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BHLM using tint?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SCFirefighter, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Jun 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    I have my baby tinted tomorrow. I sporadically seen this mentioned, but who has done the BHLM and the rear lights using tint?
    It would be an easy thing for them to do. Who has done it that way?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Tail gate hose clamp, Front Windows 50% tint, fog lights, 894 backup light mod, LED license & interior.
    Tinting the lens reduces light output, bhlm does not. I would not do it.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Really? I don't get it. Isn't it basically doing the same?
     
  4. Jun 8, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    The bhlm involves paining the housing inside the light. The tinting will tint the outer lens, blocking light output.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Tinted lenses
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    BHLM
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  6. Jun 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    Gotcha. Never really compared them side by side. That's out the door then. Thanks!
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Tinting HLs will more then likely get you a bit more LEO attention then you'd like.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Yeah, thought the same thing. I just got my truck back from having it tinted. Awesome job.
    They did 5% on the back window and two rear side windows, and 27% on the front sides. Legal limit, unfortunately. They used Formula 1 Pinnacle series ceramic tint for thermal protection. It looks sweet!

    Now all I need to do is not forget to leave my windows up for 48hrs :)
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    IMO BHLM is the way to go.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    That's the mod where you have to oven-fry your headlight assembly right?
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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