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HID Retro: FX-R Bi-Xenon with 4300k bulbs and Gatling Shrouds! COMPLETE!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ElectronMan, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Nov 29, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    ElectronMan

    ElectronMan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is my HID Retro in my 09 Taco Sport that I completed over the holiday week. Setup includes the following: FX-R Bi-Xenon projectors with clear lenses, Gatling shrouds, Matsushita Gen 3 Ballasts, 4300k D2S bulbs, and stock housings. To complete the retro without taking my truck completely out of service, I sourced two OEM headlamps on eBay and performed the modification to the spares. Once the hard work was done, I pulled the stock headlamp, opened them up, and swapped the reflectors.This was my first retro that required modifying the stock reflectors. It was a bit hair raising at first, but it wasn't all that bad. The biggest challenge came when trying to obtain the correct alignment. There was a lot of off and on with the projectors.

    Let me know if you have any questions, I would be glad to help.

    Stock headlamp out of the truck getting ready to bake.
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    Remove screws and plastic pieces
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    Stock reflectors cut/drilled and ready for mounting the projectors
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    Projector test fitting
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    Awesome clarity on these lenses
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    Projectors fitted, aimed, and ready for epoxy
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    Gatling Shrouds
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    Gatling Shrouds trimmed to fit the FX-Rs
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    Shrouds ready for epoxy (I didn't end up using the epoxy pictured, I used 3M Scotch Weld)
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    Headlights finished ready for mounting
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    Relay Mounted inside of fender
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    Headlamps fitted with Matsushita Gen 3 Ballasts and mounting brackets
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    Truck looking MEAN!!
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    Wall shot
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    Road Shot
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    RETRO COMPLETE!
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  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    TheOtherGuy

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    Nice work! I would love to have that light output.

    Where did you get all the parts?

    EDIT: Can you use high beams or is it low beam only?
     
  3. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Mr_Torque

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    Awesome post! Those lights work really well. This is on my short wish list.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    ElectronMan

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    I got the parts from The Retrofit Source. I probably could have searched around and bought the parts cheaper, but having once source for the parts is very nice.

    And YES it is xenon high beams as well. I tried to get a picture, but there was a damn car coming down the road every two seconds. I'll try to get a high beam shot tonight.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    yosh2000

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    B E A utiful job man!! proof that a retro can be done over a weekend w/ minimal tools!! to all you naysayers that say retros are expensive and you would rather do your egay aftermarket H7 projectors...this is proof that a retro can be done fast and easy!!
     
  6. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    yosh2000

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    quick question, how exactly does the boot seal off here? did you cut it al all? did you just stretch the piece to fit over the ballast connector?

    looking to complete my back like this and would appreciate a little help, thanks!
     
  7. Nov 29, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    ElectronMan

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    Low Beam vs High Beam shot:

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  8. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    deeznutz

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    Wow! That looks awesome.
    You ever consider offering this service for a fee? I'd be interested if the cost was reasonable :)
     
  9. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    HBtacoma

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    :thumbsup: woww...great job! by far one of the best looking retro fits ive seen. + rep!
     
  10. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    awesome job. they look sick :thumbsup:
     
  11. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    x2! ill be interested as well.:D
     
  12. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    dexterdog

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    The Retrofit Source has everything you need which is awesome. Like the OP said you could do it a little cheaper but it can be a pain to source all the parts.

    Good job on the retro. The stock Tacoma headlights are perfect due to their size. No special caps are needed to seal around the bulb. Did you think about painting the reflector? Also, are they aimed a little low? It seems to me they should be up a little higher. I could be wrong, of course.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    deeznutz

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    Yep! This would be a great Christmas present to myself :D
    Please let me know.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Man this thread is going to blow up once everyone sees it!! That looks really good! How much $ did the whole ket set you back.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    How much and do you take paypal lol. If you make a set I would totally be interested. Being that I have a lifted truck would I be able to djust these down or once they are aimed there is no more adjusting. Good job rep for you
     
  16. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    great job man, cutoff looks great. I am looking into doing a retro as well. Still trying to decide on TL or FX-R projectors.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Just enough, and never enough
    sick retro bro sooo clean...
     
  18. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    how much for your spare OEM headlamps?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    Wow nice :thumbsup:!!
     
  20. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    that is simply beautiful. would love some more info
     
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