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Aftermarket projector headlights opinions

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RacerAV, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:05 AM
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    RacerAV

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    http://www.KBcarstuff.com/Toyota-Tacoma-Projector-Headlights-p/4lhp-tac06jm-ks.htm

    Anyone use these for a while and hate them? Love them? I've used similar items on other cars, some great, some not, light patterns were eh, cutoff, eh, but still better than just throwing HIDs in my lame ol reflectors... you know?

    For the price, what do you think? I really want black headlights, HID, and projector, these seem like a great way to do that, for less time, a little cash, and im set.

    Any known issues with them? Leaks? Moisture, melting with HIDs, or even regular bulbs?

    Adamo
     
  2. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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    I have these and...
    They look cool, but they leak and had to reseal, halo's went out so I had to replace inverter, light output with hids are good, IMO save your money up and go with a retro fit, thats what I want to do and I really wish I did that the first time !
     
  3. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:30 AM
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    thanks man...
    and what retro fit do you have in mind?

    hey youre in chino hills? we should do ours together, haha... get all the parts, do both sets... anyone else in? lol

    Adamo

    I have fx35 projectors on my R6, didnt originally put them in, but ive taken them apart enough to say ive done the majority of work , lol... the last owner was a tard, wiring, seals, eesh,, a mess
     
  4. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Dude I would be down .. As long as you guide cause I have no experience with this what so ever .. But really wanna retro just don't have the cash to pay the fees people are asking to do it for me
     
  5. Mar 28, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    bobby15, check this place out...
    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/index.php
    im in it to win it... they are nice kits for sure.
    ANYONE else in for a group buy? I'll call them up... do the work, what do you say?
    (not sure if this is the proper channel, but if im in the wrong, someone tell me)

    Adamo

    edit: after i get some interest, I'll call them up, work the numbers, then get back to the interested people, and we can go from there. hey, if you're on any other forums, say for bikes, or whatever, ask there too... lets make this huge! I'll get a set for my other bike, and my tacoma. done and done.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Im in if the price is right ...Adamo if I get them we gonna retro fit them together ? cause like I said I have no experience at all !!
     
  7. Mar 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Get the Moromito mini d2s from theretrofitsource.com. Simple to install and look great!
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    I have them too and my halos went out. what part is the inverter and hoe do i fix it? i just upluged the other side lol. i loved them untill then.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Are you running hids with them?
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Yeah, i have the 6000k d2s. its a complete kit with plug and play wires.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Can you use any hids? Or do you have to use the one that comes with the kit?
     
  12. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    I think as long as they are D2S Hids you can use them. they have the best quality and cheapest price that ive seen though...
     
  13. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    I already have hids and I was trying to figure out a way to reduce the scattering light and blinding on coming traffic
     
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    Get an actual projector lens
     
  15. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Isn't the light output bad on those?
     
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    the only problem with that is i dont have that kind of money to spend. thanks for the help though
     
  17. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:00 AM
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    quality, cheap, fast, cant have all three, haha...

    lights, you need them, bite the bullet and get good ones, or keep the stockers...

    Adamo
     
  18. Mar 29, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    I'm interested but I believe the exact same ones are on eBay for a lot cheaper?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120702815833&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
     
  20. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    yeah thats them, nice find! but I think I'm going the higher road, gonna retrofit a high end set up in my BHLM lights, then I know they'll be good, sealed, powerful, clean, cutoff, etc. you know?

    Adamo
     
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