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firetaco18 05-06-2013 03:22 PM

2012+ aftermarket headlights
 
Anyone find aftermarket headlights for the '12+. All I can find is retrofit. I want to throw in some projector lights with BHLM but dont want to drop $800+. Any suggestions? Thanks!

DeeKay21 05-06-2013 03:25 PM

Check Ebay. I saw some on there that arent retros.

Justus 05-06-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by firetaco18 (Post 6850184)
Anyone find aftermarket headlights for the '12+. All I can find is retrofit. I want to throw in some projector lights with BHLM but dont want to drop $800+. Any suggestions? Thanks!

The correct way to "throw in some projector lights" is by doing or buying a true retrofit.

The spyder and other ebay crap (even if they do offer 2012's now) have terrible scatter and a cutoff line that helen keller could tell you is a joke. they also have always had worse halogen output than stock, and throwing hids in them is just gunna blind others, and not net u the quality of lighting u think ur paying for......also, they leak 90% of the time.


Save ur money and do a retrofit, or pay someone.......in the end u will be much happier

DeeKay21 05-06-2013 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Justus (Post 6850243)
The correct way to "throw in some projector lights" is by doing or buying a true retrofit.

The spyder and other ebay crap (even if they do offer 2012's now) have terrible scatter and a cutoff line that helen keller could tell you is a joke. they also have always had worse halogen output than stock, and throwing hids in them is just gunna blind others, and not net u the quality of lighting u think ur paying for......also, they leak 90% of the time.


Save ur money and do a retrofit, or pay someone.......in the end u will be much happier

X2. Good info.

firetaco18 05-06-2013 05:22 PM

ok that is what I figured, may just pay to do it right.

Monster Coma 05-06-2013 05:24 PM

D2S from TRS is pretty simple I've been told

Justus 05-06-2013 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by firetaco18 (Post 6850695)
ok that is what I figured, may just pay to do it right.

in the end, u will save money.

good luck, and dont go cheap......do it right the 1st time, and u wont have to "fix" anything later.

I speak from experience with retrofits, and reading many issues right here on TW about the ebay/spyder projectors.

Moose has done some extensive work to "fix" and majorly improve on the design of a set of spyders......Ill look for a link

HIst8ofMIND 05-06-2013 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Monster Coma (Post 6850703)
D2S from TRS is pretty simple I've been told

If you know what you're doing. And nothing wrong with aftermarket. Just change the projector and you're set.

Justus 05-06-2013 05:28 PM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...rojectors.html

HIst8ofMIND 05-06-2013 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Justus (Post 6850243)
The correct way to "throw in some projector lights" is by doing or buying a true retrofit.

The spyder and other ebay crap (even if they do offer 2012's now) have terrible scatter and a cutoff line that helen keller could tell you is a joke. they also have always had worse halogen output than stock, and throwing hids in them is just gunna blind others, and not net u the quality of lighting u think ur paying for......also, they leak 90% of the time.


Save ur money and do a retrofit, or pay someone.......in the end u will be much happier

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psbb90d618.jpg
I saved money by getting replicas and throwing in TRS projectors.

Justus 05-06-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by HIst8ofMIND (Post 6850733)
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psbb90d618.jpg
I saved money by getting replicas and throwing in TRS projectors.

so u retrofitted quality projectors into a housing that had inferior projectors.

same as moose

good job :cheers:

HIst8ofMIND 05-06-2013 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Justus (Post 6850740)
so u retrofitted quality projectors into a housing that had inferior projectors.

same as moose

good job :cheers:

Yup. Because legit JDM projectors are costly. And you still need to find LHD projectors. Unless you get ahold of EDM projectors which cost more than JDM.

Justus 05-06-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by HIst8ofMIND (Post 6850784)
Yup. Because legit JDM projectors are costly. And you still need to find LHD projectors. Unless you get ahold of EDM projectors which cost more than JDM.

good stinkin man


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