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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 707tothe907, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    What type of headlights should I get? I want quality, plug and play, brightness (not HID status). Any brands I should look into in particular? Or any brands to stay away from? Any input is helpful thanks.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    The brighter they are the faster they burn out. Just remember that when you're dishin out $50 every couple months.
     
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    just bite the bullet and retrofit. i was looking at some of the plug and play projector lights as well and i was steered away from them due to sub par materials and light output that in most every case is less than the stock setup. its your money but i think it would be better spent just doing a retrofit i'm waiting for my stuff to come in the mail as we speak.
    check out the cut offs on some of these pnp lights they are horrible looking then look at some of the other guys who have done a true retrofit its a huge difference. i know that you said that you didn't want hid status but if you want brighter lights than what your truck came with i think that you will ultimately be disapointed with the pnp's out there.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    The only projectors I've seen for a first gen are horribly expensive, and i'm not sure about retrofitting a first gen.... I'm just looking for bulb information. But thank you for your help.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    try clearcorners.com they are a high end custom light shop bt they also have a ton of knowledge and sell bulbs. ask him about the infrared reflecting bulbs if i remember correctly for my friends honda civic they where only like 25 bucks for a set and they where way better than any other bulb i have ever seen. i'm just unsure if the taco can accept a bulb like that.
     
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    clearcorners.com under lighting faqs tells you all about the hir bulb technology and it looks like they sell bulbs that will work for the tacoma. these bulbs require less power and create less heat while improving the life span of the the bulb itself and increased light output. i hope this helps they will not break the bank they will last and they provide more light than what you have now. stay away from pepboys blue bulbs they are shit try these i have heard very positive things about them. this is one case where the brighter bulb does not burn out faster and also creates less heat and draws less power.if i did not go the retrofit route i would have bought these from cc.
     
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