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Tail lights.. can't make up my mind

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RPain, Jul 1, 2010.

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Which Tail lights would look best?

Poll closed Jul 31, 2010.
  1. 1st pic - $67

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. 2nd pic - $73

    13 vote(s)
    31.7%
  3. stock

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  1. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM
    #1
    RPain

    RPain [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Interested in some aftermarket tail lights and here are the few i've narrowed it down to. Also if anyone has pics of aftermarket tail lights on their first gens post em'!

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  2. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    Manlaan

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    It looks like the major difference between the two is one has chrome and the other doesn't. If you dont have any chrome, putting some on the tail lights would be kinda tacky and make you want to get rid of it also, but if you do, it would depend on how much you have. Since your grill and bumpers are chrome, I think that'd work pretty good.

    Chrome asside, I do like the design of the first one a bit better. The design seems a little more finished, as the second ones marker lenses look like they were an after thought. Also, not really a fan of the mismatched brake light and turn signal lens. And then theres the no lens on the backup lights. Just looks unfinished/thrown together.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    I just lightly rattle canned my first gens once.looked good. came out kinda smoke grey looking.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    IMHO, A/M tail lamps makes the truck look like it crashed into a Pep Boys. Early (orig)1st gens look better
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    RPain

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    Thought about rattle canning it but wasn't too sure about it :p and coolidge i understand your point too but some look pretty clean and fit the truck well.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Kinda agree with ya there, but I did see some led second gens I liked. I believe they were on WW_FIREFIGHTER's truck. First gen after market led taillights look kinda silly though, but the top option isn't awful. I do prefer stock though.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    Here's mine [​IMG]
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  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    I like these, where did u find them at?
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    I bought #2 off e-bay. They cracked (and now leak) when I was screwing them in! Very cheaply made, IMO... Also, I had to rewire the brake/park lights on the passenger side because the bulb only fit in the socket a certain way leaving the brighter light (brake) as the default when the other side had the dimmer (park/regular) light on.

    I will be tinting my original lights in the very near future and trashing these.

    Hope that helps you make up your mind.

    Jon
     
  10. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Thx :D on Ebay...They're made by a company called SaberSport...I also got my headlights from them as well...
     
  11. Jul 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    shitroc

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    i voted for the first pic,they look a little ricey but it probably wouldnt look that way once they are on the truck. the second tails look kinda cheaply made.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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  13. Jul 2, 2010 at 3:29 AM
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    I voted for the 2nd ones but after looking at them more, I like the 1st ones better. The 2nd taillights do look cheaply made...
     
  14. Jul 2, 2010 at 3:39 AM
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    Those are awesome.
     
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