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Projector headlights, pros and cons?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TacoBS, May 3, 2011.

  1. May 3, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    TacoBS

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    Just looking for any opinions and experiences, good and bad, regarding projector headlights, their installation, legality, and performance.

    Thanks, and I apologize if this is a redundant thread.
     
  2. May 3, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    yes it is. there is a thread in here with someone else asking same question. god luck searching for it.
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    dexterdog

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    I am assuming you are talking about the ebay aftermarket projector headlamps you can buy. As long as they are DOT approved then they are legal. My personal experience with the aftermarket projector headlamps is the projector is subpar at best and they tend to leak.
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/84308-lighting-faq-please-read-before-posting.html
    Check this thread out, it shows some options when it comes to lighting then you can post back about which type of lights you have a question about. The blanket question about projectors doesn't really mean anything since there are different options with different results.

    If you're going to go for a projector, the retrofit stock headlights will give you the best results but you either need to tear apart your own headlights or pay someone to do it for you. It's not overly cheap and there are still a couple installation options with varying degrees of difficultly. The plug and play kits have mixed reviews. I don't have one so I'm not going to comment on them but you can search yourself and find plenty of reviews.
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Thanks Pugga and Dexterdog. Appreciated!
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    That is a sweet picture in your sig!

    Sorry, I've got nothing else to contribute to this thread. :lol:
     
  7. May 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Thanks...fun little reef.
     
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