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HID projectors

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Jan 12, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    i know there have been tons of threads started about HID's etc....but i'm wondering, those guys that have done retrofits in the oem housings, which projectors did you go with?

    pics would be great

    thanks
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    I went with the morimoto mini h1 from the retrofitsource. They work great and install was pretty easy. I'll try and get some pics tomorrow.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    [​IMG]
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    fyi, i'm looking for specifically which projectors you when with


    orieo, that looks great and exactly what i'm looking for, thanks
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=227

    I went with these. The bulbs I got are the 5000K. Shroud is the mini gatling gun. And you will need a H4 bi-xenon wire harness. You select these from the drop down menus just above the "add to cart" button.

    There is an online write-up for the 01-04 Tacoma and I posted the link on another thread called HID Lighting...What to buy???
     
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    orieo, any reason you went with the mini H1's vs the D2S bulbs?

    also did you go with the mini's for the easy mounting vs the FX-R's?

    i'm waiting to hear back from Nate/Matt but I might go with the FX-R's or the D2S if the bulbs are better than H1's
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    I went with the LS460 projectors they are the best bixenon projector available today.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    the guys at TRS said that the fx-r isnt very far behind the ls-460 projectors...
     
  13. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    No real reason why I chose the mini h1's

    Yes I picked them for the easy mounting.
     
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    The Mini D2S isn't the best projector out there, but it is by far the easiest. They are also a major improvement over the stock halogens.
     
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    anything is an improvement

    i'm going with the mini d2s (pics on the TRS site look plent good to me) and i'll upgrade to the phillips bulbs

    not having to chop up my lights (and risk screwing them up) is the reasong i'll go mini d2s vs the FX-R's

    thinking about the apollo shields

    orieo, you have the gatling gun shields?
     
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    Good timing on this thread... I was just doing this last night.

    WIP obviously............
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  17. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    what projector is that?
     
  18. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    FX-R (Apollo bezel) from TRS. I figured if i'm going through the trouble I should put in the best bi-xenon (but more importantly, the best crystal) I could afford. Surprisingly the bezel required a lot more trimming than one would expect from a "kit".
     
  19. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    can you take a pic of the back and detail of mounting the projector?

    i was gonna either those or the mini's just for ease of mounting
     
  20. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    When i'm done. Might be a few days before I get back to it.
     
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