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Ideas on Headlights for 2nd Gen. Tacoma

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TacomaThomas28, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    TacomaThomas28

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    .... So I've been looking for some ways to really spice up my Tacoma an make it stand out a bit. I see abunch of Tacoma's like mine everyday in town, and they're all pretty much the same, and it gets kinda boring after a while seeing just about the same features on each one. I'm country, and I don't wanna put something on that's too "city" so to say. Haha. Anyways, I was thinking about putting in some new headlights for my Super White 06 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, and I'm having a little trouble deciding which kind to get and where to find some at. I'm looking for something cool, with a nice brightness to it during the day and night, and within the $100-$145.00 dollar range. I also don't know a whole lot about lighting and stuff, so if someone help me out and explain the mods or whatever, I'd really appreciate it.

    - I really like something like this so far, but idk if they are any good or not.
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  2. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    Pic don't work, do a projector retrofit.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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  4. Mar 15, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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    Here are my new Anzo projector headlights
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1363359965.150704.jpg
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  5. Mar 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    x2. Don't waste your money on aftermarket headlight assemblies, a retrofit will look great and give you excellent light output.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Buy the blacked out stock looking headlights off eBay. Then save the factory headlights as a foundation to build a projector retrofit. You will get the looks till you can have improved looks AND function. All other after market headlight assemblies will provide WORSE illumination... even if they look cool.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    I find that false my after market projectors work great... You get what you pay for....
     
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    You must have gotten the only set that actually improves lighting then because it's pretty unamimous that they are worse than stock. :rolleyes: Sorry but the lights you have, you only buy them for looks. If you want performance, go to The Retrofit Source and throw a better projector in your stock lights. You do get what you pay for :)
     
  9. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    Pics of said projectors?
     
  11. Mar 15, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    Ebay projectors?

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    or get these :)

    [​IMG]

    PIAA Extreme White Plus Bulbs 65 bucks 1 year warranty. bright AF. dont even need high beams but the pic is with highs and fogs
     
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    No way dude you want eBay projectors with diem halos111!!!

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  14. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    what ones do you have ? pics? what are they called
     
  15. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Dude... he's being facetious.
    That pattern looks like shit... and is what you get out of eBay projectors, particularly Spyders.

    THIS is a proper D2S projector retrofit in stock housings:

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  16. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    I can't get my picture to work, but I was thinking about getting some Halo Projector Headlights BLK, but idk how good the quality light they are. They certainly look awesome though. What do ya'll think? Great pics btw to all of ya'll, & very nice trucks too!!

     
  17. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    i want the monimorno retro fit kit. but i dont know how to mount them. they are asking 400 for them on ebay whole new lights. though maybe
     
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    If all you want is a certain look, go for it. If you're doing it and expecting them to have better light output, don't.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    It's really easy, bake the lights to pull the lens off the backing, then mounting the projectors is very simple. They insert into the reflector bowl and are secured there with a locking nut. Put them on the truck for a test fit to make sure they're aligned rotationally, put the lens back on the light and that's it. It can be done in under a day.
     
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    -------------------------------- Well I wanna have something cool, but with good lighting as well you know. No sense in spending money for something that's just gonna "look good" and not shine even better. That's the tricky part.
     
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