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Today's projects- LED's and TacomaWorld Sticker mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by LeadFootCaliKid, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    I did all my interior/reverse/lc plate LED's and took some much needed pictures of my truck as it sit's today.

    TW Sticker Mod

    I got [most of] a TW sticker from Brian (SoundMan1463) at the Lake Cuyamaca meet. It was ripped off at the 2nd "o" so I did what I could with it.

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    Dash LED's

    I had my dash LED's done a while ago, but all I ordered was a set of blue lights. I decided that wasn't good enough, so I changed them around a little but more and this is what I came up with.

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    Metra Dash Kit:crapstorm:

    So after all the bull shit I went through to get this thing (see http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/au...ved-my-metra-textured-dash-kit-f-my-life.html), it came out looking like crap compared to what I expected. It doesn't fit well, I didn't get the right parts to install it, and it came scratched! (just to the left of the hazard button) The only thing I like about this is how the pattern matches other parts. BUT IT"S NOT EVEN THE RIGHT COLOR!!! I would NOT recommend ordering from Metra, if anybody cares.

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    SuperBrightLeds.com LED's

    Here's the reason I started today. I ordered everything mceagle555 recommended in http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/24089-leds-lights-made-easy-interior-exterior.html for the parts I wanted. Mine at "Natural White." I got all my LED replacement lights from superbrightleds.com last night, less than a week after I ordered it! (Wtf Metra?) They sent me everything I ordered, in the right color, with no problems. They even threw in a sticker... a backwards sticker (see picture).

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    I started with the reverse lights. Update: I have removed the LED back-up lights and replaced them with the stock halogen bulbs. The LED's look nice, but there is no usable light output provided by LED's. I assume it is beause of the narrow usable light angles as compared to the halogen bulbs. All my windows are tinted close to 5%, I couldnt see anything at night.

    Before/Now- Stock
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    Comparison
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    LEDs-Removed for halogen bulbs
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    License Plate lights
    Before
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    NOTE: These halogen bulbs get extremely hot very quick! (I burned myself and broke one)
    Comparison
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    After
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    Map/Dome Lights
    Before
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    Thanks for the help, Jake!
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    Comparison
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    Hey l00k! A woodpecker!
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    I heard it before I knew what it was and thought somebody was banging on my house.

    After
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    There it is. I plan on doing my armrests in neoprene to match my seat covers then calling it a break on the interior for a while.
     
  2. May 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    Looks good but those LED pictures gave me a headache...LOL I am headed to Fiesta this weekend to chill with the Dina. Hit me up if you want to meet up there. We can get some pictures of your truck.
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Definitely. I'm taking my truck in on Thursday so I'm gunna want to go run it. Whats down at Fiesta? And place to hit some trails? I've never been there
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    Fiesta is just an Island where you can chill on the beach with the trucks. We meet up all the time. No wheeling though.
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Thats cool with me too.
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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  7. May 21, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Haha it's all good. Start a thread and see who else would be down to go. I'm not on very often otherwise I would.
     
  8. May 21, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    I just PM or text my SD buddies. Posting for a small event is not worth it.

    I am just there to run the dog.
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Update: I have taken out the LED back-up lights and put the stock halogen bulbs back in. They look cool, but aren't functional. My windows are tinted 20% all the way around so I need the light. Are there any brighter bulbs I can use?
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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  11. May 26, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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  12. May 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    So are the replacement led bulbs way brighter then the stock bulbs or does it just change the color of the cab?
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    meantaco

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    any body knows were can i buy the courtesy bulb i want to change it for a led bulb (white)?
     
  14. May 26, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    That all depends on how many LEDs are on the bulb and how they are configured. Mine are pretty bright. I'd most likely say that they are much brighter than stock. It would be easier to be sure if I had ordered the same color as the stock bulbs, but I like the pure white.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/24089-leds-lights-made-easy-interior-exterior.html
     
  15. May 27, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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  16. May 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Definately digging all the Derder stickers! Nice work!
     
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