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Old 09-26-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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so i was wondering if i cold change my headlights for the tacoma head lights. is this even possible? i have an 05 tundra limited.
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Well you can't swap the Tacoma and Tundra lights but you can replace the Tacoma's headlights with something aftermarket... Not quite sure what you're asking, do you have an aftermarket replacement in mind that you're considering?
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Well you can't swap the Tacoma and Tundra lights but you can replace the Tacoma's headlights with something aftermarket... Not quite sure what you're asking, do you have an aftermarket replacement in mind that you're considering?
i figured that i can't "swap" them out. just a figure of speech i was using. But i guess to sum up the point i just want to have the look of the tacoma lights. i fancy them. so i guess just getting aftermarket headlights would be what is necessary.
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i figured that i can't "swap" them out. just a figure of speech i was using. But i guess to sum up the point i just want to have the look of the tacoma lights. i fancy them. so i guess just getting aftermarket headlights would be what is necessary.
What is it that you like about the Tacoma headlights in particular?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:52 PM   #6
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What is it that you like about the Tacoma headlights in particular?
the shape of the lights, the depth of the lights. they just look fresh. but I've been looking around and I'm thinking about going with the lights from www.sickhids.com. they are pretty sweet hids
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:24 PM   #7
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what do you guys think of these guys http://www.sickhids.com/ ? yay or nay?
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what do you guys think of these guys http://www.sickhids.com/ ? yay or nay?
Are you looking at something in particular from them? Seems like they do quite a bit of stuff, everything from custom fitting projectors to simple plug and play HID kits. Check out DDM tuning or Slimcubby who's a member here. Slimcubby does group buys fairly frequently on HID kits if that's what you're looking for.
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Are you looking at something in particular from them? Seems like they do quite a bit of stuff, everything from custom fitting projectors to simple plug and play HID kits. Check out DDM tuning or Slimcubby who's a member here. Slimcubby does group buys fairly frequently on HID kits if that's what you're looking for.
I'm looking for the Projectors, hid, led setup. I want to change the set up of my headlights and get something fancy up in there.
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I'm looking for the Projectors, hid, led setup. I want to change the set up of my headlights and get something fancy up in there.
Try theretrofitsource.com. Nice way to upgrade your stock headlights and get something fancy all up in there
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Try theretrofitsource.com. Nice way to upgrade your stock headlights and get something fancy all up in there
this guy from that website i posted says that his are just plug and play, no ballast required, does this sound legit?
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this guy from that website i posted says that his are just plug and play, no ballast required, does this sound legit?
I don't know what you're looking to buy from him but if it's just an HID kit then yes, a lot of them are plug and play. I've never heard of that website, a lot of people on here use either DDM tuning or Slimcubby. Just dropping an HID kit into an OEM projector housing isn't really an upgrade and actually ends up throwing light in different directions including into the eyes of oncoming traffic. On the road, HID's are meant to be used in projector style headlights like you see in BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, etc. Also, just throwing an HID kit into a stock housing won't change the look at all.
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I don't know what you're looking to buy from him but if it's just an HID kit then yes, a lot of them are plug and play. I've never heard of that website, a lot of people on here use either DDM tuning or Slimcubby. Just dropping an HID kit into an OEM projector housing isn't really an upgrade and actually ends up throwing light in different directions including into the eyes of oncoming traffic. On the road, HID's are meant to be used in projector style headlights like you see in BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, etc. Also, just throwing an HID kit into a stock housing won't change the look at all.
i was looking for him to custom make the headlights. from what he says he will change the oem headlghts and put in the projectors/led/hid lights.
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i was looking for him to custom make the headlights. from what he says he will change the oem headlghts and put in the projectors/led/hid lights.
Gotcha, that'd be pretty awesome! Some people on here have used lightwerkz. You might be able to contact them if you want some competition or a check price for those other guys (those guys might do top notch work, just haven't seen their name but that doesn't really mean a whole lot). What they're going to do is take a kit like the one you can buy from theretrofitsource and remake your headlights with those components. You could actually do it yourself, they've just made a business of it. The ones people have either done themself or had a company like lightwerkz make for them have looked incredible! Here's a good example...
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Gotcha, that'd be pretty awesome! Some people on here have used lightwerkz. You might be able to contact them if you want some competition or a check price for those other guys (those guys might do top notch work, just haven't seen their name but that doesn't really mean a whole lot). What they're going to do is take a kit like the one you can buy from theretrofitsource and remake your headlights with those components. You could actually do it yourself, they've just made a business of it. The ones people have either done themself or had a company like lightwerkz make for them have looked incredible! Here's a good example...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...0-retro-3.html
ya i will be looking around for a while till i decide which place i want to go with for the best price, and best custom design.
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