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which affordable headlight upgrade? (1st gen)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by because_minitruck, Nov 17, 2012.

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which head lights on my 99?

Poll closed Dec 17, 2012.
  1. 1 black crystal

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. 2 chrome crystal

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. 3 motor energy projector

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. 4 zomk speed projectors

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. because_minitruck

    because_minitruck [OP] panties drop

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    which of these affordable ebay headlights should i get? my stock headlights suck, i've already used a McGuire's kit on them and it helped a lot, but i think it is about time to modernize my 99 a bit.

    personally i like the 3rd choice best, but they are very cheap which makes me a little skeptical since they're projectors. any one running these on their taco? please let me know how you like em.

    if any one has any of the others, fill free to give me your opinions on them as well!

    please take my poll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    choice 1. black crystal clear
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-00-TACOM...-CORNER-SIGNAL-LAMPS-/230800802913#vi-content

    choice 2. chrome crystal clear
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-00-TACOM...-CORNER-SIGNAL-LAMPS-/321010848265#vi-content

    choice 3. motor energy projectors
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320771782324?item=320771782324&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

    choice 4. zomk speed projectors
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-00-TOYOT...-W-HYPER-WHITE-BULBS-/281010452229#vi-content
     
  2. because_minitruck

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    Alderleet Ace of Spades

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    im running #1.

    Its okay, i guess

    I've thought about #3 though
     
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    any noticeable difference from stock?
     
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    Taco me elmo Who needs roads?

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    All aftermarket headlights suck really bad for light output and product quality, I have tried 2 different brands and ended up just going with stock from Toyota directly.

    They are more expensive but they are designed to last with proper care.

    Why not try to resurface your old ones?

    Bulbs make a world of difference on the old stock housings as well.

    If you have the money, Buy stock or clean your old stock ones for best results.
     
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    Alderleet Ace of Spades

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    the old ones for 98-00 suck ass hard.

    The inside of the lens is cut, so resurfacing doesnt improve output since its jagged and not clear.
     
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Depo is the only brand I'd go with aftermarket.
     
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    Sittingbull2 Old N.R.A. Hippy

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    well I don't know anything about projector lights. I like # 2 but I probably would go back with stock ones myself or refinish the ones I have, then add a few extra lights to the front ARB bumper for when in the woods hunting or mudding. Probably didn't help you any though.
    Just my 2cents

    Sittingbull2
     
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    this.
    although i'm not sure which bulbs are in it now, what ever my sister was using before she sold me the taco.

    that.

    thank you, finally some productive input! i like depo too, i have their tails and bumper signals, but never used there headlights or corners for that matter... but other than the depo oem style, these are all i can find for 98-00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-00-Tacom...l-Head-Lights-Corner-/310433704807#vi-content and i'm more interested in projectors, cuz i've always wanted some ever since i had my ranger
     
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    I ran black lights on my 99 for quite some time, though even they got old. I swapped to a 97 front end and never looked back!
     
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    decided on the black myself. I convinced my dad to get em for me too, so now i'm not out $100... just gotta wait for xmas
     
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