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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by evespinoza, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    evespinoza

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    Does anyone know the best kind of retrofit headlights would be best for a 2013 tacoma? I was looking on http://www.theretrofitsource.com/ and I am not exactly sure what it is I am looking for. :confused:
     
  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    Coulda swore you were going to finish with "...hate it when someone leads a thread title with half of a question, forcing me to click on it, only to find out that I know literally nothing about the subject matter inside the thread, thus leading me to reply with some dipshit joke that just trails on and on and never seems to end."

    That's what I thought you were going to say.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    Start by reading the stickies in the ligting section, heres a good one http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/191480-hid-faq.html
    And heres the threads in the lighting section
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/
    I cant really answer your question but i know the fx-r's are one of the best, although they are alot harder to retrofit compared to others.

    Also if you are going to order from trs get in on the group buy, there is some good info on the first post and probably some guys that will help you out in that thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...-r-mini-group-buy-only-need-10-round-5-a.html

    Oh ya... Search :p and make your god damn thread title more descriptive! Maybe guys that actually know how to answer your question would stop in here. Not trying to be a dick, jus saying
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    You looked in the right place at TRS. How much patience you have will dictate which kit to get.

    For a first time retrofit:
    Easy--Mini D2S kit (Good light output, better than stock): Can be done in a day with some time for beers.

    Harder--FXR kit (Better light output than the Mini): Set aside 2 days and you will need a helper.

    Search around you'll find a lot of answers.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    Everyone's interpretation of "best" is different. For me, FX35 projectors, FX-R clear lens, Gatling Shrouds, Denso potted ballasts, Osram CBI bulbs. For you it may be different.

    The above is the most reliable, fastest warming, whitest, brightest, most efficient combination that was of reasonable size I could come up with. Its also quite expensive due to all OEM parts. You can get all parts from TRS.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Edited my post, see above lol:D
     
  7. Apr 16, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    I'm in the same boat, know absolutely nothing about them but read they are a lot better than stock.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    Morimoto Mini H1 or D2S, good price and take a relatively low skill level to install.

    FX-R projectors are a little better but the install is a lot more involved.

    You can upgrade the D2S or the H1 kits with better bulbs and come pretty close to the light output of the FX-R projectors. If you want to run a 55W HID kit, get the FX-Rs. The minis aren't really large enough to dissipate the extra heat from the higher wattage bulbs.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    Which bulbs in the h1 or d2s come close to the fx-r's?
     
  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 3:59 AM
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