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HID Retro complete!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yosh2000, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    yosh2000

    yosh2000 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well, its finally finished! i used 08 acura TL projectors w/ clear lense, OEM toyota denso ballasts, phillips 85122 bulbs and homemade wire harness. i also left the blinkers chrome, and swapped out clear lenses here too.

    here are the pics...

    OEM output..
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    HID output...
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    both (i know the driver is a little off, but you cant tell when actually driving, it was my first retro so lay off!!)
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    misc pics..
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    EDIT...mounting and process pics...
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    i got a metal housing used to hid recessed lights at lowes and cut it to size
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    then filled in the OD w/ 3M ruuber sealer to make it smooth
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    then vacuum formed using 0.060" thick polystyrene (3.5 mins at 275* was perfect)
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    now, here is where i ran into a jam. i was going to use a gatling gun shroud, but when i was going to glue it on, it just didnt look good and i would have never been happy w/ it. so i got some 3" ABS PVC and cut about an inch piece to surround the projector and vacuum formed again around it. then i used a kitchen sink drain surround and cut to fit...worked perfect. link to drain surround here. i got this idea from a member on xr-underground (HiTek21). i then used plumbers goop and let dry for a few days in order that it wouldnt fog up the headlights.

    let me know if you guys have any other questions...

    output nightshot and backside photos per request...
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  2. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    t-com09

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    looks good
     
  3. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Looks great. Awesome job man.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    aces2

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    Clean work bro. Definitely love the cleared look too. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    MC1983

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    do you have any pics during the retro? What did you use as a shroud? looks really good.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    that looks great nice work:D
     
  7. Oct 18, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    Agent7

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    Sweet, now can you make me a set... I'm too f'n lazy! ;)
     
  8. Oct 18, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    topgun155

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    nice looks good. wish my lights came with quality projectors.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    yosh2000

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    updated original post...
     
  10. Oct 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    looks good, real good
     
  11. Oct 18, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    tunedx

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    Looks solid dude!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Man, excellent work. The TL projector fits perfectly inside the sink drain strainer. Output looks pretty good as well. The cutoff is quite nice. I didn't really notice the driver's side being off a little until you pointed it out-the shadowing threw me off. You would probably drive yourself crazy trying to get it rotated just right. Not worth correcting in my book. Once again, great job.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    looks sick :thumbsup:
     
  14. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    Hella nice man, that is one clean looking headlight mod.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    I used to own a 05 TL and my driver side was like that from the day I got her lol
     
  16. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    ElectronMan

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    Nice work. I wish I had it in me to build a vacuum forming box just for that purpose. Vacuum formed shrouds look so nice.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    I know you wanna make me a set!
     
  18. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    808matt

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    that looks so much better than my NON projectors HID headlights
     
  19. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    SLOH

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    haha its finally done, well done! that looks really good and took a long ass time, lots of work went into those, i'm glad they turned out well
     
  20. Oct 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Looks good, thanks for the link to this write up off High-Intesity.org!:D
     
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