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Mini Projector Lens help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by SRQ TACO, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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  2. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

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    Look cheap to me
     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM
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    Ahshiet

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    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    " chic style and innovative, beautiful and moving" hmmm
     
  4. Aug 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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  5. Aug 19, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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    Ahshiet

    Ahshiet Well-Known Member

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  6. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:41 AM
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    Mr. Biscuits

    Mr. Biscuits Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit

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    -Bilstein 5100/ Eibach 3" lift -Custom 2" lift rear leaf pack -Crystal clear headlight housings -updated (01-04) rear tail lights -custom front tube bumper -custom rear tube bumper -Deckplate mod -Kenwood Headunit -Pioneer Speakers -black door handles -Debadged, rebadged black -Ultraguage
    Yeah I'd just go TRS. Reputable. Reliable. And their retrofit kits cone with everything you need
     
  7. Aug 19, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    stikle

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    +1

    And the customer service is great too.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    TRS is an amazing company, glad I ordered through them but you can order those if youd like.....
     
  9. Aug 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    Mr. Biscuits

    Mr. Biscuits Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit

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    What shrouds did you go with?
     
  10. Aug 19, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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  11. Aug 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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    Mr. Biscuits

    Mr. Biscuits Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit

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    Ahh thought so. I'm looking to retro here soon and I was browsing thru shrouds and saw some cool ones but I wasn't sure what would fit and what wouldn't. I'll probably stick with gatling gun because they're recommended by TRS
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    Apollo here... going to go with Gatling on the wife's Rav4.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    SRQ TACO

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    Guys, I'm not looking to pay a ton of money for this. I'm just looking for a better option then having HID's in my ebay lamps.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    You'll regret it and just want to do it over again, many people have made that mistake before. If you can't afford the one off of TRS I'd just wait.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    Anything is better then having polygons as light output
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    You'd be surprised at how much Ebay projectors suck.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2013 at 4:26 AM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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    People are giving their thoughts and personally I would agree. Do it the right way. If your mind is already set then do what you want.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2013 at 4:27 AM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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    Those are sick. How hard was the install?
     
  19. Aug 22, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    stikle

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    I wouldn't be...now. I went through two sets of them until I said screw it and did a proper retrofit. Worth every penny. Now I'm looking at new housings and a TRS kit for my Civic...get rid of those drop-in blinders I've had for 10 years.
     
  20. Aug 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Cook the housing to separate the cover, paint the reflector, when dry, install the projector, futz with the mounting ring for an hour filing it so the cutoff fence is horizontal, reassemble with fresh Window Weld, cook it again to soften the adhesive/sealant, install, wire, and aim.

    Because of my work schedule, it took me 2 months, but the entire job CAN be done in a day if you cook the reflector again after spraying the paint. You don't want the paint curing in the enclosed housing, it can fog the lens.
    Most guys do cook it, but I just left mine open for a couple of weeks before reassembling.

    I bought a new set of housings so I'd have clean lenses and there wouldn't be any stress during install.
     
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