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H! projectors

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chadcj7, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    I just had surgery on my knee on friday. I have had plenty of time to do searching around the website. I have a 2011 DCSB with around 12k miles. I have done some minor mods but I am really thinking about retrofitting my lights with the H1's. I like the fxr's but I don't want to do that much cutting. After all of my searching I still have a couple questions.

    1. are the XB35 bulbs worth the extra money?
    2. Can i just buy the kit and exactly how do I need to configure the kit? Which wiring harness?
    3. After looking at all the installs I have not seen any with good pics of the back. Is there any cutting that is required or just set them in and install wiring?
    4. I like the apollo and gatling gun shrouds....is one easier to install then the other?
    5. Where is the best place to get OEM headlights so if I would screw up my originals i can get another set?

    Thanks and look forward to diving in to this after I am off crutches in 5 weeks.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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  3. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    if so. the order should be as follows (99% sure)

    Adapter Plate: H4
    Ballast: Morimoto 3Five (35W)
    Bulb: all about choice, dunno about the xbs
    CCFL Angel Eyes: if u want them, also called "halo eyes"
    Projectors: LHD
    Resealing Glue: if you want it
    Shrouds: preference, dunno the answer to your question however
    Wire Harness: H4/9003
     
  4. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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  5. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    also, most guys on here would not recommend going over the 5000K bulb temp.

    and im bout positive there is no cutting of the reflector bowl when mounting morimoto minis.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    No cutting with the mini h1's. Mini h1's are way better than the mini d2s too..just fyi. TRS sells a complete kit that will include everything you need. Send them an email if you have any further questions, they are always helpful.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    after my hours of reading today I am seeing the the H1's are better then the d2s. I just wish that I could use the phillips bulb with them. I am still debating on if I want to buy an extra set of headlights to do this on or just take the ones off of my truck and use them. Still trying to find a H1 walk through with complete pics.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    just make sure you have a day where you dont need to go anywhere, or if u have another vehicle, and use the lights on the truck. in all honesty there isnt much to mess up. With the writeups on here about taking apart headlights and resealing, it should be easy.

    With the minis there really isnt much to mess up either, just take out the bulb cover currently installed in the current healight, install projector, reseal, wire, and done.

    TRS gives you all the nesessary brackets and whatnot with their kits.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    does anyone know anything about the XB35 bulb for the H1's? I was planning on going with the 4300k as i hear they are the brightest and they are not to blue looking.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    4300K is a great choice. no blue at all. except for in the color band across the top of the cutoff, but all the light is clean natural light
     
  11. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    after doing some looking around I see that a lot of people are going with the 5000k. Does anyone have a comparison of the 4300k vs 5000k on the H1 and also a comparison of the mini H1 vs the stock tacoma output? Thanks
     
  12. Jan 26, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    I just submitted an order for the H1 with gatling gun shrouds and 5000k bulbs. I am looking forward to installing already. Thanks everyone for the help


    Chad
     
  13. Feb 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Why is that?

    In my experience- My friend with an audi S4 just upgraded to 6000k with 50w. It is an incredibly clean white! NO Blue whatsoever. He may experience heat issues with the 50w but we'll see....
     
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