metal Tail Light Guards, Cobra 19 and 4ft fiberglass antenna, Plasti dipped Badges/lower valance/rear bumper/grill/bullbar/ac controls, black DIN kit, JVC KD-X40, Wet Suit Seat Covers
    I was lucky enough to get a set of free 6" 100W Off Road lights from Automatcentral so that I could test and review them. On top of this great deal I have to say that I was quite pleased with Automatcentral.

    Firstly my lights arrived very quickly and where packaged so that the lights where able to be shipped with out any worry of damage. The kit includes 2 100W off road lights with orange Halo LEDs around them as well as a wireing kit which includes all of the needed wires/relys/fuses and a switch. Everything you need to install these lights is right there in the box.

    To install the first thing I did was remove my bull bar completely so I had room to work. This was as easy as removing four bolts and just setting it where you wanted to work. Upon getting ready to install I noticed that the lights where larger than the area I had to mount them with all of the mounting hardwear. I recently read that 6" lights do not work well on 2nd gen Taco bullbars because of the way they are designed. I cherry picked what peices of hardwear I was gonna use to install them. After I got the lights mounted on the bullbar and tightened down I noticed there is a little room where the lights want to move. This is becasue of the bulllbar being round and not an actual light bar with tabs. On an actual light bar these lights would be perfect. These lights are made so that you can adjust them to aim them perfectly (which mine could use some adjusting). The lights are on my bullbar and while they have a little room where they will wiggle if you shake them, they are secure.

    Wiring was fairly simple. I have never done anything electrical before and even with no experience I didn't find myself having to hard a time getting the lights to work. The lights come with very simple and easy to read instructions. The switch is lighted. My switch was just barely to big to be put one of the switch holes on my dash so I am thinking of replacing it.

    I gotta say that these lights are of pretty good quality. They feel pretty solid and I think they will hold up well to my abuse. The only weak link I can see is that theres no protection for the glass lens and a rock/branch/whatever could damage them.

    They are also very bright. Once I get them 100% aimed they will be perfect. I wouldn't use them on the road because they are so bright.

    Pros: Bright, good construction, cost ($55), quick shipping, easy to install and a full wiring kit
    Cons: Would fit better on a light bar than an bullbar on a 2nd gen, no grill or cover for the lens

    Heres just the lights from infront of the truck.

    Just the off road lights


    With the off road lights and my headlights on


    Keep in mind my lights are not properly aimed yet as I ran outta time Today.

    Would I recommend them to someone else? Hell yes. Once I get an actual light bar on my truck I might even purchase two more, I am that happy with these.
  2. Jan 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    longbow I see you now..................

    Jun 26, 2008
    First Name:
    05 Tacoma Silver Mica TRD 4 Door
    Toy-tec Coil over lift, Eibach 700 lb springs, Sway bar relocate, Total Chaos UCA's, Moto metal wheels, BFG mudterrians, HID, custom 3 piece grill, Highlift jack w/custom mount, Highlift jack cover, bed matt, de-badged 100%, storage box lock mod, using defrost w/o AC mod, short antenna mod, horn re-locate, Tire Gate flat spare tire mount, engine cover painted, bed light (1) mod, wreck bar carrier, Blue Sea 5026 fuse block, center console outlet, flash light mod, Blue Sea inline fuse, Shrockworks sliders, All-Pro front bumper, Piaa 510 driving lights, Warn shackles front, Kennesaw rear bumper, "Tag Boltz" plate lights, Warn shackles rear, Warn M8000 winch, devil horns, BHLM, weathech liners front and rear.....T.W. sticker of course. Custom Sock bed decal for Michele
    Nice write up, will have to keep these in mind if my time ever comes.
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    automatcentral Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Another great review of one of our products - the 100 Watt 6" Off Road Lamp Kit. Unfortunately, the pics are missing so the review loses its effectiveness.

    Is it possible for the OP to repost the missing pics?

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