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Old 08-22-2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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OEM Headlight Housings For Retrofit

I'm gearing up to do a projector retrofit on my truck. My preference would be to have an additional set of housings/reflectors to use while leaving the originals in place.

It seems from reading that the eBay housings can be lacking in quality. Is there another/better option for getting these parts? I haven't checked the dealer yet, but I'm assuming that pricing from them will be ridiculous. Are there any other sources I'm missing?
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I suppose I'll be going with eBay...just need to decide if I want the black ones.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:09 AM   #5
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I recommend getting the black ones, kinda of a short cut since all you have to do is open them up and deal with the back side of the headlight housing. I've done about 10-12 sets and there are some little tricks and tips that I have learned along the way. I can guide through your retro fit and can give a parts list and can also help you save money.

The eBay lights are fine, you can get them for about $125 shipped. I can also tell you of an eBay vendor in Cali that I buy the lights from, never had any problems.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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I used the OEM replacement ones for my FX retro, I got a pair on Amazon for $92. They are perfectly acceptable quality in my opinion.

http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacoma-...106227&sr=1-50
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:03 PM   #7
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I assume there are probably only one or two Chinese manufacturers cranking out these light housings...so maybe no great differences in products.

Anyway, I was thinking about one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacoma-...4921017&sr=8-1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-10...item43a94f5e6e

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...item45fbb119d5

Any thoughts or seller recommendations?
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Be sure to check out my retrofit group buy thread to get in on a deal on projectors
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im pretty sure quality is just as good as OEM.... and since your gonna do a retrofit on them, you can just ensure that sealing them is to your liking.. that way you dont have to worry about leaks/fogging issues...

aside from that, good luck. and if you get the headlight+fog combo and do not want your clear reflectors, hit me up
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www.rockauto.com and search for your vehicle info. The headlights are about $47 each I think.
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