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3rd Gen BHLM + Retrofit Projector

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mesojdm, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:17 AM
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    20tacoma17

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    Awesome thanks
     
  2. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Hey mesojdm, when you paint the cutoff shields, does that affect the "tune" that you can get when you buy a set of RX350s?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    No it doesn't, but a word of advice, make sure to use high-temp flat or satin paint. You can see my RX's with the red shield here. (And if you look really close the tuned Acura TL's in the other one.)

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  4. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply. The red shield looks really good!

    What do they actually do when they tune it? Is it easy to do at home with some knowledge or probably best to just get it professionally done?
     
  5. Jul 11, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    I will check that out as well. I believe they Dim
     
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  6. Jul 11, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    They space the lense holder. You can follow a write up but I'd let a pro do it for the $100 if I hadn't done it before. Or just get em and play with em if you aren't in a rush to get them installed.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    Mostly done. Clean up wiring and adjustment left.

    Before
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  8. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:37 AM
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    Wow! Those look great man!
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    Love the light job, but I especially like those Meso Ultimate side mirrors...
     
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  10. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    My headlights came with Morimoto XB D2S 5500k bulbs. Anyone know if these are any good? I've heard good reviews about the Osram CBI?
     
  11. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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    Me too, I got very lucky to get those.
     
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  12. Jul 13, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    For those that did angry halos, what type of paint did u use to paint the diffuser?
     
  13. Jul 13, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Morimotos are good for the price. CBIs are excellent bulbs, I run them and they are crisp white, no blue tint at all. You can grab a pair for a little over $100 now, which is a really good price. I have had mine for over 2 years and they are still going strong
     
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    @mesojdm Fab something that'll let me mount some rigid Industries D2s in there!
     
  15. Jul 13, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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    I have the Morimotos in 5500k, I like them, they look pure white to me.
     
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  16. Jul 24, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    A little sneak peak of my final design for a side lens replacement. I will be putting acrylic strips in the windows, backlit by a LED strip. Stealth and functional.
    Clear reflectors swaps are so last year.

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    I'll be making a limited edition batch of these. Drop in replacement.. but you will have to trim the OEM side panel for clearance.


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  17. Jul 24, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Absolutely fantastic job OP! Lights look amazing
     
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  18. Jul 24, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Wow. How do you keep finding new ways to exceed our expectations? I was planning on cutting or taping off the side reflector exactly like this but obviously this would be 100 times better than anything I'm capable of. Any idea of what the price range will be?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    Not cheap, probably around $175-200 for a pair. Considering everything that goes into them; custom designed and 3d printed Base, 1/8” plexus diffusers, Radiantz LED strips(just in led strips my cost is $100), PWM dimming module, etc. Not to mention soldering and assembly. I’ll make a few sets and go from there
     
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  20. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    Damn that's awesome. Love how you never do anything half-assed. Thanks for the info, I'll definitely keep an eye out for these once I stop losing sleep trying to snag a pair of your turn signals
     
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