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HELP WITH PROJECTORS!!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by YoungGunz23, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    YoungGunz23

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    Im wanting to get the retrofit projectors for my taco but i have no idea what kind to get or anything. Any suggestions? Feel free to give your input and upload pics. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    TheRetrofitSource.com Either their Morimoto Mini kit or their FX-R kits are both pretty sweet. The FX-R is a better projector but the install is more involved also.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    Visit TRS www.theretrofitsource.com

    Depends on what you're after.
    If you want something that's plug and play, they offer that.
    If you want something that will give you the ultimate light output with moderate modifications to your truck, they offer that too. Prices range anywhere from 200-450 for everything you need. I went with their best kit, called FX-R stage IV kit. It's legit. Highly recommend it if you don't mind cutting your headlights a bit.

    Edit: beat me to it. What he said.
     
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    what harness do u need?
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    thanks guys for the input
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    You'll want this harness:
    High & low beam headlamp
    9003/HB2/H4

    Also, any 'plug and play' kit won't have projectors. Plug and play kits are simply throwing HID's into your stock reflector housing. The Morimoto and FX-R kits require retrofitting a projector into your stock headlight housing.
     
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    True, but I don't believe you have to cut anything with the morimoto's do you? I thought they fit in the existing bulb opening.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    You still need to open up the headlight to get them installed though. There's no cutting involved since they install with a lock nut but not what I'd consider plug and play.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    do you have the x2's?
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    lol, x2 means Times two, or "I second that"

    and good call pugga, you do still have to open them up. You right. But you're going to do that with any projectors, so as far as ease of install goes, those ones are your best bet.
     
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    morimoto mini H1's are the best projectors you can get that don't require cutting the headlight assembly. FX-R's are the best you can get with modifications
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    FX-Rs are the best readily available projector you can get with slight modification of the headlight assembly.

    LS460 projectors are better yet but require some pretty extensive modifications to make them fit and they're expensive to buy. S2000 projectors have a ridiculously wide low beam pattern but you lose your high beams.
     
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