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Which PIAA lights??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PreRunner, May 4, 2010.

  1. May 4, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    PreRunner

    PreRunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    They have so many models. I want to get two to fit on my light bar. Which kind do i get? I really have no damn clue!!!!

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  2. May 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I have some PIAA 510 driving lights that are about 6"s around. Mine are behind my grill though so I dont think thats what you wanted.:rolleyes:
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  3. May 4, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    I have the 540s and love them. I got 2 driving lights and 2 fog lights. Check my gallery for a pic.
     
  4. May 4, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    PreRunner

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    if i mount em upside down can the piaa grill be flipped so its right side up?
     
  5. May 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah you should be able too. My lights are upside down but then again, I dont have the grills installed on them. But I'm like 90% sure you can stick the grill on them even if they are upside down.;)
     
  6. May 4, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    I would suggest 520 series. yes the grill can be flipped to read right side up. I have the 520 SMR's they are like high beams. I have also owned the Ion crystal driving lights, they are great for bad weather. The 520 ATP light pattern is AWESOME, it is the best of both worlds (for and driving light pattern).
     
  7. May 4, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Yeah I just put in some Ion crystal bulbs in my PIAAs and I love them!!! Looks great too!!!:D
     
  8. May 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    thanks guys!! studying the PIAA site, and your comments. It seems to me the 520 ATP would be the perfect light! any objections? :D
     
  9. May 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Nope I dont.;) I have the 520 driving lights so I have a crystal clear lens. I think the lenses are the only differences between the different 520s so the beam pattern is only different.:rolleyes:
     
  10. May 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    That is the set that I've been looking at.
     
  11. May 4, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    I have the 580 driving behind my grill and 510 ion fogs in my Allpro. Love um..You need to know the amount of room you have on your front guard. piaa makes a lot of different sizes of lights

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  12. May 4, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    good point thanks. i just measured. i have 7 1/4" from tab to bottom bar. still thinkin' 520 ATP ... :)
     
  13. May 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Hey Prerunner. So, I know you've been doing research on lights and getting everyone's opinions (including mine ;) ). Can I ask what made you want to go PIAA's? Thanks
     
  14. May 4, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    they look badass, are more widely recommended, and have the lifetime warranty. i was gonna go with the ipf one, but these are only $50 more. also nobody knows the answer to the costco riddle (whether or not a membership is needed to order shit). and this - http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...al-tech/68653-ipf-968-vs-piaa-520-atp-vs.html the ipf was a close 2nd. :)
     
  15. May 4, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    I have the PIAA 510 Ion Crystal Fogs mounted up in the stock OEM location, works out great and a lot brighter!

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  16. May 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    i found the PIAA 520 ATP for 184.95 shipped. this is as cheap as i can find it. streetsideauto.com with code SSA15OFF150.

    pull the trigger?
     
  17. May 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Your truck looks like sex!! :laugh:


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  18. May 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    usctacoma

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    sounds like a good deal especially since mine were just over 200 a pair.
     
  19. May 5, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    Gotcha. I read that thread you posted, as well. Like the OP I don't know if I really want a bright white/HID-type light. It isn't as soothing and easy on the eyes as the light the IPF puts out, IMO. And yes, you do need a costco membership to order from them - I bum my folks'. Well, GL in your purchase, and jsyk...streetsideauto is the cheapest - good job on finding the extra discount coupon too (?retailmenot). I think I will still stick w/ the IPF's but PIAA 520's are definitely on my list in case I change my mind.
     
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    Where did you get that grille?? Thats sweet
     
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