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Tacoma with clearance lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ne0tas, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 3:09 AM
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    ne0tas

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    Has anyone put them on a Tacoma? I love clearance lights, be it a tractor/trailer or on a pick-up truck. I just have never seen one on a Tacoma before.

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  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 4:58 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I remember that thread Brock! This is the same response I put in that thread:

    On a Peterbilt, yes, on a Tacoma, no... :D
     
  3. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    joneill03

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    x2. I saw a 1st gen with them and it was a sad sight. Never seen a 2nd gen with them though.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    i think it would look good. just not my style
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:34 AM
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    Tiedie

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    :eek:The title says it all clearance lights that means they are for making sure you can clear the overhead object. My opinion is don't do it if your not 13'6" your not a big truck.:confused: There are plenty other options you can add to make your pick up look real cool.:cool:
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    Smokey11

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    cab lights are like stacks...they are made for trucks not pickups !!
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    Pugga

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    Smoke stacks and clearance lights. This guy must be a balla :rolleyes:
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  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    He is a Balla, don't you see the truck Nutz!

    a lot of the f350 and Dodge 2500 come with clearance lights.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    I see those kind of truck everyday! Personally I love the look and sound of a diesel with stacks! It seems like every other person owns one where I live, and my dad owns 4 super duty's, so ill stick with the tacoma.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    And clearance lights on a Taco is a no no!
     
  11. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    I can see it now. Someone will do them, then someone will do them in blue, then someone will make them flash, then someone will get pulled. LOL!

    Seriously though, that just screams "I wish I were a big truck."
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    I was thinking of doing some in the grill like the Raptors, but Im lazy.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    X2, I wouldn't want to do it I don't think, but I would want to see what it looks like. Not sure.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    This needs to go in the photoshop request thread! :eek:
     
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    Found this
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  16. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Those lights make the roof line look like a dodge, which is NOT a good thing in my books. Not as bad as I expected, but it doesn't do it for me.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    I dont think it looks right.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    i saw one that had them. they did not look good!! like they do on 3/4 ton and 1 ton and bigger trucks. idk if they wear just crapy one or what but it looked like crap. i love the look of them on big trucks tho. they even have some nice LED ones out now.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    My '69 F-100 came with them from the factory and looked sweet. On a Taco? No. Entirely too small of a truck for them IMO.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Ok I'm going to address a couple of things in here.

    First: This has been discussed before, a couple of times. Try searching.

    Now: "Clearance lights" or as they're more properly known as "Marker lights" are legally required on vehicles of a certain width not height. the 3 lights in the middle mark the center of the vehicle, and each outer light is supposed to go on the outer most edge of the roof line. They're mounted high up on the vehicle so as to be visible, and so they're not confused with head/tail/signal lights. Also the larger pick ups with dual rear wheels need them mounted on the front and rear outside edge of the wheel well.

    As for the following picture: this truck carries a plow blade on it, which is quite wide. Wider than any regular vehicle, in order to properly clear snow. Therefor it is again required to have the marker lights on the roof.

     
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