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Hids projectors or BHLM???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RDAY, Feb 24, 2010.

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Projectors or black housing headlights

Poll closed Mar 26, 2010.
  1. Projector for sure

    12 vote(s)
    25.5%
  2. Stick with the BHLM headlights

    35 vote(s)
    74.5%
  1. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    RDAY

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    I have the ebay bhlm headlights i think jdm makes them not sure tho and i wacked a deer and messed my headlights up. I have 6000k hids which would u guys get projectors or bhlm headlights truck is indigo ink.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    well do you want to experiment with something new or keep it the same?

    im not too sure how i feel about projectors on our trucks.. i think they look funky
     
  3. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    You should stick with the bhlm
     
  4. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    ya ik im not sure yet neither i like to expieriment tho lol I think hids would be better with projectors tho right? maybe some people can post some pics of the projectors they have to help me out
    Thanks guys
     
  5. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    Look at my pic my brother has the gray taco
     
  6. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    Simon2150

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    I generally think the projectors with halos and LEDs look cheap and not good. Hals belong on bimmers and LEDs are Audi. Just do the bhlm.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    aftermarket projectors, or an OEM projector retrofit? if the former, do a BHLM on OEM lights and call it a day...but many will disagree w/ me...but check out my sig for output pics...cant deny it!
     
  8. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    lol i am on the fence too. i know i want my 1st mod to be the headlights, im leaning more on the BHLM and getting the eye lids for them ive seem some on here that look really good
     
  9. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Rhino8541

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    Check out my build thread.
    Do both! I have black projectors!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    ^ :thumbsup:....do that!!
     
  11. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Holy crap rhino that looks sweet how did u do that?
    do u have any pics with lights on its so dark lol
     
  12. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Check out my build thread.
    I can take some for you, I need to take pictures in better lighting to show the lights better too.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    ok sweet where did u get urs?
     
  14. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Check out my build thread.
    I did the FX-R OEM retro like several others on the board. Awesome setup!
     
  15. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    how hard was it to do did u paint everything in ur stock housing black?
     
  16. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    can u buy them like that already anywhere cause my oem headlights r junk anyways and i need to replace them anyways
     
  17. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Check out my build thread.
    Check Yosh's sig!

    It was the same idea as the BHLM, but I painted more pieces. On top of that you have to add in the projector retro, which is the hard part.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    ok i def wanna do this after reading through 7 pages lol i have questions tho can u get any projectors or are the FX-R the only ones that will work?
    Which shrouds do i need?
    Thanks
     
  19. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Pretty much any bi-xenon projector of your choice will work. The shroud is up to you and how you want the finished product to look. Many of us used the FX-R projectors because they are affordable and their output is comparable to the best projectors on the market.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    is the only thing the FX-R projector come in is clear? is clear just mean the housing and not the projector itself? Does anyone know the diff. between the fx-r and the trs fx-r?
     
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