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Smoked headlights bulbs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Airlinerlpz, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Oct 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Airlinerlpz

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    Hey guys, I installed these headlights on my 2019 tacoma (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K7YKRL2/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=A18NRPEBG32TKA&th=1). The issue I am having is that because they're smoked and black at night my headlights are dark. I am currently running Philips ultimate white light H7s but it is still pretty dark. Any recommendations on super bright H7s?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    Hid kit?
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Gixerkiller

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    Get rid of the illegal light housings.

    there is nothing that can be done short of drilling a hole to get the proper amount of light.

    yeah I know not kewl... would rather see the deer than hit it,
     
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  4. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    Airlinerlpz

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    I thought about it but I dont think it is possible with the way the current headlights are set up.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    2DaMtns

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    I found a set of smoked housings on CL for cheap. My stock lenses were cracked and hazy and I knew I was gonna replace them, so I bought the smoked ones. I put brighter bulbs in but the light output just isn't enough. They look OK on the truck, but it won't look good if I hit something.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    coopcooper

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    buys smoked headlights

    complains about headlight output.

    mhhhhmmm
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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  8. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Airlinerlpz

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    Yeah i know lol. They were a gift and the wrong ones lol.
     
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  9. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    Amazon has a great return policy...
     
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  10. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    2DaMtns

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    I tried mine on a whim, and thought the light might go through clean smoked lenses better than the f'd clear ones, especially with upgraded bulbs. I was wrong. No big deal.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Could have been worse. A competing vendor had this disclaimer:

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  12. Oct 4, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    HID kit is the only possible solution I can think of. Get 4500-5000K color temps as those put out the most usable light.
     
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