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Old 08-06-2007, 07:32 AM   #21
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Well, I took the plunge. Got r done. I did the first one by following directions off of another site. 300 for 8 minutes. Let it cool a bit then got after it. It was very hard and took quite some time to pry the light apart. My fingers were killing me. The second light I did at 315 for 10 minutes, put on some thick leather gloves and as soon as it was out of the oven, went to pulling. Came off very easy and relatively quick. Put both lights back in at 315 for 10 minutes to re-compress them together. Not as bad as I thought. Looks great.
glad to hear it worked out for you, i may have to grow a pair and give it a try sometime soon
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glad to hear it worked out for you, i may have to grow a pair and give it a try sometime soon
Well, in all fairness, I was kind of stumped as to how to get just the chrome piece out after the lights were apart. I saw the two hex screws but it was my girl friend who noticed the little tabs (2) that you had to pop before the two pieces would separate. So probably thanks to her I didn't get frustrated and break the darn things. Guess I should consider getting some glasses, cause I didn't even see em.
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i put in my new "HID" superwhites in the truck today. i'll post tomorrow after i drive home tonight and tell yall what i think. from what i've seen during the day, they look quite bright and white.
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i put in my new "HID" superwhites in the truck today. i'll post tomorrow after i drive home tonight and tell yall what i think. from what i've seen during the day, they look quite bright and white.
When changing the lamps (bulbs) do you have to take the headlights off?
When I had mine off I really couldn't tell how to get them out, though I didn't really spend much time seeking an answer to that end. And I would be curious as to how much difference you can tell with the new lights setup. If the difference is dramatic, I'll add it to my wish list.
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you dont have to...the passenger side one is harder to get to b/c of the wiper tank...i think...but it is possible to change them w/o taking them out. thats the way i did them today
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ok...well from what i can tell, the new bulbs dont seem to have the range of the stocks ones...but i do love the white view and how it looks from the outside. i think i'll be keeping them in anyways...sometimes u just have to sacrafice for looks...lol
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HID install

Hello I installed an HID Xenon Kit on my Tacoma 1998

It was a H4 low Xenon bulb with a quartz halagon high beam bulb. 5000K was the color as I wanted it to be simular color to my Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (4300K).

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...category=36476

This supplier had good prices and fast delivery.

What I did not like about this kit was
1) Wiring plugs were backward. IE which way wires came out of rubber sealing ring. The HID wires were correct, but the quartz wires where backwards. I pulled on the white wires for high beam and one of them came out of connector in my hand. This was the double wire for common light ground connection going to the 3 terminal connection for plugging into existing headlight plug socket. But I need to fix this anyway. So little work opening other crimp on connectors that plug into existing headlight wiring. Some soldiering and that was done.
2) Mounting of passagerside ballast was easy. Found metric bolt to install in empty welded nut that Toyota gave me on fender just back from aircleaner. Drivers side required me to drill and make my own mounting hole very near RAD support. As I have just to many things on drivers side by battery. Block heater cord,120V Battery blanket, and 120V Electrical receptacle to plug cord ends in.Also I have battery isolated and resetable breakers for trailer feed on fender between battery and fuse box.
3) After disabling DRL took 2 attempts,First attempt remove DRL fuse from engine bay fuse box. Second attempt Finally I unpluged dropping resistor on drivers side between battery and fender.
4) Install lights and did burn in test.
5) Now what I do not like... (Buy biXenon instead of Dual bulb) .... My bulbs have 1 HID Xenon bulb for low beam. Takes upto 4 seconds to get good and bright.But when you switch to high beams Low Beam Xenon bulb goes out and now you have crappy quartz halagon bulb for high beam. My old Sylvania Silverstar bulbs are a lot brighter that high quartz halagon bulb. Now the problems comes when flipping back to lowbeam, Lights take up to 4 seconds to get good and bright..... but when they are finally lite man are they bright.

I think I would buy this BiXenon kit instead.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...category=36476

Then would not have to worry about 4 second bright turn on time, and not have to worry about crappy quartz halagon bulb.As I want to be able to see deer jumping in front of my truck instead of smacking them with my truck.

Quartz Halagon bulb is in a replacable socket so I am trying to find Sylvania replacement.No luck yet as I do not know bulb type.


