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Time for some new headlights - give me your recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mxpatriot, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Nov 13, 2016 at 11:18 PM
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    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's about time for some new headlights. Tabs are broken all over the place, bulbs are weak, and I've resurfaced the lenses several times already.

    Looking for quality replacements. Watertight, no fogging, no ballasts going out left and right, etc.

    Can be OEM style / LED / HID. Prefer LED. Would like to keep it under $400 or so. Not looking to spend a grand on headlights, but willing to pay what it takes to do the job right.

    Not looking to convert my existing headlights.

    Looking for usable light that doesn't blind other drivers. I have light bars for when it's time to light stuff up.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2016 at 3:30 AM
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    ChemDawg

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    so are you asking where to buy good replacement headlights?

    Google/ebay search oem or depo brand.
    If you want to buy through tacomaworld.com... then post a "i want to buy headlights" in marketplace section. .:notsure:
     
  3. Nov 14, 2016 at 3:43 AM
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    Blockhead

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    Check OEM prices everywhere or one of the million or so distributors online for knockoffs.

    I bought a set of Spyder for $278 at CARiD.com
     
  4. Nov 14, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    moondeath

    moondeath The answer to divorce...... Tequila!

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    The headlight housings will determine whether you use HID, LED, or halogen. Halogen you can just use regular new headlights. If you go with HIDs you're going to need projector headlights, and same with most of the LEDs. Most LEDs wont direct the light correctly on their own, they tend to need the projector housing to aim the light. HID and LED tend to scatter light all over the place in a regular headlight housing.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    Quality replacements that don't leak for $400? Might as well stick to OEM. You've already correctly bought off-road lights for when it matters. Headlights are just for city driving, so who cares.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Pigpen

    Pigpen My truck is never clean

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    Go with OEM. The SR/ Pro lights are a nice touch. Or, you can get someone's OEM take off lights on buy/sell/trade
     
  7. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:28 AM
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