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Custom Mod Tail Lights (Pics)

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TundraCoast, May 14, 2019.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    Just got these back from the paint shop today, they turned out flawless.

    Here's the details:

    Main housing: Matte black

    Three reflector/LED bowls: Gloss black

    Side and center reflectors: Gloss black

    Trim around lens (outer): Matte black

    Resealed with Morimoto retro-butyl, added black aluminum LED bulbs for back-up.

    Final assembly before lens
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    Lens installed you can see the Matte black trim around the outer edge, hides the seam gives a clean look
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    Installed
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  2. May 14, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    I'll add some pics of the tail lights lit up tomorrow, Spyder claims the LED's are Phillips super bright and crisp.
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 1:57 AM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    Those came out really nice, good job! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. May 15, 2019 at 2:15 AM
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    Very nice, clean look. Nice job!!
     
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  5. May 15, 2019 at 3:20 AM
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    Nice clean job.:thumbsup:
     
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  6. May 15, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Contemplating having the white LED tubes "smoked" give the lights more stealth look, thoughts?
     
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    I like that idea! The LED tubes seem to be a brighter white than the truck.
     
  8. May 15, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Nice job dude!
     
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    Squatting Pigeon Better to be looking at it than looking for it eh?

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    Very nice! :thumbsup:
     
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    As I was looking at the pics I was saying to myself, "he should smoke those white tubes". So yeah I'd say smoke them out. Curious as to some pics with them lit up. Especially the reverse lights. You have auxiliary lights in the bumper so I guess it's not a huge deal for you, but reflector-less backup lights don't sound like they will work well. They sure do look good though.
     
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  11. May 16, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    Painting the reflectors is definitely going to lower the output, I installed the brightest backup bulbs I could find to offset the paint As you mentioned with the bumper backup lights it wasn’t a big concern. I did paint the bowls a high gloss not sure how much that helps.

    I was on the fence on smoking the DRL tubes, I figured it was a nice match to my headlights, since I frosted the LED DRL’s they have a white look to them.

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    Maybe I’ll sell this set of tail lights and mod another set, it pains me to think about re-opening them since they turned out IMO perfect and a sealed really well.
     
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  12. May 16, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    Ooooooooo those headlights look cool. Any pics of them all together? I haven't seen to many retro'd of the new style
     
  13. May 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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  14. May 16, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Oh wow beautiful truck
     
  15. May 16, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    Thanks Dan. I added the TRD Pro Rigid fog lights since those pics above, great light output
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    Wow. I really like the grill color choice. Nicely done sir :hattip:
     

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