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Retrofit and BHLM Headlights

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by no vtec 4me, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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    sb_mech22

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    is that blue set going to be for sale? or are those a custom order?
     
  2. May 15, 2019 at 11:01 PM
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    sb_mech22 yo quero taco's?

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    I tried to start a message with you but have not gotten a response...I'd really like to grab a set of these when you have something available.
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 11:45 PM
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    @no vtec 4me is from Pennsylvania so he's most likely sleeping at the moment. He's good about responding though just give him until the morning
     
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  4. May 16, 2019 at 1:40 AM
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    Just keep an eye on this thread, I’ll be posting here when something is available.
     
  5. May 16, 2019 at 2:19 AM
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    They were a custom order
     
  6. May 16, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    I’m interested in BHLM painted headlights pretty please!
     
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    Solid first post.
     
  8. May 16, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    I figure actually showing in interest in a product is better than being a mute? ‍♀️
     
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  9. May 16, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    If you’re gonna go BHLM, I’d recommend going full bore RX350 retro at the same time. I don’t have mine yet, but it’s likely the best safety upgrade you can get for non-trail stuff.. short of sliders that double for shopping carts :)
     
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  10. May 16, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Pm’d!
     
  11. May 16, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely familiar with the RX350 retro. What does that consist of and/or look like? :)
     
  12. May 16, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Rx350 retrofit changes the actual projectors in your headlights to a better performing set that are designed to run HID bulbs. It’s nothing that looks different in the lights, but it just performs a hell of a lot better than stock lights.
     
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  13. May 16, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    What he said. You’re running a proper projector (piece that reflects the light inside your headlight) for HIDs.

    You can buy modified HID bulbs to fit your current projectors, but the OEM lamps are design to reflect halogen light. They’ll give better cutoffs than most halogen lamps since they use projectors as well, but it’s one of those things of just because it works doesn’t mean it’s good. The cars you see that have blinding lights on the road with low beams are running these 99% of the time.

    RX350s are OEM Toyota projectors from a Lexus that are design for HIDs. He swaps your old projectors out for these and bingo bango, you’ve got proper HIDs and can see at night without blinding people across state lines.
     
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    This was exactly me. I had some Xenondepot HID 5500 in my stock headlights. Light was bright and much cleaner than stock but it was way too spread out. Ended up doing the retrofit with novtec4me and it makes a world of difference. The light is more concentrated and focus and the cutoff line is extremely sharp. This means the headlight will actually point the high discharge of light in the key heat areas you want it to be.
     
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    Plz post more pics for science and desire.
     
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    Do you have a lift or stock height?
     
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    OK, so... I wish I could afford the RX retrofit, unfortunately I don't see that option in near future. I do hope I can scrape some $ for the bhlm though.

    I'm usind the 4300k Hylux kit (ball bulbs) for almost 2 years Hyluxtek HID kit with CNLight ball bulbs. It is great (next best thing but not as good as RX)! It has an awesome cut off, and is a good upgrade over stock lights, except for squirrel spotters, which send some (now unwanted) light above the cut off line.
    I'm wondering if there is a way to unbend something in stock projector to emiminate that effect @no vtec 4me
     
  19. May 17, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    no vtec 4me

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    For anyone concerned about longevity/durability. Here’s my personal set; they’ve been installed for a little over a year now and still look/function as well as the day I assembled them.

    C4108CA4-17C5-4BFD-B6C1-A9D849526155.jpg
     
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  20. May 17, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    Can also vouch that my set I got from you are good as the day I got them after 6+ months.
     
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