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How much should I pay for headlights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Lentsnh, May 10, 2009.

  1. May 10, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I've decided to not do the BHLM because I still dont like the thought of putting my HD in the oven....

    So how much do you think I should pay for JDM HL? no HiDs
     
  2. May 10, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    they are jdm style, i would not buy them, see if someone neer you will help you out, i won't don't it either so i know how you feel, but my 09 are dark from the factory.:)
     
  3. May 10, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    Are JDM bad? Yeah Paul(lifesaflaw123) was thinking about doing it to but he is in the same boat as me(doesnt want to put his HL in the oven).
     
  4. May 10, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    jdm is japenese something something, those lights are jdm style, the real thing is high quality. i would atleast try it or find someone to help you.
     
  5. May 10, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Wait the Stockies are JDM?
     
  6. May 10, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    JimBeam

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    no

    JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market

    the Tacoma is NOT sold on the JDM therefore the products sold for the tacoma will not be JDM...they will be JDM style (im not sure what that means)
     
  7. May 10, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    haha I dont know what that means either... Bad buy?
     
  8. May 10, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    they are just some cheap headlights that are made in china and they sell them as jdm style just like all the parts for the honda's, they think they are jdm but they are just crap.
     
  9. May 10, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    I'm going to tackle mine this week. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  10. May 10, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    genxer36

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    Go to the junkyard & get some lights from a Tacoma. Then try the oven deal with those lights. If it doesn't work you are only out a few bucks. If it does then you can do your set, & sell one of the sets.
     
  11. May 10, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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    JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market. Meaning, the parts are made from Japan fitting there requirements by law and also looks (the black headlights). This is why they are called JDM style, because they look like them. I personally would not buy them. I have heard of condensation and horrible light output pattern.
     
  12. May 11, 2009 at 1:41 AM
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    It honestly isn't hard to do. I've done so many lights I've lost count lol, but seriously take your time and you'll have no problem.
     
  13. May 11, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    Yeah please do. Since everyone told me it was bad idea to get the JDMs. Ill do it the gutsy way
     
  14. May 11, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    Yeah people have said(that did the BHLM) that if you just go slow and follow the tutorial exactly... you wont have any issue. But i think i will buy a cheapy and work on that one. Steve found a guy on TN that does BHLM and sells them.
     
  15. May 11, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    We just did like 3 or 4 BHLM's this past weekend! In Drifter's oven! :D

    Or maybe just 2... but you get the point.
     
  16. May 11, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    haha why? ........Send me a set? I will send you my stock set
     
  17. May 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    well damn!!!

    I wish I knew about the JDM BEFORE I bought them off ebay! They should arrive this week.
     
  18. May 11, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    There still fine. Just put a little more silicone around the outside---stopping condensation
     
  19. May 11, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    Thanks man...that's a good tip.

    That leaves me to ask a follow up question.
    If they're still fine and all that needs to be done is add a little silicone....why does everyone make them sound so bad?
     
  20. May 11, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    Im not sure about that. But i assume its because its a Japanese product and manufactured under there own laws(not as strict). Some people have the JDM HiDs and the regular JDMs and all they did(what i said) was put a little more silicone caulking(?) around the edges
     
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