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Which tail lights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Oat, Apr 11, 2012.

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Which tail lights?

Poll closed May 11, 2012.
  1. LED - Red

    23 vote(s)
    30.7%
  2. LED - Smoked

    26 vote(s)
    34.7%
  3. OEM type - clear blinker cover with yellow bulb

    26 vote(s)
    34.7%
  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:01 AM
    #1
    Oat

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    I'm thinking of getting new tail lights, i've narrowed it down to these three. What do you guys think?

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  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM
    #2
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I like to keep lighting looking as close to OEM as possible so I would go with option #1.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM
    #3
    Madjik_Man

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    What color is your truck?

    Without knowing I'd go:

    3 (if you want the smoked look )
    1
    2
     
  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:09 AM
    #4
    Oat

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    White double cab.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:23 AM
    #5
    Madjik_Man

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    I like the smoked look on white.

    #3
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM
    #6
    DarkShark

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    Icons, Camburg and custom stuff......
    I have the same problem myself.
    You should make a poll.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:35 AM
    #7
    prerunner24

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    I looked all over when i was wanting to buy some, then i settled for using VHT Nightshades on my factory housings and i couldn't be happier, they turned out really dark black, but light still shows through even in day time.
     
  8. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM
    #8
    Oat

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    Added a poll..
     
  9. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    Oat

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    Does anyone know how the smoked one are made? If the lens-smoke color will peel over time, if it's film/tint, etc? That's my concern.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM
    #10
    Snowman

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    I think #1 look clean. I like em.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM
    #11
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  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    hasnt peeled or anything on me. almost been 2 years
     
  13. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    I like option 1, what brand/ model number?
     
  14. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    I've been looking to switch up my tail lights recently and debating between both 1 and 2 that you have above. Never have been a fan of smoked lenses however want to remove the amber. I think style 1 would look good and just replace the yellow bulbs w/ a pair of invisibulbs to get rid of the egg yolk reflection; I find LED style lenses can look good a lot of the time but not sure in this instance...would love to see an installed comparison.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    Yeah, where can we buy the top ones? I like those a lot!
     
  16. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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  17. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    Oat

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  18. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    Oat

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    Or maybe the smoke...god i cant decide
     
  19. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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  20. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    Where did you find number three on the poll??
    I been looking for those for a while now
     
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