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Black Tail Light Upgrade for 10-19 5th gen, Anyone on here get em

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by CrznErick, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Mar 26, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    Emmantik

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    Received my tail lights yesterday and I plan to install them this weekend. From what I understand, you just need to remove the 2 nuts in the access panel from the rear of the assembly and tug really hard to pop them off. Any tips to ensure I don't snap or break anything? Would it be a good idea to mask the paint around the headlights to prevent unwanted scratches? TIA
     
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  2. Mar 26, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    The only part to tape off is the top side. And yank like a biatch. U think it won't come and then BAM it's off.
     
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    This guy gives a very thorough explanation on how to remove and swap tail lights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OIdX1cYHyw
     
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  4. Mar 27, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Installed mine last night!


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  5. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    Just for comparison, here are how my Kustom 54 tail lights turned out. They're pricey, but fully customizable and they look amazing IMO.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    I just remembered that I didn't peel off the liner behind the gaskets before I installed the tail lights. (I did use the gaskets though). Do I have anything to worry about in regards to water ingress or anything like that? Or should it still work as well? Thanks!
     
  7. Apr 13, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    After doing the tails and tinting the fogs I noticed how much bling the headlights have.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    I’ve been staring the hideous chrome in the tails since I ordered the new ones coming tomorrow. Damn, I hate chrome. Lol
     
  10. May 24, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Grey BoCo,

    Curious what your selections were when you ordered your Custom 54 tail lights. In particular, what you chose for: Paint Option/ Red Reflectors/ Reverse Lights?

    Also, did you do the headlights as well? If so I would love to see those and would like to know what options you chose there? Thanks in advance.
     
  11. May 27, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    Hey man,

    I did the Satin Black, Paint to Match red reflectors, paint to match rest of housing or reverse light (reduced light output, but i see no difference at all. didnt getting diode dynamics although i will add them in later. they give you great reverse light output (look them up on YouTube). Only reason I didnt add them is because I enjoy the yellow blinker with the blacked out tail light. the diode dynamic bulb uses the red tail light housing part.

    I did not do the head lights yet, but i will. theyre a pretty penny but i am heavily happy about the tail lights. money well spent in my eyes. look at their instagram for head lights
     
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  12. May 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Thanks for the info.
     

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