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Which Altezza Tail Lights ???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by googaliebear, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    googaliebear

    googaliebear [OP] Member

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    I am in the process of blacking out my Black 07 Access Cab. I have the windows tinted, debadged, short black antenna, and debadged!

    The next blackout upgrade I want to do to my tail lights. I want to do the VHT Nightshade but have heard too many horror stories of people getting pulled over and getting tickets. (Please comment on that either if you have them and got a ticket or if you have them and haven't ey and how long you have had them blacked out for) I basically want to have a legit legal truck (minus the tints) factoring in driver safety and legal issues. Below I have found 2 types of altezzas available on eBay.

    Please Let me know which one you like better.

    Number 1 has the reverse light rectuanglar.

    Number 2 & 3 has the reverse light circular. (I believe these 2 are the same)

    - or -

    NEITHER

    Thanks a lot !!!

    tail light 1.jpg
    tail lights 2.jpg
    tail lights 3.jpg
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    Viet2100

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    If you want a custom look, but still want them to be bright, get some LED tail lights. Depending on your area, some will give you more crap for tinted tails than others. I have never been pulled over in the state of FL and have had tail lights that were so dark, it was hard to see in the daytime.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    DontTryMe

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    I used VHT night shades, I didnt go completly black but a good bit so you couldnt see the ugly pink taillights. I have never been pulled over. And this is my 3rd vehicle to do this too, the previous was a 04 cobra and 350z, never pulled over for either. You can always use VHT and buy new LED bulbs for the tails..
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    humanoid

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    Where's the option for neither?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    googaliebear

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    I know what LED bulbs are, but do you have to change any of the wiring for them or just replace the existing glass bulbs with them? Are they alot brighter? Expensive? Just wondering thats all!
     
  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I'm partial to the 2nd/3rd ones......

    Here they are at the beach....
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    Here they are in the hood.......
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    And here's the 3rd brake light to match...only I sanded & painted the chrome around the edge black too....
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  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Razorecko

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    ebay tinted '09 tail lights FTW :D
     
  8. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Cars0n`

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    im in the same boat as u, deciding to just do nightshades or new tails nall together,but i like venomous_x's tail lights. not sure what they are and where he got them, but i sent him a pm but he hasnt got back to me. about them led bulbs.. where would u go about gettin them and how much? thanks
     
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