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2002 Tacoma headlight upgrade options?

I broke a headlight on my 2002 Double Cab and figure that now would be a good time to upgrade to something better than stock. I've been out of the lighting game for a few years and have no idea what the current wisdom is on this topic.

Recommend me a good, affordable headlight for a vehicle that sees primarily street and highway use. I just want to see better, I don't need to melt steel with 'em.

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I broke a headlight on my 2002 Double Cab and figure that now would be a good time to upgrade to something better than stock. I've been out of the lighting game for a few years and have no idea what the current wisdom is on this topic.

Recommend me a good, affordable headlight for a vehicle that sees primarily street and highway use. I just want to see better, I don't need to melt steel with 'em.

Thanks!
I too need headlights. Been thinking about going with some LEDs.
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I hit a deer last year and had to replace. I went with the cheap'o headlights off of ebay. They are around 40 per light and I was skeptical at first but they fit and work great. New clear plastic OEM replacements should give you more than enough light.

If you are looking for more light wire up some cheap LED's or Hella roundies. If you have a deer wacker your options are almost unlimited.

Most people make the mistake of wanting to mount them high, go as low as you can for optimal sub-par weather conditions. Here in Utah we drive allot in the snow and any light above your current headlight will only blind you more.

Last time i researched the HID conversion thing the hi-low options were nihl.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/291551787999

I've had these for a couple years now. My stock housings had a haze to them and some of the mounting tabs had been glued on by the previous owner, the output is much better than what I was working with.

04 DC TRD.... Its a Toyota thing that only a Jeep owner would understand.
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I hit a deer last year and had to replace. I went with the cheap'o headlights off of ebay. They are around 40 per light and I was skeptical at first but they fit and work great. New clear plastic OEM replacements should give you more than enough light.

If you are looking for more light wire up some cheap LED's or Hella roundies. If you have a deer wacker your options are almost unlimited.

Most people make the mistake of wanting to mount them high, go as low as you can for optimal sub-par weather conditions. Here in Utah we drive allot in the snow and any light above your current headlight will only blind you more.

Last time i researched the HID conversion thing the hi-low options were nihl.
X2. Got mine on amazon and brighter just because there is no haze.



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/291551787999

I've had these for a couple years now. My stock housings had a haze to them and some of the mounting tabs had been glued on by the previous owner, the output is much better than what I was working with.
How well do those fit, being 1 piece and all? What all comes with them? I'm not sure based on the seller description, but it seems just corners are needed, no?
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How well do those fit, being 1 piece and all? What all comes with them? I'm not sure based on the seller description, but it seems just corners are needed, no?
They fit fine.... they come with L&R one piece housing and a L&R mounting bracket and zero instructions.

After you remove your grill, side marker housing, and headlight housing you put the mounting bracket in place(uses factory hardware) you put your bulbs(headlight and marker) in the new headlight and it mounts by 3 threaded studs with nuts and washers. Then your grill goes back on.... the housing replaces the headlight and marker.

04 DC TRD.... Its a Toyota thing that only a Jeep owner would understand.
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