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Venom headlights - anyone tried these?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrkabc, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Feb 6, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    mrkabc

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    Morimoto 2 strokes and XB LED Fog Lights, OEM Roof Rack, Homelink Compass Mirror, Power Tailgate Lock, LED bed lights, PRO grille. Where's the mall?
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  2. Feb 6, 2016 at 10:24 PM
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    Interested as well
     
  3. Feb 7, 2016 at 1:52 AM
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    Sub'd. They don't look half bad.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2016 at 5:34 AM
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  5. Feb 7, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    Make sure they will fit. Saw this toward the bottom of the page:

    Attention: Not Compatible w/ 2014 Classic Body Style
    Attention: Not Compatible For Model W/ Factory LED Day Time Running Light
     
  6. Feb 7, 2016 at 6:10 AM
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    Can someone tell me what the "classic" 2014 Body style is? That truck in the pics is just like every 2012-15 I've ever seen. What am I missing here?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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    Lol I saw these too on the TW Instagram, they don't look half bad and light output pics look not half bad, but I question quality.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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  10. Feb 7, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    I was wondering the same thing. Emailed the seller, I'll keep you posted.
     
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  11. Feb 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM
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    Not bad looking but I'm not a fan of the white LED bars on the top/bottom. Be interested in people's opinions in the near future.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM
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    Aside from how terrible they look, they are cheap-o Chinese made headlights. Pretty much guaranteed the projectors are shit and have poor lighting performance.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    Can you please post a picture of the light output?
     
  14. Feb 7, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    Lol... aren't they all? :D
     
  15. Feb 7, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    It is in the eBay listing. Just scroll through the pics, it is there. But keep in mind its of some lame-o who substituted an HID kit for the projector halogen bulb it is actually supposed to have. They probably suck ass with halogen bulbs and throw glare with the HIDs.

    I thought about it more and these actually look like the same exact setups as the older Spyder branded 05-11 model "projector" lights which suck compared to stock.

    BUT still hoping to see someone buy a set and prove me wrong. I don't actually mind the white LED portions, but I'd be worried they're of poor quality and would burn out within a year or less. Kinda look like they went for the newer GMC truck headlight styling.
     
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  16. Feb 7, 2016 at 11:32 AM
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    They look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I got an answer, but it really wasn't information. ..
    ...So I *still* have no idea what a 2014 "classic" style is. :notsure:

    Still very very tempted to pick a set up. Looks like I'll be the first? Of course, the stock halogens are getting tossed in the crapper. I'm going to stick with OPT 7 LED headlight bulbs, and with those projectors it should look pretty sweet! Should be a good match for my Morimoto LED fog lights. On the fence. .. should I? ????
     
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    i believe they mean 05-11 when they say "classic"
     
  19. Feb 8, 2016 at 3:18 AM
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    If you have the money and intrigue to spare, buy a set and see what you can do with them. If you end up not liking the headlights for whatever reason, you could always resell them here or on Craigslist and make a bit of your money back.

    Just my two cents. I have no problem volunteering others to be a test animal. :D
     
  20. Feb 9, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    I just posted about these the other day... For $350, it seems like a decent alternative to retrofits.
     

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