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"Tribal" Black LED Headlight Replacements. Thoughts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by binderline, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Apr 25, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    binderline

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  3. Apr 25, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    I wouldn't put them on my truck, but I also don't see anything wrong with them.

    If you're going to install them yourself, make sure you find a thread or video with a guide. It'll save you a lot of time, headache, and broken clips.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2017 at 11:26 AM
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    A lot of stuff.
    I'm familiar with them. They also sold by "Spyder" https://www.carid.com/spyder/black-...-lbdrl-bk.html?singleid=83736413&url=79300532

    Your ref. on Ebay is cheaper.. I'm sure there the same.

    I tried them, removed and returned back.
    Why?
    1. Loss of DRL mode on light switch .. these lights only work in "parking" mode.. what I mean is those "cool" white bands only work in parking mode, DRL no longer does anything on your switch.
    2. Low beam and High beam are separate lights - high beam are not on the same time as low beams.. thus not giving me much output. I currently have HID's.. didn't want to reduce my lumens...
     
  5. Apr 25, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    Capt. Obvious

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    It looks like they took an empty housing for a '12+ and put a bunch of random lights in it. The light layout doesn't make sense visually, and I guarantee you the light output is awful.

    If you want better light output and/or projectors, invest the time and/or money to do a proper retrofit.

    If you need to replace damaged OEM headlights and/or just want better light output, spend the extra money for a new set of OEM housings and do the "ultimate headlight upgrade".
     
  6. Apr 25, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    binderline

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    Thanks all for the good info. Based on this input, I think I'll pass on these.
    Much appreciated!
     
  7. Apr 25, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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    Go Hawks!
    Good call.
     

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