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Headlight upgrade

Discussion in 'X-Runners' started by Bam527, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Bam527

    Bam527 [OP] Member

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    I have a black X runner and I'm new to the forum. I was wondering what everyone thought about headlight upgrades and which ones are the best.
     
  2. GuyWithCamera

    GuyWithCamera Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about light output or the headlight housings?
     
  3. Bam527

    Bam527 [OP] Member

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    Well actually both
     
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    I personally like the 09-11 Headlights. They have a titanium/gunmetal/smoked chrome look to them which is why I upgraded mine.

    For best output is to do a retrofit on them. Although expensive for proven quality

    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/index.php?cPath=24

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    You'll get a cleaner cut off compared to any other method.
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    Ebay/aftermarket headlights are cheaply made and the projectors in them are not made for HID bulbs despite some having projectors... These are the exception, However I haven't heard anything about them other then typical they leak... So adding a extra bead of sealant to them will be advised.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-11-TACOM...:Tacoma|Year:2005&hash=item51a58379e6&vxp=mtr

    Also instead of the retrofit source being about $300, There is this place but again... I have no idea how good the quality of them are but it's up to you to gamble the price difference. It may be as good as TRFS and you saved about $200 or just wasted $130.

    http://www.modifystreet.com/Lighting-Retrofit-Components-Combo-Set/

    You can just install a DDM plug and play kit for about $70, But you will need to spend extra time adjusting them to where they wont be as blinding to on coming cars. I have this done at the moment running 5000K hi/low's and after adjusting the output wasn't as much of an improvement as I had hoped. But it's tolerable.
     
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    Thanks! How hard is it to do the retrofit and are there any videos? I would really like mine to look like those on the red x runner you posted.
     
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    Thanks. I appreciate it.
     
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    Sky's the limit when it comes to upgrades. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish and your budget. I opted for Spyder Brand Halo Lights with CCFL's. Spent around $450 but well worth it. They look great and where pretty easy to install. I need to get my pictures posted but my photo album got deleted. Will try to get them up soon.
     
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/268279-ideas-headlights-2nd-gen-tacoma.html

    Crappy output.
     
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    sick signature! :cool:
     
  12. GuyWithCamera

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    Your OEM's must have been really foggy

    Thanks... GranTurismo 5 :cool:
     
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    Retrofit ;-)
     
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    The OEM's were a little foggyat the top, but I wanted a newer and nicer look.
     
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