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How 'bout them HIDs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SCFirefighter, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    SCFirefighter

    SCFirefighter [OP] on idiot patrol ;)

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    I've been gone from TW for 6-7 months or so. Sorry 'bout that. I looked into HIDs last year but was discouraged from simply buying the drop-in replacements because the reflectors don't work well directing the light.

    Have there been any advancements since then? I know some folks have been working on retrofitting OEM HID assemblies into their Tacomas but I don't know much about that project and its process.

    Anything?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    chacotaco

    chacotaco Well-Known Member

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    Check out my write up (sig).
    If you have BHLM and have a dremel, you can Retro. Its that easy.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    SCFirefighter

    SCFirefighter [OP] on idiot patrol ;)

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    BHLM is on my todo list too.. thanks, I'll check your writeup later today :)
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    If you just aim your headlights peroperly and stick to 35W bulbs you won't be blinding anyone.
     
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