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Which Black Headlight Looks Better?!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jtkz, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    jtkz

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  2. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    The second ones...those are the ones I have
     
  3. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    I'd go with the 2nd ones.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    really? nice to hear opinions. do you have pictures of your car's headlights? also, do the orange blinker and center lights work? are they dimmer?
     
  5. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    rvcahawaii808

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    did you get my text dude? but im gonna go with the second one.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    jandrews

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    Most of the time these aftermarket lights are nowhere near quality of the OEM lights. BHLM is a better way to go.

    But if you must go aftermarket, get the second set. BHLM without clearcorner is pointless.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    yeah cameron, they look mean. did u completely black out yours like the 2nd?

    -what i'm trying to ask is, I noticed how the 2nd one is darker then the 1st. It seems like the whole light is black. But when you have it in park, or when you have your day lights on, is the center block still orange?
     
  8. Sep 16, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    Bama_TACO

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    It's up to you. Personally, I like the look of a little orange in there rather than all black.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Just a couple of points to consider:

    o the aftermarket's light distribution is not as good as stock, not dangerous from what I experienced, but not as good, had hot spot in center and a bit dimmer on the edges
    o if you want to stay legal, you need an amber side reflector, just need to decide if you care enough, or if the local LEOs care enough
    o with a blacked-out TS reflector, your DRLs and TSs will be dimmer, again, you're call on if that matters enough to you or the local LEOs, LED bulbs also may help
    o always a concern on longevity of the lens/components and leakage for the aftermarkets in general

    I had a set of self-made BHLMs and a set of the first ones. My BHLMs fogged, got the first eBay set, didn't like the light distribution, went back to a stock set of HLs (TRD smoked set though). My preference, as far as looks go, was for the 1st eBay lights you've listed over; stock, BHLM and smoked.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    rbeezy

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    go with the 2nd bruh
     
  11. Sep 27, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Will the second set fit a 2010? or can anyone find a listing that shows they fit a 2010 tacoma
     
  12. Sep 27, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    They are interchangeable from 2005-2010.
     
  13. Sep 27, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    Definately the second one's. I have those to.
     
  14. Sep 27, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    I have the second ones.

    I don't think they are worth the money. Yes, they look really nice (pics in my gallery,) but the quality is terrible. They started fogging up within 2 months.

    Light distribution is nowhere near as good as stock. It's up to you. They look really good on the truck, but if I didn't get rid of my OEM headlights, I would've rather do the BHLM on those.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Damn, I bought the first ones due to not knowing if they'd fit....oh well. Ill do the BHLM on my oem ones and I also bought some DDM tuning HIDs. Hope they all work good!
     
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