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Which tail lights to buy?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by FCheek2012, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Feb 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    FCheek2012

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    So I'm getting new tail lights for my Tacoma, and I'm trying to decide which would be better:

    The OEM replacement LED ones
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    http://www.1aauto.com/1A/TailLights/Toyota/Tacoma/1ALTP00671/514270

    Or these that I found on Amazon from Luminx
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    http://www.amazon.com/09-10-Toyota-..._6?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1330239763&sr=1-6


    I like the smoked ones from Amazon because the LEDs look red, as opposed to the OEM ones that look slightly pinkish. But at the same time, I'm worried that the smoked ones would look weird on my Tacoma (silver streak mica). The OEM ones are also about $100 cheaper. What do you think?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    The smoked ones on Amazon are fkn sick. I got them in my shopping cart too.....$279 is a grip to spend on them though.
     
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  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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    Removed from mod list. :(
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    Smoked for sure.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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    stock. florida sun will ruin them in 2 years. might as well save the 100.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    These! Just got them today and I am impressed!

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    They look great!!
     
  10. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    They do!
     
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    Smoked ones. They would look better on silver. It will stand out
     
  12. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Do they fit on earlier models, i.e. 05-08? I would get them if they fit on my 05. They look nice (amazon).
     
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    do the 09-10 OEM's just plug into an 05?
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    I would assume so, my aftermarket ones were plug and play.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Orem Is probably better quality but the smoked ones look better imo
     
  16. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Fiolo is right. The OEM assemblies are better made. Specifically, they are much more well finished around the areas where the lens meets the housing. I bought the smoked tails in the original post and decided to silicone all of the edges before installing. They were plug and play and by all other appearances seem to be quality parts.

    A bit of advice....if you buy them and decide to seal them like I did, mask off all exposed edges with painters masking tape before sealing. This will ensure you don't get any silicone/epoxy onto the lens. I didn't do this and it came out fine, but it could've been much easier. The improvement in appearance is low impact, but noticeable. Here's what they look like installed.

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