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Best Headlight Upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BabyT, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    BabyT

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    I have a magnetic grey 4x4 double cab and i want new headlights im lookin for the best type and what type can i put xenon bulbs in.....projectors?? watever thanx
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    you can get xenon replacement bulbs that fit in your stock headlight. if you're looking into projectors i'd go full HID with a DS2 bulb
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Check out this site.I bought replacement bulbs for my headlights and fogs off of them and love 'em.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Pugga

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    Damn, those look sexy!!

    OP, that's about the best you can do as far as lighting. Search FX-R for DIY threads. Parts can be bought from theretrofitsource.com.

    Cheapest upgrade is something like Philips Xtreme bulbs in stock housings and there are plenty of options in between. Look under the 'Lighting' section, there's a sticky in there called, Lighting, read this first.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    AzogSS

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    FX-R for the win!
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    Bama_TACO

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    Another vote for retrofitting your own. FXRs are a great option, but the D2S mini is the easiest and come in at a close second to the FXR.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    memario1214

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    Are they actually a close second or is the difference between fxr and the D2S minis easily distinguishable? I honestly don't know
     
  10. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    I think the difference is distinguishable, but my truck is my DD and couldn't be down too long, so I didn't want to have to take the extra time to align the FXR projectors. That being said, I don't have any complaints with my D2S Minis. If anyone gets these or any other retrofit, make sure you run a good quality bulb. It makes a world of difference. I'm running Phillips 85122+ bulbs in mine.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    That is sexy.does it make a huge difference in lighting?how much is that kit?
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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  13. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    are you kidding? it's like having the sun in front of your truck.

    i had a pair very simalar and i hated it. the cutoff was terrible and no matter how hard i tried i couldn't get decent light output from them. check my build for comparisons
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    DDM hids, can't beat the price/warranty, I love mine
     
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