Just hate to part with another 100+ dollars for BiXenon light because I made a mistake.
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Well, it just goes to show you, you get what you pay for. Thanks for the info guys, I guess I'll have to wait for a while before I get the real thing, my girlfriend is demanding that I cease to buy stuff for the truck until she gets "a ring" ......she says for what I've spent already on mods that she could have had one. On the bright side, I guess I can still do the black headlight mod without spending any money.
I got news for you, before you buy that ring is the only time you really have the freedom to buy whatever the f*** you want...no matter how stupid. I find myself sneaking a few online purchases every year just to make me feel better.
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I got news for you, before you buy that ring is the only time you really have the freedom to buy whatever the f*** you want...no matter how stupid. I find myself sneaking a few online purchases every year just to make me feel better.
Ditto - minus the sneaky purchases. I have no freedom with my money.
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Occasionally I feel guilty about the sneaky purchases. I find that what helps me get over it, is buying something else.
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Just explain that the new cat-back exhaust system is just as important to you as those new fashionable high dollar shoes (or whatever floats her boat) are to her. Both of you need your little financial indulgences.
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Come on guys, I thought you were supposed to provide "SUPPORT". I'm starting to get "frightened". I keep telling her that it's just a friggin rock, nothing more. She ain't buying in to it though.
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Come on guys, I thought you were supposed to provide "SUPPORT". I'm starting to get "frightened". I keep telling her that it's just a friggin rock, nothing more. She ain't buying in to it though.
You just have to spin it right. I told my better half that is was BS that I had to buy her a rock, but I didn't get anything. I explained to her that from hence forth all engagement rings would have to be equalled by her purchase of an engagement car of equal value. In my case a 1988 Fiero Formula. (In halfway good shape about the same price as the ring she wanted). Needless to say, she saw my point and I lack a Fiero, and she lacks an engagement ring, and we both just wear wedding bands.

Disclaimer... This was the second marriage for both of us, so if you and her are still on your first, your results may vary.
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You just have to spin it right. I told my better half that is was BS that I had to buy her a rock, but I didn't get anything. I explained to her that from hence forth all engagement rings would have to be equalled by her purchase of an engagement car of equal value. In my case a 1988 Fiero Formula. (In halfway good shape about the same price as the ring she wanted). Needless to say, she saw my point and I lack a Fiero, and she lacks an engagement ring, and we both just wear wedding bands.

Disclaimer... This was the second marriage for both of us, so if you and her are still on your first, your results may vary.
I like that. Mind if I use it?
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I like that. Mind if I use it?
Go right ahead. Like you said we are supposed to provide SUPPORT.
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Go right ahead. Like you said we are supposed to provide SUPPORT.
You rock Maverick. It actually worked . Too cool.
Did it just as you described. Told her if I was going to get her a rock, then she should get me something of equal value. She kind of scared me momentarily, and said, "like what" . The only thing I could come up with on the spot was " a high end laptop". Then she said, OK, we'll just do wedding bands. WOOO HOOO
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Maverick..... dude..... i have never had so much respect for anyone from Jersey before as i have for you. That is such a great idea! From now on thats what i'm gonna tell my womens. Why the hell do they get a multi thousand dollar ring i get nothing? and on top of that, when you register for wedding presents its always for lame stuff at lame stores. And on top of that, the women also get your balls. What kind of shithouse deal is that?!?! Men must be the dumbest creatures on the planet. We basically pay women (with a ring) to boss us and nag us for the rest of our lives and get nothing in return.

All i know, when i get married, i'm registering at Best Buy, Grady's outdoor shop, Circuit City, porn/lingere shops, liquor stores, and the Toyota Parts Department. When people ask who makes my wedding china i'm gonna say "solo".

But seriously Mav, that is great thinking. i want an "engagement wench" for my taco when i propose.
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Maverick..... dude..... i have never had so much respect for anyone from Jersey before as i have for you.....
ND, I am honored to be respected by you. I am kind of curious though do you actually know anyone else from Jersey???


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But seriously Mav, that is great thinking. i want an "engagement wench" for my taco when i propose.
I am pretty sure that you have a much better chance of getting an "engagement w"I"nch" when you propose. Unless by "engagement w"E"nch" you mean that you'll get her to dress like this for you all the time.


In which case that wouldn't be a bad deal either.
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Ok, so we concluded that there is a big difference between the wench and the winch. Anyway, i want the Winch. I do know one other guy from Jersey and i actually like him alot
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Anyway, i want the Winch.

I want both
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