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BHLM visibility issues?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by loaderman82, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    loaderman82

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    Just thinking about doing the BHLM, but was wondering if it caused your lights to not be as bright? Looks to me like the chrome surroundings of the light are there for a reason ( to reflect the light ) but I really like the looks of the black! And where can I find pics of Black Sand Pearl trucks with these lights to show my wife that they really do look cool? She don't like them, and I'm trying to convince her otherwise!! Thanks Guys and Gals!:)
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    In short: It does not affect light output.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    I think it's sad we have to ask the wife....mine always says no.lol
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    you dont paint the bowl that reflects light you paint the surrounding areas that are chrome.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    x2...your not spray painting anything that has to do with the light output or reflectiveness...look at pics :)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    FamouzStarz

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    i for one think the output is reduced but maybe its just me
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    I've been thinking about spraying a light layer of VHT Nightshade on the reflector part. I know this will reduce the light output but will an HID kit be enough to compensate?
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    I wouldn't dude...plus that VHT might melt away or something and mess shit up :notsure:
     
  9. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Hmm. Thats true. Didn't think about that
     
  10. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    is you want nightshade the outside of the light for the look you are going for or some of that laminateX junk
     
  11. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  12. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Haha I don't want to do the lens of the headlight as to avoid attention from the law but I still don't like all that chrome in the headlight. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. Haha :facepalm:
     
  13. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Just leave it bud...you'll be glad you did. Save yourself the head ache and a possible ticket, just my .02 :eek:



    God, I wish I could take my own advice on shit sometimes lmao!!!
     
  14. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    :laughing: I'll probably leave it.
     
  15. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Actually, looking at your's, I'll probably do 'em like yours but leave the reflectors in and just smoke them.
     
  16. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    heres your solution, retro fit some miramoto minis then you can spray all the chrome you want :)
     
  17. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    You have no idea how much I want to do that :eek:.

    Who's up for giving me their's or sponsering me the money?!?!?! :D
     
  18. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Been doing some searching and found a BHLM on a BSP truck. The truck has a chrome grill surround just like mine, and I don't know that I like how it looks with the black headlights. Don't know if I will get in trouble for posting a pic of someone elses truck or not but here it is. What do you think? Would it look better with maybe just the T-REX eyelids and not the BHLM? I don't know!!:confused:

    P8220034.jpg
     
  19. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    heres mine not the cleanest taco but [​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    this is where the virus sets in...you first start with the BHLM, then youre like "shit, now i gotta replace the grill" then"shit, i gotta buy the t-rex's now" and its all down hill from there bud


    now you just have to ask yourself, are you ready to take that leap?

    i personally love the way the BHLM looks, IF DONE RIGHT..

    be sure to gum up those edges with some silicone glue, avoid that fog
     
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