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Anyone familiar with retrofitting?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Mxer256, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    Mxer256

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    I am wanting to buy new housing for headlights and retro fitting some projectors...i found some but im not totally sure if they would be the right size or anything...i have a 2002 taco so if anyone has ever done this just let me know if what a good size is and what i need to look for...these are the lights ive found...........http://www.amazon.com/Bi-xenon-Proj...JHP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326694239&sr=8-1
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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  3. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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  4. Jan 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    theretrofitsource.com has everything you'll need. hidplanet.com has all the info you'll need. See my build for my retrofit, end of pg 1 and pg 2.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    Alright thanks! and yeah yours gave me the extra push to want them haha
     
  6. Jan 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    But is there any other place i can get some for cheaper? like what size do i need? i was looking at 2.5 for a good price with halos but that website is a little more than id like to spend
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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    They aren't vehicle specific, hence the word retrofit: "An act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when manufactured."
    TRS makes the Mini h1's...they aren't just casually sold around the web. Stick with ordering through theretrofitsource. If you don't want to worry about cutting/aligning go with the Mini h1's. Also check the hidplanet forum classified section, TRS is having a "garage sale" with some projectors for cheap. Iirc they have the mini h1's for like $60 a pair.

     
  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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    Or you can just have me do them for you :)
     
  9. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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    Retrofitsource is high, but the products/customer service are worth every penny in the end. Their kits are top of the line and not too bad to install... if I can do them I'm pretty sure anyone could. The biggest thing is just taking you time and doing it right the first time.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    Alright thanks! and i guess ill order those when i get around to it! and how much would you charge? haha i mean i could do it but you have experience with it!
     
  11. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    Yeah i could take my time but i dont have a job and my parents wouldnt let me order 300 dollar headlights plus housing and having to make them and modify them haha
     
  12. Jan 16, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Could you maybe send me a link to the mini h1s? i cant find them...and also would i need a mini or normal one? i dont know difference
     
  13. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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  14. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Any projector would work...just a matter of cutting the back of your housing to make them fit. Then aligning them, then finding a way to mount them. The mini projectors require no cutting, they fit in the existing hole in our headlights and hold in place with a lock ring in back. And retrofitting is far from cheap. You will spend $300 just on the retrofit kit...another $50 on a extra pair of headlights to work on. I'd do it for $100 labor.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Dang maybe i should just go with some cool headlights....I mean i found a kit but then would have to buy hid kit and all the other stuff!
     
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