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05-09 aftermarket headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by opie1967, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    opie1967

    opie1967 [OP] Active Member

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    Has anyone replaced there headlights with projectors and HIDs, if so any pics. and what brand did you use
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    I have some halos HIDs and I totally love them. You can see them fairly well in my sig, otherwise I have better shots on my cardomain.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah in order to get the true effect of HID's, you are going to need some projector headlights. I have both HIDs in my headlights and fogs.;)
     
  4. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    hehe I don't know exactly if mine have projectors. I just know that the low beams are HID
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    opie1967

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    look nice, Whos lights did you use
     
  6. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    yosh2000

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    see my sig for pics...

    concerning brands:
    projectors : FX-Rs
    ballasts: matsushita
    bulbs: phillips 85122
    headlights: OEM ones (since they are the best and will not fog up like the egay ones!);)
     
  7. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    1BlkT

    1BlkT Mod'n on a Budget

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    x2 on what yosh says....i love the output they have
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    yosh2000

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    ^ stoked you like them...now remove that "black headlights" from your sig and replace w/ "HID retro awesomeness!!"

    see people, im not the only one around here that realizes what a proper HID retro can do...
     
  9. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    WATacoRider

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  10. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    ^ are those your TLs?

    and 1BlkT....thanks buddy...perfect!!:D
     
  11. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    WATacoRider

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    Yes they are.

    Not 100% done yet, but 99% done, assuming everything still lines up when I bolt the headlights back onto the truck. Otherwise, I'm screwed. :(


    Just waiting for my new Morimoto ballasts to show up. Should be here Mon. I originally bought the Mitsubishi ballasts, but they were not as advertised and sent them back.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    wow, mitsushita to morimoto...?? arnt those mitsushita ballasts pretty much the best they come?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    WATacoRider

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    I dont know if they are the best, but they were advertised as "New" when I bought them from TRS.

    Well when I received them, they were obviously not. With the package, there was a letter from TRS stating the issue about how they were in fact used and I had options.....

    But I wanted to use the Mitsu because they were compact and "waterproof". Matt told me they were suppose to get another shipment of Mitsu during Christmas and they were suppose to be new.

    So I waited for the shipment to arrive, but they turned out to be used again. So Matt told me they were getting some new Morimoto ballasts. Suppose to be good quality. He sent me a few pics, and I decided to give those a shot.

    This works out pretty well for me, because the Mitsubishi ballast caps, have these weird angle on it.
    [​IMG]


    The angle neck area, was pressing up against the rubber boot/housing and could be a potential problem. I tried what I could to make it fit a little bit better. But I was afraid it would eventually pull my bulb out of the socket if I hit something hard.

    The Morimoto looks to have the standard aftermarket cap, where it's straight, so I'm hoping it works out better.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    I think I have the morimoto's as well.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    yes, we do realize. :)
     
  16. Jan 14, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    no, you have the matsushita or something like that.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    No, I looked, they say Morimoto.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    WATacoRider

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    My bad, i thought you were 1blk
     
  19. Jan 16, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    I don't remember what brand. I got them on ebay.
     
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